FlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 16953 times:
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 7): Did you hear the "expert commentator" on Fox News?
The 747 is built to take-off and fly on 1 engine
The 747 cannot dump fuel
Wow, that's good reporting... where do they find these 'experts?' I'd be surprised if there were a 4 engine airplane anywhere that could take off and fly on one engine, that's just common sense right there. 747 can fly, but not appreciably climb, on two, is my understanding, however takeoff requires all 4.
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 13): Laurie Dhue just said that "because they are going to China and it is a long flight, the pilots would like to have all the engines running."
Hahaha, that is very true. British Airways has kept on trucking on its flights when one engine goes out, just keep on cruising with 3, it happens. 3 works, they'd just rather have 4, you know? Hahaha
"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15362 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 16910 times:
...fortunately us A.netters know the truth more than most of those so-called "experts".....
.....I'm glad it landed safely and no one was hurt..a "blown" engine which could have caused ancillary damage could have been a bit more terrible...
Norcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1475 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 16815 times:
UA had another engine failure on a ORD-NRT 744 yesterday (Thur). They were over WA state when one engine went tech and they diverted to SFO. They put pax in hotels and departed again this morning using a Star Alliance painted UA 744 (Don't know if UA has one of those but that what I was told) I heard all this from my best friend who was on the plane and I talked to him when he boarded at ORD and was telling him about Channel 9 which he apparently enjoyed since he had never heard of it. He called me 5 hours later and my statement was they must have been flying Super-sonic speed if they made it to NRT in 5 hours...lol.
LTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14286 posts, RR: 47
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 16799 times:
Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 20): Agreed that this is a non-event. One shut down engine on a 747 is not the biggest deal in the world. Bloody hell iagine iof it were a twin, the media would have a field day!
Indeed. Let's remember BA when they flew their 747s as TriJets.