Laser MD83 at Caracas on May 24th 2021, engine failure on landing, fire after landing

Last Update: May 25, 2021 / 18:24:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 24, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QL-1903

Aircraft Registration
YV3465

ICAO Type Designator
MD83

A Laser Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration YV3465 performing flight QL-1903 from Porlamar to Caracas (Venezuela) with 116 people on board, was on approach to Caracas' runway 28 when the crew reported the failure of the left hand engine (JT8D) and continued for a safe landing. The aircraft vacated the runway and was on taxiway H when the left hand engine fire indication activated. The crew stopped the aircraft and initiated an evacuation via slides.

The airport reported the aircraft performed an emergency landing due to an engine failure. Emergency services successfully attended to the aircraft.

Passengers reported the left hand engine had failed, the crew indicated due to a bird strike. The engine subsequently caught fire, they were evacuated via slides.

The airline reported the landing was normal, while taxiing to the apron a mechanical problem occurred.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 24, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
QL-1903

Aircraft Registration
YV3465

ICAO Type Designator
MD83

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