Aviation Photo #0392871 McDonnell Douglas MD-11 - VASP

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I have looked on the Terminal B at Zürich how this plane rotate from Rwy 16! During the take-off, I heard 3 or 4 very loud bangs and then I saw the fire which came out of Engine 2. I took my camera and made a shot. What luck to see the flame because she was only visible for a few seconds! Please check out the original picture by clicking <a href=http://myaviation.net/?pid=00063370>here</a>.
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    Zurich (- Kloten)
    Switzerland
    November 1997
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Comments (29)

Anonymous
11 years ago
The picture says it all.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think the gasturbine had an choked or stalled compressor, which results in compressor surge. Maybe the bleedvalves or the variable stator vanes were reacting too slowly. Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Photo made at the accurate moment, therefore of the opposite would not obtain such visual effect.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's very rare to get a shot like this one! Great job!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I never knew MD-11s had afterburners :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
At this time I was a flight attendant in VASP.Four days after this photo,this MD-11 gone to Brussels.I was there,as a crew member, to do the return flight to Brazil,but when the aircraft arrived,the engine n°2,was like a "flower".Yes the anti-icing exploded!So, I had to stay there "9 days",waiting the fix service.All the parts came from LAX.WOW!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Continue,VASP MD-11 engine n°2 FIRE.
Yes my name is FABIO,from Brazil
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like the airplanes got a pony tail
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
They have a nice nitro!
Anonymous
10 years ago
MD-11 is the best plane ever built. I love it and boeing should not end the production.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I didn't know they use rocket engines on MD-11's.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh my godness! All I can say,terrifieding and just amazing! Great job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture,realy, is very hard to get a shot like this one.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow!!! Look at the flame coming from the engine...
Really amazing... You can see the condensation on the left wing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!! A MD-11 with afterburner!!! :)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Introducing the new md-11r (r=rocket), on sale near you soon!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is the "Big Bang Theory" at work! LOL
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent shot! It takes skill to capture something like that.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Afterburner!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow didnt see that comming,never saw anything like this in md-11
Anonymous
8 years ago
It seems this aircraft was equipped with afterburners !
Anonymous
8 years ago
MD-11 have afterburners? It don't seem to work.. LOL
Anonymous
7 years ago
Afterburn! \o/
Anonymous
7 years ago
Pouf! This engine was grilled,.. My flight with a MD 11 was exiting but this must be a thrill!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Whoa...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks like it's got the afterburners on and just about to go through the sound barrier
Anonymous
5 years ago
Maybe Mcdonnell Douglas accidentally equiped this md-11 with concordes engine in #2...
Anonymous
4 years ago
Engage afterburners!

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