Rough translation, Flight IB 432, an A320 - not sure which one at the moment - lost the engine cowl in flight about 15 minutes after takeoff around 7 this morning. It returned safely to Madrid where the passengers were put aboard another aircraft and sent on their way, albeit a couple of hours late.
744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5101 times:
I had flown on this particular aircraft. It was very noisy, especially the engines. The take-off was really scary, the whole plne shook, and when it landed, I thought the wings blew out. But while in air I didn't feel anything.
Stefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5018 times:
@744, in Europe we have very restrictive rules concerning aircraft noise , esp. for take off and landing. I am sure the manifacturer is doing a good job in this. And the best aircraft of the world is not that noisy? lllolll
Qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2342 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4929 times:
Fly727... funny you mention the VAE2500s. At Reno Air we had an MD-90 (which also uses the V2500s) enroute from ORD to RNO lose an access panel cover on the number one engine. Nobody knew it until ATC at RNO informed the cockpit they were missing a piece of their engine. Who knows where it flew off! It's probably sitting in some farm in the midwest!
If you look closely at the picture below, just aft of the MD-90 decal on the engine their are two small access panel covers, one in front of the other. It was one of these that was lost during the flight. Obviously there was no ill affect since the pilots weren't aware of it until ATC in RNO made notice.