AeroUnion B762 at Los Angeles on Dec 5th 2017, streak of flame and heavy smoke from engine

Last Update: December 7, 2017 / 01:40:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 5, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aerounion

Aircraft Registration
XA-LRC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

An AeroUnion Boeing 767-200 freighter, registration XA-LRC performing freight flight 6R-301 from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Guadalajara (Mexico) with 2 crew, was in the initial climb out of Los Angeles' runway 25R when a crew about to taxi into position onto runway 25R called out "engine on fire", tower immediately followed advising AeroUnion of smoke coming from their right hand engine (CF6). The crew advised they would continue on runway heading, tower offered a right turn onto runways 06 or 07 on pilots discretion, the crew decided to stop climb at 1500 feet and return to runway 25L. The aircraft joined a right downwind for 25L, tower instructed one aircraft on final for 25L to go around and another one to immediately change to approach frequency again. The 767-200 landed safely on runway 25L about 8 minutes after departure, emergency equipment checked the aircraft and reported pretty heavy smoke from the engine, the crew advised they had already discharged one bottle of fire agent.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Los Angeles about 24 hours after landing back.

The FAA reported the crew reported an overheating engine #2 and returned to Los Angeles. The FAA is looking into the cause, there is no indication of a bird strike.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 5, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Aerounion

Aircraft Registration
XA-LRC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-200

ICAO Type Designator
B762

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