SAS aircraft Boeing 737-683 suffered fire in left engine during flight

SAS aircraft Boeing 737-683Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) aircraft Boeing 737-683 suffered fire in left engine during a flight from Kiruna to Stockholm, Sweden. Shortly after takeoff the loud bang and flames were observed from the left engine and the pilot diverted to Lulea Airport, turning off the troubled propulsion unit.

Fortunately there were no injured people during the accident. The airplane Boeing 737-683 landed safely at Lulea Airport, following the safety procedure of the airline. All the people were transferred to another flight and successfully arrived in Stockholm.

The aircraft Boeing 737-683 was detained for further inspection and safety check.

The investigation for the root cause of the accident is under way.

The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twinjet narrow-body airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes in the United States. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from the 707 and 727, the 737 has developed into a family of ten passenger models with capacities from 85 to 215 passengers. The 737 is Boeing’s only narrow-body airliner in production, with the 737 Next Generation (-700, -800, and -900ER) and the re-engined and updated 737 MAX variants currently being built.