Engine explodes on Denver to Honolulu flight…

Posted by Kane on February 22, 2021 5:55 am

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Smitty
Smitty

A testament to engineering that the bird could still fly with only one engine. Amazing and terrifying for those on board.

Alaska Hunter
Alaska Hunter

Come on, man; I’ve got to fly next week.

Duckandcover
Duckandcover

Looks to me like the N2 high compression rotor blades failed. Wonder who the engine manufacturer was – GE, Rolls or P&W.

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Hearing it was a birdstrike…

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Whether it was a birdstrike or a Fan Blade failure, it was the Ni Low Pressure Compressor that started the event…

Fleabag
Fleabag

Good thing it wasn’t over the ocean or it may be ditching Ditching DITCHING!

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Probably no need to ditch, still have a good engine, that’s what ETOPS is for. It happened a few years ago and they did not ditch but flew on for quite some time to Honolulu.
UA1175
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/07/02/united-flight-1175-sfo-honolulu-ntsb-investigation/

EnabledVet
EnabledVet

As long as everyone was wearing a mask…..

FLIGHT 50 50
FLIGHT 50 50

Congratulations to Captain and Crew. Anytime you lose an engine after take off and bring the plane in I know I’m relieved. Can’t imagine how good the passengers feel…

Jim1937
Jim1937

Find someone who knows a little about aircraft to report this. The engine DID NOT explode, the cowling came off and the engine kept running! One hell of a difference.

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

The engine did not keep running, it was windmilling…..

CeeCee
CeeCee

Great pilot! Kudos!

Joe
Joe

The engine didn’t “explode”.

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Well, it kinda did. If the bird hit the Fan and broke a blade, the blade coming off and subsequent out of balance vibrations would make the engine explode apart……

Ron
Ron

Looks like it was well contained.

pj
pj

Good thing they were all wearing masks. Could have been a deadly flight.

Straightman
Straightman

🤪

UnNamedCoConspirator
UnNamedCoConspirator

we lost 2/4 engines on brothers DC-8, I asked what happens if we lose a third?
“We fly directly to the scene of the crash”
R.I.P. Bro

Michael Sullivan, FREEPRESS.IE
Michael Sullivan, FREEPRESS.IE

I’d say there were a few more explosions in the window seats just after this one happened.

Johnycatt
Johnycatt

Denver to Honolulu… humm.. looks like this is a warning to Tulsi to get back on the Script…

Newton
Newton

Looks like Chevrolet is building planes now!

Rockracer
Rockracer

Whatta Nightmare, and they didn’t even reach 20,000 feet

Johnycatt
Johnycatt

Best performance of Lithgow’s career!

Kneedragger
Kneedragger

So, was this a Harley-built airplane? You know, shedding major engine parts all over the place.

Chris
Chris

I own a 2003 Harley FXDL (Low Rider) with 36,000 miles on it. It’s never “shred” a part nor leaked a drop of oil yet.

Censorship is Bullshit
Censorship is Bullshit

’96 HDXL here – all parts intact

Ten Ring
Ten Ring

36000 miles on a hardly anything. Ride much do you?I had put over 200k on a 1991 gsxr750 with no engine issues except for regular maintenance. This was one of a couple of dozen street bikes I have owned and ridden over 40+ years of being licenced.

Oracle
Oracle

Meh, don’t get too enthused – they’ll STILL shake your teeth out of your head. I’ve owned 4 Harleys.

Straightman
Straightman

Thanks Gumby!

Gas Axe
Gas Axe

Owned an early shovel..never had issues, owned a 120 ci Harman shovelhead..never had engine failure, owned a few Evos, never had issues with any of them.

Tom
Tom

Huh ?
I have a 2004 Road King that i bought new and now has 100,390 miles on it.
Never had any kind of failure.

Juan Redpill
Juan Redpill

Guess they had to ‘circle back’ huh?

CreatioExNihilo
CreatioExNihilo

My very cute HK wifey sez: I don’t like United! The world is watching.

Mark
Mark

To be fair, United doesn’t build the engine.

Jim1937
Jim1937

The cowling was the problem, NOT the engine!

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

No, the engine was the problem that blew the cowling off….

Oracle
Oracle

Prolly some union maintenance guy who thought good enough was “good enough” on the cowling latches. Oops…

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Most of us union maintenance guys are conservative, the unions have a stranglehold on the membership….

muskie1
muskie1

..and if you can believe your eyes, they don’t maintain them either.

