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Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:29 am

The thrust reverser nozzle of a Northwest DC-10 engine fell off after takeoff from MSP on Saturday afternoon. The part came off of a DC-10 flying to HNL as flight 97. It landed in a field in Inver Grove Heights (southwest of the airport) where it was found by a civilian who in turn called the police.

Engine part falls from NWA flight bound for Hawaii -- Star Tribune

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:42 am

Good thing the Concorde wasn't following it.  Wink
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:43 am

Oops! I knew I should put that screw back in instead of go to lunch.  Smile

Fortunately no one was hurt and it didn't cause any problems with the plane. I wonder if they are going to ground their DC-10s until they figure it out.

It makes you wonder how often parts fall off planes in flight. Most of the areas planes fly over aren't populated, which means no one would notice, until the plane landed. Unless of course it was critical to the plane. Like say, and engine?

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:45 am

Quoting KhenleyDIA (Reply 2):
Unless of course it was critical to the plane. Like say, and engine?

Pfft, that'd be no issue for a B747-436.
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:55 am

Was it N243NW? I was out at MSP on Saturday.
 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:00 am

Oh man...no problem for a 747-436. Well what about a -451? Nerd.



Things come off occasionally... part of an engine cowling will cause some bumpiness from the drag...but its not that big of an issue. The CRJ that i fly can have a thrust reverser actually deploy at V1 and continue the takeoff without any real issue.
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:02 am

Quoting KhenleyDIA (Reply 2):
Unless of course it was critical to the plane. Like say, and engine?

Didn't the Kalitta Air crew of that one 747 think the engine just shut down, but in fact fell off? I could be mistaken, though.

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:05 am

Those DC-10's are done, if you ask me... time to get some new planes NWA
 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:12 am

Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 7):
Those DC-10's are done, if you ask me... time to get some new planes NWA

They are rumoured to be doing so. Rumour according to another thread has it that they are considering ordering that B788 as replacements for the DC-10, although delivery wouldn't begin until '09.

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:13 am

Yes a Kalitta 747 had an engine fall off over Lake Michigan, they knew they lost it so they diverted to DTW instead of YIP.

Please, this happens more than you people even thing to ANY aircraft type at ANY airline. NW had a 744 lose a panel over SE Michigan after takeoff from DTW. I've heard of AA MD-80's losing a part or two. One of AirTran's wet-leased A320's lost an engine cowling in-flight. This DC-10 lost part of a thrust reverser.

btw, KLMA330, NW is replacing the DC-10's, hence all the new A330's. New aircraft take to be delivered, but by the end of 2007, NW will have a fleet of 32 A330's, and the DC-10's will be pretty much gone.
 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:56 am

Quoting GoCOgo (Reply 1):
Good thing the Concorde wasn't following it.

Ha Ha, not to make light of the tragic loss of that aircraft and it's passengers and crew - but I was thinking the same thing - wondering "When are the French gonna Sue Northwest?"

A Cargo 747 (can't remember the carrier) lost an engine on climb out over ANC several years ago. Amazing what a PW JT9D can do to someone's back yard from a few thousand feet . . . amazingly it fell relatively intact.

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:59 am

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:54 am

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:09 am

Maybe thats why NW is probably on purchasing the 787....because of problems like these...obviously they know their DC-10's are falling apart......

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:17 am

NWA must be embarassed by this ... pilots said they didn't notice the missing part until they landed in Hawaii??

I suppose no window passengers sitting to that back side of wing took note of it after take off...
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:18 am

We have friends enjoying an extra day in Hawaii since the return flight did not leave!! Too bad the parts got dinged when landing on the farm field in Inver Grove Heights. Could have always fedexed them to HNL to be reattached!
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:25 am

It is not the first time and it will not be the last! Not only DC-10's, it happened not to long ago in LAS HP A320.  Wink
 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:27 am

Sorry, it fell off the #2 engine, on the tail, thus why no one would've noticed.
 
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Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:32 am

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:05 pm

I saw the aircraft in question parked at one of the hardstands on the north ramp at HNL. However, I forgot to look at the registration.

I doubt the DC-10s are going anywhere anytime soon. HNL is still one of NW's major DC-10 destinations. In addition to the grounded a/c, there were 4 more DC-10s waiting for their return flight.

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2005/Apr/11/br/br08p.html
 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:16 pm

Luckily--and I mean luckily--flights today were taking off towards the southeast. Using an approximate distance from the actual drop spot to, say, one of a northwesterly location, that -10 would've definitely hit something or someone unless it managed to land in Lake of the Isles or Lake Calhoun! As if this situation isn't a PR black mark for NW enough, if a 200-lb reverse thruster would've dropped in one of Minneapolis's recreational lakes, there'd be some serious gnashing of teeth.

To see what I mean, check out a Google map.

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:36 pm

Oh come on, this is by no reason to ground the DC-10's, as I said it happens to all aircaft, at all airlines....let the investigation reveal truely what happened and to determine if it was anyone's fault or not.

