United B764 at Barcelona on Oct 28th 2016, rejected takeoff due to engine failure
Last Update: October 29, 2016 / 18:56:14 GMT/Zulu time
The occurrence caused disruption to Barcelona, who had to revert to single runway operations, and delays of up to 90 minutes.
A passenger reported the engine caught fire.
Another passenger reported the aircraft was about to begin rotation when the sounds changed and a sound imbalance occurred, the right hand side becoming much louder than the left hand side, the brakes came on intensely and the aircraft slowed rapidly. After the aircraft came to a stop, the captain announced that they rejected takeoff due to instruments showing a loss of power on the left hand engine. Some spray was sighted from the left hand side, they were not sure whether it was a fuel leak. Emergency services first foamed the left hand side of the aircraft around the wing, later the right hand side, too. The passenger, sitting at the right hand side of the cabin, did not notice any streaks of flame, talking to other passengers seated at the left hand side he was told they had not seen any flames, too. The checks of the aircraft by emergency services took about 40 minutes, the lavatories were opened during that time, the aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron, where the passengers disembarked normally.
A ground observer reported emergency services surrounded and foamed the left hand engine, there was discussion about a possible fuel leak on radio.
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