EGGD
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Could This Be Anything To Do With Todays Crash?

Tue Nov 13, 2001 1:31 am

Hi guys,

Just searching through the database and i found this thread about the AA A300's:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/400503/6/

Do you think that this has anything to do with it?

Obviously, the FBI etc didn't take a look at the safety record!!

Regards

Dan
 
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RE: Could This Be Anything To Do With Todays Crash?

Tue Nov 13, 2001 1:37 am

Interesting post EG...however there doesn't seem to be a pattern in the similarity if incidences involved....I'm curious about the engine failure at Philly, but right away ask myself how often the same things happen on other models, and whether there's any mathmatical proof the GE engine on the A300-600 R is more prone to such incidences.

Thanks for the post.
 
EGGD
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RE: Could This Be Anything To Do With Todays Crash?

Tue Nov 13, 2001 1:55 am

Thats what i thought when i actually read the damned thing...

Oh well, something to ponder on.

Regards

Dan
 
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RE: Could This Be Anything To Do With Todays Crash?

Tue Nov 13, 2001 2:15 am

(What do they mean by "lost an engine"?

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10544&key=1

NTSB Identification: DCA98WA066

Scheduled 14 CFRPart 121 operation of Air Carrier AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC
Incident occurred Thursday, July 09, 1998 at LONDON
Aircraft:Airbus A300, registration: N70072
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

On July 9, 1998, at 1130 gmt, an American Airlines Airbus A300, N70072, lost an engine in flight for unknown reasons. Upon landing, and after taxiing off the runway, the brakes caught fire and all main landing gear tires deflated. The incident is being investigated by the British Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
 
ILS
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RE: Could This Be Anything To Do With Todays Crash?

Tue Nov 13, 2001 2:19 am

I bet that they will ban the A300 from the skies like they did the Concorde.
 
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RE: Could This Be Anything To Do With Todays Crash?

Tue Nov 13, 2001 3:51 am

I bet they won't, if they did why not ground B747-100's now we seem to know what happened to TWA 800? 100 still flying with no modifications to prevent a repetition, even if the chances of a repeat are extremely small.
Concorde was grounded because it could be, a tiny fleet, carrying a tiny, though very lucrative, number of pax. No disruption to world air traffic.
Anyway, although it's very early to speculate, my money would be on the attention being on the GE engines rather than the airframe.
 
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RE: Could This Be Anything To Do With Todays Crash?

Tue Nov 13, 2001 3:52 am

I bet they won't, if they did why not ground B747-100's now we seem to know what happened to TWA 800? 100 still flying with no modifications to prevent a repetition, even if the chances of a repeat are extremely small.
Concorde was grounded because it could be, a tiny fleet, carrying a tiny, though very lucrative, number of pax. No disruption to world air traffic.
Anyway, although it's very early to speculate, my money would be on the attention being on the GE engines rather than the airframe.
 
SailorOrion
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RE: Haligonian

Tue Nov 13, 2001 4:05 am

aviation term:

loosing an engine = the engine stops working
loosing an engine does NOT mean dropping it

SailorOrion
 
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RE: Could This Be Anything To Do With Todays Crash?

Tue Nov 13, 2001 4:11 am

GE CF6 has been reliable. And is by far the most common 744 engine as well.

If this ended up being confirmed as engine failure, that means majority of 744 will be grounded as well as well as some MD-11.
 
 
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RE: SailorOrion

Tue Nov 13, 2001 6:09 am

Thanks!

I wasn't sure if that was a term of art, or if they just meant that the engine fell off.

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