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Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 11:51 am

Hi All,

As promised, I have uploaded a nice close shot of the bird strik damage from UA870 (See UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike (by AirplaneCrazy May 14 2006 in Civil Aviation) for more details).

Here is a selection.


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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 11:53 am

That is such a beautiful aircraft in the new livery.
 
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Sat May 27, 2006 12:13 pm

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 12:20 pm

Judging by all the fire trucks the flight was aborted? I wouldn't say that the damage is superficial, but it doesn't look like the struck engine would even need to be shut down. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I would have thought that the flight could have continued to SFO.
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 12:49 pm

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 2):
How was the bird?

Simple physics my friend. Have you ever seen an object hit another object traveling over 120mph. That 10 pound bird (unless it was a 30 pound pelican Big grin ) makes a nice dent due to the force especially if the bird was flying head on toward the airplane, then the impact force is greater.
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 12:52 pm

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 4):
especially if the bird was flying head on toward the airplane, then the impact force is greater.

Oh. I thought he was asking about the bird's health and welfare after the incident - which can't have been good.

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 12:54 pm

did the bird sustain any injuries ???  tongue 

Thanks for sharing the pix.

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 1:29 pm

Had a bird stike on a CRJ once. It was pretty grim all that was left of the gull was a wing speared on a pitot tube and big red splat.
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 1:36 pm

Quoting Remcor (Reply 3):
Judging by all the fire trucks the flight was aborted? I wouldn't say that the damage is superficial, but it doesn't look like the struck engine would even need to be shut down. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I would have thought that the flight could have continued to SFO.

Thankfully this was on take off. The Captain aborted well before V1 (V1 for this flight is a fair distance down the runway). I think the aircraft flew back to the US without pax on three engines. Qantas has 747 maintenance in Sydney, but they only have RR and GE engines - no Pratts.

United could have flown an engine out, but it made more sense to fly the aircraft back in the state it was.

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 1:46 pm

Quoting Glennstewart (Reply 8):
United could have flown an engine out, but it made more sense to fly the aircraft back in the state it was.

I wonder if the Brits would have complained if this 744 had completed its flight on three?
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 1:56 pm

Quoting Motopolitico (Reply 9):
I wonder if the Brits would have complained if this 744 had completed its flight on three?

Meaning? Sorry, don't get your drift.
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 2:00 pm

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 6):
did the bird sustain any injuries ???



Quoting Remcor (Reply 3):
Simple physics my friend. Have you ever seen an object hit another object traveling over 120mph. That 10 pound bird (unless it was a 30 pound pelican ) makes a nice dent due to the force especially if the bird was flying head on toward the airplane, then the impact force is greater.


Yup! The result was 10 pounds of ground, cooked turkey. I must say Pratt & Whitney makes a lousy food processor.  Big grin

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 2:08 pm

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 10):
Meaning? Sorry, don't get your drift.

Remember that Ba flight from Lax to Lhr, which flew on 3 engines, and was diverted somewhere in the Uk.
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 4:37 pm

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 2):
How was the bird?

He was served with a nice risotto in the first class cabin.....
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 6:18 pm

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 10):
Meaning? Sorry, don't get your drift.

MotorHussy,

BA is being fined by the FAA for conducting an LAX-LHR flight recently on three engines after one of them had to be shut down. The captain in conjunction with BA Ops elected to continue the flight rather than return to LAX.
Can't remember whether it was a birdstrike though.
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 6:58 pm

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 6):
did the bird sustain any injuries ???

And for the others enquiring about the health of the bird, I believe one of the YSSY safety officers that attended this incident has a talon from a Sea Eagle on his desk, the simple fact that is all he has implies that all is not well with the bird!!

Side note: The Authorities at YSSY have recently installed perimeter lighting around much of the airport, these light posts have special shades so most of the light shines downwards for obvious reasons but that means the top surface is nice and flat.. I have seen pelicans using these as resting places on several occasions.. wonder if any thought about that???

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 7:13 pm

Looks like your friend Chris beat you to it. His pics don't show up until midway throught the post. Linked to add to the conversation.....
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...ion/read.main/2772356/6/#ID2772356
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 7:23 pm

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 6):
did the bird sustain any injuries ??? tongue

they don't know yet, it's still MIA  Wink
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 7:24 pm

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 16):
Side note: The Authorities at YSSY have recently installed perimeter lighting around much of the airport, these light posts have special shades so most of the light shines downwards for obvious reasons but that means the top surface is nice and flat.. I have seen pelicans using these as resting places on several occasions.. wonder if any thought about that???

They wouldn't have given it a millisecond of thought. Australian authorities have a history of building wetlands and bird habitats under approaches to airports, ADL rwy 12 and at Parafield. They're more interested in appeasing the tree huggers than aircraft safety when it comes to birds.
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 9:53 pm

Quoting Glennstewart (Reply 8):
no Pratts

   NO pratts in Sydney.....LOL.....







fyi..prat in England means stupid thick dumb......
Guess I'll have to change my opinion of the Aussies... rotfl 

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 10:02 pm

Just out of curiosity, how much would it cost to fix the damage ??

