UPS B744 at Anchorage on May 16th 2023, engine fire

Last Update: May 17, 2023 / 16:52:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-6099

Aircraft Registration
N581UP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

A UPS United Parcel Service Boeing 747-400, registration N581UP performing flight 5X-6099 from Anchorage,AK to Louisville,KY (USA), was climbing out of Anchorage's runway 15 when the crew stopped the climb at about 7500 feet reporting a #2 engine (CF6, inboard left hand) fire and shut the engine down. The crew subsequently reported the fire was out, dumped fuel and landed safely back on Anchorage's runway 15 about 65 minutes after departure.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Anchorage for about 17 hours before returning to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N581UP
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
747-4R7F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B744
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 16, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
UPS

Flight number
5X-6099

Aircraft Registration
N581UP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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