Allegiant MD83 – rejected takeoff due to engine fire

From the Aviation Herald

An Allegiant Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration N893GA performing flight G4-768 from Roanoke,VA to Orlando Sanford,FL (USA) with 142 passengers and 5 crew, rejected takeoff from Roanoke’s runway 24 at low speed after a lot of smoke was observed from the right hand engine. The airplane turned off the runway, the tower reported the smoke was no longer visible. Emergency services responded and followed the airplane to the apron, where passengers disembarked normally. Emergency services subsequently confirmed the right hand engine had been on fire and (now at the gate) foamed the engine.

The runway was closed for an inspection, debris from the engine was found on the beginning of the runway.

The airline reported, that the crew received an engine fire indication, shut the engine down and activated the engine’s fire suppression system.

A replacement MD-83 was dispatched to Roanoke and reached Orlando with a delay of 6.5 hours. (…source)

One Response to “Allegiant MD83 – rejected takeoff due to engine fire”

  • Yan says:

    Hi Mark, quick question..
    If debris was found on the the runway, would that be an indication of engine explosion???

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