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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2049 posts, RR: 22
Posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

While gazing at DC-11's and L10-11's, I started wondering about engines perched on tails. I've also read about emergency situations where the two engines on the wings failed and the third engine proved to be a life-saver. Does anyone know what person was first responsible for the radical idea of putting an engine above the fuselage? Was it a Boeing engineer? A Lockheed engineer? Do we have his/her name?


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User currently offlineB767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

I don't have the answer you're looking for, but here's a few corrections:

#1 : It's DC10, or MD11, or the few MD10 that Fedex has.
#2 : The L-1011's #2 engine is located directly behind the fuselage, not above, the S-duct feeds #2 with air.
#3 : I don't recall any situations where #2 was the only surviving engine, however, it did cause UA232 to lose all hydroulics.

If I have to guess, I'd guess Hawker Siddeley with the Trident, or Boeing with the 727.

Tony,
B767-400er


User currently offlineB767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

BTW, they're both fed by S-ducts, if you're looking for straight throughs, I'd say DC-10.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Tony,
B767-400er


User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2049 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 996 times:

Gosh, why did I say DC-11? Dumb. I knew better.


II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2049 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 983 times:

In 1977, Delta flight 1080, an L10-11, had a bearing break, jamming the left elevator in the up position. Capt. Jack McMahan eventually had to cut power to the two wing engines because he was climbing at too steep an angle. He used the third engine nearly exclusively to get to LAX and land safely.


II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineB767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 968 times:

I stand corrected. Thanks for bring this incident to my attention.

Tony,
B767-400er


User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 923 times:

It's not the third engine it's the second.

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