AA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55 Posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3231 times:
I was watching the news and a 767-300 from ATL-LAS had to land at DFW because part of the cover on the top of the engine fell off. No injuries or anything... Correct me if I'm wrong, but about 10 years ago didn't a similar thing happen with a Delta 767? I thought the whole engine fell off..? Maybe just the engine cowl (spelling?)
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6290 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3057 times:
Let us not forget the time that an engine DID fall off of a Delta jet.
It was only a 737-200, though. It was here at DFW- he took off, saw the vibration indicator climb as fast as the altimiter, and then it just... fell off. They showed shots of it on the runway. Very cool. A schoolmate of mine was the daughter of the pilot of that aircraft.
And that was... nine and one half years ago. If I told you what grade I was in at the time, you would realize that I am just another college kid on this forum, so I won't tell you that.
N839MH From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3026 times:
Delta has not been having safety problems for years as you claim. Every airline has incidents regarding aircraft problems, this in no way means Delta is an unsafe airline. The B767 landed in DFW safely with no further incident.
Toxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1780 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3007 times:
Well, aside from a strip of metal on a certain runway in Paris.
Things do not cycle through a particular airline by coincidence. American's problems landing aircraft on a runway without ending up in the mud indicate a problem in crew training. US Airways was inspected very closely after losing four airplanes in a short time a few years back. Delta's problems in the '80s were also traced back to their procedures, and Northwest's pilots were found to be drunk on occasion when they had their problems. In all cases the FAA and the NTSB step in when a pattern develops. Flying an airplane is not a luck-of-the draw; when one airline seems to be having more incidents than usual, there's usually a reason...
DeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2915 times:
F-UXU- Do you work for Delta, and if so what position do you work in? Is Delta unsafe because they are cutting back on certain maintenance procedures or using archaic aircraft? I fly Delta alot and would like to know.
Vafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2916 times:
No,No,No! Delta is safe. I heard that they've grounded about a half of their 757's because of an engine problem. FAA is the one that's one safe and they make the rules about safety. They wait for an accident to ban something, or add something. Like fire detecters, they said "There is no proof of a strong enough fire to put a plane crashing to earth. This means they will wait for an acciden (many lives taken) to do that.
I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
Brentspeed From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2910 times:
A part of an engine cowl falling off isn't exactly a catastrophic failure!! Of course it shouldn't happen, but I know a 767 can fly for a time with part of a cowl missing, and as long as the pilots do their thing and no one gets hurt, it was just another day in aviation. Stuff happens, and we try to limit the bad stuff to a minimal level. People get too excited too easily and the media knows it. I don't think I will ever understand why they want to scare the public for no reason (and get them "p.o.ed" about flying by running a daily story about how horrible it is to fly these days).
Delta is tremendously safe . . . they may have their share of incidents like this, but thank goodness they are low in the major accident category in recent years . . more so than many US majors.
The whole 757 thing is in response to a directive from Pratt and Whitney who has found that a vane inside the engines of 757's has a tendency to crack. That is not a result of anything Delta or any other airline who flys Pratt's on their 757's has or hasn't done.