Engine Fire over Denver

Engine Fire over Denver

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KelWedge

1,254 posts

149 months

Monday 22nd February
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As this is Pistonheads

Re the 'Van'

The Dodge clearly didnt smile

Crafty_

12,721 posts

164 months

Monday 22nd February
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Yeah, according to this article its only fleets based in US, Japan and Korea that have PW engines. Also about half of UAL's fleet were mothballed anyway, I wonder how many they'll bring back,

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/21/us/boeing-777-a...

aeropilot

23,747 posts

191 months

Monday 22nd February
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Gary C said:
aeropilot said:
Gary C said:
matchmaker said:
Gary C said:
Loosing a blade or part of a blade in a big turbine can't half make a mess.

Remember being sat astride a 660MW turbine trying to measure the shaft vibration after one of the LP blades had come off. The impressive bit was, it ate it and carried on.

Next time it happened we wern't so lucky.

Mind you, we were better off than that Duhva in South Africa.
Longannet?
Heysham 2 unit 8 smile
Heysham 2, that takes me back to my yoof smile
Me to, but I'm still here some 33 years later smile
I started work on the design of it (and its sister Torness) in early 1981..... boxedin

Gary C

7,615 posts

143 months

Monday 22nd February
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aeropilot said:
I started work on the design of it (and its sister Torness) in early 1981..... boxedin
Yay, which bits, hopefully not LP blade root pins.

Hum, epic off topic or what !

aeropilot

23,747 posts

191 months

Monday 22nd February
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Gary C said:
aeropilot said:
I started work on the design of it (and its sister Torness) in early 1981..... boxedin
Yay, which bits, hopefully not LP blade root pins.

Hum, epic off topic or what !
All of the structural steelwork, but specifically, the charge hall steelwork, turbine hall steelwork, diesel gennie house steelwork, plus something that isn't there anymore, which was the giant 1000Te temporary lifting gantry for lifting in the PV's into the charge hall. Did a little bit of concrete as well early on, for the cooling water intake channels.
But to almost get it on topic of relevance, the design included design checks for direct hit from a 747 airliner and a F-4 Phantom fighter smile


eldar

16,093 posts

160 months

Monday 22nd February
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aeropilot said:
But to almost get it on topic of relevance, the design included design checks for direct hit from a 747 airliner and a F-4 Phantom fighter smile
A friend of mine worked on plane proof buildings, specifically, how to get rid of the fuel load quickly without excess heat post impact..

GliderRider

875 posts

45 months

Monday 22nd February
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eldar said:
aeropilot said:
But to almost get it on topic of relevance, the design included design checks for direct hit from a 747 airliner and a F-4 Phantom fighter smile
A friend of mine worked on plane proof buildings, specifically, how to get rid of the fuel load quickly...
The solution?

Let me guess... 4p off per gallon, double Green Shield stamps and a free crystal tumbler with each full tank?

getmecoat

eldar

16,093 posts

160 months

Monday 22nd February
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GliderRider said:
eldar said:
aeropilot said:
But to almost get it on topic of relevance, the design included design checks for direct hit from a 747 airliner and a F-4 Phantom fighter smile
A friend of mine worked on plane proof buildings, specifically, how to get rid of the fuel load quickly...
The solution?

Let me guess... 4p off per gallon, double Green Shield stamps and a free crystal tumbler with each full tank?

getmecoat
Very big gutters, very complicated drains. No chance of a freebie tiger in the tank frown

Piginapoke

1,813 posts

149 months

Monday 22nd February
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Captain Joe's analysis and ATC comms. All very impressive.

https://youtu.be/q5Wler87pwY

nebpor

499 posts

199 months

Monday 22nd February
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aeropilot said:
All of the structural steelwork, but specifically, the charge hall steelwork, turbine hall steelwork, diesel gennie house steelwork, plus something that isn't there anymore, which was the giant 1000Te temporary lifting gantry for lifting in the PV's into the charge hall. Did a little bit of concrete as well early on, for the cooling water intake channels.
But to almost get it on topic of relevance, the design included design checks for direct hit from a 747 airliner and a F-4 Phantom fighter smile
And a lovely job you did!


aeropilot

23,747 posts

191 months

Monday 22nd February
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nebpor said:
aeropilot said:
All of the structural steelwork, but specifically, the charge hall steelwork, turbine hall steelwork, diesel gennie house steelwork, plus something that isn't there anymore, which was the giant 1000Te temporary lifting gantry for lifting in the PV's into the charge hall. Did a little bit of concrete as well early on, for the cooling water intake channels.
But to almost get it on topic of relevance, the design included design checks for direct hit from a 747 airliner and a F-4 Phantom fighter smile
And a lovely job you did!

And all done by hand on drawing boards/calc pads the proper way.... biggrin (no CAD/BIM back in those days)

Gary C

7,615 posts

143 months

Monday 22nd February
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aeropilot said:
And all done by hand on drawing boards/calc pads the proper way.... biggrin (no CAD/BIM back in those days)
This is the amazing thing about the site. Its so fantastically complex (more so than a PWR) and yet it was all designed by pencil smile

nice1two

286 posts

163 months

Monday 22nd February
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https://twitter.com/miami_rick/status/136395967560...

Interesting Twitter thread about what the pilots would have to do in the cockpit

El stovey

37,918 posts

227 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Pilot Joe on YouTube makes a great video covering this also.

https://youtu.be/q5Wler87pwY

red_slr

12,444 posts

153 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Blancolirio (777 pilot) update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwNCCrjMmeg

Looks like a pretty much textbook "fan blade out" situation.


MikeGTi

1,900 posts

165 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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NTSB's media briefing

Scabutz

2,897 posts

44 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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El stovey said:
Pilot Joe on YouTube makes a great video covering this also.

https://youtu.be/q5Wler87pwY
I like his videos, but why does he call himself Captain Joe when he only has 3 stripes?

El stovey

37,918 posts

227 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Scabutz said:
El stovey said:
Pilot Joe on YouTube makes a great video covering this also.

https://youtu.be/q5Wler87pwY
I like his videos, but why does he call himself Captain Joe when he only has 3 stripes?
hehe

He’s an F/O with his airline and in the videos he has a generic pilots uniform on. I guess it’s to do with linking his employer to his YouTube.

I think the captain thing is just his YouTube character.

This whole Instagram YouTube pilot thing is always tricky with using your job to add authority to your insight and get more views but your employer maybe not being happy about certain things.

Then there’s the whole taking photos or filming in the flightdeck thing also. Most of these guys are pretty careful not to link their employer to their social media.

Some female pilots particularly are making good money from social media and even get free stuff (watches sunglasses etc) to promote.





Brother D

2,943 posts

140 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Only a matter of time


JuniorD

8,129 posts

187 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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MikeGTi said:


NTSB's media briefing
@6.00 mins - a part of a fan blade was found in a soccer pitch in Bloomfield Connecticut ?

Wtf, that’s 1800 miles away!