BREAKING: 777 Engine Fire Causes Emergency Landing
At 3:30pm Wednesday (4/29), a Boeing 777 returned and landed safely at Sea-Tac Airport after reporting an engine fire, then dumping its fuel over Puget Sound.
We raced to the airport in hopes of getting a photo, but, alas, we chose the wrong end of the runway, then were thwarted by Port of Seattle security from getting any closer.
Here’s the release issued by the Port:
Media Advisory Uppdate – 3:30pm
The aircraft emergency has landed safely.
At this time there appears to be no other problem.
The aircraft is taxiing to the gate.
Media Advisory – 3:25pm
Sea-Tac Airport is currently responding to an aircraft emergency at this time.
A Boeing 777 aircraft, identified as Asiana Flight #271 has reported an engine fire.
Currently the aircraft is dumping fuel before returning to the airport.
The aircraft is set to arrive on Sea-Tac’s 16 Center runway.
Rescue crews are in place for response.
We will respond with further information as it becomes available.