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:07 pm

Here's a link to a pic

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=78327

I like the FAA spokesperson's quote about it being "an extra mechanism that wasn't being used..."

Always thought reverse thrust was part of any normal takeoff procedure  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:18 pm

Quoting TimMSP (Reply 22):
Here's a link to a pic

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_arti...78327

I'm surprised they actually got the right picture, instead of sticking in some stock photo of a CRJ.  Smile

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:56 pm

I will probably be flamed for this, but given the number of hours that some of these birds have, maintenance must be becoming an issue.
 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:49 pm

The FAA lists the plane as a 1974 DC-10 with a General Electric engine.

Gotta love the media! Big grin

I thought the DC10 had 3 engines, not one.  Smile
 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:03 pm

High time the A332 take over DC10 routes asap!!

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:15 pm

Quoting TimMSP (Reply 22):
Always thought reverse thrust was part of any normal takeoff procedure

Or any normal landing procedure, considering it is reverse thrust...
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:07 pm

Quoting KhenleyDIA (Reply 2):
It makes you wonder how often parts fall off planes in flight.

I still recall a CO engine dropping off on approach into PBI. They had a truck pick it up so fast that news crews weren't able to get a picture. In fact, no one did! The only proof was a divit in the street!

Glad to hear no one was hurt.

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:59 pm

Quoting XFSUgimpLB41X (Reply 5):
Oh man...no problem for a 747-436. Well what about a -451? Nerd.

I wasn't aware any Northwest 744 lost an engine after takeoff and continued for it's 10 hour flight. If so my bad. If not, shut it slag. It was a joke.
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:51 pm

Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 8):
Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 7):
Those DC-10's are done, if you ask me... time to get some new planes NWA

They are rumoured to be doing so. Rumour according to another thread has it that they are considering ordering that B788 as replacements for the DC-10, although delivery wouldn't begin until '09.

I read in Der Spiegel, which was quoting the Wall STreet Journal, that NW is indeed ordering dreamliners. However, according to that article, they are going to replace NW's 330s... Yeah, right.  drunk 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:26 pm

It's not an age problem................it's a maintenence problem!!..................Big issue here in the Twin Cities........too much contract MX!!! With the loss of 100's if not 1000's of MX personel here at MSP. MX is being outsourced.

MX being done in Singapore on this particular airplane............local news reports (last problem with this aircraft was blown tire yrs ago) MSP has or had 13 FAA inspectors .......................Singapore has 4.

I think the standards we are now seeing and the MX issues of late..........it's only a matter of time B4 this is an everyday occurence in the US..........what a shame. It's getting scarier to fly!!!

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:50 pm

Quoting Mika (Reply 25):
The FAA lists the plane as a 1974 DC-10 with a General Electric engine.

Gotta love the media!

I thought the DC10 had 3 engines, not one.

I think they were reffering to just that one engine that had the part fall off.

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:11 pm

26 years after the disaster of the AA DC-10 at ORD, the engine is still capable of separating from the wing....what on earth is it about the DC-10 that has caused it so many mechanical defects?
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:33 am

Quoting Thrust (Reply 33):
26 years after the disaster of the AA DC-10 at ORD, the engine is still capable of separating from the wing....what on earth is it about the DC-10 that has caused it so many mechanical defects?

Well since it wasnt the engine, I couldnt tell yeah.
 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:37 am

Quoting Thrust (Reply 33):
26 years after the disaster of the AA DC-10 at ORD, the engine is still capable of separating from the wing....what on earth is it about the DC-10 that has caused it so many mechanical defects?

Thrust:

There is nothing wrong with the DC-10. Every once in a while you will have a part fall off an aircraft. While it's not good to have parts falling off aircraft fortunately it does not happen often. When it does happen the problem can be traced to someone not doing their job correctly. Some years ago a NWA DC-9 taking off out of MDW lost a main wheel on takeoff. It ended up smashing into a woman's car. Thankfully she was not hurt. Don't know what the final outcome of the investigation but I would venture to say that whoever built up the tire or whoever installed it made a mistake.
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:41 am

Quoting Thrust (Reply 33):
26 years after the disaster of the AA DC-10 at ORD, the engine is still capable of separating from the wing....what on earth is it about the DC-10 that has caused it so many mechanical defects?

Fairly disingenuous, there. Show me anything mechanical that runs perfectly after 26 years, and I'll show you a figment of someone's imagination. After that period of time, failures have more to do with maintenance than design flaws.
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:54 am

Quoting Pilottim747 (Thread starter):
The thrust reverser nozzle of a Northwest DC-10 engine fell off after takeoff from MSP on Saturday afternoon. The part came off of a DC-10 flying to HNL as flight 97. It landed in a field in Inver Grove Heights (southwest of the airport) where it was found by a civilian who in turn called the police.

at first i thought he meant that the airplane made a landing in a field in Inver Grove Heights....i was like "whaaaaaaaat??" i don't think theres a field big enough in IGH for a DC-10 to put down on...
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:54 am

Quoting Thrust (Reply 33):
26 years after the disaster of the AA DC-10 at ORD, the engine is still capable of separating from the wing....what on earth is it about the DC-10 that has caused it so many mechanical defects?

