fbpx A Boeing 767 Atlas Air aircraft made a U-turn after the engine on the right suffered a malfunction (video)

A Boeing 767 Atlas Air aircraft made a U-turn after the engine on the right suffered a malfunction (video)

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On September 5, the passengers of flight GTI8585 went through moments of nightmare. It's not nice to see flames on one of the aircraft's engines.

The flight was operated by a Boeing 767 Atlas Air, on the route Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to Guam International Airport (GUM), and had been leased by the United States military.

Right engine problems for a Boeing 767 Atlas Air

The incident occurred immediately after taking off from Honolulu. The right engine began to "spit" fire following a failure in the combustion chamber. A passenger filmed the incident.

The pilots declared a state of emergency, stopped the damaged engine and landed in Honolulu 30 minutes after takeoff. Fortunately, the incident caused more fear than damage. No injuries were reported.

Atlas Air made a statement about the incident, without providing further details on what caused the engine failure. "An Atlas Air passenger flight landed safely at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport due to a technical engine problem. At Atlas Air, safety is always our top priority and we will conduct a thorough inspection to determine the cause."

The aircraft involved is a Boeing 767-300ER model, indicative N649GT. It has 28.5 and configuration in a class with 255 seats. Propulsion is provided by 2 General Electric CF6 engines.

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