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chrisnh
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NW 38 BOS-AMS Incident

Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:10 pm

Top news on one of Boston's three major network stations tonight was of a NW DC-10 bound from Boston to Amsterdam that 'lost' an engine and had to dump fuel before landing back at Logan. What made it a 'top' story was that someone actually clicked a picture of the DC-10 belching smoke; video crews also captured the DC-10 on approach back to Logan (not sure how the TV crew had the info soon enough to shoot the footage). There were 255 people aboard; another plane (I suppose another DC-10) came in from DTW to continue the flight.
 
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RE: NW 38 BOS-AMS Incident

Wed Jun 25, 2003 1:11 pm

I was up in Peabody at the Northshore mall, I saw the aircraft, I knew it was in some sort of trouble, because it was dumping fuel, not sure if thats some other witnesses were confusing with somke, but it was extremley low, and you could tell it was trying to get more altitude. Pretty scary moment there watching it..well im glad that all ended well.
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RE: NW 38 BOS-AMS Incident

Wed Jun 25, 2003 1:21 pm

I knew it was in some sort of trouble, because it was dumping fuel...

It’s worth noting that (in today’s post-Swiss MD-11 world) when an aircraft dumps fuel, it’s a good sign … if the aircraft were in very serious trouble, it’d land without dumping fuel. Also, the fact that an aircraft is dumping fuel doesn’t mean it’s in trouble – it may do so due to a medical diversion/etc.
 
clipper471
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RE: NW 38 BOS-AMS Incident

Wed Jun 25, 2003 6:27 pm

Was this engine failure on take-off?

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