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Screwdriver Left In The Engine?  
User currently offlineKatwspotter From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 217 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Can anybody confirm that it was a screwdriver that ruined the engine on N519LR, a Mesa CRJ-700. Its been so far fixed and sitting here in ATW for a few days now. Speculation has it that it was a screwdriver left in the number 1 engine. Upon take off from O'Hare enroute to Appleton, the pilots noticed a vibration but continued on into Appleton. When they arrived, the number 1 engine fan blades were obliterated and has been stuck here ever since. Like I said, the new engine is on and they have been testing it but just wondering if the speculated cause is correct.


A/C I have worked in ATW - SF340 E145 CRJ2/7/9 DC93/4/5 A319/20 MD83 B738 B752/3 B763/4 A333
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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1564 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Sounds fishy. A screwdriver left in the inlet would go through the fan at startup and probably not cause a whole lot of damage. It is possible though that said damage could have caused further damage at high power settings thus "obliterating" the fan. Of course this is just speculation.


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