BRITISH AIRWAYS JET CATCHES FIRE ON TAKE OFF IN LAS VEGAS
A British Airways Boeing 777-200, flight BA-2276 from Las Vegas to London with 157 passengers aborted its take off and declared an emergency after one of its engines burst into flames.
Emergency chutes were deployed and 13 people were injured in the evacuation, two of them were taken to hospitals.
The FAA reported on Sep 9th 2015 that the left hand engine caught fire during the departure roll, aircraft stopped on the runway and was evacuated via slides, The aircraft was substantially damaged, the occurrence was rated an accident.
Passengers reported there was a loud bang from the left hand side, followed by enormeous heat which melted passenger windows and caused smoke to enter the aircraft.
The NTSB has dispatched three investigators to the scene who will then begin the process of investigating the cause of this accident.
The aviation lawyers at Bohrer & Lukeman have previously represented passengers injured during emergency chute evacuations. Since this was an international flight, the passengers’ injury claims will be governed by and subject to the terms and conditions of the Montreal Convention of 1999.