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New NTSB Report Clarifies The Fort Lauderdale Plane Fire

We brought you the story of the Fort Lauderdale plane fire that has the airline industry reexamining their safety and inspection protocols. Now the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have released new findings to shed light on the fire and the moments leading up to the accident. Clarifying The Fort Lauderdale Plane Fire Investigators discovered that the fuel supply line in the engine that caught on fire had somehow come loose. After surveying the plane’s maintenance logs, officials were determined that the area containing the fuel line had not been inspected before the scheduled flight. It has not been made clear if this was an oversight, or if the inspection procedure excluded this area. The NTSB’s preliminary report also revealed that the fire never made it into the cabin section of the airplane, which brings into question reports that one passenger sustained severe burns. The report…
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Plane Engine Explodes at Fort Lauderdale International Airport: Could It Have Been Prevented?

A call came over the radio as a Boeing 767 prepared to take off. Over the airwaves, the pilot of the plane behind the Dynamic Airways 767 announced, “Hey, Dynamic, the left engine looks like it’s leaking, I don’t know, a lot of fuel. There is fluid leaking out of the left engine.” Seconds later, that plane engine exploded at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Did The Passengers Make It Out? Pilots reported the engine fire at 12:34 pm and the plane was evacuated by 12:37 pm. Authorities told the press that 15 people were transported to Broward Health Medical Center. Three were reported as sustaining serious injuries—reports claimed that one victim was seriously burned—while the remaining 12 sustained mostly bumps and bruises. An investigation is under way, but experts are speaking out about the suspicious circumstances of the fire. Why Did The Plane Engine Explode? The 767 in question was…
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