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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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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
Nolan Clinard 2
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
Dan Chiasson 2
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
Greg Sergienko 1
Or maybe just used the press release in an effort to get something out quickly.
rnclinardjr
Nolan Clinard 1
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
Alex Sullivnan 12
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
Dan Chiasson 1
The PW4000 is more a family of engines and the model in question is, I believe a PW4077
jptq63
jptq63 1
Thanks for the ID.
FrankHarvey
Frank Harvey 1
Are there hollow blades on this PW4000 ?
dicky11
dicky11 1
Yes they are.
dicky11
dicky11 0
Alex, The Colorado engine failure was NOT an uncontained event.
jwaltersdenver
James Walters 1
that is correct. the failed blades were caught by the ring of carbon fiber that wraps around that section.
Quirkyfrog
Robert Cowling 4
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
Roger Anderson 3
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
Alex Sullivnan 4
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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