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User currently offlineOldtimer From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 191 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8786 times:

Have just picked this up on BBC, see link.
Anyone with further info

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/7333986.stm

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User currently offlineRicciPettit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8772 times:

The article speaks of flames and people saying they saw flashing lights.

Compressor stall?


User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8635 times:

Can a 737 dump fuel as the article states.?


John Hancock
User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8494 times:



Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 2):
Can a 737 dump fuel as the article states.?

No. The pilot was circeling to burn fuel (not by the fire mind you) not dump it.

Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 1):
Compressor stall?

Also a clanky noise, IMHO compressor stall sounds about right.



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User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8452 times:



Quoting Kappel (Reply 3):
No

Thought that, Thanks



John Hancock
User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8406 times:



Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 4):
Thought that, Thanks

No prob. Was it a 737 anyway? Could've been an a319 too of course. But they also can't dump fuel, so that doesn't matter. Love the article though...

Quote:
"After a couple of seconds you realised that there were flames coming out. People started shouting, and we were just hanging on for grim death."

Granted, the pilots should have informed the pax that there's an engine fire and everything will be ok, but I guess they were a bit busy managing the situation. But "hanging on for grim death" is a bit much IMHO.



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User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8365 times:



Quoting Kappel (Reply 5):
No prob. Was it a 737 anyway?

The article says 737 but then thats probably not very trust worthy.



John Hancock
User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 8254 times:



Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 6):
The article says 737 but then thats probably not very trust worthy.

Disgraceful! It's in the very first line and I missed it!  Sad I'll go hide in my box of shame...  boxedin 



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 8231 times:



Quoting Kappel (Reply 7):
Disgraceful! It's in the very first line and I missed it! I'll go hide in my box of shame...

School boy error!

I heard about this earlier on in the morning but dismissed it as over-dramatic and pretty much a weak event. "The engine burst in to flames" is what the BBC reported. It wasn't hit by an Amram missile was it?  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineIncubus From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7729 times:



Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 6):
Quoting Kappel (Reply 5):
No prob. Was it a 737 anyway?

The article says 737 but then thats probably not very trust worthy.

I believe the article is correct, as Luton is still (as far as I know, but I might be wrong) a 737 base.


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7681 times:

I see that the passengers said there was a lack of information very soon after the event, of course there was, the pilots were busy with the problem!

User currently offlineJER757 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7543 times:



Quoting Incubus (Reply 9):
I believe the article is correct, as Luton is still (as far as I know, but I might be wrong) a 737 base.

For the most part yep it is I believe.

Do the passengers expect to be told straight away their was a problem? I'm guessing the guys up front were a wee bit busy, but sure they were told in time.



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User currently offlineNEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4612 times:

Am i mistaken in thinking that an engine fire can be extinguished?

I would have normally expected to hear from a situation like this that a fire had taken place and was quickly extinguished after which fuel was dumped and an emergency landing took place. Most of what i read online regarding this is that the engine was on fire and no suggestion that it was put out....

Any views?



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User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4430 times:



Quoting NEMA (Reply 12):
Am i mistaken in thinking that an engine fire can be extinguished?

Well, if it was a compressor stall, the engine is not technically on fire. It is just air going in the wrong direction, and the fuel/air mix shoooting out of the engine. Looks dramatic, but it isn't that much of a big deal.

Happened to a GSM flight out of SFB a few months ago, plane circled overhead to burn fuel, and the plane landed, to much fanfare in the local press. Blew it totally out of proportion.

I would have expected the tabloids to pick up on this, and point out how dangerous flying an LCC is!


User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

Yeah - Looks to be a compressor stall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compressor_stall


User currently offlineOldtimer From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2884 times:



Quoting NEMA (Reply 12):
Am i mistaken in thinking that an engine fire can be extinguished?

I would have normally expected to hear from a situation like this that a fire had taken place and was quickly extinguished after which fuel was dumped and an emergency landing took place. Most of what i read online regarding this is that the engine was on fire and no suggestion that it was put out....

Any views?

An extinguisher only puts out a fire in the "cold section" of the engine, usually those components that are housed in the forward cowling area of the engine. A hot component engine fire is extinguished by turning off the fuel to the engine.
B737, as mentioned in previous posts cannot dump fuel.
In addition, the fire detection system is also in the cold section of the engine, the pilot would see from his instruments that there was a hot section fire and take appropiate action.
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