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9W 117 Emergency Landing At BOM - Incident + Pics  
User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14084 times:

Hi All,

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.

Here are a couple of pics I clicked:


MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Vivek Manvi
MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Vivek Manvi



In the first picture, you can clearly make out something wrong with the outer starboard engine. Engine experts, can anyone make out what's wrong here?

P.S. I could not post these pics on Airliners.net due to quality issues. Sad

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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1983 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14018 times:

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...

JSD



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User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13976 times:

Nope, it was not a bird, that I can vouch for sure! It would be too much of a coincidence to click a bird nicely centered inside the engine housing, wouldn't it?

User currently offlineEMAlad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13976 times:

It depends when he declared the emergency. Was it on finals or further out?

To me it looked like the engine was shut down, but I don't know that much lol


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13871 times:

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.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2893 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13814 times:

Good job mate, pity that the pic had quality issues.

Karan


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 13356 times:

These pics were taken near Saki Naka? The white object is unlikely anything wrong with the engine and I also THINK that its a bird. Anyway, thats my two naye paisa!


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User currently offlineSquawk0303 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 13116 times:

any updates on this?

User currently offlineN600RR From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8650 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... bigthumbsup  wink 



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7313 times:

Vivek.Do you remember noticing a Bird whie Focusssing on the 1st Pic.Its tough to Identify what that patch could be.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTrevD From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 336 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7239 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.

Trev


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6479 times:

Quoting TrevD (Reply 10):
Curious what would seize up the engine like that and stop it from windmilling.

Bearing Failure would cause that... If it is, this will be the 2nd 9W engine to loose a bearing in as many months!



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User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5797 times:

Hi All,

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:


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Photo © Danny Fritsche - Airplanespotters



There is no word from Jet Airways on the cause of the engine failure.


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