ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76376
Last updated: 24 May 2013
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Narrative:On Sunday August 15, 2010, at 16:08 Japan Standard Time, a McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30, registered JA002D, operated by Japan Airlines took off from Sendai Airport for Fukuoka Airport as a scheduled flight 3538. Around 16:10, while climbing, it declared a state of emergency upon the activation of the right engine fire warning alarm at about 5,500 ft. The right engine was shut down while the fire-extinguishing system was activated; consequently, the aircraft returned to Sendai Airport and it landed at 16:23. Heat damage inside the cowling of the right engine was confirmed after landing.
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30|
|C/n / msn:|| 53556/2210|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 111|
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||12.6Km West of Sendai Airport -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Sendai Airport (SDJ/RJSS)|
|Destination airport:||Fukuoka Airport (FUK/RJFF)|
There were 111 people on board, consisting of the Pilot in Command (PIC), 4 other crewmembers, and 106 passengers, but no one was injured.
It is probable that this serious incident occurred as follows: The Aircraft No. 4 Bearing Scavenge Tube of the right engine fractured during takeoff, resulted in the Tube breaking loose from the Diffuser Case letting the engine oil blow out through an opening where it broke loose, and subsequently the oil contact with the engine high temperature section developed into an engine fire.
It is highly probable that the repeated stress associated with engine operations generated the crack origins in the No.4 Scavenge Tube and the fatigue crack grew into the fracture of the tube.
Right engine exterior (photo: JTSB)Revision history:
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