NTSB Finds Disconnected Fuel Line on Dynamic Airways Plane
By: Jason Fisher, Xiro Xone News November 03, 2015
Firefighters stand next to a Dynamic Airways Boeing 767 at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport in Dania Beach, Fla. Photo: Getty
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that a part of the main fuel line for the Dynamic Airways flight that burst into flames was disconnected.
The plane, a Boeing 767 bound for Caracas, Venezuela, caught fire while taxiing for departure at the Florida airport Thursday. The plane was evacuated, leaving one person seriously hurt and 21 with minor injuries. One of the pilots on the plane behind it reported that fuel was leaking from the aircraft before the fire started.
The NTSB said it found that a piece of the main fuel supply line was disconnected. Dynamic Airways is inspecting the rest of its fleet to “to ensure proper installation of the fuel line coupling assemblies," according to the NTSB.
There was no indication of any failure in the engine itself, the agency said. The National Transportation Safety Board also revealed today that the plane spent over two years in storage, until this September, when it was leased by Dynamic Airways.
NTSB investigators interviewed the flight crew and cabin crew members, the agency said, and investigators expect to complete the onsite investigation today.