SkyexRamper
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Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:12 am

This morning Midwest Connect flight 2878 MKE-EWR had an engine failure in flight shortly after departing MKE. These damn CRJs just keep giving us problems. Flight landed in one piece back at MKE.

[Edited 2007-08-22 18:14:03]
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:14 am

How long can a CRJ go on one engine?
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:17 am

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 1):
How long can a CRJ go on one engine?

Provided it can maintain level controllable flight, probably a while. If the airplane is preforming fine one engine, then it's a matter of fuel.
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:21 am

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 1):
How long can a CRJ go on one engine?

"Straight to the scene of the crash" - Ron White

Seriously, a CRJ like any other twin airliner can go indefinitely on one engine as far as maintaining altitude, though it is still very wise and prudent to land pretty much ASAP. Airliners aren't like some of the light "training" twins where if you pull the engine you can basically maintain straight and level and if you're lucky climb at 100fpm.

That said, I'd rather be on something like the 73G or the E170 running on one than the relatively doggish CR2.
 
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:28 am

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 3):
"Straight to the scene of the crash" - Ron White

"I bet we beat the paramedics there by a half hour!"

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 3):
though it is still very wise and prudent to land pretty much ASAP.

I would imagine it is SOP at most airlines, at least for aircraft with only two engines.

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 3):
Airliners aren't like some of the light "training" twins where if you pull the engine you can basically maintain straight and level and if you're lucky climb at 100fpm.

I think Part 121 aircraft have to demonstrate the ability to climb single engine (i.e. V1 cuts or failure during climbout, etc), although someone can correct me if I am wrong as I don't recall the specifics.
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:34 am

Quoting SkyexRamper (Thread starter):
This morning Midwest Connect flight 2878 MKE-EWR had an engine failure in flight shortly after departing MKE. These damn CRJs just keep giving us problems. Flight landed in one piece back at MKE.

SkyexRamper,
has the OO crjs been a problem since coming onboard at YX???
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:40 am

Engine failures, although rare, happen from time to time. Sometime for the strangest or most unexpected reasons. 99.9% of the time, they are non-events and the crews flying these aircraft get the passengers back on the ground safely. Although by no means a non-event, the pilots up front are extremely well trained professionals and make it seem easy.

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 2):
Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 1):
How long can a CRJ go on one engine?

Provided it can maintain level controllable flight, probably a while. If the airplane is preforming fine one engine, then it's a matter of fuel.

100% Correct.

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 3):
Seriously, a CRJ like any other twin airliner can go indefinitely on one engine as far as maintaining altitude, though it is still very wise and prudent to land pretty much ASAP. Airliners aren't like some of the light "training" twins where if you pull the engine you can basically maintain straight and level and if you're lucky climb at 100fpm.

That said, I'd rather be on something like the 73G or the E170 running on one than the relatively doggish CR2.

The CRJ flies just fine on one engine. Although a dog up high, it has a lot of power down at the low altitudes.

Quoting Futureualpilot (Reply 4):
I would imagine it is SOP at most airlines, at least for aircraft with only two engines.

In the event we're flying on one engine, we'll land at the nearest suitable airport. Suitable meaning it has adequate runways, weather, crash-fire-rescue, etc.

Quoting Futureualpilot (Reply 4):
I think Part 121 aircraft have to demonstrate the ability to climb single engine (i.e. V1 cuts or failure during climbout, etc), although someone can correct me if I am wrong as I don't recall the specifics.

This is correct. We have climb profiles we have to be able to meet when flying on one engine. If you loose an engine at the worst possible moment, highest weight, worst conditions, etc... you will still be able to climb out and return for a safe landing.
 
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:45 am

Quoting Uadc8contrail (Reply 5):
SkyexRamper,
has the OO crjs been a problem since coming onboard at YX???

Yes....not this serious but way too many probs. Lately the 328s have been looking good.
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:45 am

Quoting SkyexRamper (Thread starter):
These damn CRJs just keep giving us problems.

So in other words, they fit right in?
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:15 am

On, reading in the topic "E-Landing"

My first thought what would qualify as an E-Landing?  duck 

I guess it would be CATIII-C ILS.  sly 
 
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:22 am

Quoting Skyexramper (Reply 7):
Lately the 328s have been looking good.

Yikes!  duck  Hey Skyex, I got a story for you sometime.
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:14 am

Quoting SkyexRamper (Thread starter):

Did YX get another plane to take the passengers to EWR?
 
