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747 with single-engine failure safely returns to Dulles
Fox news Alert ^ | 25 May 07 | dcbryan1

Posted on 05/25/2007 10:49:58 AM PDT by DCBryan1

Fox news Alert:

Emergency vehicles on tarmac waiting for 747 with an engine out at Dulles Int'l airport. Developing...

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 747; ayecarumba; dulles; iad; josegotsuckedin; jumbojet; mexicaninengine; yawn
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Developing....

Prayers up!

1 posted on 05/25/2007 10:50:00 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

One engine out on a 747 isn’t a big deal, is it? Hopefully :)


2 posted on 05/25/2007 10:51:05 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: DCBryan1

1 engine out on a 747 is hardly a cause for prayers.


3 posted on 05/25/2007 10:51:24 AM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: DCBryan1; P-Marlowe; Dr. Eckleburg

Lord Jesus, we pray you hold that plane safely in the power of Your care. Amen.


4 posted on 05/25/2007 10:51:51 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain And Proud of It! Those who support the troops will pray for them to WIN!)
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To: Crazieman

Oh, thats right, it has 4 doesnt it? Im thinking of a DC10 with the two huge engines.


6 posted on 05/25/2007 10:52:06 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: mewzilla
One engine out on a 747 isn’t a big deal, is it? It is if I'M the one on the plane! LOL Prayers for all.
7 posted on 05/25/2007 10:52:09 AM PDT by trimom
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To: Fstrt5

MSNBC is worrying about the “environmental” concerns of dumping fuel..................HILARIOUS


8 posted on 05/25/2007 10:52:34 AM PDT by Gillmeister
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To: DCBryan1

That’s why it has three others.


9 posted on 05/25/2007 10:52:44 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: DCBryan1

Oh, NO! The dreaded 3-engine landing!


10 posted on 05/25/2007 10:53:18 AM PDT by patton (19yrs ... only 4,981yrs to go ;))
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To: Gillmeister

You can’t be serious.


11 posted on 05/25/2007 10:53:22 AM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: DCBryan1

I get L1011s, DC10s and 747s mixed up. Fox News showed a DC 10 with 2 engines for a minute and I was like “holy crap”.


12 posted on 05/25/2007 10:53:27 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1
Oh, thats right, it has 4 doesnt it? Im thinking of a DC10 with the two huge engines.

Not meaning to nitpick, but the DC10 has 3 engines. :)

13 posted on 05/25/2007 10:53:51 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: DCBryan1
Take a deep breath folks. While the media loves to bump up the music and blare the sirens the fact is that the 747 and many like it can fly with two engines out.

They’ll be fine. It is simply standard procedure that an emergency MUST be declared and the equipment MUST be rolled out.

14 posted on 05/25/2007 10:53:55 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: DCBryan1

The dreaded 3-engine approach...


15 posted on 05/25/2007 10:53:55 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: DCBryan1
Im thinking of a DC10 with the two huge engines.

No, you aren't. A DC-10 has 3 engines.

16 posted on 05/25/2007 10:54:02 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: DCBryan1
Im thinking of a DC10 with the two huge engines.

Actually a DC10 has three engines. The third one in in the tail.

17 posted on 05/25/2007 10:54:12 AM PDT by 6ppc (Call Photo Reuters, that's the name, and away goes truth right down the drain. Photo Reuters!)
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To: DCBryan1

OH Please.... these things were designed to fly if an engine snuffed.... there is no need to panic.... unless you like to be in a panic for no reason.


18 posted on 05/25/2007 10:54:15 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: DCBryan1

My commercial flight lost an engine over the Atlantic once during the mid 80s.

Not knowing anything about aircraft I never knew if losing one engine was a big deal or not.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you aviation buffs say about it.


19 posted on 05/25/2007 10:54:15 AM PDT by ansel12 ((America, love it ,or at least give up your home citizenship before accepting ours too.))
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To: Crazieman

Yep...........Alex Twitt asked their expert about 3 separate questions about the dangers of dumping fuel.


20 posted on 05/25/2007 10:54:28 AM PDT by Gillmeister
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To: DCBryan1

Man, it’d suck to be on that plane, but 1 out on a 747 isn’t a dire emergency. Probably just Yawing a bit. Likely very experienced pilots as well. Lets hope it ends well.


21 posted on 05/25/2007 10:54:57 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: pabianice

One wonders why they don’t divert to Anchorage, or something.

Silliness.


22 posted on 05/25/2007 10:54:58 AM PDT by patton (19yrs ... only 4,981yrs to go ;))
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To: mewzilla

A 747 can easily fly on two engines. A single engine loss is an inconvenience not a disaster.


23 posted on 05/25/2007 10:55:12 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.)
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To: trimom

Mr. Mew was in a 737 that anded with an engine out. Scared the snot out of the passengers, but the cockpit crew did a fine job landing the jet, and Mr. Mew said it was a smooth landing :)


24 posted on 05/25/2007 10:55:15 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: trimom
One engine out on a 747 isn’t a big deal, is it?

It is if I'M the one on the plane! LOL

Prayers for all.

Bump and prayers

25 posted on 05/25/2007 10:55:20 AM PDT by A message
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To: mewzilla

Still, not the plane ride that I’d want.


