Delta B753 at San Francisco on Sep 16th 2018, rejected takeoff due to engine fire

Last Update: September 17, 2018 / 20:37:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1658

Aircraft Registration
N581NW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-300

ICAO Type Designator
B753

A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-300, registration N581NW performing flight DL-1658 from San Francisco,CA to Detroit,MI (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from San Francisco's runway 01R when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 123 knots over ground) due to a right hand engine (PW2043) engine fire indication. The crew requested fire trucks to be rolled while the aircraft was still slowing down. Tower reported: "it does appear your left engine is on fire." Tower closed both runways 01R and 01L and instructed approaches to runways 28L and 28R to continue their approaches without issuing landing clearances, emergency services responded to runway 01R crossing runway 01L. After it was clear the Boeing 757-300 had passed both runways 28, the approaches to 28L and 28R were cleared to land. Emergency services put the fire out and reported seeing no fire on the left hand side. The aircraft taxied to the apron about 20 minutes after the rejected takeoff.

The FAA reported: "DELTA AIRLINES FLIGHT 1658 BOEING 737 ABORTED TAKEOFF DUE TO RIGHT ENGINE FIRE, TAXIED TO GATE WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT."

A replacement Boeing 757-300 registration N586NW reached Detroit with a delay of 2:10 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
DL-1658

Aircraft Registration
N581NW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-300

ICAO Type Designator
B753

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