Exploding Engine Damages 767 On The Ground

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An engine that came apart during a maintenance run-up on an American Airlines Boeing 767 caused extensive damage (maybe even wrote off) a Boeing 767-200 at Los Angeles International Airport June 2. No one was injured when parts from the disintegrating engine sliced through the aircraft and scattered debris over a wide area. More than 10,000 gallons of fuel leaked as a result of the damage but firefighters sealed it in foam and prevented a secondary fire. Pictures posted online by the Los Angeles Fire Department captured the aftermath and offers a firefighter's perspective.