747Combi From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 17 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4990 times:
Hello I was loading my flight on Sunday it was around twelve thirty and I noticed an American 757 taking off as he was climbing I heard this funny noise and saw two orange fireballs shoot out the back of his #1 engine. I was wondering what could have caused it or is it something that happens reguarly?
NW747-400 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4939 times:
What you saw was definately a compressor stall, maybe caused by bird ingestion or possibly a fan blade failed and was released against the engine case. Was it raining?...Intense precipitation can also block airflow through the inlet and cause a compressor stall.
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4730 times:
After a compressor stall isn't that considered an engine failure? If not what does the a/c do on climb out. I mean with one engine gone that climb is going to be hellish. I'm surprised that the a/c didn't come back...
Filejw From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4702 times:
You may or may not know you had a compressor stall.If you happen to be looking at the EPR gauge you will see it but if its just a transient thing you may not.I'v also taken a bird thru an engine and the only way we knew was on the walk- around before the next leg.