Vivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 547 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 14550 times:
Had a chance to witness the emergency landing of Jet Airways flight 9W-117 at BOM last Sunday. The aircraft in question - an Airbus A340 was flying the LHR-BOM sector and apparently developed problems in one of its engines.
N600RR From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9116 times:
Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 1): I'm not an engine expert, but I'd be willing to say that you captured a bird in front of the number 4 engine...that's based on the other bird flying below the plane in the picture...
Unless there is some other explanation, I tend to agree.
Quoting Vivekman2006 (Reply 2): It would be too much of a coincidence to click a bird nicely centered inside the engine housing, wouldn't it?
No. But, it would demonstrate some very impressive photography skills...
"And the fluffy white lines that the airplane leaves behind are drifting right in front of the waning of the moon" -Cake
TrevD From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7705 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4): Difficult to tell from the Distance.But #4 does not seem to be Windmilling & the odd shape in front of the Spinner is confusing.
Anyone aware of the Snag
Think MEL has it right here... What appears to be a odd shape in front of the spinner is actually the stripe that is painted on the spinner - seems unusual and odd to see it this way in flight but that is what the fan/spinner look like when not rotating. Curious what would seize up the engine like that and stop it from windmilling.
Vivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 547 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6263 times:
This was positively not a bird. I confirmed this with my cousin, who was spotting with me at the time. Also, if you zoom into the pic and observe closely, you can see that the white "patch" appears to be inside the engine housing and bang in the center of the housing. Strange!
The only pic which comes close to this is here, where you can see the black-white stripes on the spinner cone: