Busy morning at Warsaw Airport, Poland: UPS MD-11 (engine fire) and LOT Polish Airlines Embraer 190 (technical issue)


On 15 August, a UPS McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (N270UP) operated flight 5X4 between Cologne, Germany and Warsaw, Poland. During approach into Warsaw, however, the pilots reported a fire in engine number 2 located in the tail. 

Just after landing, the aircraft stopped next to the runway on a taxiway where fire trucks and other emergency services awaited the aircraft. The fire was quickly extinguished.

On the same day, a LOT Polish Airlines Embraer ERJ-190 (SP-LMB) departed Warsaw airport for flight LO411 to Zurich, Switzerland, with 90 people on board. Just after take-off, the pilots reported a technical problem, levelled off at 2,900 feet and returned to Warsaw for a landing 10 minutes after take-off.

The pilots had requested the assistance of the emergency services because of the suspicion of smoke in the cabin. The plane landed safely and passengers were transported back to the terminal. Nobody was hurt.


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