Botswana B461 at Gaborone on Aug 11th 2012, rejected takeoff
Last Update: August 13, 2012 / 17:26:39 GMT/Zulu time
The runway was closed for about 90 minutes until all debris had been collected.
The airline reported the engine ejected hot debris causing a small grass fire adjacent to the runway. The passengers were rebooked onto other flights and reached Johannesburg the same day.
Passengers reported a huge bang had occurred just before the aircraft began to slow.
Botswana's Transport and Communication Ministry is investigating the occurrence.
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