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DD_NL
09-06-2004, 11:47 AM
http://home.tiscali.nl/ddonline/IL-2/cowling.jpg

Let's hope the person in this seat had no fear of flying, lol.

http://home.tiscali.nl/ddonline/IL-2/nighthawk.jpg

DD_NL
09-06-2004, 11:47 AM
http://home.tiscali.nl/ddonline/IL-2/cowling.jpg

Let's hope the person in this seat had no fear of flying, lol.

http://home.tiscali.nl/ddonline/IL-2/nighthawk.jpg

JG52Uther
09-06-2004, 12:01 PM
Has Easyjet changed their colour scheme? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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berg417448
09-06-2004, 12:36 PM
I'd hate to be the guy on the ground when that cowling came crashing out of the sky!

F19_Ob
09-06-2004, 12:56 PM
oops....recognize that...its what I often see when looking at the place where an engine used to be in my bf110. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Red_Russian13
09-06-2004, 05:57 PM
Hmmm...that looks like my Afghan Arianna airlines flight.

How long could they fly like that you think?

Red Russian

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PBNA-Boosher
09-06-2004, 06:22 PM
As long as the fuel supply lasts, I suppose. I think it's only an aerodynamics problem, unless, of course, a few parts of the engine came off with it...

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icrash
09-06-2004, 07:32 PM
I think the cowling is most intact but its hard to tell from this angle. It does appear to have folded or partially sheared off. On a 737 it clam shells over the engine. A friend gave me a tour of the hanger where they work on their 737's. Very interesting and some things haven't changed from the old days (still use cables to move control surfaces). I'd worry more about the 3 bolts that hold the engine onto the mount. Bet the mechanic & supervisor/inspector got reamed out good for this one.

Kupper
09-06-2004, 08:33 PM
Looks like an old Twilight Zone episode...William Shatner and the "Gremlin".....

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lil_labbit
09-06-2004, 08:46 PM
Worse things have landed - but - yeah difinitely a Gremlin from the twilight zone http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Fritzofn
09-06-2004, 10:37 PM
i'm guessing that someone at maintanence has a couple of screws extra....and is STIL wondering where he got them from...

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Ob.Emann
09-06-2004, 10:57 PM
I bet the pilot is knee-deep in his own sweat right now..............

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Sarpedon688
09-08-2004, 04:40 AM
But for a real panic you really want one of these
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Sarpedon688/united.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Sarpedon688/lookback.jpg

73GIAP_Milan
09-08-2004, 06:22 AM
looks pretty serious, Sarpedon688...

btw; your sig too, i hate to be the guy in the Fw http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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AlexDavies
09-08-2004, 09:15 AM
gremlin?>..arrgh!!
http://home.att.net/~planetgarp1/cars/gremlin.jpg

http://www.jsutergraphix.com/portfolio%20art/P-47.jpg

mortoma
09-08-2004, 11:31 AM
The guy that worked on the 737 was supposed to be using a screwdriver, not drinking a screwdriver!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

stubby
09-08-2004, 11:35 AM
What would hurt more: a 100 lb block of frozen urine dropped from 35,000 feet or a metal cowling? Maybe those 'Myth Busters' can run an experiment like the penny experiment.

Red_Russian13
09-08-2004, 04:01 PM
Yes, like the Twilight Zone episode...

"Some...THING...is on the...wing!" {Spoken like Shatner of course}.

The 100lb block would hurt my pride more. I'd rather be killed by a falling cowling.

Red Russian

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IL2-chuter
09-09-2004, 01:55 AM
Thats an Airbus A320. The Airline I work for has had two of these incidents. The line mechanics forgot to latch the fan cowls . . . and when the aircraft rotated during takeoff . . . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

The one I helped repair in LA (field trip) damaged half the windows on left side, three major dents in stab, gouge in left side of fin, every slat was damaged and the pylon had to be replaced. The FADEC Jbox was damaged and engine control was lost so engine defaulted to full power. The crew took plane up to 10k ft to assess, then T handled the engine and made an uneventful single engine landing. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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