ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147584
Last updated: 30 September 2014
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Date:11-AUG-2012
Time:10:27 p.m.
Type:Boeing 757
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Sea-Tac Airport -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sea-Tac Airport
Destination airport:Dulles International Airport
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.

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.

Sources:
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2012/08/united-plane-at-sea-tac-catches-fire-before-takeoff-all-passengers-evacuated-safely/


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