Air Canada Boeing 787 Left Hand Engine Went in Flames

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Air Canada Boeing 787 left hand engine went in flames while performing flight from Delhi to Toronto with 297 passengers and 14 crew.

Airplane was enroute at east northeast of Moscow Domodedovo when the left hand engine  flamed out.

The crew successfully restarted the engine, declared emergency and diverted to Moscow Domodedovo for a safe landing about 2 hours later.

The Canadian TSB reported Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency decided to not open an investigation. Maintenance found a loose connector on the fuel metering unit. The connector was tightened and an engine run successfully performed.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Moscow for about 38 hours, then positioned to Toronto as flight AC-7070.