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by litz
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 581
Views: 90020

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Luckily this incident happened with a number of diversion options for an emergency landing. If the same emergency had happened on some of the remotest flight paths over water (JNB-SYD/SCL-SYD or for that matter a TPAC fligth path like LAX-SYD); how would this scenario play out? I would imagine that...

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by litz
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 581
Views: 90020

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Very sad that there was a loss of life in this accident. I listened to the ATC recordings. Excellent job both by the pilots and ATC. I couldn't hear either the pilots declaring an emergency or the ATC asking if they would like to declare an emergency. Maybe this piece is missing from the recordings...

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by litz
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 581
Views: 90020

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Landed at 220kts ... sheesh, that says something for the engineering of the landing gear. Those wheels were SPINNING!

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by litz
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 581
Views: 90020

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Go look up the videos of the planes where blades broke off, but the cowling and engine core stayed (largely) intact ... the vibration in those planes from the windmilling (and off balance) engines are insane. It's like being inside a rock crusher, that level of bone rattling vibration. It hasn't bee...

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by litz
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 581
Views: 90020

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

That missing blade could also be inside the engine, and the cowling separation was solely due to vibration during the failure event. Think about it ... if it twists and contorts the structure enough from vibrations that fasteners or latches fail, the slipstream will rip that cowling right off the ai...

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by litz
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 581
Views: 90020

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

The pilots aren't going to say anything; I wonder if it would be helpful for the f/as to be trained perhaps to announce something about the rapid descent. There may be a million reasons not to have them do this, but there are at least a few reasons that it would be helpful. Because they were in the...

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by litz
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 581
Views: 90020

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

You can plainly hear on the in-cabin videos that the noise level was huge. Think about it ... the slowest they were going was 190mph at landing.

That's faster winds than a Category 5 hurricane.

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by litz
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 581
Views: 90020

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

I also think back to the Asiana crash where witnesses on the ground said that the plane cartwheeled upon crashing, and many posters discounted that statement. But again, that kind of statement indicates that it wasn't just a simple skidding off the runway. After the video came out, it showed that t...

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by litz
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13216

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

On a quick search, excluding a CRJ crash in 2011, there hasn't been a microburst related crash since the early/mid 1990s. That says something about safety regulations, technology, and training and lessons learned from those accidents. Also, as to the severity of the turbulence ... nobody made dents ...

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by litz
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Infant Hit by Falling PSU on AA 126 HKG-DFW
Replies: 11
Views: 2539

Re: Infant Hit by Falling PSU on AA 126 HKG-DFW

I have always wondered why the overhead luggage bins pop open so easily on touch down,and am amazed that panels don't fall all the time. /s There's a big, big difference between a bin door popping open, or the O2 mask door popping open (and the masks falling out, as designed) ... And the entire O2 ...

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by litz
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 38
Views: 5763

Re: Dynamic exists BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

It was also an Eastern flight that almost slid off the end of the LGA runway carrying then VP candidate Pence

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by litz
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA996 EZE-DFW returned to EZE; airport closed
Replies: 17
Views: 4230

Re: AA996 EZE-DFW returned to EZE; airport closed

That must have been quite a breeze in that cockpit ...

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by litz
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft runs over mans foot.
Replies: 12
Views: 2789

Re: Aircraft runs over mans foot.

"During the works to free the worker from under the wheels non-standard equipment was used which resulted in damage to the aircraft. " Translation : the fire dept freed the man using tools and equipment at hand. And likely (and quite rightly) not caring one whit about possible damage to th...

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by litz
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7662

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

The comment about "automated spar assembly" is interesting. Whether or not it's true, who knows ... but what's interesting is that there are an awful lot of computers in today's world that run essentially hands-off automated tasks ... 10 years ago, these were all dedicated microcontrollers...

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by litz
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger experiences of A320Neo engine failure
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Re: Passenger experiences of A320Neo engine failure

Adding on to the above comments, if the parts of the seal bend or break turbine blades as they pass through the engine core, you are most definitely going to get vibrations from the now off-balance components. It's not all that much different then, say, a large bird strike. BANGs from compressor sta...

