Serious incident Boeing 747-8F JA18KZ, 29 Mar 2018
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Time:12:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 747-8F
Owner/operator:Nippon Cargo Airlines
Registration: JA18KZ
MSN: 36141/1489
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Hong Kong International Airport/Chek Lap Kok (HKG/VHHH) -   Hong Kong
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Tokyo/Narita International Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan
Destination airport:Hong Kong International Airport/Chek Lap Kok (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Investigating agency: CAD Hong Kong
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Nippon Cargo Airlines' flight NCA/KZ5207 from Tokyo/Narita, Japan to Hong Kong, operated by a Boeing 747-8F, was on the final approach to Hong Kong, when one of its four engines (GE GEnx-2B) suffered an engine fire.
The flight was cleared to land on runway 07L. When the aircraft was at about 50 feet above ground during landing, a "FIRE ENG 3" warning message was displayed on the Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System (EICAS). The captain landed the
aircraft on runway 07L at 12:36 hours, and slowed down the aircraft using thrust reversers. The aircraft then vacated runway 07L to the intersection of Taxiway A8 and Taxiway A. The first officer shut down the no. 3 engine and discharged a fire extinguisher on that engine. The “FIRE ENG 3” warning message went off afterwards.
The crew informed ATC that “we have a fire and we have to stop here”.
Fire services found that “a little white smoke was emitting from the No. 3 engine of the aircraft”. After the inspection, the aircraft then taxied to cargo bay C22 under the escort of fire services.
Subsequent engineering inspection identified fire damage at the exterior top section of the No. 3 engine core.
One recommendation to GE on improving the ultrasonic inspection process.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAD Hong Kong
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

19 Apr 2016 JA18KZ NCA- Nippon Cargo Airlines 0 near Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC) min
Bird strike.

Revision history:

29-Mar-2018 16:01 isamuel Added
28-Apr-2018 16:59 harro Updated [Narrative]
28-Apr-2018 17:00 harro Updated [Narrative]
12-Jul-2020 12:35 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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