-Zaki
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 10:14 pm

how much would it cost??? alot more than you have in your checking account, i figure at least a couple of thousand and to be honest i would hate to have to clean up the mess, lots of tedious boring paperwork to do.
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 10:14 pm

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 6):
did the bird sustain any injuries ???



Quoting JRadier (Reply 18):
they don't know yet, it's still MIA

NEWS FLASH...... Dateline, Sydney.

When UA870 refused to yeild right of way to the bird, the Boeing B-747-400 struck and killed the poor victum. The bird's family has hired the top law firm in the US and filed a wrongful death suit against UAL for $350B US. Additionally, the ACLU has also filed suit against UAL for "wreckless acceleration" on the runway in Sydney, causing the death of a local Australian citizen. The ACLU sited the death as a violation of the basic right to life. Meanwhile, the families suit states the bird killed was only flying across the runway to get food for his sick mate, who was at their nest, sitting on their still unborn eggs.

The US based Serrira Club has called for a national day of moarning in both the US and Asutralia. US Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) has called for a US Senate Hearing into the death and the "total disreguard of life" by UAL, since UAL has not accepted responsibility for the accident, or offered compensation. Senator Kennedy also introduced a bill into the US Senate granting the deceased bird, and his extended family US citizenship.

A UAL spokesman said the company does not comment on law suits against the company.
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 10:22 pm

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 23):

 rotfl   rotfl  you forgot to add PETA and the bird conservation groups you know they will get into an uproar and start protesting in front of the Macy's stores as well as the airports wearing duck outfits
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 10:28 pm

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 14):
He was served with a nice risotto in the first class cabin.....

LOL!
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 10:43 pm

Quoting CO738 (Reply 22):
alot more than you have in your checking account

I know that part, that's why i asked the question to begin with. I was hoping to get an estimate figure.. not a funny comment!  Smile

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 23):
the ACLU has also filed suit against UAL for "wreckless acceleration" on the runway in Sydney, causing the death of a local Australian citizen.

LOL  bigthumbsup 

-Zaki
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 11:02 pm

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 21):
Just out of curiosity, how much would it cost to fix the damage ??

-Zaki

Somebody scratched the rear right door of my A6 and another @sshole made a dent on the right front door, the estimate is € 1600,00 to get that fixed. Could be a bit more on a 744.


PS on my car, that was no birdstrike BTW
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 11:46 pm

Quoting Remcor (Reply 3):
Judging by all the fire trucks the flight was aborted? I wouldn't say that the damage is superficial, but it doesn't look like the struck engine would even need to be shut down. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I would have thought that the flight could have continued to SFO.

Looking at the fan blades I can see that the tips on some of them have been bent back. Not the sort of thing you want to have on a flight. Also the dent on the leading edge is a definite dowing descrepancy.
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sat May 27, 2006 11:58 pm

Quoting Glennstewart (Reply 8):
V1 for this flight is a fair distance down the runway)

I think you got that wrong, a simple look at most of Boeing's take off analysis charts will show you that the heavier you are, the lower your V1 speed is, as it takes a longer distance to accelerate to takeoff speeds, and longer distance to stop too...
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 12:24 am

Quoting CO738 (Reply 24):
you forgot to add PETA and the bird conservation groups you know they will get into an uproar and start protesting in front of the Macy's stores as well as the airports wearing duck outfits

Oh Yeah, that story was on page 2.
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 12:32 am

Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 11):
Yup! The result was 10 pounds of ground, cooked turkey. I must say Pratt & Whitney makes a lousy food processor

Should have been GE! They have great ovens, microwaves, food processors, stoves tops, toasters..... etc etc Yum!
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 12:45 am

Quoting CO738 (Reply 24):
you forgot to add PETA and the bird conservation groups you know they will get into an uproar and start protesting in front of the Macy's stores as well as the airports wearing duck outfits

the PETA protestors will be standing naked on the runway to protest the use of feathers to "decorate the aircraft".
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 12:50 am

One of the captions on one of the photo's is (i think) that there is blood of the birds just inside the engine, i would imagine the bird is dead
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 1:14 am

Quoting Pilotaydin (Reply 29):
a simple look at most of Boeing's take off analysis charts will show you that the heavier you are, the lower your V1 speed is

hmmm. I always thought that for the same runway condition, temperature and flap stetting the heavier the aircraft the higher the V1 speed.
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 1:21 am

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 1:39 am

I just read on Rolls-Royce's 100 facts website that the paint on the spinner is supposed to put off birds because it appears as flashing and flickering, Although this ain't an RR engine, it sure didn't deter this wee birdie!

Some one can probably elaborate on the spinner markings.

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 1:54 am

You know what the last thing through the bird's mind was? His ass.

That's a nose cowl change and a fan blade set replacement and balance. I count at least 6 blades curled.
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 2:08 am

Quoting Tjc2 (Reply 36):
I just read on Rolls-Royce's 100 facts website that the paint on the spinner is supposed to put off birds because it appears as flashing and flickering,

Actually, that is true. It is just not 100% effective, yet. Even though GE, RR, and P&W combined are trying to get the word out to all birds, there are always a few that simply don't get the word.

