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THIS VIDEO IS A RECONSTRUCTION OF THE FOLLOWING SITUATION IN FLIGHT:

12.09.2020. Engine failure and engine fire on approach to San Antonio. An American Airlines Airbus A-320 (A320), performing flight AAL2441 / AA2441 from Charlotte Douglas international airport, NC (USA) to San Antonio international airport, TX (USA), being on final approach declared MAYDAY, reported about engine failure. The aircraft has made a left orbit and continued for a safe landing. According to the report, the aircraft landed with left engine fire.

TEXT VERSION OF COMMUNICATIONS (Read if subtitles in video were fast):

COMMENTS: AAL2441 is approaching final of RW 13R. It will contact Tower in a moment.
AAL2441: MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY, AAL2441…
AAL2441: …engine failure on the left.
TOWER: AAL2441, Tower, roger, say intentions
AAL2441: We gotta make a left turn.
TOWER: AAL2441, roger, continue left turn. And your intentions are to go back to the field?
AAL2441: Affirmative.
TOWER: Roger.
TOWER: AAL2441, are you able to give me persons on board and… fuel remaining in minutes.
AAL2441: 75 souls on board and we probably have about 1.5 hour of fuel.
TOWER: …
TOWER: AAL2441, wind 050 at 4, RW 13R you are cleared to land.
AAL2441: Ok, cleared to land 13R, for AAL2441.
AAL2441: Tower, AAL2441, do you have [unclear]?
TOWER: AAL2441, It’s showing, there is a fire in your left engine there, if you wanna taxy off the runway, that’s fine. You just hold short, once you cross hold short [unclear]. (probably controller instructed pilot to cross hold bars and to stop)
COMMENTS: According the information, we have, the aircraft stopped approximately here.
ALL2441: Alright, fire… 2441… what is going on with the left engine?
TOWER WITH EMERGENCY PERSONNEL: Rescue one, Tower.
ALL2441: Is rescue one on the radio, could the tell us what is going on with our left engine?
TOWER: Stand by. Rescue one, say again.
TOWER: Ok, rescue on, and… ALL2441, [contact] ground 121.9, they are on Ground frequency. They [unclear] fire out for you.
TOWER: [They deployed water]. (I’m not sure, write in comments)
COMMENTS: Few minutes later.
TOWER: AAL2441, Tower, you can taxi to the gate.
COMMENTS: According to the safety report, the pilots, being on final, shut down the engine, continued for a safe landing and taxied to the apron, with emergency services.
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THE VALUE OF THIS VIDEO:
THE MAIN VALUE IS EDUCATION. This reconstruction will be useful for actual or future air traffic controllers and pilots, people who plan to connect life with aviation, who like aviation. With help of this video reconstruction you’ll learn how to use radiotelephony rules, Aviation English language and general English language (for people whose native language is not English) in situation in flight, which was shown. THE MAIN REASON I DO THIS IS TO HELP PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND EVERY EMERGENCY SITUATION, EVERY WORD AND EVERY MOVE OF AIRCRAFT.

SOURCES OF MATERIAL, LICENSES AND PERMISSIONS:
Source of communications – https://www.liveatc.net/ (I have a permission (Letter) for commercial use of radio communications from LiveATC.net).
Map, aerial pictures (License (ODbL) ©OpenStreetMap -https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright/en.) Permission for commercial use, royalty-free use.
Radar screen (In new versions of videos) – Made by author.
Text version of communication – Made by Author.
Video editing – Made by author.

HOW I DO VIDEOS:
1) I monitor media, airspace, looking for any non-standard, emergency and interesting situation.
2) I find communications of ATC unit for the period of time I need.
3) I take only phrases between air traffic controller and selected flight.
4) I find a flight path of selected aircraft.
5) I make an animation (early couple of videos don’t have animation) of flight path and aircraft, where the aircraft goes on his route.
6) When I edit video I put phrases of communications to specific points in video (in tandem with animation).
7) Together with my comments (voice and text) I edit and make a reconstruction of emergency, non-standard and interesting situation in flight.

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