Aviation Photo #0224038 Boeing 747-132(SF) - American International Airways - Kalitta

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Flying with an engine missing! Ferry from Honolulu to Oscoda, after a crack was found in an engine mount and there was no spares there it was removed and carried onboard in the main deck.
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    Norman Gage
    American International Airways - Kalitta
    Boeing 747-132(SF)
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing 747-100
    Boeing
    20247
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    N625PL
    In Flight
    Wisconsin
    USA
    April 26, 1997
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Comments (20)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot. Anyone else notice the hole on the number 4 engine pylon? Is that supposed to be there?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Not sure if I would of enjoyed that flight, probably would not of taken it at all!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I think I would have shut the window and looked straight ahead the entire flight.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Yeah, that "hole" is supposed to be there on engine No. 4.
Anonymous
9 years ago
It's more of a gap than a hole and I also think it's meant to be there.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice one there. Now i've seen 3 engines, 4 engines and 5 engines.
Anonymous
8 years ago
That is the coolest scene i have ever seen in my life.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Crikey, glad it was planned and didn't come off mid-flight. A friend of mine when we lived in Egypt was coming from Luxor up to Cairo international on an Egypt Air flight when they actually lost an engine mid flight, darned thing just came loose and dropped off. They continued and landed at Cairo, but didn't approach the main terminal, they were marshalled to a remote area, unloaded and driven to the terminal by busses while the aircraft was immediately hidden in a hangar. Another friend was head of BA at Cairo at the time, when we mentioned the incident to him he hadn't heard of it (unreported) so went to investigate, and sure enough located the stricken aircraft hidden in a hangar, it seems Egypt Air failed to declare the incident!
Anonymous
6 years ago
You mean to say they actually took off with an engine removed! Is that legal?!
Anonymous
5 years ago
It's impossible but...
Anonymous
5 years ago
That's both disconcerting and unsettling.
Anonymous
5 years ago
It says it was a ferry flight so the bird is more than likely empty. More than likely a maintnance flight.
Anonymous
5 years ago
It's legal but only ferry to the next maint. base
Anonymous
4 years ago
Yeah... This is the real B747 Trijet! :D
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wouldn't it have been easier to have flown the spares out to Honolulu?
Anonymous
3 years ago
Thank God it didn't end up as the El Al crash in Amsterdam
Anonymous
3 years ago
"Yup - we definitely lost an engine; if you find it, please let us know."
Anonymous
3 years ago
The slot in the pylon is to accommodate the fan reverser sleeve, which moves rearward when reverse thrust is selected.
Anonymous
1 year ago
Houston, we've had an engine misfire.
Anonymous
1 year ago
Unusual!

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