TheRonald
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Extreme Engine Cooling Situation

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:57 am

hi everyone-
a friend of mine sent me this pic; she was very concerned of 'does this sort of thing happen alot?' i told i would do a bit of research to find the story of this engines' dilema...now, with all the aviation experience on anet i know someone is going to know this one right off  Smile

by the way, no details from her like 'what, where, when, who'.
 banghead 
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sfuk
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RE: Extreme Engine Cooling Situation

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:02 am

Quoting TheRonald (Thread starter):
like they say in the orient 'one picture worth thousand words'

I can think of only one word.......shit!!!!
 
fr8mech
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RE: Extreme Engine Cooling Situation

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:36 am

No, it does not happen often.
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Avro85
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RE: Extreme Engine Cooling Situation

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:41 am

Quoting TheRonald (Thread starter):
does this sort of thing happen alot?

No it occurs on very rare occasions.... fortunately !!

Quoting TheRonald (Thread starter):
'what, where, when, who'

IIRC this was an A320 operated for Air Tran which lost its engine cowling in flight. The same happened on both engines of an Iberia Airbus not so long ago.

It's a rare occurence and as far as I remember the reason for the incident on the Iberia plane was a mechanic who didn't close the cowling correctly. I don't recall the reason behind the Air Tran incident.

And eventhough it's not too much of a danger for the engine itself it can be a dangerous hazard for the plane in case the cowling hits the tail, the horizontal stab. or even the fuselage.

Chris
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Gary2880
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RE: Extreme Engine Cooling Situation

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:44 am

Theres a gremlin on the wing!! theres a gremlin on the wing!!!!
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Leskova
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RE: Extreme Engine Cooling Situation

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:45 am

Have a look at these threads, they might help explain a few things...
Air Tran Airbus Lost Cowling (by DC10Heavy Aug 18 2004 in Civil Aviation) AirTran A320 Incident, What Can Cause This? (by Paulianer Aug 19 2004 in Civil Aviation)

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Frank
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RichardPrice
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RE: Extreme Engine Cooling Situation

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:52 am

The engine failed, so they initiated the new Airbus designed engine thrust replacement system - flapping the cowling.
 
bhmbaglock
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RE: Extreme Engine Cooling Situation

Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:04 am

When I saw the thread title, I was expecting something more like why Twin-Bos are more likely to crack heads in a rapid descent than a Queen Air despite running the same engine. Oh well, I've dated myself.
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TheRonald
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RE: Extreme Engine Cooling Situation

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:48 pm

Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 4):
Theres a gremlin on the wing!! theres a gremlin on the wing!!!!

LOL..i'm going out to get the Twilight Zone episode, the one with a young Bill Shatner Big grin

Quoting Leskova (Reply 5):
Have a look at these threads, they might help explain a few things...

i checked the links, did some reading...amazing stuff  Confused i'm going to compile a brief of all this, send it on to my friend to reassure her that flying is still the safest way to travel  airplane  Also the TZ episode showing a young Capt. Kirk failing his Starfleet psych test  Big grin

many thanks Leskova  bigthumbsup 
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