A Kalitta Air Boeing 747-400, registration N741CK, flying freight flight K4-330 from Leipzig (Germany) to East Midlands, EN (UK), landed on runway 27 at East Midlands when the #3 engine (CF6, inboard right hand) released streaks of flames and a loud bang shortly after touchdown.
The aircraft rolled out without difficulty, emergency services were called, and the aircraft taxied to the apron while the engine was still running. Emergency services conducted a runway inspection, focusing on the runway 27 touchdown zone.
Tony Johnson, a ground observer, said that the #3 engine ingested something on landing and went bang.
The plane is still on the ground in the East Midlands, almost 17 hours after landing.
Featured Photo: The moment the #3 engine went bang (Photo: Tony Johnson)