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Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD

Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:08 am

Not sure what is going on here, anyone have any insight as to what happened or what is going on? Thanks!!!!




http://abc7chicago.com/news/possible-pl ... d/1781951/
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Re: POSSIBLE PLANE ENGINE EXPLOSION UNDER INVESTIGATION AT O'HARE

Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:17 am

What's will all the capital letters in the title? Could you please correct that?
 
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Re: POSSIBLE PLANE ENGINE EXPLOSION UNDER INVESTIGATION AT O'HARE

Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:19 am

Uncontained hpt failure of a CF34? Just guessing.
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Re: Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD

Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:04 am

That's impressive.
Perhaps they accidentally triggered the "ejection seat" mode for the thrust reverser.
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Re: Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD

Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:11 am

Curious if the air hose is for cabin conditioned air or for an air start...not sure where the PCA hookup is for the CRJ. Could be an air start gone bad?
 
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Re: Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD

Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:29 pm

SaveFerris wrote:
Curious if the air hose is for cabin conditioned air or for an air start...not sure where the PCA hookup is for the CRJ. Could be an air start gone bad?


That hose looks way too large to be from an air start unit and looks more like conditioned air to me.
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Re: Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD

Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:46 pm

I don't see any evidence of an explosion from the pictures. The engine cowls are off. That's it. The ground air hose doesn't look like it has anything to do with the engine.
 
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Re: Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD

Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:50 pm

"Engine Explosion" makes good headlines and click-bait. Nothing to see here, move along.
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Re: Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD

Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:51 pm

B737900ER wrote:
I don't see any evidence of an explosion from the pictures. The engine cowls are off. That's it. The ground air hose doesn't look like it has anything to do with the engine.

Engine cowls shouldn't just randomly fall off however. Something had to force them off. I doubt it is in the airline's maintenance procedure to just start taking engine cowlings off at the gate and randomly throw them around on the ground when performing maintenance, but who knows I could be wrong.
 
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Re: Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD

Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:04 pm

My uneducated guess is that it was a bleed air failure somewhere that blew off the cowlings. Lack of burn marks shows a lack of fire, and could possibly be a bleed hose break at the top of the engine. Can't tell from the pics I have seen...too far away.
 
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Re: POSSIBLE PLANE ENGINE EXPLOSION UNDER INVESTIGATION AT O'HARE

Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:11 pm

keesje wrote:
Uncontained hpt failure of a CF34? Just guessing.


Could be. Some sites claiming this happened during an engine runup. Aircraft in question has 37,500 hours and 31000 cycles as of last June.
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Re: Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD

Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:19 pm

SaveFerris wrote:
Curious if the air hose is for cabin conditioned air or for an air start...not sure where the PCA hookup is for the CRJ. Could be an air start gone bad?


Thats definitely an air con hose, air start unit hose is of a smaller diameter.

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Re: Possible Engine Explosion Under Investigation at ORD

Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:30 pm

Polot wrote:
Engine cowls shouldn't just randomly fall off however. Something had to force them off. I doubt it is in the airline's maintenance procedure to just start taking engine cowlings off at the gate and randomly throw them around on the ground when performing maintenance, but who knows I could be wrong.

It looks like someone took them off. Nobody said they were randomly taken off. They are very likely performing maintenance, sloppy maintenance, but those weren't forced open and they certainly don't look like they blew off

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