Cebu AT72 at Cebu on Sep 26th 2016, rejected takeoff due to engine oil fluctuation, wheel fire on taxi and evacuation

Last Update: September 7, 2017 / 16:06:12 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
DG-6577

Aircraft Registration
RP-C7252

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

A Cebu Pacific Avions Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Cebgo, registration RP-C7252 performing flight DG-6577 from Cebu to Tacloban (Philippines) with 62 passengers and 4 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Cebu's runway 22 when the crew observed fluctuating oil indications for the left hand engine (PW127) and rejected takeoff. The aircraft slowed and taxied to the apron. While taxiing a fire was observed from both left hand main wheels prompting the crew to stop on the taxiway and initiate an evacuation of the aircraft. One occupant received minor injuries in the evacuation. Emergency services reported the fire extinguished about 18 minutes after being alerted.

The airline commended their pilots for the swift action to evacuate the aircraft stating the cause of the wheel fire is being investigated with the assistance by ATR. The crew had rejected takeoff due to a fluctuating engine oil indication, while taxiing back to the apron the wheel fire broke out. All occupants were safely evacuated with one minor injury.

The Philippines Civil Aviation Authority (CAAP) reported the crew rejected takeoff due to oil pressure fluctuations of the #1 engine. While taxiing to the apron on taxiway J fire was observed from #1 and #2 main wheels. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated.

The CAAP reported in a preliminary note that the inboard left main tyre had caught fire while turning off the runway onto taxiway J, the fire spread to the outboard tyre and the landing gear fuselage fairing immediately above. In addition the left hand fuselage above the gear as well as the right hand landing gear fairing showed soot.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 26, 2016

Classification
Accident

Flight number
DG-6577

Aircraft Registration
RP-C7252

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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