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AA MD-80 With Burnt Cowling

Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:17 pm

At ORD today, parked at T3 (the K gates), I saw N472AA parked at I think K6 or so. The starboard engine and reverser was scorched. Was this the one that had the birdstrike a few months ago? Why didn't they repaint or replace this cowling?
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RE: AA MD-80 With Burnt Cowling

Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:19 pm

can you photo it, would like to see the damage...

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RE: AA MD-80 With Burnt Cowling

Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:26 pm

Unfortunately, I could not get at my camera quickly enough to do it. I am not at the airport anymore, and the aircraft is almost certainly no longer at the gate. I don't think you would be able to see it unless you were airside anyhow, and I can't get to that point without buying another ticket.  Big grin

The cowling didn't look damaged, just scorched. I would think that it could be repainted.
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RE: AA MD-80 With Burnt Cowling

Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:34 pm

TR's get dirt very quickly due to the heat and soot exhaust they are exposed too. Really no big deal
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RE: AA MD-80 With Burnt Cowling

Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:36 pm

I think what you might be referring to was what you will see below:


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This is not what I am referring to. In this case, the cowling was black on all surfaces.
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RE: AA MD-80 With Burnt Cowling

Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:35 pm

On those MD's the APU exhaust exits directly onto the starboard engine near the back of the engine. Probably what you saw. It can look pretty alarming - I've seen it when de-icing alot.

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RE: AA MD-80 With Burnt Cowling

Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:53 pm

I don't think that was the plane involved in the bird strike. I believe the birds were ingested in the port engine of that MD-80.