In-flight Engine Fires

Posted on April 15, 2020 in Aviation

An airplane or helicopter engine fire is most often caused by a flammable substance such as fuel, oil, or hydraulic fluid coming in contact with a hot surface. This situation can be caused by a mechanical failure of the engine, a defective exhaust system, or a broken line. Engine fires may also result from maintenance errors, such as improperly installed or fastened lines or fittings that result in a leak.