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Delta 767 Part Of Engine Cover Fell Off

Sat Jul 14, 2001 8:55 am

I was watching the news and a 767-300 from ATL-LAS had to land at DFW because part of the cover on the top of the engine fell off. No injuries or anything... Correct me if I'm wrong, but about 10 years ago didn't a similar thing happen with a Delta 767? I thought the whole engine fell off..? Maybe just the engine cowl (spelling?)
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N839MH
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RE: Delta 767 Part Of Engine Cover Fell Off

Sat Jul 14, 2001 10:02 am

You are correct. It was about 5 years ago when the whole section of a flap assembly fell off a B767-300. The flap seciton landed in a field in Carrolton, Tx just north of the airport.

Today's incident was part of the cowling ontop of the engine.
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AA737-823
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RE: Delta 767 Part Of Engine Cover Fell Off

Sun Jul 15, 2001 12:22 pm

Let us not forget the time that an engine DID fall off of a Delta jet.

It was only a 737-200, though. It was here at DFW- he took off, saw the vibration indicator climb as fast as the altimiter, and then it just... fell off. They showed shots of it on the runway. Very cool. A schoolmate of mine was the daughter of the pilot of that aircraft.

And that was... nine and one half years ago. If I told you what grade I was in at the time, you would realize that I am just another college kid on this forum, so I won't tell you that.  Smile

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RE: Delta 767 Part Of Engine Cover Fell Off

Sun Jul 15, 2001 12:58 pm

Wow - and I thought Delta was safe! They have been having problems for years.

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N839MH
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RE: Delta 767 Part Of Engine Cover Fell Off

Sun Jul 15, 2001 1:24 pm

BonanzaFunjet...

Delta has not been having safety problems for years as you claim. Every airline has incidents regarding aircraft problems, this in no way means Delta is an unsafe airline. The B767 landed in DFW safely with no further incident.

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toxtethogrady
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Continental Doesn't Seem To Be Having Problems...

Sun Jul 15, 2001 1:50 pm

Well, aside from a strip of metal on a certain runway in Paris.

Things do not cycle through a particular airline by coincidence. American's problems landing aircraft on a runway without ending up in the mud indicate a problem in crew training. US Airways was inspected very closely after losing four airplanes in a short time a few years back. Delta's problems in the '80s were also traced back to their procedures, and Northwest's pilots were found to be drunk on occasion when they had their problems. In all cases the FAA and the NTSB step in when a pattern develops. Flying an airplane is not a luck-of-the draw; when one airline seems to be having more incidents than usual, there's usually a reason...
 
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"We Get You There With Care"?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 2:00 pm

I remember Delta added that little bit to their slogan after a string of incidents. Then they switched to "we love to fly up your nose" (sort of)...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Delta 767 Part Of Engine Cover Fell Off

Sun Jul 15, 2001 3:35 pm

Who hasn't had an emergency landing in the last 2 days?
http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news?p=Emergency+Landing&n=20&c=news

:D
 
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RE: Delta 767 Part Of Engine Cover Fell Off

Sun Jul 15, 2001 3:44 pm

"when it rains, it pours"
 
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RE: Delta 767 Part Of Engine Cover Fell Off

Sun Jul 15, 2001 5:05 pm

This makes me laugh, I see alll sort of stuff on the ramp before!
 
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Does Anyone Have The Registration?

Sun Jul 15, 2001 11:55 pm

..... perhaps a local DFW paper got a pic or someone at DL could look up what ship was operating that flight. Thanks.
 
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F-UXU

Mon Jul 16, 2001 10:35 am

F-UXU- Do you work for Delta, and if so what position do you work in? Is Delta unsafe because they are cutting back on certain maintenance procedures or using archaic aircraft? I fly Delta alot and would like to know.
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RE: Delta 767 Part Of Engine Cover Fell Off

Mon Jul 16, 2001 11:07 am

No,No,No! Delta is safe. I heard that they've grounded about a half of their 757's because of an engine problem. FAA is the one that's one safe and they make the rules about safety. They wait for an accident to ban something, or add something. Like fire detecters, they said "There is no proof of a strong enough fire to put a plane crashing to earth. This means they will wait for an acciden (many lives taken) to do that.
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brentspeed
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Are You The Media?

Mon Jul 16, 2001 11:20 am

A part of an engine cowl falling off isn't exactly a catastrophic failure!! Of course it shouldn't happen, but I know a 767 can fly for a time with part of a cowl missing, and as long as the pilots do their thing and no one gets hurt, it was just another day in aviation. Stuff happens, and we try to limit the bad stuff to a minimal level. People get too excited too easily and the media knows it. I don't think I will ever understand why they want to scare the public for no reason (and get them "p.o.ed" about flying by running a daily story about how horrible it is to fly these days).

Delta is tremendously safe . . . they may have their share of incidents like this, but thank goodness they are low in the major accident category in recent years . . more so than many US majors.

The whole 757 thing is in response to a directive from Pratt and Whitney who has found that a vane inside the engines of 757's has a tendency to crack. That is not a result of anything Delta or any other airline who flys Pratt's on their 757's has or hasn't done.