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Aircraft Flew With Seat Belt Strapped Around Blade  
User currently offline797charter From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

The article speaks for itself:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ound-blades-leading-to-german.html

But is anyone able to tell me which aircraft or airline this is?
My guess is AN-124:
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i..._id=1126049&next_id=1124227&size=L

but I am not sure.

Regards

Steen


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Its a 747... can't remember which airline. Definitely one I won't be flying on...

User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

I can't remember the details, but this pic has been doing the rounds for at least the 6 years I've been a member of a.net.. it's apparently an urban myth debunked by a website I can't remember. The belts were fastened around the engine during ground transport, not flight.


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User currently offlineCrazyHorse From Austria, joined Nov 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

Quoting Flyf15 (Reply 1):
Its a 747... can't remember which airline. Definitely one I won't be flying on...

China Airlines is my choice, but I´m also no really sure. I have read the story in an other forum(no aviation) from a cook in the First Class Lounge at FRA.


User currently offlineFloris From Netherlands, joined Jun 2003, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

I've seen those pictures 5 years ago already. The story is fake.

User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24732 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Thread on the same topic going
Chinese Airline Serious Engine Problem (by LHRneighbour Feb 6 2007 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Quoting TG992 (Reply 2):
The belts were fastened around the engine during ground transport, not flight.



Quoting Floris (Reply 4):
The story is fake.

OK here are the facts. Look at the picture:

Big version: Width: 445 Height: 297 File size: 15kb


The engine is OBVIOUSLY fodded out, and inoperable. Seatbelt sections are wrapped through the fans, and through the stages of the engine to keep the fan stationary during flight. This is a VERY common practice.

Recently we had a 727 sling a blade in flight. No big deal - it happens from time to time. Aircraft landed at it's destination, and the engine was examined. Extensive blade damage was found, so we "strapped" the engine (it was in the #2 position), and ferried it to a station that could accomplish the engine change.

So the question is - why strap an engine? Well, if you look at the photos, you'll see all kinds of carnage in that engine. Pieces missing, bent blades, etc. Lots of damage. Engines cost a lot of money - you want to limit the damage done to them. You do NOT want to just let it spin while ferrying it to an engine change. A 400 mph breeze will get that engine spinning EXTREMELY fast, and will do further damage. So - you strap it, lock the blades into position, and use a little rudder enroute to the engine change.

No big deal here people, this is a standard procedure. And no, you are NOT likely to see this on a passenger airline, as they would not carry pax during a ferry flight anyway.

Drew



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User currently offline797charter From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 2627 times:

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 6):
No big deal here people, this is a standard procedure. And no, you are NOT likely to see this on a passenger airline, as they would not carry pax during a ferry flight anyway.

I am sure you are right, - and FI has now remowed the article too!



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