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Airport fire Chief Timothy Sampey said crews responded to a report of a No. 2 engine on fire. The plane, which had stopped well before the end of the runway, had about 43,000 pounds of fuel on board.
"This could have been absolutely devastating if it happened later," he said.
About 20 people people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries that occurred during the evacuation down the emergency slides, District Chief Juan Hernandez said. There were people with minor bruising or injured ankles, he said. None of the injuries were caused by the fire.
American Airlines spokeswoman Leslie Scott said 170 people -- including 161 passengers -- and one dog were on board Flight 383 bound for Miami when it aborted takeoff due to an engine-related mechanical issue.
originally posted by: justwanttofly
a reply to: F4guy
Yeah, this doesn't seem to be that intense of an abort. It was probably a pretty light airplane with 170 people only going ORD-MIA, but this still doesn't seem like it would be close to V1 cut territory. Plus it's a 13,000 ft runway.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
Another GE uncontained engine failure. Parts of the fan section were found 1/2 mile from the aircraft on the roof of a building used by UPS.
originally posted by: GBP/JPY
lose the dual double wheels.....do the brakes still work? I'm curious....a reply to: F4guy