Fedex B763 at Memphis on Oct 18th 2023, engine fire

Last Update: November 30, 2023 / 11:51:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-541

Aircraft Registration
N287FE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A Fedex Federal Express Boeing 767-300, registration N287FE performing flight FX-541 from Memphis,TN to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was climbing out of Memphis' runway 18R when the crew heard a loud bang from the left hand side and observed a fire warning for the left hand engine (CF6). The crew pulled the fire handle for the left hand engine and discharged both fire bottles and initiated a return to Memphis stopping the climb at about 3700 feet MSL. On approach back to Memphis the fire warning ceased. The aircraft landed safely on Memphis' runway 18C about 15 minutes after departure. Attending emergency services observed no active fire but damage to the left hand engine.

The NTSB reported ground inspection revealed the engine had experienced an undercowl fire and the main fuel pump housing had fractured from the main fuel supply line. The fuel pump exhibited thermal distress and melting of the fracture surface. The NTSB opened an investigation.

The aircraft returned to service 14 days after the occurrence.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N287FE
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-300F
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 18, 2023

Classification
Incident

Airline
Fedex

Flight number
FX-541

Aircraft Registration
N287FE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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