Maintenance crews performing a test run-up on an American
Airlines Boeing 767-200 Friday at Los Angeles International Airport
were startled when the airliner's left engine caught fire, sending
debris across several taxiways and forcing the closure of Runway
25R for about two hours.
The following is a statement from FAA Administrator Marion
Blakey, on the passing of the congressional deadline for
modification of the FAA's final contract offer to the National Air
Traffic Controllers Association submitted April 5.