Singel09 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 32458 times:
US43 to PHL returned immediately to AMS after big problems with engine #1 during the rwy 24 departure today.
Shortly after retracting the landing gear, explosions were heard and several times big flames out of engine #1. The 767-200, ship N656US, in the new colourscheme , lost altitude straight away but managed to recover, only to return directly to AMS towards Schiphol-Rijk , Amstelveen to land approximately 10 minutes later on rwy 27. Seems that no fuel was dumped, but no info on this. Aircraft is now parked at gate G07.
It was the first time I witnessed something like this ... scarey sight ...
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11214 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 32327 times:
Once again, this shows that pilots are worth every penny they're paid, and the "glorified bus driver" title is misplaced.
Can a bird strike really explode an engine like this? I worry that this is something more similar to the incident in a PHL hangar where an engine test on a 767 led to an explosion that damaged the wing and led to its write off.
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Sfilipowicz From Netherlands, joined Jul 2002, 327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 30872 times:
While working in the office, I also heard the BIG bangs, I had no idea it was an aircraft. I did take a short look outside but didn't see anything so I continued working. Must have been very shocking to see this! Especially for the passengers.
US AIRWAYS From United States of America, joined May 1999, 432 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 30557 times:
I had to run some bags to this plane last night in Philly and was standing right next to that engine for about 20 minutes talking to some friends who were about to load the flight. Definitely glad to hear they were able to get it back on the ground safely.
N612ua From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 29641 times:
I also wanted to say that is one hell of a photo. I work in CLT and saw that A/C right after the new paintjob. I am happy to hear everyone is alright. Again I will add this pilots are worth every damn penny.