Wednesday, September 9, 2015
On 8 September 2015, British Airways Flight 2276, a Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIO, aborted its takeoff at Las Vegas McCarren International Airport due to a catastrophic engine failure of its left (#1) General Electric GE90engine, which led to a large fire. The aircraft was evacuated on the main runway. All 189 passengers and crew escaped the aircraft with only 14 people sustaining minor injuries. An NTSB and AAIB investigation is underway with the aircraft already declared a hull loss.