The crew of a JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration JA740J, was climbing out of Los Angeles’ runway 25R when the right-hand engine (GE90) emitted streaks of flames, forcing the crew to declare an emergency and stop the climb at 5000 feet.
The crew requested to dump fuel and return to Los Angeles, claiming that they could climb 6000 feet, and they were immediately cleared to do so for the fuel dump.
The plane returned to Los Angeles and landed safely on runway 25L before taxiing to the apron.
Well you don't see this every day. Japan Airlines flight 15, a Boeing 777-300ER, had an engine malfunction on departure from LAX on Friday afternoon. It circled around and landed safely back at LAX about 45 minutes later. #JAL15 #JA740J #JL15 pic.twitter.com/lMggHOnWKR
— Glenn Beltz (@gb0n) October 16, 2021
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