Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 Catches Fire At Seoul Incheon Airport

Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 Catches Fire At Seoul Incheon Airport

Summary

Passengers expecting to depart Seoul Incheon airport bound for Los Angeles were horrified to see a fire break out in one of the engines on their plane, just as they were waiting to board. The Asiana Airlines engine caught fire during refueling prior to takeoff. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident and the passengers were evacuated from the gate area as a precaution. Eyewitness video from the scene shows firefighters tackling the blaze as burning fuel drips from the aircraft’s engine onto the tarmac.

The fire reportedly broke out at roughly 2:48pm local time on a flight scheduled to depart with 495 passengers. Takeoff had originally been delayed for 50 minutes while maintenance was carried out, before the fire ignited during an engine start-up test.

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Glad no one was hurt as that could have gotten bad real quick …
Asiana has had a bad few days with this and the temporary ban from SFO.

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This really doesn’t help their saftey reputation, glad no one was hurt, Asiana should be placed on a blacklist

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Asiana has over course of months had some on-going economic difficulties, and with the expected ban to take place next year, that will be another hit on their profit-makings.

On the other hand, very happy to hear that there were no injuries from this incident, anything flammable can quickly spread make matter much worse, but it looks like the fire-crew was at the spot quickly. Wish that the days, weeks, months, the future of Asiana will hopefully look brighter, as we enter 2020 in a few months time 🛫

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jk I’m glad no one wuz hurt…

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First it was Qantas, next was Air France, now it is Asiana. Which airlines next?

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Jeez glad no passengers were aboard otherwise this could’ve been nasty had the fire taken over.

However for the airline this really does not help their already damaged reputation.

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Why were they temporarily banned

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Temporarily banned from SFO by the Korean Supreme Court for the crash that occurred in 2013 at SFO.

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I want to know why the idiot who ran behind the engine ran behind the engine?

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Do we know if the aircraft will be scrapped? I’m assuming not, but it will probably need engine repairs or replacement?

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Here’s a link to OZ214 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asiana_Airlines_Flight_214
Anyways, OOOFF! Asiana hasn’t been doing well this decade. First, OZ214, and now this?!

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Not necessary. They’ve had only had one major accident in the past decade. Please make sure you have reasonable
support to back up your statements before you state them.

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Uh oh this isn’t good. Glad to hear everyone was ok. This could have gotten a lot bigger if it wasn’t for those firefighters. Tips to them.

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Asiana is my second favorite airline in Asia based on there livery… so sad it’s going downhill

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lol that was a huge fail

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Engine Fire, SFO ban, and Economic Failures against Asiana:

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Hope they get better soon though, they’re a pretty decent airline.

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I hope no one got hurt🥶

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No one got hurt fortunately as the plane was refueling for the next flight at the time of the incident. So none inside ☺️

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air lines with A380s so probably either imo Lufthansa or British airways

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