LTC8K6 wrote:Ziyulu wrote:How long can the plane glide if both engines are out?
All the way to impact.
BlueberryWheats wrote:Sokes wrote:What can go wrong: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_a ... ed_gliding
fuel system/ filter clogged by ice, wrong fuel indicator installed, engine failure outside flight envelope, hail and water ingestion, vulcanic ash, blade fracture, fuel system contamination, low oil pressure.
Can a plane above MLW circle above the nearest airport till it reaches MLW? How much fuel/ min can a B737/ A320 drop?
If an aircraft without fuel dump (such as the 737 or A320) becomes a glider with both engines out, how do you propose they reach MLW?
Draken21fx wrote:holczakker wrote:...
BTW a poster (a hungarian ATCO) on avherald states that they flew over Serbia and Hungary without even advising ATC that they had an engine failure.
Not to doubt the Hungarian poster but how can they not advise when they asked for a FL240 for the whole overflight? Wouldnt that raise questions from the Serbian and Hungarian ATC?
cbphoto wrote:I’m an airline Captain, with over 8000 hours of PIC time. Flew MD-80s before and currently on the A320. I can think of zero reasons why flying for 2 hours on one engine on a twin would be acceptable, unless it was an ETOPs flight. All airplanes are capable of landing over weight, so no issue there. You try to restart it once, while you are starting to divert to the nearest suitable airport. This crew definitely has some explaining to do.
barney captain wrote:mpdpilot wrote:Looking at the flight on flightradar24 it does appear that they went direct Prague after descending to FL240. And there were many large airports along their flight path.
Burning fuel is the only thing that makes sense to me. If I have to burn 2hrs of fuel to get below MLW, might as well fly to Prague.
Also if I am going to fly around burning fuel, I am going to do it as high as I can. They will have a lot more options if they loose the final engine at FL240 then at 10000'.
In the 737 with one engine shut down, you land at the nearest suitable airport and land overweight if necessary. You would never fly around on one engine solely to burn off fuel.
I hope there's more to this story.
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