American B772 near Shannon on Sep 26th 2018, engine fire indication

Last Update: September 26, 2018 / 21:04:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-101

Aircraft Registration
N777AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An American Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration N777AN performing flight AA-101 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 206 passengers and 13 crew, was enroute at FL320 about 20nm southeast of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew reported they needed to divert to their Alternate, they had a left engine (Trent 892) fire. The crew worked the related checklists, shut the engine down and discharged the fire bottle. The aircraft turned around, drifted down and diverted to Dublin (Ireland). ATC asked whether they were able to vacate runway 28 at B7, emergency services would check them at B7, the crew agreed they could do that. On final approach the crew advised in case of a go around they'd climb out straight at runway heading to 2000 feet. The aircraft landed on runway 28 without further incident, vacated the runway at the end at B7 and stopped clear of the runway for an inspection by emergency services. Ground control as well as emergency services reported seeing no smoke from the left engine. Emergency services indicated there was no fire and cleared the aircraft to taxi to the apron.

The airline reported the aircraft diverted due to an indication of a possible mechanical issue.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Dublin about 10 hours after landing.

A replacement Boeing 777-200 registration N785AN positioned from London Heathrow to Dublin and is estimated to continue the flight any time.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-101

Aircraft Registration
N777AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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