Asgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 513 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12456 times:
A United 777-200 flying Frankfurt-Washington made an emergency landing in Keflavik, Iceland at 20:15 GMT. The Captain reported an engine fire at 19:25 when the aircraft was located 350nm south-south-east of Iceland. Approx. 249 were on board.
No visible damage could be seen on the engine after landing but a further inspection will be made.
Can someone provide a flight number and maybe a registration?
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PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5439 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12268 times:
Glad it got down safely. Now, if it turns out that the engine is damaged beyond repair, UA could be in quite a pickle. I would doubt there's any spares available at KEF, and from what I've heard only the largest Antunovs can carry Triple 7 engines, at what must presumably be a very high, captive-audience price.
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Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2673 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12218 times:
Seems like the UA 777 engines are always catching fire. Probably because the PW 4077/4084/4090 has some faults that the Rolls Royce and GE-90s don't. The Rolls Royce Trent 800s and the GE90s seem like much more reliable engines, since you rarely hear of them catching fire.
Ultrapig From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11900 times:
I know all twin jets are certified to take off with only one engine-is it possible that they would ferry the Plane with no passengers on one engine to some place like Ganger where they could truck in an engine?
When they have an incident like this do they send in another plane for the passengers or do they get them out on Icelandair back to JFK
GunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11886 times:
I really think you base your assumption that RR and GE are better then PW on nothing. I also rarely hear PW engines catch on fire.
Furthermore its very good possible the fire is the result of an problem we know nothing about. It might not have anything to do with the engine at all. perhaps it was caused by external factors.
What i want to point out here is that all three engines are very complex machines. that all three have been tested for thousands of hours.
therefor i think you cannot make a simple statement that one is better then the other.
If you really want to do this. compare thrust graphs etc.
Trent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 419 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11741 times:
The Trent800 and 700 did have problems with blocked oil lines and filters a few years ago, and I seem to remember a Trent800 having a contained fan blade failure at Sydney last year. Can anyone confirm this?
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2673 posts, RR: 11 Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11640 times:
I hear about UA 777 engine fires frequently, GunFighter 6. Maybe I will withdraw my statement about the PW's, if it is that offensive and inaccurate. However, I will say that hear about United 777's catching fire several times per 3 months. I have heard about AA 777 incidents, but those are much rarer. Maybe it's just coincidental. I don't know. I was simply asking for some comparisons of PW engines to RR engines and GE engines.
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2673 posts, RR: 11 Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11401 times:
Oh yeah, I may have made a mistake, GunFighter 6. By the way, you were right. I did base my assumptions on nothing, I admit, except that I heard that the RR Trents have proven to be more reliable, but that was probably false advertising which I believed to be true. Now for the mistake I made: I think what I presumed to be engine failures were fires in the cockpit. Forget my entire statement about hearing engine fires frequently. I forget that many of those were cockpit fires. There are not a huge number. If PW was an unreliable engine, no airline would select. Yet there are many airlines that do use it on the 777. If many use it, engine reliability is not a problem. So in conclusion, GunFighter 6, you are right, I am wrong. I bear no offense in these comments.
Ord777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10478 times:
Just an interesting note about UA 777's. I was on flt 945 from FRA to ORD on Dec. 22nd and mid-way through the flight the captain announced that they had concerns about the electrical system. Consequently the PVT's were shut off for the remainder of the flight and no hot food was able to be served. We almost diverted to Ottawa, Canada, but made it safely to Chicago.