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(Washington Post)   Passenger aircraft returns to Heathrow Airport because of smoking during the flight. Sure, it was one of the engines, but a rule is a rule   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 44
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2013-05-24 08:53:20 AM
The engine was subsequently removed from the wing and escorted away from the plane by security personnel
 
2013-05-24 08:54:44 AM
OoOooo a half newsflash for an common event..
 
2013-05-24 08:56:56 AM

Langston: The engine was subsequently removed from the wing and escorted away from the plane by security personnel


CNN now reporting that the wing has possible ties to terrorism
 
2013-05-24 08:57:01 AM
Better than running out of coffee mid-flight. That's when it hits the fan.
 
2013-05-24 08:58:01 AM

Freakin Rican: Langston: The engine was subsequently removed from the wing and escorted away from the plane by security personnel

CNN now reporting that the wing has possible ties to terrorism


Now they're saying that they have arrested the wing, and it's being taken to federal court right now.
 
2013-05-24 08:58:10 AM
Rules are rules...
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2013-05-24 08:59:25 AM
If what I heard on the radio is true they were able to position the plane in such a way that the passengers were able to get out upwind of the smoking engine.  That's like the icing on the cake of emergency landings.
 
2013-05-24 09:00:04 AM
TSA officials deny any problems with their screening system.
 
2013-05-24 09:01:12 AM

Feed_The_Walrus: If what I heard on the radio is true they were able to position the plane in such a way that the passengers were able to get out upwind of the smoking engine.  That's like the icing on the cake of emergency landings.


I mean, if you've got time to piss around with stuff like that, is it *really* an emergency?
 
2013-05-24 09:02:26 AM

nekom: Freakin Rican: Langston: The engine was subsequently removed from the wing and escorted away from the plane by security personnel

CNN now reporting that the wing has possible ties to terrorism

Now they're saying that they have arrested the wing, and it's being taken to federal court right now.


Breaking now from CNN: The second wing has also been arrested as a possible co-conspirator. Authorities are searching for the tail section for questioning, although CNN is not able to confirm that it is a suspect at this point.
 
2013-05-24 09:04:41 AM
no one died, not news...NEXT!
 
2013-05-24 09:04:43 AM

Langston: nekom: Freakin Rican: Langston: The engine was subsequently removed from the wing and escorted away from the plane by security personnel

CNN now reporting that the wing has possible ties to terrorism

Now they're saying that they have arrested the wing, and it's being taken to federal court right now.

Breaking now from CNN: The second wing has also been arrested as a possible co-conspirator. Authorities are searching for the tail section for questioning, although CNN is not able to confirm that it is a suspect at this point.


MSNBC is saying the engine was in the right ring while FOX News is saying it was in the left wing.
 
2013-05-24 09:06:33 AM
NY Post Reports 14 Engines and 6 Wings!!!
 
2013-05-24 09:08:43 AM
BREAKING NEWS: A SECOND WING HAS HIT THE TWIN TOWERS!
 
2013-05-24 09:10:15 AM

Langston: nekom: Freakin Rican: Langston: The engine was subsequently removed from the wing and escorted away from the plane by security personnel

CNN now reporting that the wing has possible ties to terrorism

Now they're saying that they have arrested the wing, and it's being taken to federal court right now.

Breaking now from CNN: The second wing has also been arrested as a possible co-conspirator. Authorities are searching for the tail section for questioning, although CNN is not able to confirm that it is a suspect at this point.


CNN reporting the Cockpit has just been shot in shoot out. Apparently it was pointing at the police.
 
2013-05-24 09:10:35 AM
OMG CHEMTRAILS ARE REAL
 
2013-05-24 09:12:17 AM
CNN now showing exclusive video of an interview with a Cessna 620, who is saying that the wings were manufactured in Kyrgyzstan, not Seattle as previously believed
 
2013-05-24 09:15:13 AM
Ok, you guys killed it after post 10 already... gj, though.
 
2013-05-24 09:18:30 AM

Langston: CNN now showing exclusive video of an interview with a Cessna 620, who is saying that the wings were manufactured in Kyrgyzstan, not Seattle as previously believed


Did you see the Beachcraft Bonanza streaking in the back ground, what an asshole.
 
2013-05-24 09:19:46 AM

that1guy77: Ok, you guys killed it after post 10 already... gj, though.


No no no.  You don't get it.  If you take what is basically the same joke and keep telling it over and over with minor variations,it just gets funnier and funnier every time.  That's why jokes about zombies and bacon are so hilarious and why "tastes like chicken" had a run that spanned decades.  Original material is a dead end but stock humor go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.
 
2013-05-24 09:22:48 AM
static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-05-24 09:26:34 AM
Whew!  It was an Airbus this time.  I was worried for a moment there.
 
2013-05-24 09:27:22 AM
Has anyone investigated the possibility that this Engine was manufactured in the Middle East?

This could be a Muslim terrorist engine.
 
2013-05-24 09:32:20 AM

IntertubeUser: Whew!  It was an Airbus this time.  I was worried for a moment there.


Typical Scarebus.
 
2013-05-24 09:40:40 AM
Unconfirmed reports that the engine may have been radicalized by chaffinches.
 
2013-05-24 09:46:35 AM
 
2013-05-24 09:48:59 AM
FTFA: "Footage broadcast on British television showed the plane in the air with smoke pouring from one engine."

We were too lazy to bother to post a link to that video, or put a screen grab of the video as a picture in our story, but we'll tell you about it so you can go search for yourself!
 
2013-05-24 09:55:29 AM
"Hey man, if one of the engines goes out, how far will the other one take us?" I look at him. "All the way to the scene of the crash! Which is pretty lucky, because that's where we're headed! I bet we beat the paramedics by a good half hour! We're haulin' ass!"
 
