British Airways Las Vegas To London Gatwick Catches Fire At Take Off (Boeing 777-200 Flight BA2276)

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British Airways flight BA2276 that was operated by a Boeing 777-200 aircraft caught fire during take off at the Las Vegas airport.

CNN BA2276 Better

The airplane had 159 passengers and 13 crew members according to CNN and all were evacuated successfully.

Here’s video that was posted on YouTube:

There were quite a few dramatic images on CNN:

CNN BA2276

The Google Flights shows the flight on-time:

CNN BA2276 Google Flights

Conclusion

We will probably know soon what made the engine(s) catch fire during take-off. Fortunately the crew were able notice the situation on time and perform a rejected take-off (RTO) and subsequently safely evacuate all passengers and crew… but I wonder if the airframe is toast?

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