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