Ethiopian B763 at Dakar on Oct 8th 2019, uncontained engine failure and fire

Last Update: October 8, 2019 / 20:50:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
ET-908

Destination
Bamako, Mali

Aircraft Registration
ET-AMG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration ET-AMG performing flight ET-908 from Dakar Blaise Diagne (Senegal) to Bamako (Mali) with 90 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Blaise Diagne International Airport's runway 19 when the right hand engine (PW4062) failed and caught fire prompting the crew to stop the climb at about 2500 feet and return to Dakar for a safe landing on runway 19 about 8 minutes after departure, the aircraft vacated the runway. Emergency services put the fire out, the passengers subsequently disembarked normally via stairs at the left hand doors.

The airport reported the engine caught fire on climb out.

The airline reported the aircraft suffered a mechanical problem.

A passenger reported immediately after the aircraft became airborne there was a loud noise, the air conditioning outlets began to emit smoke.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 8, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
ET-908

Destination
Bamako, Mali

Aircraft Registration
ET-AMG

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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