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A testament to engineering that the bird could still fly with only one engine. Amazing and terrifying for those on board.
Come on, man; I’ve got to fly next week.
Looks to me like the N2 high compression rotor blades failed. Wonder who the engine manufacturer was – GE, Rolls or P&W.
Hearing it was a birdstrike…
Whether it was a birdstrike or a Fan Blade failure, it was the Ni Low Pressure Compressor that started the event…
Good thing it wasn’t over the ocean or it may be ditching Ditching DITCHING!
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.
As long as everyone was wearing a mask…..
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…
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.
The engine did not keep running, it was windmilling…..
Great pilot! Kudos!
The engine didn’t “explode”.
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……
Looks like it was well contained.
Good thing they were all wearing masks. Could have been a deadly flight.
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”
I’d say there were a few more explosions in the window seats just after this one happened.
Denver to Honolulu… humm.. looks like this is a warning to Tulsi to get back on the Script…
Looks like Chevrolet is building planes now!
Whatta Nightmare, and they didn’t even reach 20,000 feet
Best performance of Lithgow’s career!
So, was this a Harley-built airplane? You know, shedding major engine parts all over the place.
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.
’96 HDXL here – all parts intact
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.
Meh, don’t get too enthused – they’ll STILL shake your teeth out of your head. I’ve owned 4 Harleys.
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.
I have a 2004 Road King that i bought new and now has 100,390 miles on it.
Never had any kind of failure.
Guess they had to ‘circle back’ huh?
My very cute HK wifey sez: I don’t like United! The world is watching.
To be fair, United doesn’t build the engine.
The cowling was the problem, NOT the engine!
No, the engine was the problem that blew the cowling off….
Prolly some union maintenance guy who thought good enough was “good enough” on the cowling latches. Oops…
Most of us union maintenance guys are conservative, the unions have a stranglehold on the membership….
..and if you can believe your eyes, they don’t maintain them either.
Oh yes they do. The amount of money spent on maintenance is very high…
They maintenance it. Since 1994…
Is this a metaphor for the Biden presidency?
Almost but not quite; the wing did not explode with the engine.
Well the wheels are coming off the BuyDen administration, so YES!
If it’s Boeing, I’m not going.
Too much “equality” at Boeing these days.
Too much “equality” in ALL fields to do ANYTHING “risky.”
You mean you’d rather not have an “affirmative action doc” doing your open heart surgery? C’mon, man…
Equality is now a synonym for bull shit!
Boeing did not build that engine, Pratt & Whitney did….
You prefer one built by the EU and their rag head immigrants?
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.]
I prefer Boeing over Airbus……
I watched the whole video and I’m still waiting for it to explode.
It already did….
Looks like the cowling failed–due to a shed turbine blade?
The engine was still producing power here? Pretty awesome actually.
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….
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
My drawers would be full.
Is your nickname Stinky?
Check the manifest of passengers and crew to see if anyone had a connection to the Clintons. Paging….Mr. Brown…Mr. Ron Brown
Nice instant replay. You’ve paid attention patriot.
Just another “coincidence.” Washington DC is the world’s capital of coincidences. Such a shame Ron happened to be on that flight, said HRC.
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.
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.
Back in 94 the engine choices could also be Rolls Royce or Pratt Whitney other than General Electric.
It was a Pratt & Whitney engine….
Not GE Engine, this was a old United 777 with Pratt & Whitney PW4077s installed,,,
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.
It hard to work on planes when your always wearing a face diaper.
Almost as difficult to see as to breath in those things.
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.
How ‘about we slingshot AOC to another, not parallel, universe, like maybe the dark anti-matter lunatic universe from which she escaped.
Thanks for the belly laugh. I am all in.
They don’t want her back.
She already lives in one.
Maybe we could use that declared world-ending bovine flatulence to power those jet engines?
That didn’t come from AOC, it’s far too intelligent to have come from her.
How about a very long chain and bicycle pedals for all the passengers, then use slim fast as a sponsor.
Now that’s a high bypass engine!
My ex-wife used to go all high bypass after she ate pizza.
Sure it wasn’t you?
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.
The engine had WooFlew, I hope all the passengers had on their masks.
The headline works for me but it just as easily could have been…Why Wayne Fisher don’t fly especially over no ocean!
Only the vaxed die young.
Was the engine built by engineering graduates of Ethnic Math Studies?
In a Tech. Publication written in ebonics.
Prolly parts made in China.
The engine was built by quota filling minorities at the GE plant in Cincinnati.
Pratt & Whitney engine…
Nope, built by Pratt & Whitney
Well thats not you normal everyday flight. You know some of the seat belts were so tight they were restricting blood circulation.
This is a perfect metaphor for the Biden administration.
The Biden regime. To be an administration it would have to be installed in DC without massive fraud.
You actually think we’re gonna get through the Biden “administration” without crashing? That’s optimistic.
Thank God they weren’t 2 hrs over the Pacific
Also a good thing the crew and passengers didn’t have the fish.
Does anyone here speak jive?
Take a look at UA 1175 in 2018, they were out over the Pacific and kinda the same incident….
This is when the self crashing feature should kick in. Hide the evidence.
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
Thank You Sir
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 …,
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.
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.
kind of looks like all the shroud broke away and it is sort of functioning.
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.
No, the engine is destroyed, it is just wind milling….
if he was over water, he had options.
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