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(Denver Channel)   United Airlines jet engine catches fire at Denver International Airport   (thedenverchannel.com) divider line 56
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2005-04-03 10:53:56 AM
Heh.
 
2005-04-03 10:56:30 AM
They got to ride the supper fun happy slide!
 
2005-04-03 10:57:08 AM
Oh snap. I typed supper when I was thinking super.
 
2005-04-03 10:58:29 AM
Were they calm as Hindu cows?

/FC
 
2005-04-03 10:59:02 AM
Ted Striker is jealous!
 
2005-04-03 10:59:30 AM
Great, let the lawsuits begin.
 
2005-04-03 10:59:46 AM
I'm sure they found a way to blame Californians.
 
2005-04-03 11:01:04 AM


/sorry
 
2005-04-03 11:01:32 AM
Sounds like it backfired through the carburator.
Better stop at NAPA and get some new plugs, wires and a condenser too.
 
2005-04-03 11:02:03 AM
supper happy fun slide?
 
2005-04-03 11:02:27 AM
Why doesn't anything cool like that happen to me? I mean, they got to use those cool slides, probably got all sorts of comp from the airline, not to mention all the media attention.
 
2005-04-03 11:03:30 AM
yes, de_Selby...supper.
They were serving a meal on this flight.
 
2005-04-03 11:04:07 AM
Flight 408 from Denver to La Guardia Airport in New York spewed flames that were reported by the crew of another plane when the engine on the right wing of the Airbus A320 stalled during takeoff at about 7 p.m. MST, said United spokeswoman Jenna Obluck.

Stupid right wing Nazis.

/inserting political BS where it doesn't belong
 
2005-04-03 11:04:17 AM
I sure glad deregulation has made our airlines safer.
 
2005-04-03 11:04:56 AM
See, if they would just mount some of those extinguisher bottles in the Fark server. . . .

.
 
2005-04-03 11:05:39 AM
[b]gopher321[/b]

life insurance pays off double if you're on a business trip.....
 
2005-04-03 11:09:48 AM
I was riding a USAF C-130 from Texas to Florida, my first military flight ever. They only have 2 portholes on each side and you can't see out very well. I was walking around and looked out to see a starboard engine in flames! I got the attention of a crewchief, who looked out the window and radioed something to the pilot. One propellor stopped with it's blades turned into the wind and the guy walked away. Since he didn't seem too freaked out, I sat back down. Nobody else even noticed.
 
2005-04-03 11:11:49 AM
Ok now get ready for the armchair pilots to come outta the woodwork.
 
2005-04-03 11:14:01 AM
Six runways... holy crap!
 
2005-04-03 11:16:23 AM
I flew in and out of DIA via United Airlines a couple years back. Now I'm scared :P
 
2005-04-03 11:16:30 AM
Six runways... holy crap!

And, if you believe all the conspiracy theorists DIA is like the next Area 51! Google it!

I mean the runways ARE arranged in a Swastika...

 
2005-04-03 11:16:47 AM
This story is useless without amateur video from inside the plane.
 
2005-04-03 11:17:01 AM
This thread is serious. And stop calling me Shirley.
 
2005-04-03 11:18:20 AM
At least it didn't catch on fire halfway to DIA.
 
2005-04-03 11:19:47 AM
I'm a pilot in real life and I just wanna say... big deal...
Airplanes go mechanical all the time and it sounds like the flight crew did everything corectly. A passenger jet can fly perfectly well on one engine anyway, so if they had been airborne when this happened they woulda just circled around to land.

//has had 2 engine failures in his career, neither one particularly exciting.


The reporter obviously isn't a pilot with quotes like "the engine stalled on takeoff" which is just silly.
 
2005-04-03 11:20:06 AM
Yes, commercial airliners are still safer than motor vehicles.
 
2005-04-03 11:22:21 AM
Alhazred, if it had at least we could watch something on tv besides the pope.
 
