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NTSB Looks At Fuel Coupling In Lauderdale Plane Fire

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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) - A fuel supply coupling assembly will be given a second look by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as they look into what caused a flight to catch fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The fire on the Dynamic International Airways Boeing 767 erupted during the taxi of flight 405 on October 29th.

During their inspection of the jet, NTSB investigators found the main fuel supply line coupling assembly had disconnected in the wing-to-engine strut above and behind the left engine. However, an examination of the left engine showed no other failures.

Investigators also say the fire never penetrated the fuselage of the plane and they have interviewed all crew members.

According to the aircraft records, the plane was in dry storage for approximately 29 months until September 2015 when Dynamic International Airways leased it.

An initial review of the aircraft's on board logbook revealed there was no entry of maintenance having been performed in the area of the fuel coupling prior to the accident.

NTSB officials also report that Dynamic International Airways issued a directive for all of its fleet to make sure the remainder of its aircraft would not face a similar problem.

There were 101 passengers and crew on board when the plane caught fire. One person was seriously injured and 21 sustained minor injuries as a result of the emergency evacuation.

The on-site investigation is expected to wrap-up Tuesday. A final report is expected in about a year.

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