by pure coincidence I was listening to ATC in KJFK and heard the tower comment on 116 Heavy having Fire in the Engine, followed the traffic and BAW116 returned, landing on runway 31L, where emergency vehicles were sent out just in case. II can’t remember the exact passenger number but it’s over 300. Later the (pilot?) mentioned the engine core had blown out.
The whole thing happend just minutes ago.
Passengers moved To American Airlines? flight dubbed AAL116, and sent on their way to Heathrow (EGLL).
not sure about that, because AAL116 seems to fly that route BAW116 does.
Unless it’s a AAL/BAW mix and AAL116 took over.