United B763 at Chicago on Aug 27th 2023, rejected takeoff due to engine fire
Last Update: August 29, 2023 / 18:31:25 GMT/Zulu time
The FAA reported emergency services sprayed fire suppressant on the engine, the Boeing 767-300 was safely towed to the apron. The FAA have opened an investigation.
A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration N672UA reached Zurich with a delay of about 5.5 hours.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Chicago about 44 hours after the rejected takeoff.
On Aug 29th 2023 a passenger reported: "During the initial take off phase and run up of the engines a loud bang arose from the right engine. Take off was immediately stopped at very low speed. For a brief 2-4 seconds I saw black fumes arising in the area between Slats and Engine N2. Passengers were asked to be seated, flight crew advised passengers that there was no fire, the spaying of foam was described as "precautionary". Situation in the cabin can be described as very calm, although all passengers had to stay seated at all times. I suppose most passengers have been completely unaware of what was going on, especially as almost all sunshades in the J Cabin had been closed. Around 1.15h after the aborted take off the aircraft was towed to a gate."
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