2013-05-24 10:20:40 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: No no no.  You don't get it.  If you take what is basically the same joke and keep telling it over and over with minor variations,it just gets funnier and funnier every time.  That's why jokes about zombies and bacon are so hilarious and why "tastes like chicken" had a run that spanned decades.  Original material is a dead end but stock humor go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.


Sorry people were having fun in a thread. Apologies, I see my error and I promise you that it won't ever happen again.
 
2013-05-24 10:21:26 AM
This is actually a bigger story than a simple engine failure.   See this AV Herald article.   The left engine cowl separated from the aircraft at the moment the plane rotated to take off.  The pilots leveled out at 6,000 feet, and were making plans to return to Heathrow when the RIGHT engine cowl separated from the aircraft.  That took a fuel or hydraulic line with it and started an uncontained fire on the outside of the engine that could not be extinguished because the cowl was gone.  The pilot brought the plane down safely before the fire spread to the fuel tanks and the plane blowed up.

Engine cowls do not come off both sides unless someone either forgets to tighten them after maintenance or someone purposefully opens them up.  Odds are it was a maintenance oops, but it would be easy enough to pass off as an oops if you worked in maintenance and had ill intent.
 
2013-05-24 10:28:30 AM

Warthog: This is actually a bigger story than a simple engine failure.   See this AV Herald article.   The left engine cowl separated from the aircraft at the moment the plane rotated to take off.  The pilots leveled out at 6,000 feet, and were making plans to return to Heathrow when the RIGHT engine cowl separated from the aircraft.  That took a fuel or hydraulic line with it and started an uncontained fire on the outside of the engine that could not be extinguished because the cowl was gone.  The pilot brought the plane down safely before the fire spread to the fuel tanks and the plane blowed up.

Engine cowls do not come off both sides unless someone either forgets to tighten them after maintenance or someone purposefully opens them up.  Odds are it was a maintenance oops, but it would be easy enough to pass off as an oops if you worked in maintenance and had ill intent.


Yeah, that's not your everyday engine fire.
 
2013-05-24 10:35:09 AM

costermonger: Warthog: This is actually a bigger story than a simple engine failure.   See this AV Herald article.   The left engine cowl separated from the aircraft at the moment the plane rotated to take off.  The pilots leveled out at 6,000 feet, and were making plans to return to Heathrow when the RIGHT engine cowl separated from the aircraft.  That took a fuel or hydraulic line with it and started an uncontained fire on the outside of the engine that could not be extinguished because the cowl was gone.  The pilot brought the plane down safely before the fire spread to the fuel tanks and the plane blowed up.

Engine cowls do not come off both sides unless someone either forgets to tighten them after maintenance or someone purposefully opens them up.  Odds are it was a maintenance oops, but it would be easy enough to pass off as an oops if you worked in maintenance and had ill intent.

Yeah, that's not your everyday engine fire.


That's another jet that landed at Heathrow. This was a separate incident.
 
2013-05-24 10:36:51 AM

Red Shirt Blues: costermonger: Warthog: This is actually a bigger story than a simple engine failure.   See this AV Herald article.   The left engine cowl separated from the aircraft at the moment the plane rotated to take off.  The pilots leveled out at 6,000 feet, and were making plans to return to Heathrow when the RIGHT engine cowl separated from the aircraft.  That took a fuel or hydraulic line with it and started an uncontained fire on the outside of the engine that could not be extinguished because the cowl was gone.  The pilot brought the plane down safely before the fire spread to the fuel tanks and the plane blowed up.

Engine cowls do not come off both sides unless someone either forgets to tighten them after maintenance or someone purposefully opens them up.  Odds are it was a maintenance oops, but it would be easy enough to pass off as an oops if you worked in maintenance and had ill intent.

Yeah, that's not your everyday engine fire.

That's another jet that landed at Heathrow. This was a separate incident.


wrong thread......nevermind
 
2013-05-24 10:51:40 AM
Airbus, Scarebus, FL35, culture of death, etc.
 
2013-05-24 10:54:53 AM
Leaky High Pressure fuel elbow on the Trent 900!
 
2013-05-24 11:00:52 AM
I saw this on the news this morning, with some awesome video footage - that was completely covered by the station's marquee.  Like who is driving Channel 6 in Philly?  How could NO ONE have noticed that?!
 
2013-05-24 11:05:00 AM
Ahhh - the good old days when you could relieve the stress of flying by lighting up. And washing away that dry feeling in your mouth with a free cocktail. Not that I want smoking on planes to come back, but back when I was a smoker, that was awesome!!

Really wish I could be one of those people who lights up once every other month. But noooo - full blown addict. Can't have one without having all of them. Well, when I retire I'll start again. If it's even legal.

What were we talking about again??
 
2013-05-24 11:14:22 AM
A rule is a rule.  And a tool is a tool.  If we don't act like tools then we don't need no rules.

/I made that up
 
2013-05-24 12:51:54 PM
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one side of the plane
 
2013-05-24 01:12:28 PM
It's looking more and more like some mechanic forgot to latch both engine cowlings after some overnight maintenance. Oops!
If you're an A&P in the UK looking for work, BA may have an opening soon.
 
2013-05-24 04:28:51 PM
No Airplane references
I disappoint
 
2013-05-24 05:45:49 PM

badgerb: No Airplane references
I disappoint


Don't start with your red zone shiat.
 
2013-05-24 05:52:27 PM
tedstrikerairplanesmokingticket.jpg
 
2013-05-24 06:38:34 PM
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