Don81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4442 times:
Yesterday (May 6, approximately 12:15 local time) I watched a Westjet 737 climbing out of Thunder Bay from runway 07. I was a bit concerned at the climb out for 2 main reasons:
1/ The climb was extremely shallow, closer to the sink rate when on approach.
2/ That 737 was smoking something bad from the starboard engine, yet it didn't appear to be turning around to return with some type of engine trouble.
I can't think of any reason for the shallow climb out, as there was no other air traffic in the area I could see to be avoided.
Any thoughts on this?
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Rwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2740 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4272 times:
Remember too that they wouldn't turn back instantly in the case of an engine failure. Unless there was some pressing reason (for example the airplane is on fire), they'd fly off to evaluate the situation and burn/dump fuel, and only then make a calm single engine landing.
Pilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4269 times:
if there isn't a fire, we usually follow the SID pattern in an engine failure, if not the engine out SID, if there is a fire you try to do immediate return pattern procedures on the downwind....
stuff always comes out the engine, im sure it was a derate/assumed temp climb to save engine life
OR sometimes we climb super shallow incase we have super old engines and we want the EGT to stay within limits
The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!