2005-04-03 11:24:49 AM
This really is no big deal. I don't really understand the 'scary' tag. Losing an engine on the ground (with 2 onboard) isn't anything. Try losing 1 in flight with only 1 engine. That's a whole different story.
 
2005-04-03 11:26:39 AM
United flying Airbuses? Let's see, they screw security up - causing 911, take 15 billion in a post-911 bailout at the taxpayer expense and then fly French aircraft?

Should have let them die, it's not like they melt their airframes down when they go out of business.

Delta or United, which one is going to have the next big accident? It's only a matter of time...
 
2005-04-03 11:34:27 AM
The only major U.S. airlines that don't fly airbuses are Continental, Delta, and Southwest. American has ben 'phasing' out theirs for years, so they'll join the list in the next century or two.
 
2005-04-03 11:38:10 AM
This doesn't surprise me at all. I have worked for a major airline for nearly 20 years and when we had Airbuses it wasn't uncommon for the engines and auxiliary power units to catch fire. They were so poorly made that pieces would fall off of them all the time.
 
2005-04-03 11:38:44 AM
Sulako:

The reporter obviously isn't a pilot with quotes like "the engine stalled on takeoff" which is just silly.

The captain must have popped the clutch.

/another real pilot amused at how people say airplane engines stall
 
2005-04-03 11:39:04 AM
iron_city_ap:

The only major U.S. airlines that don't fly airbuses are Continental, Delta, and Southwest. American has ben 'phasing' out theirs for years, so they'll join the list in the next century or two.


Century?
 
2005-04-03 11:46:16 AM
Here is a story about Airbus.

They are death traps.
 
2005-04-03 11:47:27 AM
Are the Psychlos to blame??
 
2005-04-03 11:51:00 AM
Isnt this the same United plane that lost 2 turbines on the flight from LA to London a couple of weeks ago?
 
2005-04-03 11:53:55 AM
CMetzger42: /another real pilot amused at how people say airplane engines stall


Yeah, even those morans over at NASA's Dryden Research Facility labor under this illusion:

Compressor stall occurs whenever the airflow in the compressor becomes unstable. Instability occurs when the effective angle of attack of one or more compressor blades is exceeded, just as an airplane wing will stall when its angle of attack is too high. In a compressor, the blades effective angle of attack will vary whenever the compressor's operating conditions, such as the inlet air pressure or rotational speed, are changed. Conditions which cause the onset of instabilities are referred to as unstable, or stall, operating conditions.

Because of its destructive nature, compressor stall is one of the most critical concerns in axial flow compressor design. Different types of stall can occur, ranging from mild to severe. In mild cases, stall can manifest itself by abnormal engine noise.

In more severe cases, stall can produce loud banging noises and flame or smoke at the engine inlet and/or exhaust. Compressor stall causes excessive engine wear, degradation of performance, and a reduction in engine reliability and durability.


Now who should be believed here, you or NASA? Why would you say something so silly?
 
2005-04-03 12:01:10 PM
Muta: Here's an article about Boeing rudder problems. It only affects 737s, so all Boeing aircraft are deathtraps.

See http://www.airsafe.com/events/models/b737.htm
 
2005-04-03 12:04:30 PM
alhazred: At least it didn't catch on fire halfway to DIA.

Been there. I had just taken off from Amsterdam to Detroit on my way back from South Africa on a Boeing 747 when the outside engine on the left side actually caught fire and had a small explosion. It shook the hell out of the plane and a LOT of people started to panic. After a minute, the pilot came over the pa and told everyone that although the fire was out, and the plane could easily make the trip on 3 engines, since we were only 20 minutes into the filght, we were turning around.

5 minutes later, I noticed we were still heading north, which started to concern me. Until I realized that we were fully loaded with fuel and there is no way a full loaded 747 is going to land. So they dumped a ton of fuel into the sea, then turned around.

KLM put us up in a hotel and got us on a flight the next morning.

Was a little creepy, but makes for a fun story.
 
