ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147584
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Narrative:A United Airlines plane that was set to fly from Sea-Tac Airport to Washington, D.C., caught fire before takeoff Saturday night 11 August 2012, but no one was hurt as all passengers were safely evacuated, Sea-Tac spokesman Perry Cooper said.
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Unknown|
|Location:||Sea-Tac Airport -
United States of America
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Sea-Tac Airport|
|Destination airport:||Dulles International Airport|
The Port of Seattle Fire Department responded to the report of a fire at 10:27 p.m., Cooper said.
They discovered flames coming from the auxiliary power unit of United flight 776, a Boeing 757 that was scheduled to depart at 10:30 p.m., bound for Dulles International Airport.
Firefighters extinguished the flames, and the plane was evacuated. A preliminary investigation indicated that the fire might be traceable to residual oil in the auxiliary power unit, which is located in the plane’s tail, Cooper said.
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