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Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:46 am

I was surfing this crappy Italian news site when i came across this picture (look to the bottom right of the page) of an engine missing the reverse cowling... is it a real one to you?

Sorry if this is an old story, mods feel free to delete this thread.

http://www.tgcom.it/tgtech/articoli/articolo245537.shtml#

Edited typo.

[Edited 2005-03-07 21:50:58]
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RE: Funny Engine Piture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:49 am

Looks real to me. Someone probably had a camera handy when the cowling flew off.

Reminds of when an Ozark DC-9 lost a cowling over Illinois somewhere. Landed safely, but I remember the photos in the paper...looked alot like that.
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RE: Funny Engine Piture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:51 am

http://www.tgcom.it/bin/498.%24plit/orig_C_0_articolo_245537_listatakes_itemTake_3_immaginetake.jpg

Thats one hell of a loss of parts.
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:53 am

IT's real, it's off an aircraft and I remember seeing the news article somewhere, when I find it I will post it in the message. {BANGHEAD}
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:53 am

Its real, there was story about ita while ago.
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:56 am

I recall hearing the story about that awhile ago. If I remember correctly, there were a few rivets missing that allowed airflow to get under the cowling which subsequently ripped it off.

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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:57 am

It's real and happened last year to an AirTran A320 just after take off. It returned safely to Atlanta. Can't remember the exact date.

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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:57 am

Wasn't that the Air Tran (leased from RyanAir) A320?
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:58 am

It was one of the A320's AirTran wet-leased... I remember seeing it in a thread sometime this past summer I believe.
 
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:00 am

the plane was a Ryan International A-320 Operating an Airtran flight.
 
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:00 am

If I remember correctly, there were a few rivets missing that allowed airflow to get under the cowling which subsequently ripped it off.

Not quite. I can't see the pic but I will assume it's the Air Tran 320.

The original cowling latches for this engine type could easily be mistaken for locked when they were not. There were a couple of incidents of cowlings coming off around rotation since the cowling was not locked. A subsequent modification to the latch design ensures that if it is not locked it will not be flush with the cowling.

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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:04 am

Definitely real. Was an AirTran A-320 (or an A-320 flying for AirTran). Just do a search in the forums here, was discussed more than one time I think.
 
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:25 am

I think an Iberia A320 lost its engine cowl once.  wideeyed 
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:42 am

Yes, It happened last year.


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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:47 am

It must be scary, but there is no big danger unless the cowling hits the empennage or something. It's just an aerodynamic fairing and has nothing to do with structure.
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:31 am

Yeah, thats the Airtran A320, it was real, there was an earlier post about this.
 
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:11 am

Yeah, I saw lots of original photo of the engine explosion in the jetphotos.net discussion forum. An username's father or uncle took this photo when he was on his plane.
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:11 am

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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:34 am

Quoting FlyboyOz (reply 16):
Yeah, I saw lots of original photo of the engine explosion in the jetphotos.net discussion forum. An username's father or uncle took this photo when he was on his plane.


It wasn't an explosion. The cowling simply flew off after not being secured properly.
 
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:17 am

Yes, it's real, and what's funny?

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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:25 pm

It is safe until you are driving down the road and a engine cowling comes heading to you.
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:00 pm

Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (reply 0):
came across this picture (look to the bottom right of the page) of an engine missing the reverse cowling


It's actually the fan cowling not the reverser.

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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:50 pm

Quoting Luis777 (reply 19):
Yes, it's real, and what's funny?


I said funny meaning "out of the ordinary", after all this is a minor incident that didn't put the safety of those onboard at risk. Didn't intend to call it laughable, just curious.
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:52 pm

Quoting Dl757Md (reply 21):
It's actually the fan cowling not the reverser.



You're absolutely right, i stand corrected.
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:51 am

I dont have time to look right now but if you look under my username I started the topic on this when it happened. It was some time ago and like everyone else said on a Ryan Intl. Air A320 flying under AirTran.
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:00 am

I cannot imagine how I'd feel to see this happening right next of me
 
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RE: Funny Engine Picture (real Or Fake?)

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:06 pm

Hey,

I remember this happening to an Skyservice A320 as well a few years ago. It made an emergency landing back in YYZ.

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