Investigation Into British Airways Plane Fire Focuses on Engine

All 170 passengers and crew escaped using emergency slides as plane burst into flames.
1:21 | 09/11/15

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Transcript for Investigation Into British Airways Plane Fire Focuses on Engine
it all? They say Syria is far worse. Terry Moran has been with the newest wave of reesfuge. Or Repter: T aherereor mane th airplane burst into blames. Smoke visible from a window there. And Matt Gutman has the story. Reporter: Tonight, the national transportation safety board reporting part of the Boeing 777's engine was disintegrating from the inside. In this video, you hear a bang. The plane shakes, then that curtain of smoke. The ntsb saying the engine case suffering "Multiple breaches." Internal parts shooting outward like shrapnel. It's hard to express how rare this is. This is almost a never event. Reporter: Inside, terrified passengers watch the fire intensify. One of the pilots with the mayday call. Mayday. Mayday. Reporter: What seemed a chaotic exodus inside looked orderly from outside the plane. Is everybody okay? Reporter: Those emergency slides popping open and all 170 passengers and crew streaming out. G.e. Calls its product wildly reliable. The ntsb is going to dismantle that engine. It needs to know urgently whether this was a maintenance failure or a factory defect. David?

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