Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3298 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, 2159 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2647 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, 2688 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2287 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, 1419 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2187 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]