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A Closer Look at the Dynamic Airways Engine Fire in Fort Lauderdale

On October 29th, Dynamic Airways flight 405 suffered an engine fire while taxiing at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport. The Boeing 767-200, with 101 passengers and crew on board, was preparing for a 12:30 p.m. ET takeoff to Caracas, Venezuela, when pilots on another airplane reported to air traffic control that they were seeing fuel leaking from its left engine. There were 88 adults, 2 children and 11 crew on the plane, officials reported. The fire caused 42 flights to be…

British Airways 777-200 Bound for Gatwick Catches Fire at LAS

At approximately 4:03 PM PST, a British Airways 777-200 (G-VIIO) aborted takeoff after a left engine fire at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, according to the FAA. The FAA reported that the fire ignited shortly before the V1 takeoff roll. Passengers evacuated via the emergency slides, however it appeared as though…