bob
Posts: 20
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:28 am

DC9 Engine Failure Pussle

Thu Apr 08, 1999 11:29 pm

Was wondering if someone could help me with something that happened to me back in the 80's on a Republic DC9 out of Phoenix. While taxiing to the runway I noticed the ashtray was vibrating and making a lot of noise. I was sitting in the last seat next to the right engine. I turned to my friend and jokingly commented how I saw that in the Movie "The High and the Mighty". We both laughed about it. However, 10 minutes after we lifted off the runway I heard and felt a loud bang and the planes nose suddenly dropped and allarm bells started going off behind me in the flight attendants compartment. I thought we had been in a mid-air and was pretty nervous when the captain came on and said we had lost our right engine. We turned back to Phoenix and landed with fire engines and the whole bit. When I walked to the parking ramp to get a look at the plane, they had the access door open but I couldn't see any damage to the engine. I've always wondered what happened and was wondering if anyone on this forum might have some ideas. Thanks Bob
 
JZ
Posts: 424
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 1:55 am

RE: DC9 Engine Failure Pussle

Fri Apr 09, 1999 12:14 am

There could be many possibilities to this: one of the high pressure pipe might rupture; or one of the fan blade might break...
Whatever the reason, the engine crowling is designed to "contain" fragments from an rupture. So in most cases, you won't see external damage to the engine.
 
STU
Posts: 53
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:04 pm

RE: DC9 Engine Failure Pussle

Fri Apr 09, 1999 1:06 am

It could have been a compressor stall w a precautionary shut down. That is more common than an engine failure.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos