Regent B737 at Dhaka on Aug 24th 2016, rejected takeoff due to gear fire, evacuation

Last Update: August 24, 2016 / 22:40:08 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 24, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RX-784

Aircraft Registration
S2-AHC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Regent Airways Boeing 737-700, registration S2-AHC performing flight RX-784 from Dhaka (Bangladesh) to Singapore (Singapore) with 110 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating for takeoff when a fire developed on the left main gear prompting the crew to reject takeoff at high speed. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway and was evacuated via slides. No injuries are being reported.

Bangladesh's Civil Aviation Authority reported a tyre burst resulting in a gear fire prompting the crew to reject takeoff. All occupants evacuated the aircraft without injuries, the airport was closed for about 45 minutes as result of the incident.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration S2-AHD reached Singapore with a delay of 4 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 24, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RX-784

Aircraft Registration
S2-AHC

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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