UPS B748 at Hong Kong on Jul 20th 2021, engine fire

Last Update: August 20, 2021 / 14:23:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 20, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-3

Aircraft Registration
N624UP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

A UPS United Parcel Service Boeing 747-8, registration N624UP performing flight 5X-3 from Hong Kong (China) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 3 crew on board, was climbing out of Hong Kong's runway 07R when the crew received indication of the #1 engines (GEnx, outboard left) exceeding limits at 400 feet, at 1500 feet the engine fire warning occurred. The crew discharged both fire bottles into the engine with the warning persisting. The aircraft stopped the climb and returned to Hong Kong for a safe overweight (about 426 tons, MTOW 442 tons, MLW 350 tons) landing on runway 07L coming to a stop about 2500 meters down the runway about 15 minutes after departure. Fire services put the fire out.

The aircraft remained on the ground until Aug 11th 2021 before returning to service about 3 weeks after the occurrence.

On Aug 20th 2021 Hong Kong's CAD released their preliminary report rating the occurrence a serious incident.

The CAD briefly summarized the sequence of events: "The aircraft returned to Hong Kong due to shutdown of the Number One Engine by the flight crew per operating procedures about four minutes after take-off. After landing on Runway 07L, the Number One Engine caught fire. There was no other damage to the aircraft apart from the engine damage. No one was injured."
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N624UP
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
747-8F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B748
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 20, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-3

Aircraft Registration
N624UP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-8

ICAO Type Designator
B748

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