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Spirit Jet Loses Engine Pieces Over Detroit- 7-20  
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

I just saw this on my 11:00 news- A Spirit Airlines jet Flight 1572 (I think that's what it said) made an emergency landing at DTW after it lost an engine in-flight. Also, the jet lost pieces of the engines over a neighborhood near DTW. No one hurt, although there was some minor damage to cars and a roof in the area.

Anyone know the jet type (I think MD-80), origin or any info?

Chris



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User currently offlineA330300 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Spirit Airlines - NKS 1572
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Myrtle Beach SC Jul 20 08:37 PM Detroit MI Jul 20 10:08 PM

Departed. (Aircraft: MD82) Landed


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Thanks A330300.

Anyone got any details on the problem? I have a friend flying in from Myrtle Beach on Spirit (Same flight) on tuesday.. Kinda freaked me out..

Chris



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Enginge failures happen with no predictability. Just because this happened on this flight does not indicate that Spirit has bad maintenance.

I am not saying you are wrong to be freaked out. Nor am I saying "don't worry be happy". I am just saying that engine failures happen. Look at United 282. Had nothing to do with United's maintenance, or even GE's assembly. Having said that, the finger has been pointed at both of those companies...

Anyhow, I hope your friend has a safe two engined flight!!!

Randy


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Thanks AA737-823, that helped.  Smile

I will be the first to say (in this thread at least) that Spirit is an excellent airline, as they offer low fares, direct flights and wonderful service on their flights. If I needed to fly somewhere and it was at the last minute (TPA being the probable location) it would be Spirit.

Chris



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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5046 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week ago) and read 2380 times:

I saw some video of it and the falling engine piece fell on & smashed the back window of someone's car!!!

Some kids were gathering up little pieces - lookin for nuts and bolts - ...almost like an easter egg hunt!


Kinda Scary!

"Uh, honey, better come take a look at the car...remember that jet that passed over the house earlier? Um..well.....you better come see this!!"



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

How do pieces or an actual turbofan detatch from the wings? There was a KLM flight maybe a year ago on a 747 that had its engine actually fall off in flight. Makes you wonder... winshield companies will make lots of $$$ if this keeps up!  Wink/being sarcastic

-Notar520AC



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User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Anybody know which aircraft this was? Spirit has 10 MD-82 one that was built in china. I believe that plane is the only Eastern built airliner in service in the United States.


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User currently offlineBangsmic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

I work in detroit and and got to take a look at the engine in question. Although I am not a mechanic, it was evident the failure occurred prior to the last set of fan blades. I could see where the debris passed through them and caused damage.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

What is going on with the P&W JT8D series engines on the MD-80 lately? Last week a few TWA MD-80s had some engine problems in flight and had to make emergency landings.

User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

TEDSKI, I was wondering the same thing...

User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

TWA has had 4 incidents involving uncontrolled engine failures... 2 on flights from San Jose, Cali, one from Miami (showered a parking lot with pieces from the engine) and the other was a flight from Phoenix I think. Unusual thing is most of these happened in a few week's time.

Nate


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Does anyone know which community near DTW where the engine fell? I didn't hear it on the news for some reason and I live near Detroit

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3811 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

I think the debris landed in Dearborn Heights, from what this article from The Detroit News says.

Jet debris hits town near Detroit Metro
Engine fails over Dearborn Heights with 92 on board
07/22/2001

http://archives.californiaaviation.org/airport/msg16149.html

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineHypermike From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1001 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

http://www.avweb.com/articles/gobad/

When good engines go bad...


User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

Cool link, Hyper. Looks like it was fairly well contained, though.

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