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Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)  
User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18363 times:

I was surfing this crappy Italian news site when i came across this picture (look to the bottom right of the page) of an engine missing the reverse cowling... is it a real one to you?

Sorry if this is an old story, mods feel free to delete this thread.

http://www.tgcom.it/tgtech/articoli/articolo245537.shtml#

Edited typo.

[Edited 2005-03-07 21:50:58]


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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5110 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18257 times:

Looks real to me. Someone probably had a camera handy when the cowling flew off.

Reminds of when an Ozark DC-9 lost a cowling over Illinois somewhere. Landed safely, but I remember the photos in the paper...looked alot like that.



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18215 times:

http://www.tgcom.it/bin/498.%24plit/orig_C_0_articolo_245537_listatakes_itemTake_3_immaginetake.jpg

Thats one hell of a loss of parts.



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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18190 times:

IT's real, it's off an aircraft and I remember seeing the news article somewhere, when I find it I will post it in the message. {BANGHEAD}


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18184 times:

Its real, there was story about ita while ago.


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User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18152 times:

I recall hearing the story about that awhile ago. If I remember correctly, there were a few rivets missing that allowed airflow to get under the cowling which subsequently ripped it off.

TW



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User currently offlinePeterA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18136 times:
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It's real and happened last year to an AirTran A320 just after take off. It returned safely to Atlanta. Can't remember the exact date.

Peter


User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18131 times:

Wasn't that the Air Tran (leased from RyanAir) A320?


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User currently offlineBOS2LAF From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18123 times:

It was one of the A320's AirTran wet-leased... I remember seeing it in a thread sometime this past summer I believe.

User currently offlineHr001 From Honduras, joined Nov 2004, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18094 times:

the plane was a Ryan International A-320 Operating an Airtran flight.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 18099 times:

If I remember correctly, there were a few rivets missing that allowed airflow to get under the cowling which subsequently ripped it off.

Not quite. I can't see the pic but I will assume it's the Air Tran 320.

The original cowling latches for this engine type could easily be mistaken for locked when they were not. There were a couple of incidents of cowlings coming off around rotation since the cowling was not locked. A subsequent modification to the latch design ensures that if it is not locked it will not be flush with the cowling.

[Edited 2005-03-07 22:26:21]


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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 18056 times:

Definitely real. Was an AirTran A-320 (or an A-320 flying for AirTran). Just do a search in the forums here, was discussed more than one time I think.

User currently offlineSAS-A321 From Denmark, joined Mar 2002, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 17926 times:

I think an Iberia A320 lost its engine cowl once.  wideeyed 


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User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 17831 times:

Yes, It happened last year.


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It must be scary to see the cowling fly off being up there  worried 



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 17771 times:

It must be scary, but there is no big danger unless the cowling hits the empennage or something. It's just an aerodynamic fairing and has nothing to do with structure.


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User currently offlineERJ145LR From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 17570 times:

Yeah, thats the Airtran A320, it was real, there was an earlier post about this.

User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 17406 times:

Yeah, I saw lots of original photo of the engine explosion in the jetphotos.net discussion forum. An username's father or uncle took this photo when he was on his plane.


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User currently offlineSkaggs From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 144 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 17398 times:

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20040719X01004&key=1


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User currently onlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3349 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 17294 times:

Quoting FlyboyOz (reply 16):
Yeah, I saw lots of original photo of the engine explosion in the jetphotos.net discussion forum. An username's father or uncle took this photo when he was on his plane.


It wasn't an explosion. The cowling simply flew off after not being secured properly.


User currently offlineLuis777 From Mexico, joined Aug 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 17155 times:

Yes, it's real, and what's funny?

Regards

LG


User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 13235 times:
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It is safe until you are driving down the road and a engine cowling comes heading to you.


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User currently offlineDl757Md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 12599 times:

Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (reply 0):
came across this picture (look to the bottom right of the page) of an engine missing the reverse cowling


It's actually the fan cowling not the reverser.

Dl757Md



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User currently offlineCurlyheadboy From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 12264 times:

Quoting Luis777 (reply 19):
Yes, it's real, and what's funny?


I said funny meaning "out of the ordinary", after all this is a minor incident that didn't put the safety of those onboard at risk. Didn't intend to call it laughable, just curious.



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User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 12242 times:

Quoting Dl757Md (reply 21):
It's actually the fan cowling not the reverser.



You're absolutely right, i stand corrected.



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User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7406 times:

I dont have time to look right now but if you look under my username I started the topic on this when it happened. It was some time ago and like everyone else said on a Ryan Intl. Air A320 flying under AirTran.


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25 Tomys : I cannot imagine how I'd feel to see this happening right next of me
26 BWIA330 : Hey, I remember this happening to an Skyservice A320 as well a few years ago. It made an emergency landing back in YYZ. Regards, BWIA330
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