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Runway28L
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Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:47 pm

UA293 flying DEN-MCO today had to return to Denver after a part of the engine nacelle became partially detached shortly after takeoff. Pilots declared an emergency and landed safely.
https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 7809073153

Video taken from the cabin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNkJx6atYTU

Aircraft was a 737-800, N27239.
 
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:41 pm

How old was the airplane?
Is this a write off?
:)
 
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:19 am

Probably a 1999 -2000 model.

Looks like it just needs a new cowl. And some metal work on the slats
 
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:34 am

KFTG wrote:
How old was the airplane?


One can usually google a tail number and get a link directly to planespotters.net that will give age and ownership history.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/GZ4NT67l
 
WayexTDI
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:22 am

MIflyer12 wrote:
KFTG wrote:
How old was the airplane?


One can usually google a tail number and get a link directly to planespotters.net that will give age and ownership history.

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... s/GZ4NT67l

Blockplus wrote:
Probably a 1999 -2000 model.

Looks like it just needs a new cowl. And some metal work on the slats

Both of you completely missed the sarcasm...
 
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:41 am

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You are here.
 
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:31 am

Nothing some speed tape won't fix!
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AA737-823
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:58 am

ANOTHER cowl latch / human factors issue.
Granted, it's typically with the A320.
But it's very easy for this to happen on the 737 cowls, too.
 
MIflyer12
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:27 am

WayexTDI wrote:
Both of you completely missed the sarcasm...


I chose to ignore it and help KFTG develop his skills.
 
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:11 pm

CALTECH wrote:
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Amazing picture... a pink baggage tractor!! :lol:
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:35 pm

aviatorcraig wrote:
CALTECH wrote:
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Amazing picture... a pink baggage tractor!! :lol:


Breast cancer awareness. United gets heavily involved. As do most corporation in the United States.
 
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:10 pm

MIflyer12 wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
Both of you completely missed the sarcasm...


I chose to ignore it and help KFTG develop his skills.

I agree, if that’s sarcasm, it needs some work.
 
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:24 pm

11C wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
Both of you completely missed the sarcasm...


I chose to ignore it and help KFTG develop his skills.

I agree, if that’s sarcasm, it needs some work.

For whatever reason, the :) emoji at the end of KFTG's comment got ignored... But it indicated it was not to be taken seriously.
Also, the questions "how old is the plane", "is it a write-off" and "will it buff up" are recurring themes every time there is an incident. Sometimes legitimately, sometimes as a joke (or as sarcasm); the latter in this case.
 
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:49 pm

well, thats one way to get united 1K for a few years.
 
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Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:58 pm

WayexTDI wrote:
11C wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:

I chose to ignore it and help KFTG develop his skills.

I agree, if that’s sarcasm, it needs some work.

For whatever reason, the :) emoji at the end of KFTG's comment got ignored... But it indicated it was not to be taken seriously.
Also, the questions "how old is the plane", "is it a write-off" and "will it buff up" are recurring themes every time there is an incident. Sometimes legitimately, sometimes as a joke (or as sarcasm); the latter in this case.

Quality sarcasm, is, of course, in the eye of the beholder. It is a form of commentary that I find very entertaining, when executed well. Maybe someone could write a bot that auto-posts the “is it a write-off” quip for each incident/accident thus sparing someone from actually going through the motions. (No emoji follows)

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