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Engine Blades of Longtail B744F Fall On Village

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Today a Longtail Aviation Boeing 747-400F suffered an inflight engine failure soon after take off; as a consequence, its turbine blades fell over the village of Meerssen in the Netherlands. (samchui.com) 기타...

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sgbelverta
sharon bias 15
"distribute engine parts" ??? Is that the politically correct term for dropping metal shards on the unsuspecting public below?
MrTommy
MrTommy 7
"Distributing"? Isn't that what you do with newspapers, or information sheets at a meeting? This almost sounds like the village residents were awaiting their share of parts.
rnclinardjr
LOL. It may be a translation thing if it was not originally written in English or by an author whose first language is not English.
21voyageur
Well Google translate is good but not yet excellent!
A6SEA
Bill Butler 1
I had to chuckle when I read that. Sounds like a pilot I flew with in the RAF - in the last century.
Franky16
Franky16 2
Very similar to the journalist on here who wrote that the B737 Max had been 'ungrounded'

Some serious lack of reality showing, by one or more journalists...
gsergienko
Or maybe just used the press release in an effort to get something out quickly.
rnclinardjr
And this article used the verb 'spewed' in the second sentence of the snippet. LOL

https://flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/7_days/popular_new/82802/What_would_ve_happened_if_United_flight_328_experienced_its_scary_engine_failure_over_the_ocean
njsullyalex
Here is the ultimate kicker: The engine that failed was ALSO a PW4000. Not only two uncontained engine failures in one day, but essentially the same engine.

PW is going to have some explaining to do to the FAA.
21voyageur
The PW4000 is more a family of engines and the model in question is, I believe a PW4077
FrankHarvey
Are there hollow blades on this PW4000 ?
dicky11
dicky11 1
Yes they are.
jptq63
jptq63 1
Thanks for the ID.
dicky11
dicky11 0
Alex, The Colorado engine failure was NOT an uncontained event.
jwaltersdenver
that is correct. the failed blades were caught by the ring of carbon fiber that wraps around that section.
Quirkyfrog
I'm sure some engineers at P&W are going to be spending long nights going over the records on both engines and looking for any others that might have had the same/similar construction date, treatment, testing, repair, etc.
pa3fus
pa3fus 2
Here is the local news report in Dutch. Use google translate to check in other languages.
https://www.1limburg.nl/vliegtuig-verliest-metaaldelen-boven-meerssen
and
https://www.1limburg.nl/vliegtuig-dat-metaaldelen-verloor-voorlopig-nog-aan-de-grond

In other words, plane safely landed at a different airport which is south from take off airport near Maasstricht.
KicksOnRoute66
Two in one day!
jptq63
jptq63 5
Any ID of the engine? And just to be paranoid, 1 is a coincidence and 2 is a trend....
njsullyalex
Yup, and unfortunately its #2 - it was a PW4000.
raleedy
ALLAN LEEDY 4
Having these failures identified by, and limited to, a single manufacturer and type seems the opposite of unfortunate.
linbb
linbb 3
Probably more but didnt suffer from parts coming off of them something like what happened make them newsworthy only.

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