Buff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted
Tue Mar 14 2000 03:00:32 UTC (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 764 times:
Looks like torching on engine start. Nice when it happens: you don't need a flash on your camera!!
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5068 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted
Tue Mar 14 2000 07:03:43 UTC (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 739 times:
Looks like the tire is melted, doesn't it ????
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
B727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted
Tue Mar 14 2000 07:19:05 UTC (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 732 times:
How long have they had AB's on B737's..........only kidding.
Etops767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted
Tue Mar 14 2000 07:31:55 UTC (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 728 times:
This is torching i.e. a tailpipe fire.It is common on the
CFM56 series engine at first start on a new engine.what is actually being burned is the engine fuel system preservative,makes for a great light show!
Obviously someone knew of this and was ready with a camera.
Boeing 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted
Tue Mar 14 2000 07:56:51 UTC (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 721 times:
WHOA!! Although it's just a testing on the engines of the 733, this is guaranteed to scare the passengers half to death if there were any on board!
Are the tires melted? No, if you look carefully enough, there are actually a couple of blocks holding the tires shown in place. Besides, they're too far from the flames!