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LCY Aircraft Engine Fire  
User currently offlineBA677 From UK - England, joined Jan 2012, 74 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

London city airport was closed for a short time this afternoon. A Swiss plane ( LX ) had engine troubles just before the take of role and pax was evacuated. Airport now open again.

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www.ibtimes.co.uk/london-city-airpor...s-air-plane-triggers-alert-1442164

[Edited 2014-03-27 10:36:09]

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User currently offlineliquidair From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

apparently it exploded- although i'm sure it was just a contained failure.

who makes the engines on those planes?


User currently offlinesandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1201 times:
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Exploding engine a minor technical incident?! 20 seconds more we'd been in the air“@PTBMade: @LondonCityAir ahem "minor technical incident""

Typically sensationalist reporting, quoting a passenger on the flight. Ok LCY is a STOL airport but get a grip, those other three engines on the RJ would have saved you!   

Seems like a contained failure or compressor stall. Slow news day.

Sandyb123



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