Smoking Engine in Turks and Caicos Islands
On Oct 23, an American Airlines Boeing 757-200 en route from Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) to Miami reported a fire in the cockpit, a smoking engine and a loss of fuel. With smoke in the cockpit, and a hot engine, pilots made a safe landing when they diverted to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.
None of the 169 passengers and 6 crew reported injury.
Some sources reported “There was no fire anywhere” but other sources say there was an engine fire. American Airlines sent a replacement flight which made it to Miami Tuesday.