Right after take-off from LA International Airport on October 15, a Boeing 777-3300ER Of Japan Airlines suffered a fire in its engine.
Flight JL15 took off to Haneda, Japan, after departing from Los Angeles. According to Aviation Herald, this specific Boeing is from 2008 and registered under JA740J was speeding through LAX’s runway 25 when the right-hand engine started flaming. The crew then declared an emergency.
The pilots stopped at 5,000 feet and asked for fuel to be dumped near Santa Catalina island. The aircraft then safely back in LAX 45 minutes later.
The JL15’s flight path can be viewed on FlightRadar24.
Japan AL Boeing 777-300 (JA740J, built 2008) experienced failure of its right engine after take-off from runway 25R at Los Angeles (KLAX), CA trailing smoke and flames. Flight #JA15 to Tokyo-HND dumped fuel N of Santa Catalina and returned to land safely.https://t.co/McqXIuc5Zf pic.twitter.com/gjqAT5XU6O— JACDEC (@JacdecNew) October 16, 2021
Glenn Bletz is a professor in mechanical engineering at UC Santa Barbara and Associate Dean. He managed to take a photograph of the dramatic flight.
Well you don’t see this every day. Japan Airlines flight 15, a Boeing 777-300ER, had an engine malfunction on departure from LAX on Friday afternoon. It circled around and landed safely back at LAX about 45 minutes later. #JAL15 #JA740J #JL15 pic.twitter.com/lMggHOnWKR— Glenn Beltz (@gb0n) October 16, 2021
AeroTime Hub confirmed that the JAL aircraft returned to LAX after experiencing a mechanical problem.
AeroTime Hub received an email from Japan Airlines confirming that they are still investigating the incident. According to the airline, inspectors and technical personnel from Japan have left for LAX for an investigation.
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