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Delta Airlines Airbus A330, performing flight from Lagos (Nigeria) to Atlanta (USA), was in the initial climb when the crew received a fire indication for the left hand engine (PW4168).
The crew stopped the climb at 2000 feet, shut the engine down, activated the fire suppression and returned to Lagos for a safe landing on runway 18R about 8 minutes after departure.
The aircraft was evacuated, 5 people received minor injuries as result of the evacuation.
The airline reported the aircraft experienced an issue with one of the two engines. 5 passengers received minor injuries in the evacuation. The passengers were taken to hotels and were rebooked onto the next day’s flight.
Nigeria’s CAA reported the aircraft made an air return after the left hand engine caught fire. An investigation has been opened.
The FAA reported the aircraft, a Boeing 777-200, returned to and landed at Lagos after an engine fire. The aircraft was evacuated, there was one unknown injury to a flight crew and one minor injury to a passenger.