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CSA Takeoff Engine Explosion At RJK  
User currently onlineTripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3394 times:
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Just reported in the morning paper:

A CSA A321, flight 8309 RJK-PRG, suffered "an engine explosion" during takeoff from RJK on the night of July 18th. After takeoff, the left engine "exploded", apparently while the a/c was still close to the ground, since the paper reports the burning fuel from the engine set off a minor fire at RJK, reducing visibility and preventing the A321 from making an emergency landing there. The crew proceeded to nearby PUY, landing with the remaining engine without mishaps. All 159 pax and 7 crew members unharmed.

Link in Croatian: http://www.jutarnji.hr/dogadjaji_dan...06,7,19,zrakoplov_nesreca,36499.jl

[Edited 2006-07-20 09:42:37]


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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

Sounds like a contained fan blade failure - the engine probably wouldnt spew burning fuel onto the ground, but there is an impressive gasous fireball usually - be surprised if it lit off some grass, but you never know I guess. There would probably be some hot bits of metal and exhaust lining ejected out from the back of the engine -perhaps thats what caused the fire?

It happens - the CFM56 is a very reliable engine, but it does happen occasionally.



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5697 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

It was this A-321, OK-CEC (ex-AC C-GKOH)


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User currently onlineTripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2839 times:
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Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 1):
Sounds like a contained fan blade failure - the engine probably wouldnt spew burning fuel onto the ground, but there is an impressive gasous fireball usually - be surprised if it lit off some grass, but you never know I guess

So far, the media is still reporting "burning fuel", however, I managed to find a pic in another paper, and indeed, what appeared to be burning was the grass to the right of the runway. However, the shot was taken from the ground and did not extend enough to show the state of the runway. Several people I have spoken with in the past few days also point to some general blade problem as the likely cause, but nobody's hazzarding an exact guess.



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

An A321 operating from RJK? That has got to be a tight fit for the passengers inside the terminal - I have been there late last year and the airside part is just the size of a large living room.


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User currently offlinePRGLY From Czech Republic, joined Dec 2004, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Talked yesterday with mechanic who went to Pula to repair OK-CEC. According him no fuel leak, just mechanical failure of the engine, which was replaced and aircraft is in service again. Grass fire caused by hot pieces from the engine. Very hot and very dry period now in Croatia and grass around rwys not cut.


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