Preliminary Report: Runway excursion follows engine fire on takeoff

 - August 2, 2010, 9:35 AM

Cessna 525 Citation, Leeds, UK, June 7, 2010–A fire in the starboard engine caused the twinjet to abort its takeoff from Leeds-Bradford International Airport. The CJ1+ then overshot the runway and came to rest near the airport’s perimeter fence. The pilot and copilot were rescued by a local fire department. The crew suffered minor injuries, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch is conducting the investigation.