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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) More...

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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.
FrankHarvey
Are there hollow blades on this PW4000 ?
jptq63
jptq63 1
Thanks for the ID.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 4
"distribute engine parts" ??? Is that the politically correct term for dropping metal shards on the unsuspecting public below?
Franky16
Franky16 1
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...
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.
KicksOnRoute66
Two in one day!
jptq63
jptq63 2
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 3
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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