BREAKING: Boeing 777 Emergency Landing At Sea-Tac

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At 3:30pm Wednesday (4/29), a Boeing 777 returned and landed safely at Sea-Tac Airport after reporting an engine fire, then dumping its fuel over Puget Sound.

We raced to the airport in hopes of getting a photo, but, alas, we chose the wrong end of the runway, then were thwarted by Port of Seattle security from getting any closer.

Here’s the release issued by the Port:

Media Advisory Uppdate – 3:30pm

The aircraft emergency has landed safely.

At this time there appears to be no other problem.

The aircraft is taxiing to the gate.


Media Advisory – 3:25pm

Sea-Tac Airport is currently responding to an aircraft emergency at this time.

A Boeing 777 aircraft, identified as Asiana Flight #271 has reported an engine fire.

Currently the aircraft is dumping fuel before returning to the airport.

The aircraft is set to arrive on Sea-Tac’s 16 Center runway.

Rescue crews are in place for response.

We will respond with further information as it becomes available.

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3 Responses to “BREAKING: Boeing 777 Emergency Landing At Sea-Tac”
  1. SandyShorts says:

    It was definitely a wild sight, from the ground it looked pretty bad. I can't imagine what terror those passengers may have felt. I've lived within 3 miles of SeaTac my entire life and I'm an avid plane watcher–never seen anything like this before and hopefully not again. We happen to be at Redondo beach when the plane was overhead with flames from the right engine, people were in awe of the vision. We live near 210th under the flight path, when I called home to ask if they saw this too they thought it was just thunder, didn't see the plane when they looked outside. We spend a lot of time on the balcony watching landings and takeoffs, I know I'll never see them the same way again! That has to be the first time I've felt the real possibility of a plane crash (even though this was far from that happening). Glad everything turned out ok.

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  2. angela Ashton says:

    It's good to hear another Redondo person say the "right" engine was flaming. I understand the problems were with the "left" engine, but I SWEAR I saw the right one engulfed in flames. It looked horrible…..what a sight and sound.

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  3. SandyShorts says:

    er, I made a typing error , it actually was the left engine. You're so correct–the scariness was huge flames and at first sight it looked like the middle fuselage was on fire.

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