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Emirates A 330 Engine Cowling Damage.  
User currently offlineQslinger From India, joined Apr 2006, 261 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8556 times:

I just read this in the news paper yesterday about a incident on an in bound Emirates A330 with its engine cowling damage. This incident apprantly occurred on the 18th of October and was released by the press yesterday.

Anyone with anymore news on this? What did the investigation reveal?

Here is a an outside link to a forum that mentions this incident.

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=248980

Pictures:

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/4796/image000va2.jpg
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3654/image002fn7.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98001721@N00/

Anyinfo would be appreciated.

[Edited 2006-11-05 15:18:14]


Raj Koona
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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8486 times:

Thanks for the post and pictures.

Seems to be a lot of damage there to the engine.

The flight was EK038 from BHX which was scheduled to arrive at 07:25; two class A330-200.

Glad to hear the aircraft and PAX landed safely at DXB after the initial go-around.

It was an object of the engine that came un-attached and caused the damage.

Any idea of the exact aircraft involved?

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8417 times:

Thank goodness the incident ended safely  Smile

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Any idea of the exact aircraft involved?

Looking at the nose gear door, I'm guessing A6-EKZ  Smile


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User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8283 times:
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discussed in tech forums Trent Fan Blade Failure. (by BOE773 Oct 22 2006 in Tech Ops)

User currently offlineAwthompson From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 498 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7944 times:

I read a few threads on other sites. At first most people said that it was an uncontained engine failure, ie. a main fan blade becoming detached and exiting through the cowling. Some people who should know better started to quote technical garb in an attempt to explain this.

This led to the usual childish Rolls-Royce versus GE reliability arguments with each side quoting statistics and past events.

All the time I could see (my personal opinion of course) that this could not have been caused by a main fan blade failure as the damage is well forward of the main fan disk.

There are hints on other sites that the failure was not the actual engine but something to do with an anti icing pnuematics failure causing the cowling to disintegrate.


User currently offlineKesbe From Maldives, joined Nov 2006, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6903 times:

wow! looks scary... wonder what happened exactly? sad to see EK hurt Sad


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User currently offlineAeroplan73 From Canada, joined May 2006, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6875 times:

Very fortunate that it blew out away from the airframe.


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12872 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5526 times:
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Quoting Trex8 (Reply 3):
discussed in tech forums Trent Fan Blade Failure. (by BOE773 Oct 22 2006 in Tech Ops)

Gosh, BOE773 dissing a RR engine? Surely not. sarcastic 

It's clear from the last set of pictures in the last link in the OP, that all the fan blades are intact. That, plus the fact the damage is in front of the fan suggests this damage was not directly caused by the engine.



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