The engine did NOT separate on this NW DC-10. If it had, there would be quite a few more news links to cover a disaster of that magnitude.

One thing that irritates me is the union mechanic who felt the need to sound off and blame contractor maintenance. This whole "you get what you pay for" thing is really ignorant. Does he not know what contracted labor charges? Does he not make $50,000 a year himself? Quit whining, and be glad you're putting your A&P rating to work for you. There are PLENTY of A&P's working the checkout counter at Home Depot. Instead of wasting breath and time complaining about your job, why don't you focus on making sure an incident like this doesn't happen again? Is he really saying that NWA MSP Maintenance never touched the airplane???

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:33 am

Whenever the topic of NW DC-10s arises, it usually takes about 5 minutes for someone to claim "NW has late build models"... so I guess 1974 was a late build.

Nothing against the plane, I flew two 1973(??) models just recently without a problem.

However, what are the most likely reasons for this? A screw left undone? Or something more problematic for the aircraft of this age? I hope its the former.
 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:51 am

Arrgghhh!!!!!!!!

Seriously, what is wrong with some of you people??????
Do you have the ability to think logically.

#1 The fact that it was a DC-10 was irrelevant.

Various types of aircraft lose parts at various locations. It has a lot more to do with the engine, than the type of aircraft.

#2 Contract maintenance is not necessarily to blame.

DC-10 heavy maintenance has been contracted out to Singapore for years, this is hardly anything new. Line checks are handled by NW mechanics. Don't be so quick to pass blame.

#3 Aircraft age is irrelevant (in this situation).

Maintenance & overhauls are performed at regular intervals. Since this was something more associated with the engine, it is more based upon the maintenance schedule.

Let the investigation handle itself, it comes down to maintenance procedures, or a part failure on the engine. The fact that some of you associate this with issues that occured in the 1970's is unbelievable.
 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:52 am

Quoting Mikey711MN (Reply 20):
Luckily--and I mean luckily--flights today were taking off towards the southeast. Using an approximate distance from the actual drop spot to, say, one of a northwesterly location, that -10 would've definitely hit something or someone unless it managed to land in Lake of the Isles or Lake Calhoun! As if this situation isn't a PR black mark for NW enough, if a 200-lb reverse thruster would've dropped in one of Minneapolis's recreational lakes, there'd be some serious gnashing of teeth.

I think you're right. It would've been a big PR problem if that piece landing on someones car or on someones house. The City of Minneapolis, which has always complained about noise from flights overhead would now also be complaining about pieces falling off airplane.

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 38):
Does he not know what contracted labor charges? Does he not make $50,000 a year himself? Quit whining, and be glad you're putting your A&P rating to work for you. There are PLENTY of A&P's working the checkout counter at Home Depot.

I don't think ILSApproach is an A&P. Also, it doesnt look like NW is through contracting out work. There are more jobs on the line that could be lost.

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:00 am

Quoting Pilottim747 (Reply 41):
I don't think ILSApproach is an A&P. Also, it doesnt look like NW is through contracting out work. There are more jobs on the line that could be lost.

I was referring to the NWA mechanic in that news article listed at the top of the forum!  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:07 am

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 28):
still recall a CO engine dropping off on approach into PBI.

The way you make this seem is that a WHOLE engine fell off. Doubt that one very much.
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:20 am

yawn yawn yawn yawn.....


PSU - you give a valiant effort trying to educate the ignorant. I admire your diligence and fortitude. You have more patience than I do, and must be comended.

BTW - and to all the idiots sqawking about the contract mx issue... THe NWA mechanics have it in their contract, that THEY negotiated that up to 38% of mx can be outsourced. It must not have been such a problem then... so why is it now?




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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:29 am

Quoting Ilsapproach (Reply 31):
..........it's only a matter of time B4 this is an everyday occurence in the US..........what a shame. It's getting scarier to fly!!!

Really? If you scare that easily, leave your car at home....  Silly  crossfingers 
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:41 am

Inver Grove Heights is southeast of the airport not southwest. II grew up in Inver Grove and lived under the flight path into MSP. Plus we would always hear some noise from the planes while practicing for marching band at Simley High School.
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:46 am

Quoting TimMSP (Reply 4):
Was it N243NW? I was out at MSP on Saturday.

No, thank God it wasn't my baby. Smile I heard that the incident occurred to Ship 1233, if my source isn't mistaken. Wink

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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:16 am

Didn't a DC-10 lose an engine or part of it in flight some years ago, with a pretty large part landing in a field in Kansas(???) ?
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RE: Engine Part Falls Off NWA DC-10 After Takeoff

Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:24 am

Look at the bright side, what if it was a similar part to one of the old DC-9's NW has chugging around  old  There would be food fight of the pro DC-9'rs vs those that want them to be scrapped immediatly.

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