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    NV - British Airways 777 on fire in Las Vegas

    BREAKING NEWS!

    CNN has just showed an image of a British Airways 777 fully engulfed on the tarmac in Las Vegas. No word on injuries




    UPDATE:

    According to CNN passengers safely evacuated with only two minor injuries

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    http://fox13now.com/2015/09/08/plane...-in-las-vegas/

    "According to the airport’s twitter account, there were 159 passengers and 13 crew on the flight. Two were transported for minor injuries."

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    Video showing the evacuation

    https://youtu.be/s5GyAiJA4h4

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEVINinTO View Post
    Video showing the evacuation

    https://youtu.be/s5GyAiJA4h4
    Many THANKS to the crew who got everyone out safely. They earned every single penny of their paychecks today! I'm sure we'll hear stories of passengers helping each other too.

    Very scary to see all that smoke.
    Last edited by Inthedetails; 09-08-2015 at 08:03 PM. Reason: typo

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    I wonder what happened. They were going to take off. Eeeeeee

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    Wow, thank goodness is wasn't close to full passenger capacity! Kudos to the crew.
    Compassion cost nothing but pays dividends.

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    Thankful that nobody perished , and no one seriously injured !
    I was thinking some mechanical failure that led to the fire ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LietKynes View Post
    Thankful that nobody perished , and no one seriously injured !
    I was thinking some mechanical failure that led to the fire ?
    It looks like the smoke is from the underside of the plane in front of the wings. What's there?

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    Left engine Fire would be my guess.
    Compassion cost nothing but pays dividends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEVINinTO View Post
    Video showing the evacuation

    https://youtu.be/s5GyAiJA4h4
    Wow! How frightening!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inthedetails View Post
    It looks like the smoke is from the underside of the plane in front of the wings. What's there?
    The aviation expert on CNN (a 777 pilot) theorized that the main landing gear caught fire as a result of the rejected take-off at max take-off weight. The brakes get very hot and the rubber tires can catch fire.

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    Recording of communication between KLAS control tower and "Speed Bird 2276"

    https://clyp.it/jrvdzhrw

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    Here is a twitter feed from one of the passengers on the plane

    https://twitter.com/JacobSteinberg

    He says the pilot told him there was a catastrophic engine failure which suggests an un-contained engine failure.

    Also I note from the picture many passengers carrying luggage. I don't know what is wrong with people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEVINinTO View Post
    BREAKING NEWS!

    CNN has just showed an image of a British Airways 777 fully engulfed on the tarmac in Las Vegas. No word on injuries




    UPDATE:

    According to CNN passengers safely evacuated with only two minor injuries
    Very frightening thank goodness they were not in the air.

    Quote Originally Posted by KEVINinTO View Post
    Video showing the evacuation

    https://youtu.be/s5GyAiJA4h4
    Wow thanks for sharing.

    Quote Originally Posted by KEVINinTO View Post
    Here is a twitter feed from one of the passengers on the plane

    https://twitter.com/JacobSteinberg

    He says the pilot told him there was a catastrophic engine failure which suggests an un-contained engine failure.

    Also I note from the picture many passengers carrying luggage. I don't know what is wrong with people.
    Its baffling isn't it the plane could explode and your life is in danger but you take your time getting your hand luggage from the overhead compartment which is not allowed to go down the emergency slide with you. I'm surprised British Airways staff allowed them to take the hand luggage with them but they did a fantastic job of keeping everyone safe regardless. Thank goodness the plane wasnt in the air or we could be discussing an absolute tragedy.
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    ^ If in fact the fire was the result of a catastrophic engine failure (as opposed to overheated brakes) they are very lucky that the aircraft did not get airborne as this would have ended up like the Concorde crash in Paris.

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