Halophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12080 times:
I remember seeing that the morning of 9/11 during the live telecast. Absolutely terrible memories of that day. RIP all who perished. But I do remember the news reporter saying that it was an engine. IIRC this was a few blocks away from the WTC. So sad...
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11971 times:
Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 2): The diameter doesn't look big enough for an engine
It's part of the core engine, my guess part of the hot section. You need to remember when you see pictures of an intact engine it has all the fan section, accessory section, by pass sections and bleed air plumbing attached which makes it look much bigger. All that has been ripped away leaving just the core. Like the AE3007 on the ERJ.. I was shocked at how small it really is with all that removed. Like 50% smaller...!!
[Edited 2005-10-09 05:07:52]
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
GEnxPower From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 11794 times:
I disgaree. I think it is the engine core of the 767.
My guess :
What we are looking at right in the middle, the smaller protruding ring, is the centerline HP Shaft (for high power spool). And you can see little hooks just around it which I would guess are fuel nozzles for the combustor. And we are looking right before first stage HPT turbine, right at turbine inlet.
Many of you have said it looks small, but I think it is becuase we are only looking at the core and not at the entire engine. The Fan, which is the 80% of the engine's size is probably bigger and is missing from this. It looks about the size of the core. Turbofan with bypass ratio of 6 or 7 would have a core(high pressure system) this size I believe.
I don't believe APU has that much cooling holes around combustor regions.
RedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4463 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 11760 times:
I remember reading a chronology of the events of that day. I remember at one point of the account it described how one of the engines from Flight 11 passed through the North Tower and followed a trajectory that brought it down several blocks away at the corner of an intersection where it killed a pedestrian. My guess is this picture is of that engine (or what remains of it).
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 11712 times:
Quoting EMBQA (Reply 9): It's part of the core engine, my guess part of the hot section. You need to remember when you see pictures of an intact engine it has all the fan section, accessory section, by pass sections and bleed air plumbing attached which makes it look much bigger.
I had considered that, but it still looked small. That is, until I found this photo (which includes a human being) that gives the pictures some comparable scales.
Uadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 11551 times:
Quoting Aviation (Reply 10): Quoting Uadc8contrail (Reply 5):
part of the the main landing gear
How do you figure MLG!
Id say its what i said above of the APU it is a small jet engine and this is probably it!
if your going to quote me....quote the entire text i wrote.....im from the art bell school of conspiracy so get a life ok....it does look like from the PICTURE that IT could have come from the mlg hub...but since im just a clerk at quiktrip that spots on the weekend at gyr then im not in the same caliber as your grade school caliber a/p license that you picked up at in&out at lax
USAF336TFS From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1445 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11068 times:
It's the engine core.. Found 5 blocks away from the WTC site. It's from the second 767 aircraft that hit the south tower. Was hauled away 9/12 and is being treated as evidence in the crimminal cases pending.
336th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB
777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 880 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10466 times:
Quoting GEnxPower (Reply 11): And you can see little hooks just around it which I would guess are fuel nozzles for the combustor. And we are looking right before first stage HPT turbine, right at turbine inlet.
Fuel nozzles wouldn't look like that for a 767 turbine.
Fuel nozzles run parallel to the airflow.
They may well could have been bleed air or cooling air for the turbine blades.
Pilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8345 times:
Just looking through the rest of the photos, there is one very interesting one of a load of baggage containers stacked up on top of each other under the FDR, obviously they have been collected from around the area and stored, but the very fact that so many of the survived largely intact is quite amazing when you consider the destruction that went on that day.