richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4137 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 19514 times:
Quoting don (Thread starter):
It is unclear how many passengers were on board but the A330 aircraft can take about 200 people.
I guess it is sort of irrelevant if the plane landed safely and there were no reported injuries. Thank goodness that is the case.
This sounds like a serious incident but also one that is relatively routine. Engine failures, while extremely rare, are considered routine and pilots are constantly prepared for an engine-out situation. By itself, that's not news (although I'd just as well prefer not to experience such an event.) An engine "fire", depending on exactly what that means, could obviously be a lot more serious.
The fact that pax alight the plane with stair instead of slide told us that by the time the plane touch down, the engine problem has been well taken care of by the Captain after it is being shut down. Some how sometimes a kid could indicate spark as a flame, for if there is really a flame other passengers must have seen it clearly.
Oh boy. Daily Mail reader comments - an outpost of undiluted f***wittery.
I suspect that it's another Fan Blade problem - RR seems to have had a spate of them in the past few years. Whether that's an indication of a common cause or people just seeing patterns in random events...I don't know. Interesting story, but not really a major news story. My experience is that RR will keep the operators informed, and act in a sensible manner, but I doubt if there will be much that makes its way into a public forum.
macsog6 From Singapore, joined Jan 2010, 497 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9471 times:
Wonder how the Australian media will blame this on QF. The knowledge shown by the media is describing commercial aircraft is really quite poor. Local TV news in SFO reported the LH A380 as Boeing's newest aircraft.
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25 Baroque: Fan blades or IPT lubrication? Probably not the same! What were the blade problems?
26 tonyban: Just the saw the story on Yahoo.Com. They're slideshow shows a picture of 777 landing...go figure !!!
27 PolymerPlane: This is what the statement said : I interpret it as the aircraft landed, met by fire services, sparks were observed and doused by the fire extiguishe
28 oldtimer: An engine will carry on rotating even after shutdown as it windmills, even after landing. If you think that is a lot of water, search for the AA B767
29 zeke: Those two big long things in the photos distributing water/foam are called a fire hoses, not an extinguisher. I would not be surprised if "fire fight
30 Starlionblue: Don't look at it! It will melt your brain! The picture captions are no prize either.
31 arzenal: Boy the A330 sure is having a bad run lately huh?