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by litz
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 18
Views: 4757

Re: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure

It looks like it blew way back in the tail end of the engine; a lot of the other incidents we've seen recently (yes, on much larger machines obviously) have been more towards the middle/middle rear of the powerplant.

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by litz
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wingstrike at RDU
Replies: 11
Views: 2625

Re: Wingstrike at RDU

Second time... An MD 82 lost 1/2 a wing when the pilot disconnect the auto land at 100ft to correct alignment instead of going around and took the wing off from aileron out. This was a day or two before or after their 737 overrun in Jamacia and did not make front page news for very long. half a WIN...

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by litz
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair FI671 emergency landing in Goose Bay.
Replies: 7
Views: 2311

Re: Icelandair FI671 emergency landing in Goose Bay.

Goose Bay has certainly had a busy time of late ...

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by litz
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avior 737-400 off the runway at GYE
Replies: 5
Views: 1447

Re: Avior 737-400 off the runway at GYE

That's some nice firm ground there ... If this one had been equipped with a gravel kit, they probably could have turned a 180, and gotten right back on.

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by litz
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 10466

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

Danny wrote:
Looking at the photos on irishtimes they have a max 3 cm of snow, the country is at standstill and their Prime Minister appeals to people to stay home. Funny really.


We, here in Atlanta, understand fully

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by litz
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 16003

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

http://airport.blog.ajc.com/2018/02/13/ ... e-injured/
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Atlanta Journal Constitution article ...

(Delta, as you can imagine, makes the news here if they merely burp)

http://airport.blog.ajc.com/2018/02/13/ ... e-injured/

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by litz
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1421
Views: 132785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Two out of three, and sending a friggin CAR to Mars ain't bad.

Absolutely stunning stuff. It's truly science fiction in real life.

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by litz
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1421
Views: 132785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

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by litz
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1421
Views: 132785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Haven't seen any word on the center booster yet ...

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by litz
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1421
Views: 132785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

SpaceX stream is LIVE!

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by litz
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1421
Views: 132785

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

They're rapidly running out of launch window .... :-(

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by litz
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire
Replies: 30
Views: 5020

Re: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire

The boggler is the disc piece that ended up crashing through the roof of the UPS warehouse, with enough energy to knock a good sized chunk out of the concrete floor. Think about that ... from the runway all the way to the commercial freight buildings.

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by litz
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41269

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

ucdtim17 wrote:
What's the point of the door changes? Less weight in door, more weight in fuel?


And passenger seats where the doors were ...

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by litz
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports
Replies: 29
Views: 6502

Re: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports

Wow .... 18 months to fix the roof, alone ...

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by litz
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22352

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

I mean, legally, ESAs do not qualify as service animals as far as I know, so it's up to the passenger to utilize common sense. A peacock as a pet is already a stretch. As an ESA, it's just a joke. It's a two-edged sword ... as a business, you have to allow an ADA approved assist animal. ADA even go...

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by litz
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 receives certification from FAA
Replies: 32
Views: 8259

Re: Boeing 787-10 receives certification from FAA

DaufuskieGuy wrote:

so the cost of adding a single center bogey a la the dc10 and 340 would be really big?


Huge cost.

1) weight of the actual gear
2) where are you going to stow it? Not exactly ample amounts empty space in the belly of a plane
3) tons of wiring, hydraulics, etc etc etc to support it

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by litz
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 18920

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

A few thoughts here ... As noted above, the main US airlines cater to all aspects of customers, including vacation travel. But what hasn't really been mentioned is that here in the US, the vast amount of recreational vacation travel is BY CAR. You DRIVE to the beach, to grandma's, etc. I know for my...

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by litz
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35815

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

TOGA scenario was quoted earlier from an un-named turkish forum (apparently) : First Officer is pf, weather is at minimums. They are expecting to see the runway at minimums. At minimums they see the runway and the first officer disangages the autopilot but at the same time he presses the toga button...

