2016-02-14 GOL Boeing 737-800 damaged by fire at Brasilia

2016-02-14 GOL Boeing 737-800 damaged by fire at Brasilia

2016-02-14 GOL Boeing 737-800 damaged by fire at Brasilia


The 737 received damage damaged by an engine fire during push-back at Brasilia Airport with 145 people on board.

During push-back from the gate, flames were seen coming out of the right engine (CFM56) exhaust pipe. The heat of the fire resulted in unspecified heat damage to the right fire of the fuselage leaving at least one passenger window shattered.
The aircraft was evacuated. The fire continued to burn until the airport fire brigade arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire.

There were no reports of any injured persons.
Damage to the aircraft needs to be assessed.

Date: 2016-02-14 Time: 15:20
Location: SBBR BSB Brasilia
Country: Brazil
Flight phase: PBT – Pushback / Towing with engines not in operation
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: G3 1415
From: SBBR/BSB: Brasilia To: SBSP/CGH: Sao Paulo Congonhas
Type: Passenger
Operator: GOL – Transportes Aereos

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 737-800
Registration: PR-GXA
Age a/c: 2,9 years
Constr. No.: 39615

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0 145
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 16th safety occurence for the operator
  • 352nd safety occurence of type (B737-800)
  • 8th Safety occurence at Brasilia Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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