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AI 77W Engine Damage In JFK  
User currently offlineJfklucky777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 71 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8780 times:

Sorry if this was posted before but I saw a badly damaged AI 77W engine cowling yesterday afternoon and forgot to share the info with everyone! This evening coming back to work, I noticed it wasn't at T4 anymore so it must have been moved to a hangar. Now I can't take a picture of it  Angry

From sources at T4 it seems that the engine was damaged when it was taxiing into the gate. It seems that the engine went under the jet bridge! The top of the first portion of the cowling was cut and bent upwards!

Anyone know what hangar it's in? I'll try and get a picture of the damage tomorrow night when I go back to work.

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User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 527 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8387 times:



Quoting Jfklucky777 (Thread starter):
Sorry if this was posted before but I saw a badly damaged AI 77W engine cowling yesterday afternoon

Did you happen to see the aircraft registration?


User currently offlineZWZWUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8368 times:

Will this a/c be spending the week in the same hangar as the DL 77L?  Wink

~Tim Big grin



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User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7978 times:



Quoting Jfklucky777 (Thread starter):
seems that the engine went under the jet bridge!

now whos gonna get sacked.... the jet bridge operator or .............


User currently offlineHonza From Czech Republic, joined May 2005, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6452 times:



Quoting Vivekman2006 (Reply 1):
aircraft registration?

VT-ALM (according to PLANES.CZ)


User currently offlineAT777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5574 times:

what happened to the Delta 77L?

User currently offlineZWZWUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4314 times:



Quoting AT777 (Reply 5):

I don't really know. All I know is that in another thread they were making some big deal about a Delta 77L or 77E (didn't read enough to find out which they decided on) being in an AA hangar in JFK this week.

~Tim  Smile



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User currently offlineZWZWUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4138343/

Here is the thread.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

From your description looks like Nose cowl damage.
sad case.
Hopefully its gets back flying soon.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Landed in JFK last friday and was wondering why there are 2 AI 777 at the airport


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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2306 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3422 times:



Quoting Soups (Reply 9):
wondering why there are 2 AI 777 at the airport

There are usually 3 AI 777s at JFK. 2 777-200LRs from the nonstop BOM and DEL flights, and 1 777-300ER from the one stop flight via LHR.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3132 times:



Quoting Jfklucky777 (Thread starter):

Anyone know what hangar it's in? I'll try and get a picture of the damage tomorrow night when I go back to work.

Any pics?
regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3064 times:



Quoting ZWZWUnited (Reply 6):
77E

The ER no longer flies in/out of JFK since the LRs came online. Soon, DL will end 777 flying in/out of JFK altogether (pending of course any new destinations of course, i.e. JFKNRT).

As for the LR in the AA hangar, it was in for scheduled/periodic maintenance. Nothing to write home about. An aircraft in the hangar doesn't necessarily mean something is broken.


User currently offlineHonza From Czech Republic, joined May 2005, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2873 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):
Any pics?

I already gave you link guys, here you go again:

http://www.planes.cz/en/photo/103891...ndia-aic-ai-new-york-jfk-jfk-kjfk/


User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2823 times:
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Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 10):
There are usually 3 AI 777s at JFK. 2 777-200LRs from the nonstop BOM and DEL flights, and 1 777-300ER from the one stop flight via LHR.

The one-stop has been discontinued so just two now.


User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2848 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2662 times:



Quoting Honza (Reply 13):
I already gave you link guys, here you go again:

http://www.planes.cz/en/photo/103891...kjfk/

Thanks! It looks as if the damage is limited to the intake (nose) cowl which makes for a semi-easy swap once they have the cowl available and can contract the crew to replace it (I am guessing they will use the AA hangar since they are one of the only MX centers that I can think of here at JFK that would regularly have the tooling/equipment to swap out 777 stuff). That will be a costly component repair on the cowl though...always sad to see ground damage like this.  cry 



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User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1333 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Nevermind. Blah Blah.

[Edited 2008-09-11 12:58:26]

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Nose Cowl would prabably be replaced in a couple of hrs.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineZWZWUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2184 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 12):
The ER no longer flies in/out of JFK since the LRs came online. Soon, DL will end 777 flying in/out of JFK altogether (pending of course any new destinations of course, i.e. JFKNRT).

As for the LR in the AA hangar, it was in for scheduled/periodic maintenance. Nothing to write home about. An aircraft in the hangar doesn't necessarily mean something is broken.

Like I said, I didn't pay much attention to the thread. Thanks for the clarification though!  Smile

~Tim Big grin



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