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by litz
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 3894

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

Having taken several aircraft to be stored/scrapped, the fuel that is in the tanks when you arrive stays there. The fuel load is certainly as legal as it could be, but it's not worth the expense of getting the fuel out of the tanks. You can't sell it back to the fuel company and it could only be us...

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by litz
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 4847

Re: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage

A caution here ... nowhere in the article does it say the couple admitted to intentionally packing the cat .. indeed, we haven't heard anything from them at all. Anyone who has had a cat knows that the cat will end up in your suitcase at least once while you are packing it. If you don't notice said ...

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by litz
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35815

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Will be interesting to see how they recover this bird. Looks like a write off, but maybe not. What does a 737 weight if lightened as much as possible....seats out, etc? Could a crane...or two.. sitting on the road do it? Even if repairable, facilities to do so at that airport would seem to be limit...

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by litz
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35815

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Regarding smoke ... it looks like in that shot there's a wadded up/folded up emergency slide behind (and maybe under) the wing ... that smoke could well be from inflation/deflation of a slide. How on earth are they going to extract that thing? As if the right wing/left engine aren't dug in enough, y...

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by litz
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charleston Airport to remain closed through 7:00PM Monday
Replies: 26
Views: 5810

Re: Charleston Airport to remain closed through 7:00PM Monday

The issue at ATL isn't clearing runways and taxiways ... the equipment is there to do that. The issue at ATL becomes one of De-Icing equipment for the airplanes ... there's only a few pads, and trucks. Also surface streets around the airport ... can't fly airplanes if the crews and passengers can't ...

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by litz
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 13369

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

That'll be one happy flight back to ATL

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by litz
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 13369

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

Where will it be on Jan 1st? Also need arrival and departure times if anyone has them. I have one off day on the 1st and am considering flying to where ever it will be to get some photos if possible. Thanks DTW-LAX-ATL That, presumably, is a return trip for the Georgia Bulldogs after their Rose Bow...

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by litz
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 13369

Re: DL 8905 -744 UGA football charter to LAX

Or perhaps not ... apparently there are none scheduled past Jan 2nd.

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by litz
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 13369

Re: DL 8905 -744 UGA football charter to LAX

I would guess through the remainder of the CFB/NFL season.

Neither NHL or NBA require a plane that large, MLB doesn't either.

and MLS flies commercial. (yes, really)

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by litz
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?
Replies: 49
Views: 5244

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for tha ATL?

I'm sorry but Atlanta is hardly London or close to other world mega-cities. ATL is the #1 airport in the world because it has served well as a hub, and DL blew it up to what it is. Has nothing to do with Atlanta itself, they just benefit from this. On the world stage, yes ... ATL metro area is some...

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by litz
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?
Replies: 49
Views: 5244

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for tha ATL?

regarding PDK ... if you think the NIMBY'ers are noisy now, toss the possibility of commercial jets into the mix, and they'll go completely off the deep end.

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by litz
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44598

Re: Power outage in ATL

Someone in a few posts back mentioned that they landed, and the pilot remarked they were airplane #92

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by litz
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44598

Re: Power outage in ATL

I don't think people understand the massive amount of generators that would be needed to keep the airport running... We're talking about the largest airport in the world by passengers, to keep operations normal using generators would take an insane amount of backups, that just aren't needed 99.9% o...

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by litz
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44598

Re: Power outage in ATL

One fire takes out both "independent" substations, plus the gear responsible to switch between them. More possible than you think ... think about how distribution of redundant systems works ... You have two sources ... each leg of the letter "Y". the switch gear that selects bet...

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by litz
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44598

Re: Power outage in ATL

Even with redundancies, this kind of stuff happens. It happens in all sorts of commercial enterprises, including mission critical data centers. This was actually what went wrong with Delta's data center fire. They were doing a standard switchover from utility to backup power. There was a phase mism...

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