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Oh yes they do. The amount of money spent on maintenance is very high…

Forever Trumper
Forever Trumper

They maintenance it. Since 1994…

Roger Thatt
Roger Thatt

Is this a metaphor for the Biden presidency?

WorseToCome
WorseToCome

Almost but not quite; the wing did not explode with the engine.

Jim1937
Jim1937

Well the wheels are coming off the BuyDen administration, so YES!

Bunk
Bunk

If it’s Boeing, I’m not going.

Chris
Chris

Too much “equality” at Boeing these days.

Johnycatt
Johnycatt

Too much “equality” in ALL fields to do ANYTHING “risky.”

Oracle
Oracle

You mean you’d rather not have an “affirmative action doc” doing your open heart surgery? C’mon, man…
/sarc

Jim1937
Jim1937

Equality is now a synonym for bull shit!

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Boeing did not build that engine, Pratt & Whitney did….

Jim1937
Jim1937

You prefer one built by the EU and their rag head immigrants?

Tom
Tom

Airbus, yuk. Designed for button pushers, not pilots.
Built by the French and Brits.
Neither one can even build a decent car.
[ retired airline pilot with over 30,000 hours flying a BOEING 727 and never had an engine failure.]

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

I prefer Boeing over Airbus……

bradley
bradley

I watched the whole video and I’m still waiting for it to explode.

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

It already did….

Legacy Driver
Legacy Driver

Looks like the cowling failed–due to a shed turbine blade?

The engine was still producing power here? Pretty awesome actually.

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Cowling was blown off with the Fan Blade coming off due to a birdstrike and the following vibrations caused by the imbalance.
No, the engine was not producing power, it was wind milling….

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Birdstrike and a Fan Blade failure look the same, the birdstrike seems to have been early speculation by some who were there. It wasn’t the turbine that shed a blade rather now attention is being turned to a Fan Blade failure due to a defect or fatigue crack….c

sturgeon general
sturgeon general

My drawers would be full.

Jim1937
Jim1937

Is your nickname Stinky?

Stubby
Stubby

Check the manifest of passengers and crew to see if anyone had a connection to the Clintons. Paging….Mr. Brown…Mr. Ron Brown

R
R

Nice instant replay. You’ve paid attention patriot.

daninbluemd
daninbluemd

Just another “coincidence.” Washington DC is the world’s capital of coincidences. Such a shame Ron happened to be on that flight, said HRC.

Johnycatt
Johnycatt

It’s because of Ron and Seth that the Dems don’t have to do too many of those nowadays – but this may have been a warning.

Josh Moe
Josh Moe

Amazing job containing the failure, GE tests detonates engines for this scenario. Hats off to the FAA and competent flight crew training to safely land after a engine failure.

Ron
Ron

Back in 94 the engine choices could also be Rolls Royce or Pratt Whitney other than General Electric.

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

It was a Pratt & Whitney engine….

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Not GE Engine, this was a old United 777 with Pratt & Whitney PW4077s installed,,,

Sometimes I wonder
Sometimes I wonder

Hello this is your pilot. Will the passengers in the window seats on the right hand side of the plane please take your phone and shoot me some video of the engine. I have all kinds of alarms and flashing lights on the dashboard indicating the engine has blown up and is on fire. I can not confirm this from the cockpit, the mechanics forgot to put my side view mirrors back on.

BigD
BigD

It hard to work on planes when your always wearing a face diaper.

Jim1937
Jim1937

Almost as difficult to see as to breath in those things.

Sometimes I wonder
Sometimes I wonder

AOC has a brilliant solution. Take the engines off. Build great big sling shots and shoot the plane to the next airport.. No more greenhouse gas emissions and we can save the planet. Added benefit no jet engine noise.

stuckinIL
stuckinIL

How ‘about we slingshot AOC to another, not parallel, universe, like maybe the dark anti-matter lunatic universe from which she escaped.

Sometimes I wonder
Sometimes I wonder

Thanks for the belly laugh. I am all in.

GLinNY
GLinNY

They don’t want her back.

Jim1937
Jim1937

She already lives in one.

Chris
Chris

Maybe we could use that declared world-ending bovine flatulence to power those jet engines?

Jim1937
Jim1937

That didn’t come from AOC, it’s far too intelligent to have come from her.

muskie1
muskie1

How about a very long chain and bicycle pedals for all the passengers, then use slim fast as a sponsor.

