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United 777 loses cowling in flight

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posted on Feb, 14 2018 @ 05:42 PM
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Some of the comments in the various places this has been posted are funny as hell. It's a toss up which is funnier at this point, the media coverage, or the comments. The media coverage would have you believe that pieces of the engine were being shed, hitting the wing and fuselage and they were in imminent danger of crashing, and barely made it to Honolulu.




posted on Feb, 14 2018 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
It's good nobody got hurt.
I saw the Delta Flight 191 crash in Dallas in '85.
That kind of thing sticks in the memory.
slobs


slobs that just had to put a water tank on the airfield huge mistake....that's right where we used to rabbit and dove hunt and take our best girl....Lenny.....hotter than a two dollar ....on Friday nites



posted on Feb, 15 2018 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: GBP/JPY

Two water tanks.
That instant realization that a lot of people just went up in fireball...
Not a pretty sight.
I am still very reluctant to get on a plane.
They were far short of the landing strip.
edit on 15-2-2018 by skunkape23 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 12:12 PM
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According to the preliminary NTSB report, a fan blade separated as they began their descent into Honolulu.

www.flightglobal.com...



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Sounds kind of dangerous to me isn't there a chance that shrapnel could go through the cabin ?



posted on Mar, 7 2018 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: HarryJoy

At one point, yes. Just about every time there was an uncontained failure they were pulling bits of blade out of the cabin or fuselage. Now they like the engine with Kevlar and other materials that normally keep it contained to the engine. They may lose cowling, or see damage to the wing, but you don't hear about bits going into the cabin anymore.



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