On 30th September a Kalitta Air Boeing 747-400 suffered a minor backfire on engine #3 during a landing at East Midlands Airport, UK.
According to the AvHerald, shortly after the 32-year-old aircraft, with registration N741CK and performing freight flight K4330 from Leipzig, Germany to East Midlands, UK, had touched down on runway 27 it experienced streaks of flame and a loud bang from its CF6 engine.
The below video shows the flames being emitted from the engine. The aircraft rolled out without any further problems, the aircraft vacated the runway and taxied to the apron with the engine still running. Emergency services performed a runway inspection, focussing on the area of the touchdown zone on runway 27.
The aircraft is still on the ground in East Midlands, about 24 hours after landing.
East Midlands airport told The Loadstar: “A 747 cargo aircraft belonging to Kalitta Air is currently being inspected by the airline’s engineers, following reports that it developed a technical issue upon landing at East Midlands Airport (EMA) yesterday afternoon. The flight operated safely into EMA and no action was required from airport staff.”
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