2005-04-03 12:08:33 PM
AlanCat:

This doesn't surprise me at all. I have worked for a major airline for nearly 20 years and when we had Airbuses it wasn't uncommon for the engines and auxiliary power units to catch fire. They were so poorly made that pieces would fall off of them all the time.


Wouldn't that be a problem with the engine and not the airplane? Those CFM engines get used in Boeing planes too.
 
2005-04-03 12:12:21 PM
Just what I want to hear when I'm flying to Denver soon. On united. :(
 
2005-04-03 12:16:54 PM
2005-04-03 12:08:33 PM Major Thomb
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Wouldn't that be a problem with the engine and not the airplane? Those CFM engines get used in Boeing planes too.


You are absolutely correct. Both Airbus and Boeing make airframes, not engines. They have a list of compatible engines for each airframe and install whatever engine the customer orders. In fact, they will even sell a plane without any engines at all. They simply install engines from their own inventory, fly the plane to the contracted point of delivery, pull their engines out and ship them back to the factory.

/Learned all of that when I did some consulting work for a "major carrier" 20+ years ago. That information could be woefully out of date.
 
2005-04-03 12:26:04 PM
Airbus-Driver:

Muta: Here's an article about Boeing rudder problems. It only affects 737s, so all Boeing aircraft are deathtraps.


Of course, if you try to use the rudder to control an Airbus, it falls apart and crashes in Brooklyn, like 587.
 
2005-04-03 12:28:52 PM
Just remember Grapple, Airbus is a Commie French company. The French hate America and American Freedom. It should be no surprise the Frog Planes they sell to Americans are killing Americans. Support Democracy fly a Boeing.
 
2005-04-03 01:06:29 PM
Doesnt this kind of thing happen every day somewhere in the world?

Slow news day?
 
2005-04-03 01:30:39 PM
Let's face it, they're all deathtraps.

Just had a beautiful flight this morning. Don't understand why EVERYONE doesn't want to be a pilot. Of course, it's a tough way to make a living, so it's all just fun for me.
 
2005-04-03 01:34:32 PM
Muta

Just remember Grapple, Airbus is a Commie French company. The French hate America and American Freedom. It should be no surprise the Frog Planes they sell to Americans are killing Americans. Support Democracy fly a Boeing.

France doesn't hate America! I see that you, along with 80% of all Americans, have taken the anti-French sentiment, hook, line and sinker. Have you ever asked yourself the real reason behind your hatred for the French? Is is because you've done plenty of political research and made your own decisions? Or is it that you've just listened to a bunch of talk-show hosts and believed what you heard in the newspapers about what's really going on between the French and the Americans. Did you know that France financed the colonists in the American Revolution? If it weren't for France, we might still be under British rule. And the Statute of Liberty?...a gift from France. Not to mention all that French culture has added to American society.

France has a history of anti-Semitism, and that's why many people in the media and in Hollywood want us to hate them...and they pound it into our minds every single chance the get. So the hatred you, and many others, feel is completely fabricated for purely political means.
 
2005-04-03 01:38:38 PM
Flew an A320 a week ago from O'Hare to back to Portland. I have to say the the ride was smoother and the cabin amenities were much, much nicer than the Boeing 757 I took from P-town to Chicago.
 
2005-04-03 01:53:15 PM
dude3129: I think you took Muta's bait, hook, line, and sinker ;)
 
2005-04-03 02:11:54 PM
I fly the DC-10 and the MD-11 whenever I can. I've never had a bad flight. McDonnel Douglas (Douglas specifically) made good airplanes.

That being said, Airbus vs Boeing wars are stupid. When it comes to plane crashes/incidents, it's generally Pilot Error, or Maintenance. The DC-10? Maintenance of the engines (where they hoisted them from during refits). And an eingine failure is not Boeing nor Airbus's fault. Whoever made the engine, CFM, GE, P&W, RR, would come before the airframe manufacturers. And maintenance of said engine comes before the manufacturer.

I have no real point to posting other than I like the MD-11.
 
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