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    Serious damage to EK aircraft engine

    An incident on the inbound flight from BHX to DXB on the morning of 18th October resulted in very serious damage to the #2 engine.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/98001721@N00/
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    17/4/11 TCX2134 MAN-ACE G-TCCB
    24/4/11 TCX2135 ACE-MAN G-DAJC

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    What Happened There ?

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    The engine threw a fan blade through the engine cowling.
    Last flights:
    17/4/11 TCX2134 MAN-ACE G-TCCB
    24/4/11 TCX2135 ACE-MAN G-DAJC

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    Thats some mega damage !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by green320
    The engine threw a fan blade through the engine cowling.
    Stupid, inconsiderate engine. Some poor sod's gotta fix that now!

    Paul
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    I'm only going on information I got elsewhere off the internet.

    The aircraft is believed to be A6-EKZ.
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    17/4/11 TCX2134 MAN-ACE G-TCCB
    24/4/11 TCX2135 ACE-MAN G-DAJC

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    Yer ACARS shows A6-EKZ to have operated the BHX-DXB EK0038 arriving in Dubai on the morning of the 18th, then not having moved until going to Vienna on the 23rd.

    That damage looks nasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by green320
    I'm only going on information I got elsewhere off the internet.
    You mean, you honestly couldn't tell I was making a random daft comment?!

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    I could actually.
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    This has been running on PPRUNE for a few weeks now, with a lot of rubbish being said too! The word from the wadis is that it was nose cowl thermal anti ice duct over pressurization during a go around and the blow out panel not blowing out. There would be a lot more damage if a blade had let go.

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    The engine threw a fan blade through the engine cowling.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cking
    This has been running on PPRUNE for a few weeks now, with a lot of rubbish being said too! The word from the wadis is that it was nose cowl thermal anti ice duct over pressurization during a go around and the blow out panel not blowing out. There would be a lot more damage if a blade had let go.

    Rgds Cking

    Engines and the cowlings are designed to contain fan blades should they 'let go' - imagine a red hot fan blade going through the engine (at enormous speed) and into the fuselage. ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green320
    I could actually.
    Hmm... I'll put humour on pause for a while... And turn to sarcasm.

    It did strike me the damage looks unlike photos I've seen of when an engine actually does shed a fan blade. Ah well...

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    I'm not really into how an engine works or how this happens, so I was just going on something on the internet, not my own knowledge.
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    24/4/11 TCX2135 ACE-MAN G-DAJC

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    From the pictures it looks like the fan is intact , after seeing the test of the trent 900 in which a fan blade is dislodged by a small eplosive charge and the ensuing complete and utter distruction of the engine, this would point to something other than a fan blade braking off

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamdowley
    Engines and the cowlings are designed to contain fan blades should they 'let go' - imagine a red hot fan blade going through the engine (at enormous speed) and into the fuselage. ouch.
    The fan case is designed to contain a blade off situation but the cowls are not. The fan case is made of steel or titanium and, in some cases is wrapped in carbon fibre. The Cowls are made of composite honeycombe and light alloy and have little or no containment ability.
    The fan blades are in the "cool" bit of the engine and should not be red hot. The turbines are hot and do cause an imense abount of damage when the "Let go", just ask American Airlines at LAX!

    Rgds Cking

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