Aircraft Make: SAAB
Aircraft Model: 340
Event Type: Incident
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Aircraft Operator: SILVER AIRWAYS
Flight Number: SIL70
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15
N341AG SILVER AIRWAYS FLIGHT SIL70 SAAB 340B AIRCRAFT WHILE AT THE GATE, NUMBER 1 ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE AND WAS EXTINGUISHED, PERSONS ON BOARD DEPLANED VIA STAIRS, NO INJURIES, DAMAGE TO AIRCRAFT MINOR, ORLANDO, FL
SILVER AIRWAYS CORP: http://registry.faa.gov/N341AG
A small fire in an airplane engine canceled a flight bound to Tallahassee from Orlando International Airport on Monday night, officials said.
Silver Airways Flight 70, a Saab 340 aircraft, was parked near gate 36 when someone noticed a possible fire coming from one of its engines around 8 p.m., said Carolyn Fennell, airport spokeswoman.
It was quickly extinguished, she said.
A spokeswoman said the crew "received indication of a possible mechanical issue" and evacuated the plane.
Nine passengers and three crew members were evacuated, Fennell said.
No one was injured.
The flight was supposed to take off at 8:25 p.m., but has since been canceled.
No other flights or operations were impacted, Fennell said.
Silver Airways operates in the Mid-Atlantic, Florida and the Bahamas.
The airline will put passengers in a hotel and get them flights in the morning.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A plane’s engine caught fire Monday night at the Orlando International Airport, the airport said.
Silver Airlines Flight 70 was parked a gate when someone saw flames coming from the engine shortly after 8 p.m., said Carolyn Fennell, an airport spokeswoman.
The plane hadn’t taken off yet, but the flight was bound for Tallahassee, Fennell said.
Nine passengers and three crew members were evacuated from the plane as firefighters extinguished the fire, Fennell said.
"The crew received indication of a possible mechanical issue and following safety and operational procedures, the crew safely disembarked customers," an airlines spokeswoman said. "We are currently working to provide customers with hotel accommodations for the night and reaccommodate them on flights in the morning."
No one was injured in the incident.