NTSB Identification: ENG05RA021
Incident occurred Monday, July 04, 2005 in Sapporo, Japan
Aircraft: Boeing 747-200B, registration: N714CK
Injuries: Unavailable

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

While climbing out from Sapporo Japan (New Chitose Airport) enroute to Anchorage, Alaska, a Kalitta Air 747-200B, powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q engines experienced a fire in the No. 3 engine nacelle. The flight crew reported that the No. 3 engine fire warning light illuminated just after takeoff. The pilot declared an emergency, shutdown the No. 3 engine, and discharged a fire bottle. While returning to Sapporo, the flight crew jettisoned excessive fuel for landing. An eventful three engine landing was made. Examination of the aircraft revealed damage to the right hand cowling of the No. 3 engine and heavy sooting and thermal damage to the right side of the No. 3 engine from about the high compressor case aft to the high pressure turbine case. A leak check of the engine was performed on site and revealed a fuel leak coming from approximately the 1:00 o'clock position in the vicinity of the No. 2 and No. 3 fuel nozzles.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Japanese ARAIC. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Secretariat of the Aircraft and Railway Accidents Investigation Commission
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
2-1-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8918

Tel.: (81) 3 5253 8813
E-mail: ARAIC@mlit.go.jp
Fax: (81) 3 5253 1677
Website: http://www.motnet.go.jp/araic/index.html

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the Government of Japan.

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