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(Seattle Times)   Your Boeing 777 may have engines that just quit midfl   ( ) divider line 25
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7043 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 May 2013 at 8:30 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-05-16 08:33:20 AM  
Codename: Sopranos

or Palin
2013-05-16 08:37:00 AM  
The Boeing unions are an unnecessary drag on our bottom li- *crash*
2013-05-16 08:38:24 AM  
I thought we had artificial gravity technology. Just plug it to a negative voltage and we have anti-gravity? Why are we still burning kerosene in antiquated turbines with moving parts?
2013-05-16 08:52:46 AM  
Clearly flight in heavier-than-air flight is too dangerous. From now on all my cross-country trips will be by dirigible.
2013-05-16 09:01:08 AM  
Is the Scarebus guy here yet? He's funny.
2013-05-16 09:04:32 AM  
meh.  get back to me when another 777 skids in to heathrow.

/and that was 5 years ago
2013-05-16 09:09:13 AM  
Something about unmitigated killing of passengers, nice planes, etc.
2013-05-16 09:09:35 AM  
Clearly this means that if it's Boeing, it ain't going.
2013-05-16 09:09:42 AM  
Was Candlejack on tha
2013-05-16 09:24:53 AM  
I'm illegally cruising the air in my 787 and am getting a kic...
2013-05-16 09:26:42 AM  
So much for lucky #7...
2013-05-16 09:37:44 AM  
Subby missed the other 85 ADs that have been issued in the past two months alone. They're about as rare as stories on teachers giving after-hours sex-ed, or the KardashiaZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
2013-05-16 09:42:49 AM  
Wish I had tome to 'shop the famous cat in car window Get In The Car!

Jesus Christ, Get Out Of The 777
2013-05-16 09:46:16 AM  
Well of course it crashed the engines stopped.
-Is that normal?
No, we have many plains where the engines don't stop
2013-05-16 09:56:44 AM  
Subby must have drawn Candlejack out of reti
2013-05-16 10:00:52 AM  
777 ETOPS - 330 Minutes  So, what does ETOPS mean?

In Engineering terms it stands for: Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards
In the Real World it means: Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim.

Just ask this guy about it:
2013-05-16 10:27:52 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The Boeing unions are an unnecessary drag on our bottom li- *crash*

So Boeing unions are building GE engines?
2013-05-16 11:03:02 AM  
Meh, nbd... GE engines are the problem, not the plane itself, I'm sure the A&Ps will get some overtime to inspect/fix all of these, and even with one engine out, the odds of both engines simultaneously failing are extraordinarily minimal. All else being equal, I have a flight on Monday scheduled to be on one, and I'm sure I'll be fine. :P
2013-05-16 11:38:52 AM
Would like a word
2013-05-16 12:58:38 PM
2013-05-16 03:21:12 PM  

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2013-05-16 06:29:43 PM  
Oh, it's GE this time. Last time it was Rolls-Royce engines getting clogged with ice, resulting in British Airways Flight 38 from Beijing crashing at the end of the runway at Heathrow.

/no fatalities, luckily
2013-05-16 09:38:00 PM  
Always loved to fly, though in recent years the economic realities have tended to engender a rather more subdued mood.

It's the basic mathematics:

4 - 1 = 3

2 - 1 = 1

Then whatever happened to Engine #1 begins to affect Engine #3:

3 - 1 = 2

1 - 1 =

...if you're lucky, and not sharing a grog with Davey Jones.
2013-05-16 09:39:14 PM  
TFA:GE spokesman Rick Kennedy said the engine maker found that in both cases a small gearbox under the front fan that pumps oil and fuel around the engine was found to have cracked and separated.

He said a defect in the advanced metal alloy is suspected. The gearbox is made by Avio of Italy.


2013-05-16 11:13:52 PM  
More GE junk.
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