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Delta Engine Out En Route To Aruba?  
User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3007 times:


While awaiting our flight from Nassau-Charlotte on Thursday, the airport
waiting area was crowded with folks I later learned were on DL flight
419(?) from ATL-AUA when they lost (or the pilot shut down) an engine.
Folks I talked to where quite upset and scared, etc..my reassurance
of it being fairly routine didn't help  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I realize this is a fairly routine occurance, but I'm wondering if there is
any more info on the incident somewhere?


Jim


What a long strange trip it's been
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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

They were probably travelling for leisure, thus the aggravation..
Wants to relax in Aruba.
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2930 times:


Well, I figured that..as it turned out the airplane they were waiting for
to continue them on their journey was due to leave ATL at 3, was delayed
until 3:30 while they awaited a crew, with a tentative departure time of
6PM from NAS..they would have been waiting around the airport for nearly
5 hours when they finally (assuming they did) departed.

But a few folks were a bit freaked out by the experience (as I suspect I
probably would as well)


Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

my reassurance of it being fairly routine didn't help

I realize this is a fairly routine occurance, but I'm wondering if there is
any more info on the incident somewhere?


What about losing an engine is routine? I fly on a fairly regular basis, and in my 23 years of flying I've never been on a flight which lost an engine. I've spoken to many airline pilots who have never lost an engine, and one senior Delta captain I spoke to said he's lost only 1 engine in his 25 year career at Delta.

That's not to say that pilots don't routinely practice the senereo in the simulator and are thoroughly prepared for the possibility.



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User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2754 times:


Well, I guess my use of the term "routine" was a bit exaggerated. I just
meant that it is not a major emergency and that crews are trained in handling such cases, and they mostly turn out just fine.


Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineMD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1330 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Routine? Cetainly not. Routinely practiced? Absolutely. We spend our careers training for engine loss at the worst possible time. Landing with an engine out is no big deal.

User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

Thank you..and my apologies for my mis-statement.


Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

I believe the airplane in question was N6702..I took a picture of it as we taxied
out, but it did not come out well..


Jim






What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6202 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2574 times:


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Would that be this one?



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