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28th Nov 2001, 21:05
Mid-air scare as flames pour from jet engine
Sydney Morning Herald 11/28/01

A Qantas flight was forced to make an emergency landing when a fanbelt came loose, causing flames and sparks to pour from one of the engines.

QF426, with 192 passengers and 10 crew, left Melbourne for Sydney at 11.20am and was about 10 minutes into the flight when the malfunction occurred.

A Qantas spokeswoman said there was a loss of power in the left side engine of the Boeing 767, possibly caused by a fanbelt coming loose. The engine was quickly shut down, and the aircraft returned to Melbourne, where it landed safely.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the incident. The bureau's deputy director, Alan Stray, said the engine would be examined for possible faults, and metallurgical tests might be required.

It was not unusual for sparks to be seen coming from an engine under such circumstances, he said.
:D :D :p

The Guvnor
29th Nov 2001, 01:53
No laughing matter, trying to change a fan belt on an RB211!

Anyone know where I can find the carburretor?

29th Nov 2001, 01:55
Any bets on "Fan Blade"?

29th Nov 2001, 04:46
Surely it would cause the radiator to overheat and you would get steam not sparks?

29th Nov 2001, 16:35
Why didn't they call the AA? :D

29th Nov 2001, 16:46
Well, at least the little 767's are much easier to roll-start down a big hill, unlike the big 747's.
It's also a right bugga getting them rolling down the hill then getting back inside ...

29th Nov 2001, 17:46
Any offers for the consequent PA asking for the ladies' holdups/tights to replace the fanbelt?!
mcdhu ;)

29th Nov 2001, 18:06
When the AA do arrive, one only hopes that there will be suitable cloud for them to park on. Remind the hosties to put out the emergency triangles.