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    ATW Online; Monday October 31, 2016
    Investigation launched into FedEx MD-10 landing gear collapse
    An investigation has been launched after a FedEx MD-10 cargo aircraft’s landing gear collapsed on landing at Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL), Florida, Oct. 28.

    A major aircraft fire broke out on the left wing after the gear collapsed. Both crew members evacuated safely.

    According to Flight Safety Foundation’s Aviation Safety Network (ASN), FedEx flight FX910 originated from Memphis International Airport in Tennessee.

    “Following the landing gear collapse, the no. 1 engine pylon was severed and a significant fire erupted in that area,” ASN stated on its website. “The aircraft came to rest on the edge of the runway, 1,934 meters past the runway threshold of runway 10L. An explosion occurred some 75 seconds after the airplane came to a stop, blowing a wing panel in the air. The airport fire services arrived on scene about 1 minute and 45 seconds after the plane stopped. By then the left wing was fully engulfed in flames. The fire consumed the left hand wing, outboard of the no. 1 engine,” ASN said.

    FedEx told ATW: “FedEx Flight 910, en route from Memphis to Ft. Lauderdale, experienced an issue upon landing at approximately 6 p.m. local time, Oct. 28. The two-pilot crew onboard the MD 10-10 evacuated safely. We are cooperating with investigating authorities.”

    On Monday, FLL said on Twitter, “The north runway remains closed as crews continue to remove the aircraft. We have directed all flights to use the south runway.”

    By: Linda Blachly
    Great that the two fly-boys could walk away from this crash.
    I love this job

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    Away from Scotland

    Default Re: FedEx MD-10 Suffers Fire Damage Following MLG Collapse

    Saw the video of that, scary..
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