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UA Flt 96 757 EWR Air Return Now D/t Eng Problem

Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:01 am

Just saw on CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/18/travel...-jersey-plane/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Interesting. 757s have been pretty-reliable in recent years, even though aging.

EDIT: Now appears to be FOD from blown tire. Engine functioning. Precautionary landing. BA would probably have just continued to Europe because to do so would be "perfectly safe", no?     



[Edited 2012-08-18 17:05:06]
 
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RE: UA Flt 96 757 EWR Air Return Now D/t Eng Probl

Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:05 am

Looks like it's coming in for landing now?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...6/history/20120818/2150Z/KEWR/EDDT

[Edited 2012-08-18 17:06:13]
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RE: UA Flt 96 757 EWR Air Return Now D/t Eng Probl

Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:08 am

Saw it on the climb-out while driving on I-78. It looked just like Thompson Cook in that famous you-tube movie, made me immediately think it was a bird strike
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RE: UA Flt 96 757 EWR Air Return Now D/t Eng Probl

Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:17 am

Apparently they are down safely as airport is back to normal operations; liveatc archive ends when they're on a 4-mile final.
 
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RE: UA Flt 96 757 EWR Air Return Now D/t Eng Probl

Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:18 am

Landed without incident, taxied to the gate under its own power.
 
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RE: UA Flt 96 757 EWR Air Return Now D/t Eng Probl

Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:28 am

Dear God, the televised news report on CNN made it sound like the left engine had a uncontained failure. Glad it wasn't.   
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RE: UA Flt 96 757 EWR Air Return Now D/t Eng Probl

Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:44 am

Quoting stasisLAX (Reply 5):
Dear God, the televised news report on CNN made it sound like the left engine had a uncontained failure. Glad it wasn't.   

Yeah, another slow news day. CNN in particular seems to have a habit of making sensational Breaking News out of anything, like vapid celebrity antics. In time I'm sure they'll end up reporting on firefighters rescuing cats out of trees.

I bet the newsroom must've secretly been disappointed at the happy ending. Reminds of that silly Saturday Night Live skit on Jetblue 292.

http://www.whoisthemonkey.com/videos/39/snl-jet-blue
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RE: UA Flt 96 757 EWR Air Return Now D/t Eng Probl

Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:20 am

Quoting YVRFlyer (Reply 6):
CNN in particular seems to have a habit of making sensational Breaking News out of anything,

Sad but true, CNN's ratings suck except in case of emergencies, so why not hype one every chance they get?

Quoting YVRFlyer (Reply 6):
In time I'm sure they'll end up reporting on firefighters rescuing cats out of trees.

You mean like NBC's local affiliate in Dallas? True and sadder.
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RE: UA Flt 96 757 EWR Air Return Now D/t Eng Probl

Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:58 am

If you read the report witness reported flames coming out of the engine. A little more than just ingesting a bit of debris.

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