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:45 am

The strange thing is, the GE engines on the CRJ are among the most reliable in the business with very few problems. That being said, the ones SkyWest pulled from the desert to do this flying were ex indy air birds. I have heard that their engine maintenance program was not the greatest in the world. ACA never did things like Flex takeoffs or stuff like that. Those will murder an engine. Plus SkyWest does single engine taxi's I believe, and those will also murder an engine (Hence the reason my carrier does not do them). I don't know what condition these planes were in, but my sources tell me they weren't in great condition. I know SkyWest has a great maintenance department, but given where these birds were, I am not surprised that this happened.

I wonder if the service would have been better and more reliable had Midwest gone with Air Wisconsin as most people feel they should have.
 
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:43 am

Quoting SkyexRamper (Thread starter):
This morning Midwest Connect flight 2878 MKE-EWR had an engine failure in flight shortly after departing MKE. These damn CRJs just keep giving us problems. Flight landed in one piece back at MKE.

It was not an engine failure. Just a bleed air problem. Aren't we being just a bit dramatic?

Quoting MKENut (Reply 11):
Did YX get another plane to take the passengers to EWR?

Yes. Skywest actually keeps a spare at the hangar just in case. Can't say I've seen them use it much. Usually it just sits there but obviously today they did. The other one has been in and out of the hangar already so it must not have been too serious.
 
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:47 am

Quoting Apodino (Reply 12):
I wonder if the service would have been better and more reliable had Midwest gone with Air Wisconsin as most people feel they should have.

Probably depends on if ZW had obtained the same aircraft for the operation.
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:22 am

Yes, it was a bleed air. We actually have not have much trouble with the OO CRJ's since they came online April 1. We have had some issues, but not nearly as much as someone elses CRJs. who has a state in their name.
 
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:37 am

The other week MSN had a Pinnacle CRJ-200 flight (MCI-DTW) divert here with a right engine shut down, low oil pressure. Anyways it overnighted and departed the next morning as (MSN-MEM) supposedly fixed. However soon after takeoff it declared an emergency again with the same engine problem.
 
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:40 am

Every bird that OO has gotten from ACA/Indy in way way or another, have been crap. Poor engines (-1A version), lack of ACARS, not Cat II, etc., not to mention the maintenance headaches.

That said, there are a few ex-ComAir birds running around in MKE and MCI, too. The engines on those are crap, too, but not near as many problems.

As they go through maintenance, everything is getting upgraded as parts arrive. The -1B hot and high variant (as opposed to the standard -1B,) which are standard on OO's fleet, are slowly being swapped onto those birds as they arrive.
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:15 am

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 17):
Every bird that OO has gotten from ACA/Indy in way way or another, have been crap. Poor engines (-1A version), lack of ACARS, not Cat II, etc., not to mention the maintenance headaches.

All the "BR" tails that OO uses for YX have ACARS.. N698BR, N699BR, N709BR, N710BR all have ACARS. Tail N417SW has ACARS too. Tails N495CA, N494CA, N506CA, N506CA, N496CA. N498CA, N468CA, and N471CA do not have ACARS. Talk is to install ACARS..but talk is talk.

I do have to say (a bit off topic) The OO crews for the most part are GREAT! Captain Nate is hilarious.
 
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:28 am

Quoting N917ME (Reply 18):
All the "BR" tails that OO uses for YX have ACARS.. N698BR, N699BR, N709BR, N710BR all have ACARS.

They do now, but not when we got them.  Wink

And we're still waiting on engines.
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:51 am

Quoting JBo (Reply 8):
So in other words, they fit right in?

Yep

Quoting MKENut (Reply 11):
Did YX get another plane to take the passengers to EWR?

Yes

Quoting Sideflare75 (Reply 13):
Aren't we being just a bit dramatic?

That's what I was told from my sources at the airport. Generally don't dought them.
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:04 am

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 20):
That's what I was told from my sources at the airport. Generally don't dought them.

Better get some new sources then. Wink
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:44 pm

Quoting Sideflare75 (Reply 21):
Better get some new sources then.

Can't always be at MKE either, glad today was my day off.
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RE: Midwest Connect/Skywest 2878 E-landing

Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:10 pm

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 3):
"Straight to the scene of the crash" - Ron White



Quoting Futureualpilot (Reply 4):
"I bet we beat the paramedics there by a half hour!"

Oh too funny....
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