BA fire engine case has “multiple breaches”

Examination shows breaches “around high pressure compressor”
The left engine on the British Airways Boeing 777 that caught fire on a Las Vegas runway has “multiple breaches of the engine case,” investigators say.
Initial examination of the GE90 engine showed breaches “in the area around the high pressure compressor”, the US National Transportation Safety Board said.
Investigators recovered “several pieces of the high pressure compressor spool (approximately 7-8 inches in length)” on the Las Vegas McCarren International Airport runway, where the aircraft was on a take-off roll.
The left engine and pylon, left fuselage structure and inboard left wing “were substantially damaged by the fire,” said the board, which now plans a “full teardown” of the engine.


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