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Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:43 am

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... re-461641/

Didn’t see this posted, and my previous post was deleted for some reason. Anyone know more info on this?
 
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:52 am

funny to see them reference the "left hand" powerplant
 
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:04 am

AVHerald has a picture


http://avherald.com/h?article=4ce47f3f&opt=0

Pretty big hole in the cowling!
 
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:09 am

Definitely a pretty big hole there! Luckily no fire and the plan was on the ground when it happened albeit in its takeoff roll.
 
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:50 am

Lucky whatever exited the engine didn't go through the fuselage or the wing! Yowza!
 
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:29 am

It seems a high percentage of uncontained failures happen on the ground, which is fortunate. But it makes sense; it is definitely the time that the engine sees the highest stress, both physically and thermally.
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:14 am

RJNUT wrote:
funny to see them reference the "left hand" powerplant

To make the article understood not only by aviation professionals and enthusiasts?
 
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:53 am

Just curious, is this the first -115b to have an uncontained engine failure?
 
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:04 am

afterburner wrote:
RJNUT wrote:
funny to see them reference the "left hand" powerplant

To make the article understood not only by aviation professionals and enthusiasts?



Not really


As we no longer operate any aircraft with more than two engines (UA) we refer to the power plants as left or right
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:20 am

Max Q wrote:
afterburner wrote:
RJNUT wrote:
funny to see them reference the "left hand" powerplant

To make the article understood not only by aviation professionals and enthusiasts?



Not really


As we no longer operate any aircraft with more than two engines (UA) we refer to the power plants as left or right

I mean instead of saying "port engine" or " engine no. 1".
 
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:10 am

afterburner wrote:
Max Q wrote:
afterburner wrote:
To make the article understood not only by aviation professionals and enthusiasts?



Not really


As we no longer operate any aircraft with more than two engines (UA) we refer to the power plants as left or right

I mean instead of saying "port engine" or " engine no. 1".




Understand


‘Port and Starboard’ are not generally used in aviation although there seems to be an assumption those nautical terms cross over


When we operated three and four engine aircraft in addition to twins it made sense to identify engines with numbers


Now we have nothing but twins we just use Left or Right, numbers could be used but all flight manuals and training materials use left and right so that’s what we’ve standardized on
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:46 am

RJNUT wrote:
funny to see them reference the "left hand" powerplant


What's funny about it? That's how the engines are identified by Boeing on the B777, as they are on the B757 & B767, and from images I could find, the 787. Left and Right, Not 1 & 2.
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:01 pm

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-461765/

A rather interesting update. I wonder how extensive the inspection is and how it might affect availability of aircraft?
 
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:27 pm

From the link above:

It says the take-off was aborted as a result and that debris struck the aircraft fuselage and its other engine.


How can that happen? Either some part flew in an arc around the aircraft, or it went straight through the fuselage. Unlikely through the cabin, as there would be pictures around already. But underneath is the wingbox, very hard to imagine some piece going through there.
 
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:42 pm

Lukas757 wrote:
From the link above:

It says the take-off was aborted as a result and that debris struck the aircraft fuselage and its other engine.


How can that happen? Either some part flew in an arc around the aircraft, or it went straight through the fuselage. Unlikely through the cabin, as there would be pictures around already. But underneath is the wingbox, very hard to imagine some piece going through there.


It is possible that debris from the uncontained failure engine failure ricocheted of the runway and impacted the other engine....
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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:12 pm

Fiend wrote:
Lukas757 wrote:
From the link above:
It says the take-off was aborted as a result and that debris struck the aircraft fuselage and its other engine.

How can that happen? Either some part flew in an arc around the aircraft, or it went straight through the fuselage. Unlikely through the cabin, as there would be pictures around already. But underneath is the wingbox, very hard to imagine some piece going through there.


It is possible that debris from the uncontained failure engine failure ricocheted of the runway and impacted the other engine....


It would not be a first . . . :

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AA 767 Uncontained Engine Failure at LAX, June 2006.

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Re: Thai Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure

Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:17 pm

PW100 wrote:
Fiend wrote:
Lukas757 wrote:
From the link above:

How can that happen? Either some part flew in an arc around the aircraft, or it went straight through the fuselage. Unlikely through the cabin, as there would be pictures around already. But underneath is the wingbox, very hard to imagine some piece going through there.


It is possible that debris from the uncontained failure engine failure ricocheted of the runway and impacted the other engine....


It would not be a first . . . :

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AA 767 Uncontained Engine Failure at LAX, June 2006.

https://www.dauntless-soft.com/PRODUCTS/Freebies/AAEngine/


Fantastic but scary picture.

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