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#1828002
Appears to have been very well handled by crew and ATC. I'm especially pleased that the crew declared "MAYDAY"; so often US aircrew (private & professional) appear to be reluctant to use the M and P words.

It did indeed lose one or more fan blades (N1?)

#1828009
I rest my case - twin ops, less to go wrong


True (as a 'twin guy I am compelled to agree) but I have to say it was nice on the Jumbo. "Watch out chaps(esses), it looks like we've lost a donk. What say you we descend from FL350 to 310 and keep going?" :D






(Not forgetting to balance the fuel.....before someone else says it)
#1828027
Wide-Body wrote:
Trent772 wrote:Lost its cowls and then a fail....

They do hate losing their clothes :lol:


They don’t normally loose there clothes unannounced, I suspect someone did not fasten them up whilst dressing.

This video of the windmilling engine on approach is good enough to pause & see lost blade(s). Which event caused what result will be of interest in the investigation; certainly the loss of (and recovery of) the complete engine nose ring & other components is unusual.

#1828079
Don’t forget GE - the GE90 has a large share of the 777 engine market too, including most of BAs.

Flying RR powered jets obviously gives the best excuse for having a clapped out old banger though - “well, why get a posh car when I drive 2 Rolls Royces at work”
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#1828084
CNN international running big segments on this, talking about both the 777 & 747 having P&W engines and grounding of the US 777 P&W fleet. wrt the 747 I dont think they get that airports are so close together in that part of Europe..!!

Regards, SD..
#1828089
I think there are only ~120 of those early Boeing 777s with that engine and that are therefore subject to the grounding - only operated by United in the US, and also operated by Japan and S Korea. And of that~120, about half are currently in storage anyway. In view of the age of the aircraft I'm not sure re-engining would be cost-effective unless the swap is very easy.