A Boeing 777-300 operated by Korean Air was evacuated via slides after flames were detected in one of the jet’s Pratt & Whitney PW4090 engines.
The aircraft was taxiing at Tokyo Haneda International airport, and was operating flight KE2708 to Seoul Gimpo when the incident occurred.
“The plane was taxiing for take-off when flame was detected from engine No.1,” says Korean Air. “The take-off was immediately cancelled.”
All 302 passengers and 18 crew were evacuated using the aircraft’s slides.
Media footage shows the aircraft resting on the taxiway with slides deployed, while emergency vehicles sprayed foam over its left wing.
The footage of the aircraft indicates that its registration is HL7534. Flightglobal’s fleets Analyzer indicates that the aircraft was delivered to Korean Air in December 1999 and is owned by the carrier.
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