P-8A had left engine fire during touch-and-go

A U.S. Navy P-8A had to make an emergency landing at Corpus Christi International Airport, Texas on Nov. 6 after its left engine caught fire.

P-8A of VP-5 over the Philippine Sea in September 2014
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Hammond [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The aircraft – with just two crew members aboard – was conducting circuit training when the incident occurred.

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