Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2735 times:
Take a look at this photo. Is flying a 747 without one engine OK ??. I know you can do ferry flights with a engine out but with the entire engine missing !!!!!!. Just hope one of the other three don't die I guess !
Gmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2158 posts, RR: 22 Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
No you can not take off with only one engine, you have to have two working engines to take off.....this is a by memory and its not to good, but I believe that you can not transport passengers without having all engines operational.....again....i remember reading this before?
PW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 1983 posts, RR: 10 Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1724 times:
Holy cow!! Now this gives new meaning to captains transmission to ATC: "Center: We like to declare an emergency, we just lost an engine...".
Seen five engines under a 747, but only three...
Anyway, if the engine is inoperative for the complete [ferry] flight, why don't just get rid of it... It's only ballast and drag, no use carring it around. Won't be too much of a problem to trim a 747 with one engine missing, especially if its the inboard engine. Several 737 landed safely with an engine fallen off the aircraft...
Lift off might be somewhat of an experiance considering untrimmed rolling moment though...
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Vc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1382 posts, RR: 17 Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1624 times:
All 4 engined aircraft can get clearance to 3-engine ferry aircraft normally to the nearest base where repairs can be carried out. Only the minimum crew can be on board and stringent extra preflight checks have to be carried out. I must say it is more normal to do a 3-engine ferry with all 4 engines attached even if only 3 are working.
This picture jogged my memory and I found a picture in my Lockheed Constellation book of a Pan Am
Constellation 049 back in the late 1940's .It's No 4 engine caught fire in flight and eventually dropped off,and after the aircraft had landed it was decided to remove the rest of the nacelle an fair in the wing. The aircraft was then flown back to Lockheed's factory on the west coast for repairs. I would have included the picture but being an old hydraulic and engine oil man I am not that clever with these electronic things [Sorry]