UPS Boeing 747-8 registration N624UP experienced inflight engine problems en-route to Dubai International Airport from Hongkong. UPS flight 5X-3 headed to Dubai International Airport returned to Hong Kong International Airport after the crew member noticed the exceeded limits in one of the engines during the first ascent.
UPS @BoeingAirplanes 747 Cargo, Engine Fire after takeoff Hong Kong. Returned. @SafetyMatters6 pic.twitter.com/OzOTX4M5VT— Amit Singh (@flyingamit) July 21, 2021
The crew halted the ascent and descended to Hong Kong for a safe landing about 15 minutes after takeoff from the same runway. The fire trucks splashed water and foam to put out the flames on one of the engines.