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    We Have a Slight Mechanical Issue...




    A spokesman for Southwest said the flight had experienced a "mechanical issue with the number one engine".
    Passengers' Terror As US Plane Engine Falls Apart




    https://twitter.com/swapapilots/stat...rc=twsrc%5Etfw


    How do I post these pictures???

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    Reminds me of an old joke.

    Captain: We have lost one of our 4 engines and arrival will be delayed 15 mins.
    Captain: We have lost another of our 4 engines and arrival will be delayed 30 mins.
    Captain: We have lost another of our 4 engines and arrival will be delayed 1 hour.
    Passenger: Crap! If we lose the 4th engine we are gonna be up here all day.

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    ^^Why would you think this to be funny?
    An uncontained engine failure is indeed a mechanical issue,
    Fortunately a rather rare occurence, for which all airliner pilots train exhaustively every six months.
    Engine fails; shut down engine, declare an emergency, then land at the nearest convenient airport.
    Nothing funny about it.

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    ^ Morning, Earl...Good to see you...

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    The guy who landed his 747 or 777 in the Hudson river was a hero.
    Everyone survived it. Birds got into 2 engines i think.

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    The first was the Potomac River in DC in 1982. Hudson River landing was 27 years later. I saw the Air Florida plane hit the Potomac river from the George Washington Parkway.

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    Blimey, the pedantic are out in force today. I know discourse analysis and word play is difficult for the propaganda fed, but to folks who think about word choice and framing discourse, it is funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Why would you think this to be funny?
    Because a fuking engine falling off is more than an understated mechanical issue to the fella looking out of his seat at the 'engine'!!! Nobody died, the plane landed safely, and you'll be pleased to know that: The airline added that the plane remains out of service - which is also fuking funny due to the understated marketing speak used. You could contrast that with the headline (i.e. the opposite end of the language choice scale from a newspaper):
    Terror As US Plane Engine Falls Apart
    Passengers' Terror As US Plane Engine Falls Apart

    You'll notice that this wasn't put in the news section...

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    The guy who landed his 747 or 777 in the Hudson river was a hero.
    Everyone survived it. Birds got into 2 engines i think.
    An Airbus 320, that was some fine aviating, especially considering the fly-by-wire controls of the Airbus.


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Airways_Flight_1549

    Bird strikes are some scary shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Bird strikes are some scary shit!
    No they are not, Earl, they are simple a mundane mechanical issue...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    An uncontained engine failure is indeed a mechanical issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Blimey, the pedantic are out in force today. I know discourse analysis and word play is difficult for the propaganda fed, but to folks who think about word choice and framing discourse, it is funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Why would you think this to be funny?
    Because a fuking engine falling off is more than an understated mechanical issue to the fella looking out of his seat at the 'engine'!!! Nobody died, the plane landed safely, and you'll be pleased to know that: The airline added that the plane remains out of service - which is also fuking funny due to the understated marketing speak used. You could contrast that with the headline (i.e. the opposite end of the language choice scale from a newspaper):
    Terror As US Plane Engine Falls Apart
    Passengers' Terror As US Plane Engine Falls Apart

    You'll notice that this wasn't put in the news section...
    The engine did not fall off. The engine experienced an uncontained failure.
    From the picture you can easily see it was the exhaust duct and thrust reversers which fell off.
    So indeed there was a "mechanical issue" involved. That's not an understatement, just a fact, Jack!

    BTW, Bettyboob no need for you to continue to overstate your ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    The engine did not fall off.


    Hmmm, can we agree that parts of the engine that should be there are no longer there (actually, they fell off...)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    uncontained failure
    Can we agree that uncontained failure, in common vernacular, is called: fuk me, we have a major problem!!!

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    ^ Betty got a good book for you to read; "Fate is the Hunter", by Ernest K Gann. There is a good account of a bird strike inside, the rest of the book is a pretty good read as well.
    See if you can find it, seeing how aviation interests you.

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    They needed David's Handiman Hints thread.

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    Only a tefler would laugh at that

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    Fuk me, this place is full of, errm, what's the word, oh yeah: #$%#s.

    Dilly, you're being a tad aggressive today? What's happened? Come on, you can share it with us; we're here as a safety net for you...
    (Are the lottery winnings down to the last $1,000,000,000?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    exhaust duct
    some one could have climbed out and fixed that with some duct tape

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    Bird strikes are as common as fuck, Qatar got hit by one ten days ago.

    Losing an engine shouldn't be a big deal these days.

    Sounds like Mr. Earl would shit his pants in such a situation, the pussy.

    Now that IS funny.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Dilly, you're being a tad aggressive today? What's happened? Come on, you can share it with us; we're here as a safety net for you..
    Its Sunday fukkin morning for crying out loud. Wheres your hangover you jovial fukker?




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    ^^you're right I probably would shit me self. If ya had time to think about it.
    I was lucky I never had an inflight engine failure, though we practiced simulated engine failures all the time.

    I did instruct for a time in aircraft that did not have an engine, everytime you land a glider it be a one shot deal.

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    When you look out of the window you want to see this?



    Not General Electric


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    ^ Hang on.....Mr Earl says it's that stern of the engine. You're showing it's the front bit. They do look the same those front bits and back bits, don't they.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    From the picture you can easily see it was the exhaust duct and thrust reversers which fell off.

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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    ^ Hang on.....Mr Earl says it's that stern of the engine. You're showing it's the front bit. They do look the same those front bits and back bits, don't they.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    From the picture you can easily see it was the exhaust duct and thrust reversers which fell off.
    Oops, I think I be wrong, that is the front of the engine that came off.

    Jet engine expert not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    ^ Hang on.....Mr Earl says it's that stern of the engine. You're showing it's the front bit. They do look the same those front bits and back bits, don't they.
    Agree, not many birds catch up with the back part. I've always though a "uncontained" engine failure was a fan slicing through the cabin. By the looks of it that's the front compressor blade still there.

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    As long as you don't see this fucker, because it probably means you're going diving in the Indian Ocean...


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