Allegiant MD82 at Las Vegas on Oct 11th 2015, rejected takeoff due to engine failure

Last Update: October 13, 2015 / 00:42:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Oct 11, 2015


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An Allegiant McDonnell Douglas MD-82, registration N408NV performing flight G4-516 from Las Vegas,NV to Fresno,CA (USA) with 159 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Las Vegas' runway 19L when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed and slowed the aircraft advising ATC that no assistance was needed. The crew was instructed to turn left onto taxiway A (near the end of the runway) or left at the end of the runway (onto taxiway D). While taxiing towards the terminal the aircraft stopped, emergency services responded and while approaching the aircraft began to spray the aircraft with water. The passengers disembarked the aircraft via the rear stairs.

Passengers reported the aircraft was accelerating shortly prior to rotation when a boom was heard from the engines and the brakes came on. The flight crew instructed them to remain seated, everything was okay even when the fire engines already began to spray water onto the aircraft. After disembarking through the rear exit it appeared the left hand main tyres were flat.

Emergency services reported that a small right hand engine fire was observed when the trucks neared the aircraft.

The airline confirmed a mechanical issue during the takeoff roll, the crew rejected takeoff and taxied the aircraft to a remote pad where the aircraft was met by emergency services.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Las Vegas about 28 hours after the rejected takeoff.
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