The JT9D engine (Photo provided by Eric Salard [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

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…