clrd2go
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Delta Engine Out En Route To Aruba?

Sat Jun 28, 2003 12:22 pm


While awaiting our flight from Nassau-Charlotte on Thursday, the airport
waiting area was crowded with folks I later learned were on DL flight
419(?) from ATL-AUA when they lost (or the pilot shut down) an engine.
Folks I talked to where quite upset and scared, etc..my reassurance
of it being fairly routine didn't help  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I realize this is a fairly routine occurance, but I'm wondering if there is
any more info on the incident somewhere?


Jim
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RE: Delta Engine Out En Route To Aruba?

Sat Jun 28, 2003 1:24 pm

They were probably travelling for leisure, thus the aggravation..
Wants to relax in Aruba.
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clrd2go
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RE: Delta Engine Out En Route To Aruba?

Sat Jun 28, 2003 1:45 pm


Well, I figured that..as it turned out the airplane they were waiting for
to continue them on their journey was due to leave ATL at 3, was delayed
until 3:30 while they awaited a crew, with a tentative departure time of
6PM from NAS..they would have been waiting around the airport for nearly
5 hours when they finally (assuming they did) departed.

But a few folks were a bit freaked out by the experience (as I suspect I
probably would as well)


Jim
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RE: Delta Engine Out En Route To Aruba?

Sat Jun 28, 2003 3:19 pm

my reassurance of it being fairly routine didn't help

I realize this is a fairly routine occurance, but I'm wondering if there is
any more info on the incident somewhere?


What about losing an engine is routine? I fly on a fairly regular basis, and in my 23 years of flying I've never been on a flight which lost an engine. I've spoken to many airline pilots who have never lost an engine, and one senior Delta captain I spoke to said he's lost only 1 engine in his 25 year career at Delta.

That's not to say that pilots don't routinely practice the senereo in the simulator and are thoroughly prepared for the possibility.
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clrd2go
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RE: Delta Engine Out En Route To Aruba?

Sun Jun 29, 2003 7:29 am


Well, I guess my use of the term "routine" was a bit exaggerated. I just
meant that it is not a major emergency and that crews are trained in handling such cases, and they mostly turn out just fine.


Jim
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RE: Delta Engine Out En Route To Aruba?

Sun Jun 29, 2003 7:44 am

Routine? Cetainly not. Routinely practiced? Absolutely. We spend our careers training for engine loss at the worst possible time. Landing with an engine out is no big deal.
 
clrd2go
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RE: Delta Engine Out En Route To Aruba?

Sun Jun 29, 2003 9:44 am

Thank you..and my apologies for my mis-statement.


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clrd2go
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RE: Delta Engine Out En Route To Aruba?

Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:39 pm

I believe the airplane in question was N6702..I took a picture of it as we taxied
out, but it did not come out well..


Jim



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RE: Delta Engine Out En Route To Aruba?

Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:45 pm


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