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Chicago Bulls Plane Returns To ORD  
User currently offlinePA727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 65 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9739 times:
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Interesting article on ESPN.com:

http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story...dent-chicago-bulls-borrowing-rides

Apparently The Chicago Bulls plane made a return to ORD on Sat., March 2 after encountering an engine problem on take-off. Amid the quotes of players being scared and fears of a crash, there is mention made of a potential engine backfire with no legitimate aviation claims to cite fact. Also mentioned the plane had three engines.

That leaves me with two questions:

1. Anyone out there know what actually happened?
2. Do the Bulls own their own plane? Three engines lead me to conclude it's a 727, so either they own their own or they charter from someone other than a scheduled carrier.

Would love more info on this, which isn't given in the story.

P.S., it was pretty cool of the Blackhawks hockey team and Mark Cuban to lend their planes to the Bulls. Heard Cuban on the radio the other day talking about having a lifetime AAirpass that he bought before becoming a billionaire and how he passed it on to his father. It was funny stuff. He talked about showing up at the gate one time and since he had an AAirpass, he bumped Magic Johnson from the flight.

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User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1576 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9627 times:

Well it sounds like a compressor stall which is pretty common especially on the #2 engine on the 727. Other than that, I have no idea what happened to their plane. I did fly through ORD the other night and saw one on the Signature ramp that looked like the Bulls charters 727, N17773.


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User currently offlineytib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9564 times:

The aircraft they use is owned by the Monfort's (owners of the Colorado Rockies). The Rockies have run into issues as well in the past.

User currently offlinewinstonlegthigh From United States of America, joined Nov 2012, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9120 times:

This solves the mystery of their terrible play as of late.


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User currently offlineloggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9052 times:

Yesterday, it was still sitting on the ramp outside one of the AA hangars adjacent to taxiway E.


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User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8825 times:

Quoting cited article (Thread starter):
a couple people saw flames and sparks and stuff flying out [while looking out of] the window.

How are the passengers aboard the a/c seeing flames and sparks flying out on a 727? This isn't adding up.



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User currently offlineEaglePower83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7633 times:

Quoting Monorail (Reply 5):
How are the passengers aboard the a/c seeing flames and sparks flying out on a 727? This isn't adding up.

Maybe it was one of the engines by the rear windows?


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2991 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6909 times:
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Quoting EaglePower83 (Reply 6):
Maybe it was one of the engines by the rear windows?

Or maybe bar service started early...   



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User currently offlineinfiniti329 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6640 times:

Maybe its time get a 737

User currently offlinen797mx From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6213 times:

Quoting Monorail (Reply 5):
How are the passengers aboard the a/c seeing flames and sparks flying out on a 727? This isn't adding up.

I saw a NW DC-9 a few years ago have a compressor stall and flames shot out the front, see this video too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQWYhsYfMxE



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User currently offlinecaptainstefan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4745 times:

Quoting ytib (Reply 2):
The aircraft they use is owned by the Monfort's (owners of the Colorado Rockies). The Rockies have run into issues as well in the past.

So what happens during the overlap of basketball and baseball season, seeing as this plane is used by the Rockies and the Bulls? I expect the Bulls end up on the short end and have to charter a seperate aircraft.



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User currently offlinevegas005 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4685 times:

More money than God and flying on an old 727...makes no sense.

User currently offlinetb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1576 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

Quoting Monorail (Reply 5):
How are the passengers aboard the a/c seeing flames and sparks flying out on a 727? This isn't adding up.

That's what you see when it compressor stalls. In my 1200 hours and counting flying the 3-holer, I've had #2 cough on me two separate times but we couldn't see it up front except on the engine gauges. You sure can hear it boom and it shakes the plane a bit. It is very possible they could have a sick motor on one of the pod engines and it would be even more obvious to passengers when the light popped right by their window.



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