Sun King
Sun King

Now that’s a high bypass engine!

Chris
Chris

My ex-wife used to go all high bypass after she ate pizza.

Jim1937
Jim1937

Sure it wasn’t you?

Bill
Bill

On the upside, you can use your mask as a flotation device.
Or a body bag for the tiny pieces of what’s left of you…..depending on where you crash.

Obamaroid Ointment
Obamaroid Ointment

The engine had WooFlew, I hope all the passengers had on their masks.

Wayne Fisher
Wayne Fisher

The headline works for me but it just as easily could have been…Why Wayne Fisher don’t fly especially over no ocean!

mungral
mungral

Only the vaxed die young.

moderateGuy
moderateGuy

Was the engine built by engineering graduates of Ethnic Math Studies?

GLinNY
GLinNY

In a Tech. Publication written in ebonics.

Ahmoh
Ahmoh

Prolly parts made in China.

Irishsmithy
Irishsmithy

The engine was built by quota filling minorities at the GE plant in Cincinnati.

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Pratt & Whitney engine…

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Nope, built by Pratt & Whitney

Humus B Chitenme
Humus B Chitenme

Well thats not you normal everyday flight. You know some of the seat belts were so tight they were restricting blood circulation.

Sun King
Sun King

This is a perfect metaphor for the Biden administration.

moderateGuy
moderateGuy

The Biden regime. To be an administration it would have to be installed in DC without massive fraud.

Some Guy
Some Guy

You actually think we’re gonna get through the Biden “administration” without crashing? That’s optimistic.

Howt
Howt

Thank God they weren’t 2 hrs over the Pacific

Sun King
Sun King

Also a good thing the crew and passengers didn’t have the fish.

Jyalai
Jyalai

Does anyone here speak jive?

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

Take a look at UA 1175 in 2018, they were out over the Pacific and kinda the same incident….

Stormblessed
Stormblessed

This is when the self crashing feature should kick in. Hide the evidence.

William Walker
William Walker

Guys, you did a great job! Small point: When you declare an emergency, you TELL Departure (the departure controller–for those not familiar with aviation terminology) what you are going to do. You do not ask. (I am a retired Delta captain who experienced TWO separate engine failures. One in a 767 departing LGA to ATL on RWY 13–went into JFK. Another departing Dublin at max gross weight in a 767ER. Remember, the controllers are very obliging when you TELL them what you are going to do. To put it bluntly, you have more invested in your ass( and all of the passengers’ derrieres) than they do. CRM pajama consultants, please take note when you give your workshops. William Walker

JerO
JerO

Thank You Sir

JerO
JerO

I was in the Nav, and we had, a 747 pilot, asked if he worried about the passengers, he said, no, I am worried about me, if make it …,

JerO
JerO

God Bless.

Rob
Rob

As a captain on turbojets for the past 21 years I agree with you 150%. I get human factors in responses to these sorts of things, but if there was ever a time to be assertive and in command that was it. Facilitating ATC is not part of the job description.

Hooboy
Hooboy

While departing São Paulo in a 777 flying the aircraft as First Officer back in the day, at about 8000 feet, bells, lights and whistles drew our attention somewhat to the fact that the port engine had decided to give up the ghost. I was told later that was the first failure worldwide of a 777 engine. A Flight Attendant later told me sitting on the failed engine side facing aft, his attention was drawn to the bright light coming from the outside and described the flames coming out the front of the engine and wrapping around the wing. (It was 11pm). Turning back to the cabin he was greeted by the sight of a hundred eyeballs the size of hard boiled eggs looking at him with mouths agape. Anyway, to Boeing’s credit, and despite our issue with the engine, the aircraft handled like a dream, with just the slightest yaw to the left which the autopilot immediately corrected, turning the potential catastrophe into a non event. I was politely reminded on short final by the other two guys not to float, to which I reminded them Navy pilots shoot for the 3 wire, and not to worry. My thank you from American was a ball cap stuck in my mailbox, but, hey, all in a day’s work.

a
a

kind of looks like all the shroud broke away and it is sort of functioning.

John
John

Nope. Engine is shut down and fuel to it has been cut off. Fan blades are spinning because of the air being forced against it. Fire is due to residual fuel around the engine.

KommieCiller
KommieCiller

No, the engine is destroyed, it is just wind milling….

JerO
JerO

if he was over water, he had options.