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To: txhurl

There were no engine failures. The plane was in for maintenance earlier.

The engine cowlings were not latched properly. The left one blew off early, and ATC informed the crew. Passengers began to film the left engine with the missing cowl.

As the plane was returning to Heathrow, the right engine cowling also blew off, damaging a fuel or oil line, and denting the wing leading edge.

The leaking fluid briefly ignited on the hot engine parts, but the fire was minor and did not last long.

http://www.airliners.net/uf/view.file?id=180806&filename=phpgE0GNa.jpeg[

The plane successfully landed without any further incident.

The engine cowlings on these type engines are known for being difficult to latch and for being hard to see that they are not latched properly. There have been bulletins on them before.

BA held all their planes with these engines for a while to makes sure the latches were taken care of.


24 posted on 05/24/2013 10:32:48 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6; RaceBannon; EveningStar

And then sometimes, it’s as the screw turns (you WILL be surprised if you don’t know this story).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr1efwPlwLU


25 posted on 05/25/2013 3:20:04 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ltc8k6

You’re posting a factual concise easy to understand summary.

Is that allowed on FR?


34 posted on 05/25/2013 12:26:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: ltc8k6

Posts like yours are why I love Freeper land.


35 posted on 05/27/2013 2:35:48 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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