VIDEO: American Airlines Flight 383 Fire from O’Hare Airport Fire Trucks; NTSB Meeting One Week from Today

Crash Truck Dash Cam #2: AA 383 Engine Fire at O’Hare On October 28, 2016, at 2:32 p.m. CDT, a Boeing 767-300 (registration N345AN), scheduled as American Airlines flight 383 bound for Miami, Florida experienced an uncontained right engine failure and subsequent fire during its takeoff ground roll on runway 28R at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. At 11:00 in this video you can hear him saying “I finally got my fire! Luckily no one was hurt.”

Chicago O’Hare firefighters responded on October 28, 2016, at 2:32 p.m. CDT, after a Boeing 767-300 (registration N345AN), scheduled as American Airlines flight 383 bound for Miami, Florida experienced an uncontained right engine failure and subsequent fire during its takeoff ground roll on runway 28R at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The flight crew aborted the takeoff and stopped the aircraft on the runway and an emergency evacuation was conducted. Of the 161 passengers and 9 crew members onboard, one passenger received serious injuries during the evacuation and another 19 experienced minor injuries. The airplane was significantly damaged by the fire (beyond repair).

The NTSB meeting to determine the cause of the engine failure and fire was initially scheduled for today, but is now scheduled for Tuesday January 30, 2018 (See ntsb.capitolconnection.org for upcoming live events and archives). A piece of metal, believed to be from the engine that suffered the uncontained failure, broke through the roof of a United Parcel Service (UPS) facility 2,920 feet (890 m) south of the area where the aircraft came to a stop. The part came to rest on the building’s floor, causing damage to the roof and floor. No UPS employees were injured.

Chicago Fire Department firefighters saw this fire from the station and responded immediately, prior to notification from the tower. Firefighters confirmed that all runways were shut down prior to traveling across the airfield. All activities — ground travel and flights — were ordered stopped so that firefighters could cross the airfield unimpeded.

Firefighters worked for ten hours to completely stop the fuel leak. To capture leaking fuel, firefighters first used eight containment pools, and eventually placed a fuel bowser or tanker beneath the wing.

One of the first units on scene included a crew with a firefighter who had been with Chicago Fire Department for 36 years. He had never before responded to an actual aircraft fire and was scheduled to retire the following day. At 11:00 in the first video you can hear him saying “I finally got my fire! Luckily no one was hurt.”

Crash Truck Dash Cam #3: AA 383 Engine Fire at O’Hare (Best View of Purple-K; No Audio)

National Transportation Safety Board investigators will try to determine why the engine of an American Airlines Boeing 767 caught fire just before take off at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Friday. At least 19 people suffered minor injuries, and one person was seriuosly injured.. Dean Reynolds reports.




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Air traffic control communications for AA 383 engine fire at O’Hare.