Pilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13037 times:
The thrust reverser nozzle of a Northwest DC-10 engine fell off after takeoff from MSP on Saturday afternoon. The part came off of a DC-10 flying to HNL as flight 97. It landed in a field in Inver Grove Heights (southwest of the airport) where it was found by a civilian who in turn called the police.
KhenleyDIA From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 425 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12937 times:
Oops! I knew I should put that screw back in instead of go to lunch.
Fortunately no one was hurt and it didn't cause any problems with the plane. I wonder if they are going to ground their DC-10s until they figure it out.
It makes you wonder how often parts fall off planes in flight. Most of the areas planes fly over aren't populated, which means no one would notice, until the plane landed. Unless of course it was critical to the plane. Like say, and engine?
Why sit at home and do nothing when you can travel the world.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4106 posts, RR: 38 Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12838 times:
Oh man...no problem for a 747-436. Well what about a -451? Nerd.
Things come off occasionally... part of an engine cowling will cause some bumpiness from the drag...but its not that big of an issue. The CRJ that i fly can have a thrust reverser actually deploy at V1 and continue the takeoff without any real issue.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7195 posts, RR: 29 Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12756 times:
Yes a Kalitta 747 had an engine fall off over Lake Michigan, they knew they lost it so they diverted to DTW instead of YIP.
Please, this happens more than you people even thing to ANY aircraft type at ANY airline. NW had a 744 lose a panel over SE Michigan after takeoff from DTW. I've heard of AA MD-80's losing a part or two. One of AirTran's wet-leased A320's lost an engine cowling in-flight. This DC-10 lost part of a thrust reverser.
btw, KLMA330, NW is replacing the DC-10's, hence all the new A330's. New aircraft take to be delivered, but by the end of 2007, NW will have a fleet of 32 A330's, and the DC-10's will be pretty much gone.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12628 times:
Quoting GoCOgo (Reply 1): Good thing the Concorde wasn't following it.
Ha Ha, not to make light of the tragic loss of that aircraft and it's passengers and crew - but I was thinking the same thing - wondering "When are the French gonna Sue Northwest?"
A Cargo 747 (can't remember the carrier) lost an engine on climb out over ANC several years ago. Amazing what a PW JT9D can do to someone's back yard from a few thousand feet . . . amazingly it fell relatively intact.
Coronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1092 posts, RR: 2 Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 12389 times:
We have friends enjoying an extra day in Hawaii since the return flight did not leave!! Too bad the parts got dinged when landing on the farm field in Inver Grove Heights. Could have always fedexed them to HNL to be reattached!
The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
Mikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1381 posts, RR: 8 Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12083 times:
Luckily--and I mean luckily--flights today were taking off towards the southeast. Using an approximate distance from the actual drop spot to, say, one of a northwesterly location, that -10 would've definitely hit something or someone unless it managed to land in Lake of the Isles or Lake Calhoun! As if this situation isn't a PR black mark for NW enough, if a 200-lb reverse thruster would've dropped in one of Minneapolis's recreational lakes, there'd be some serious gnashing of teeth.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7195 posts, RR: 29 Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 12024 times:
Oh come on, this is by no reason to ground the DC-10's, as I said it happens to all aircaft, at all airlines....let the investigation reveal truely what happened and to determine if it was anyone's fault or not.
As a black eye, its like everything else, in one ear and out the other......people have very short memories.