A DC-9-87 twin-jet air tanker sits on the tarmac with its left engine removed Monday at the U.S. Forest Service’s Air Attack Base at Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the airplane’s left engine failed as it took off Sunday afternoon to fight the Rough fire east of Fresno. Debris from the engine apparently fell in a neighborhood northwest of the airport as the plane returned for a successful emergency landing. FAA and Forest Service investigators arrived Monday to look into what caused the engine failure.
A DC-9-87 twin-jet air tanker sits on the tarmac with its left engine removed Monday at the U.S. Forest Service’s Air Attack Base at Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the airplane’s left engine failed as it took off Sunday afternoon to fight the Rough fire east of Fresno. Debris from the engine apparently fell in a neighborhood northwest of the airport as the plane returned for a successful emergency landing. FAA and Forest Service investigators arrived Monday to look into what caused the engine failure. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com
A DC-9-87 twin-jet air tanker sits on the tarmac with its left engine removed Monday at the U.S. Forest Service’s Air Attack Base at Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the airplane’s left engine failed as it took off Sunday afternoon to fight the Rough fire east of Fresno. Debris from the engine apparently fell in a neighborhood northwest of the airport as the plane returned for a successful emergency landing. FAA and Forest Service investigators arrived Monday to look into what caused the engine failure. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com

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