26 posted on 05/25/2007 10:55:28 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: DCBryan1
The only thing you have to worry about was if it was the fuel that caused the engine to go out, other than that the passengers won't even know there is a problem, just the inconvenience of having to turn around.
27 posted on 05/25/2007 10:55:56 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading the article since 2004)
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To: Gillmeister

pathetic, they care more about the freaking enviroment than human lives!


28 posted on 05/25/2007 10:56:03 AM PDT by Halls (check out my profile and it will explain everything!(vote Mike Huckabee for Presidant!))
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To: DCBryan1
Hehehehehe....

You're going to learn more about aircraft configuration in the next 10 minutes than you ever wanted to know.

29 posted on 05/25/2007 10:56:28 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: DCBryan1

It shouldn’t be a big deal. It’s just a lot of fuel; about 220,000 lbs of jet fuel. That was the airplane I was suppose to fly home tommorow from Beijing. . . . I guess I’m just waiting for the crew desk to call . . . . at least we have internet here.


30 posted on 05/25/2007 10:56:40 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: Malsua

Also, wasn’t there a BA plane that lost an engine over the west coast and still continued on to JFK or Boston or something recently?


31 posted on 05/25/2007 10:56:40 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: DCBryan1
I get L1011s, DC10s and 747s mixed up.

You're not the only one :)

Fox News showed a DC 10 with 2 engines for a minute and I was like “holy crap”.

However, those guys should know better....

32 posted on 05/25/2007 10:56:54 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: DCBryan1
Yep, 4 engines -


33 posted on 05/25/2007 10:57:07 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Halls

No joke. Im thinking of asking the Mods to change the title to “MSNBC worried about environmental impact as plane dumps fuel on emergency landing”.


34 posted on 05/25/2007 10:57:10 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: mewzilla

A Chinese airline got grounded in Germany, it had been flying revenue flights with one down for weeks.


35 posted on 05/25/2007 10:57:25 AM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: ansel12

When I was in the Air force I thought an aircraft losing an engine in flight was routine. At least most of the ones I flew on had it happen.


36 posted on 05/25/2007 10:57:44 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: DCBryan1

What is the big deal? Some British airline pilot recently decided to continue on to Britain on 3 engines from the USA. Lot of whooping over that, but the procedure was apparently OK.


37 posted on 05/25/2007 10:58:00 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: ICE-FLYER

Actually with three engines we are allowed to continue to our destination. Just not a great idea.


38 posted on 05/25/2007 10:58:05 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: DCBryan1

Not a big deal other than for MSM TV drama. Was on a 2 engine A320 when 1 engine went out. Plane landed just fine other than the brakes being burnt out as they couldn’t reverse the engines upon landing.


39 posted on 05/25/2007 10:58:29 AM PDT by posterchild (How did trees absorb CO2 before carbon funds started collecting money to manage the process?)
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To: Chi-townChief
Still, not the plane ride that I’d want.

Well, I loathe flying. I'd rather have a simultaneous root canal and IRS audit than take a plane trip. So, IMHO, any plane ride I can walk away from is a good one :)

40 posted on 05/25/2007 10:58:31 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: The_Victor
You're going to learn more about aircraft configuration in the next 10 minutes than you ever wanted to know.

One good thing I love about FR. If you are wrong, you get and education with sources, links, and new nicknames...QUICK!

41 posted on 05/25/2007 10:58:38 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: ALPAPilot

No biggie, just gives the media something to yap about for a few hours.


42 posted on 05/25/2007 10:59:39 AM PDT by Moolah
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To: xzins

FWIW, you don’t need an engine to land a plane, you need the engines to keep it in the air.

A single lost engine on a 747 is nothing (unless it is on fire). They have 4 and you only need one to keep it in the air. The other three are only needed to get it off the ground.


43 posted on 05/25/2007 10:59:47 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Malsua

That was what I recalled, but could not remember the destination. Seems flying with 3 is in the manuals as permissible.


44 posted on 05/25/2007 10:59:50 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: The_Victor

Just hope one of em’ doesn’t fall off after take-off..


45 posted on 05/25/2007 11:00:24 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Fstrt5
A B-52 can fly sluggishly with 4 engines out. It has 8.

Er OK. More sluggishly than usual.

46 posted on 05/25/2007 11:01:34 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Tagline removed due to death threats)
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To: Gillmeister

Disregarding for a second the lives of the passengers and crew, have they considered the environmental impact of an airliner crash?


47 posted on 05/25/2007 11:01:37 AM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: Crazieman
Ah...Pilots calling in defusing the situation. Plane is just loitering burning excess fuel and going to dump some and come in for a routine landing.

Fox News just reported that the plane just landed safely (United AL).

48 posted on 05/25/2007 11:02:35 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: SouthernBoyupNorth

Airline pilot comes on the intercom. “I’m sorry folks, but we have lost an engine. Nothing to worry about, but we’ll be 45 minutes late.”

A few minutes later, he comes on again. “Folks, we just lost a second engine, but we can still fly safely on two. We will be 2 hours late, though.

After that, the pilot comes on again. “We lost a third engine, so we will be 3 hours late.”

One passenger looks over and says, “I hope we don’t lose another engine, we’ll be in the air for days.”


49 posted on 05/25/2007 11:02:45 AM PDT by MediaMole
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Disregarding for a second the lives of the passengers and crew, have they considered the environmental impact of an airliner crash?

If these folks had any brains they wouldn't be working for MSNBC.

50 posted on 05/25/2007 11:02:59 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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