B772, London Heathrow UK, 2007

Summary: 

On 26 February 2007, a Boeing 777-222 operated by United Airlines, after pushback from the stand at London Heathrow Airport, experienced internal failure of an electrical component which subsequently led to under-floor fire. The aircraft returned to a stand where was attended by the Airfield Fire Service and the passengers were evacuated.

Event Details
When: 
26/02/2007
Event Type: 
Day/Night: 
Day
Flight Conditions: 
On Ground - Normal Visibility

18762

Flight Details
Operator: 
Type of Flight: 
Public Transport (Passenger)
Flight Origin: 
Take-off Commenced: 
No
Flight Airborne: 
No
Flight Completed: 
No
Phase of Flight: 
Pushback/towing
Location
Location - Airport
Airport: 
General
Tag(s): 
Inadequate Airworthiness Procedures
FIRE
Tag(s): 
Fire-Electrical origin, Fire-Underfloor origin
EPR
Tag(s): 
RFFS Procedures
AW
System(s): 
Electrical Power, Equipment / Furnishings, Fire Protection
Contributor(s): 
OEM Design fault, Damage Tolerance, Component Fault in service
Outcome
Damage or injury: 
Yes
Aircraft damage: 
Major
Non-aircraft damage: 
Yes
Non-occupant Casualties: 
No
Off Airport Landing: 
Yes
Ditching: 
Yes
Causal Factor Group(s)
Group(s): 
Aircraft Technical
Safety Recommendation(s)
Group(s): 
Aircraft Airworthiness
Investigation Type
Type: 
Independent

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