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ramprat74
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NWA 757-300 Engine Change At PDX

Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:21 pm

Aircraft 562 has been at PDX since July 4th. It's parked down at United's cargo ramp. They are replacing the number 1 engine. When I was leaving work tonight (7th). They just started the new engine up for the first time. It was smoking pretty bad.

I don't know where the plane was going to on the 4th, either HNL or MSP. I will try to find out more info. This must be sending a ripple affect throughout NWA's system to have a 753 out of service for this many days.
 
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RE: NWA 757-300 Engine Change At PDX

Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:59 pm

Result of a bird strike on takeoff. I was on the bus with NW maintenance today  Smile

On a side note, why do they have to park at UA cargo now?
 
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RE: NWA 757-300 Engine Change At PDX

Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:02 pm

Quoting Ramprat74 (Thread starter):
They just started the new engine up for the first time. It was smoking pretty bad.

Just the oil-based preservative on the new engine--I'm surprised that you didn't see it "torch" briefly. There are several photos here on Anet of just such a phenomena.


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