Aviation Photo #1574284 Boeing 747-437 - Air India

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A Bad day for Air India! Timely information provided by vigilant passengers onboard "KONARK" bound for Riyadh today at 10.30am averted what would have been a sure disaster! Apparently, a fuel leak from the wings onto the engines provoked sparks and fire from engine1 (extreme right). Luckily, the fire was doused in the nick of time. All 213 passengers were evacuated through emergency exit chutes of the 744 which was brought to a halt on A3. Notice the charred engine 1 cowling and the wing leading edge.
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    Sean D'Silva
    Air India
    Boeing 747-437
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Mumbai (Bombay) - Chhatrapati Shivaji International (Sahar / Santa Cruz)
    September 4, 2009
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9 years ago
Is there a problem with the 747, because on the 3rd of September, a Qantas 747 had a fuel leak in engine no.4, the pilots shut it down and diverted to Perth. Fortunately no one was hurt.
9 years ago
Now this is a good news, all escaped from the cruel hands of death.
9 years ago
Glad to hear everyone got out safe!
8 years ago
Where are the deployed emergency slides? If they where deployed why are they not deployed at the side opposite to the fire? Just doesnt seem right jumping out into the side thats on fire, or is that normal?
4 years ago
Apparently she has never flown again. I could not find any newer pics of her in the DB, then I found on a different website that she has been broken up at this same airport in May 2011. I suppose it was too expensive for AI to fix her, I can understand that, but still a shame for this bird -she was 16 years old at the time of the incident, could well have been flying now still as a converted freighter.

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