I have a great idea, why don't the engine makers just put it on the internet. That way, everyone will know.  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 2:59 am

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 6):
did the bird sustain any injuries ???

You know what was the last thing that went through that birds mind?

HIS ASS  duck 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 3:02 am

Quoting NZ767 (Reply 15):
BA is being fined by the FAA for conducting an LAX-LHR flight recently on three engines after one of them had to be shut down. The captain in conjunction with BA Ops elected to continue the flight rather than return to LAX.

Indeed, and it may not have been such a big deal but someone must have forgotten to carry the one or something cos they would have run out of fuel if they'd persisted in trying to make LHR. They diverted into MAN on a "Pan" or "Mayday" and landed on fumes.

Quoting NZ767 (Reply 15):
Can't remember whether it was a birdstrike though.

No, mechanical failure.

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 14):
He was served with a nice risotto in the first class cabin.....

Better than the usual UA fare then...
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 3:15 am

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 23):
NEWS FLASH

Is there some law that states most American plane spotters have to feel no compassion toward animals and have a general disgust toward liberal clubs like the ACLU, PETA, and the Sierra Club?

[Edited 2006-05-27 20:16:58]
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Sun May 28, 2006 3:43 am

Quoting SATX (Reply 41):
Is there some law that states most American plane spotters have to feel no compassion toward animals

Ya, the law of freedom of humour Big grin
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 3:53 am

Could you say the 747 was goosed?
 
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 3:55 am

Quoting SATX (Reply 41):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 23):
NEWS FLASH

Is there some law that states most American plane spotters have to feel no compassion toward animals and have a general disgust toward liberal clubs like the ACLU, PETA, and the Sierra Club?



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 42):
Quoting SATX (Reply 41):
Is there some law that states most American plane spotters have to feel no compassion toward animals

Ya, the law of freedom of humour

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 4:04 am

There is a chance that the bird might have went through the engine. Correct me if i'm wrong but do you think the bird could have hit the coiling, then fell into the engine. I'm not sure but the pictures don't have a good showing o the engine so i'm just wondering.

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 5:42 am

Quoting AirFrance (Reply 45):
here is a chance that the bird might have went through the engine. Correct me if i'm wrong but do you think the bird could have hit the coiling, then fell into the engine. I'm not sure but the pictures don't have a good showing o the engine so i'm just wondering.

Oh, I'm fairly sure it would have done. The fan and compressor blades can withstand a small animal fairly easily, but the turbulence and stress (the low-pressure fan blades and compressor blades can get a good old work out when they start ingesting non-laminar air) aren't good for it.

It's quite safe, and an achievement that an engine can withstand that kind of hammer at maximum (or near to maximum) thrust and still be shut down safely.
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 6:53 am

Quoting Glennstewart (Reply 8):
I think the aircraft flew back to the US without pax on three engines

Is this in any way connected to the cancellation of UA870 from SYD to SFO on May 24th? I was on QF73 which was FULL of relocated UA passengers.
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 7:06 am

Quoting Halophila (Reply 47):
Is this in any way connected to the cancellation of UA870 from SYD to SFO on May 24th?

Very much doubt it, that was N177UA and whilst I do not know what it's problem was(sat collecting fees at SYD for a couple of days) N175UA had long gone by then and normal schedules had been carried out for quite a while since.

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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 7:16 am

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 23):
Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 6):
did the bird sustain any injuries ???



Quoting JRadier (Reply 18):
they don't know yet, it's still MIA

NEWS FLASH...... Dateline, Sydney.

When UA870 refused to yeild right of way to the bird, the Boeing B-747-400 struck and killed the poor victum. The bird's family has hired the top law firm in the US and filed a wrongful death suit against UAL for $350B US. Additionally, the ACLU has also filed suit against UAL for "wreckless acceleration" on the runway in Sydney, causing the death of a local Australian citizen. The ACLU sited the death as a violation of the basic right to life. Meanwhile, the families suit states the bird killed was only flying across the runway to get food for his sick mate, who was at their nest, sitting on their still unborn eggs.

The US based Serrira Club has called for a national day of moarning in both the US and Asutralia. US Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) has called for a US Senate Hearing into the death and the "total disreguard of life" by UAL, since UAL has not accepted responsibility for the accident, or offered compensation. Senator Kennedy also introduced a bill into the US Senate granting the deceased bird, and his extended family US citizenship.

A UAL spokesman said the company does not comment on law suits against the company.

 rotfl  Great absolutly great... rotfl  rotfl   rotfl  rotfl 

In a reverse of fortune, the investiagtion has revaled that Mr Bird's TCAS was U/S and he should have BOG, (Bird on Ground)...... UAL has been cleared of all charges....Law suits are now being filed against the Bird's relatives.
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RE: Photos Of Damage - UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

Sun May 28, 2006 9:12 am

Quoting Fr8Mech (Reply 37):
I count at least 6 blades curled.

I was wondering for a while if anybody else had noticed that... seems to me the bird was right on the brink of going off the outside of the cowling or going in the engine and ultimately made the wrong decision  Smile

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