View Full Version : Engine Failure !!

6th Apr 2001, 05:55
This guy really did "lose an engine" !
It Happened on 3/15 but didn't
make the news. Probably would have if the engine went thru someone's roof:

NTSB Identification: ATL01FA040

Scheduled 14 CFR Part 135 operation of Air Taxi & Commuter Jim
Hankins Air Service, Inc.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 15, 2001 at
Donalsonville, GA
Aircraft :)ouglas DC-3, registration: N842MB
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors.
Any errors in this report will be corrected when the
final report has been completed.

On March 15, 2001, at 2130 eastern standard time, a DC-3, N842MB,
experienced an engine in-flight fire, and made a forced
landing at Donalsonville Municipal Airport, Georgia, following the
separation of the right engine assembly from the airframe.
The cargo flight was operated by Jim Hankins Air Service, Inc. under the
provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 135, with an
instrument flight plan filed. Visual weather conditions prevailed at the
time of the accident. The airplane received substantial
damage, and the pilot and copilot were not injured. The flight originated
from Panama City, Florida, at 1950.

According to the pilot, during cruise flight, at 5000 feet, he herd a loud
"Bang." The pilot then stated that he saw a reflection of
a fire on his left engine nacelle. The copilot then stated, that they had an
engine fire on the right engine. The pilot then
commenced engine shut down procedures. When the pilot attempted to feather
propeller, the propeller did not feather. When
the pilot pulled the extinguishing agent for the right engine, the engine
separated from the aircraft. The airplane then loss
hydraulic pressure. The pilot established visual contact with Donalsonville
Municipal Airport, and made an emergency landing
on runway 18 without further incident.

Examination of the airplane revealed that the right engine, and nacelle had
separated from the firewall forward. Evidence of fire
damage was found on the trailing edge of the wing and landing gear. The
right engine was found ten miles southwest of
Donalsonville Municipal Airport, in the backyard of a farmer's home. Engine
examination has not revealed the origin of the
in-flight fire.

6th Apr 2001, 12:46
Hope it wasn't an ETOPS flight .......

7th Apr 2001, 16:37
ETOPS: Engines Turning Or Passengers Swimming......

8th Apr 2001, 02:10
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2">When the pilot pulled the extinguishing agent for the right engine, the engine separated from the aircraft.</font>

No!! Not that handle...

Jurassic Jet Man
8th Apr 2001, 02:39
ETOPS: Engines Turning Or Passengers Swimming......

Actually I thought it was Engines Turning or Passengers Shark-Bait.

Or with Polar ETOPS now a reality it would be "Passengers Sledding"?

8th Apr 2001, 03:13
Why the passengers ???? Could be......

Engines Turning Or Pilots Sweating........

Engines Turning Or Pilots Swearing........

8th Apr 2001, 04:08
I hope you're not taking the piss out of McDonnel Douglas airplanes here,GotThe...

8th Apr 2001, 07:53
Blowaway - so its not a feature of the model then ?

8th Apr 2001, 11:19
At the risk of upsetting DC3/C47 lovers, isn't it about time that the old birds were rested? I think that's the third nasty this year (Venezuela, Alaska, this one) from a not very big fleet. There's nothing to be ashamed of in a service life of over 60 years after all.

8th Apr 2001, 12:29
So thats what that handle does.....Good idea. Gets rid of the fire. Like it can I have one for my A/C?