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originally posted by: cosmania
a reply to: buddah6
No. You last as soon as possible. Single Engine failure is rare and an emergency. Dual engine failure is nearly catastrophic for an A330. The only reason I would think they didn't land at Hong Kong is that they were too high to descend easily.
Icing could account for dual flameout and no visible damage. Icing in fuel systems has flamed out both motors in the past. The electronic data systems in the RR motors will tell the tale of what happened in their systems. Still.
Get your butt on the ground ASAP. Pilots are weird.
originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: Blackfinger
Serious question for the airline pilot types on this forum:
Is it normal procedure that when both engines loose power and the aircraft start falling out of the sky, to decide after the engines had been re-started, to continue on your journey? A little over 1 1/2 hour to your final destination, even though they could have diverted to Hong Kong that was only about 1/2 hour away, not knowing what the cause of the engine power loss was in the first placumber of reasonse?
Granted we don't know all the particulars of the indecent but it seams a little reckless on the surface to a non-pilot such as myself.
originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: EndOfDays77
If it was, they wouldn't have got the engines re-started.
Zap, does the Airbus have a Ram Air Turbine generator?
Unless they find something different, I'll go with ice clogging a sensor port.