Air traffic control audio on plane that caught fire


PROBLEM THAT THIS BIG PLAIN WAS TRACKING FUEL ALL OVER THE TARMAC. GOOD MORNING DYNAMIC. Reporter: YOU’RE LISTENING TO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL. AA DYNAMIC FLIGHT 405 PREPARES TO TAKE OFF. SOMEONE NOTICES A MAJOR PROBLEM. HEY, DYNAMIC, OUT OF THE LEFT ENGINE, IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S LEAKING A LOT OF — I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S FUEL, IT’S FLUID OUT OF THE LEFT ENGINE. DO YOU COPY. YES, SIR. WE COPY. WE’LL PROBABLY NEED TO GO BACK. Reporter: JUST SECONDS LATTR, A FRANTIC RADIO CALL TO THE TOWER. ENGINE’S ON FIRE. ENGINE’S ON FIRE. (INDISCERNIBLE) RIGHT NOW. Reporter: IT ONLY TAKES FIREFIGHTERS A FEW MINUTES TO PUT OUT THE ENGINE BLAZE. BUT IT BECOMES PARENT THE FIRE ISN’T THE ONLY PROBLEM. THEY TALK ABOUT A PUDDLE AND A TRAIL OF FUEL ALL AROUND THE TARMAC. THERE’S A BIG HUGE PUDDLE HERE AND IT SMELLS REALLY STRONG. &

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