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Engine failure. Not a PT6 for a change

Old 4th Feb 2010, 07:37
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Engine failure. Not a PT6 for a change

Fresh off the ABC website a fairly impressive failure on what looks like a Titan.

Plane's engine explodes mid-flight - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


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Old 4th Feb 2010, 08:03
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'Well Done', to the pilot. Thats why having two fans for commercial ops is such a good idea. The other one helped keep him cool too. A Titan is it ?
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Old 4th Feb 2010, 08:28
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A titan for sure.

I'm guessing the turbo let go?

I miss the sound of those gitzoes, I would miss it even more when one stopped.

Good job, by the stripe down the Nacelle I'm assuming it's an ex Skytrans bird?
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Old 4th Feb 2010, 09:31
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I know the feeling its amazing both keep me cool and as soon as one stops the cooling is not enough and the sweat breaks out
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Old 4th Feb 2010, 23:17
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Well done to the pilot.

Titan VH-ANP of GAS in Kal. Used to be Air Norths
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 04:36
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Who says piston twins can't fly on one? If the pilot does it right they can.
Sometimes it is not easy.
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 04:38
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At least THAT one's easy to identify.
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 05:04
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Bushy,

The aircraft DOES have to do its part too...

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Old 5th Feb 2010, 07:32
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FourBalls....nothing as exciting as that ever happened to us when flying the "Binford"!!

Nice work Don...you're White Rat material now son!!!
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Who says piston twins can't fly on one? If the pilot does it right they can.
Sometimes it is not easy.
Ten Bucks says it wasnt fully loaded. Thats a BIG factor in the success of such an event in a piston twin!

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Old 5th Feb 2010, 09:05
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Errr, What sort of auto pilot are you talking about in aTitan? Speed control?????
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 09:26
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Can you tell me the type of A/P you are talking about, I am not familiar with that one on a Titan with speed control
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 10:31
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Speed control is your right hand that slams every available lever to the firewall when shit hits the fan in a piston twin.
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TRUE, no analog autopilot that I know of..
Unless, ofcourse, you are flying from the right seat, which means the left hand does all the work
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A few years ago a Skytrans 404 had an engine let go enroute to Yorke Is. As I remember it, (and anyone who has clearer recall feel free to jump in) the driver correctly shut it down and secured the dead 'un - which included pulling the warning U/C CB to shut up the horn bleating about one throttle being closed with the gear up, and diverted to Horn. When he got to HID, he made a normal visual approach but didn't get any gear position lights, so did a go-around - but left the gear down. Even with the gear down, heavily loaded and OEI, that bloody amazing aeroplane stayed airborne and came back for another go - this time he remembered the U/C CB also controlled the U/C position indicator lights.......

My favourite piston twin.

B200 my favourite turbine twin.

PC12 & C208 about tied for my favourite single.

Gidday Wally! Mate they're ALL twin hours for the book - the regs say twin engine aeroplane, don't say nuthin' about both engines having to be actually RUNNIN'! And your paramedic mate had probably heard what happens to a Jonas on board ship; didn't want to see if the same applied in the air!

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'Wally',

I am still stuck in machines which are fitted with what i would have thought was standard GA fare: next to nothing in terms of optional extras like speed control!!! But for a piston twin to pull that off is certainly encouraging!Well done to any driver who gets one back home after one letting go on them!

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Old 5th Feb 2010, 20:34
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An Aerostar I used to fly a lot had an "IAS" mode on the autopilot.
Worked pretty well too - used it all the time in the climb.

Well, that is on the 1% of occasions when the autopilot itself was working...


Great photos, and well done to the pilot of the Titan.
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Old 6th Feb 2010, 08:05
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I am interested in that Aerostar, can you tell me what the call sign was and what sort of autopilot was fitted?
Was the airspeed selectable or did it just hold the "current" airspeed?
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The Titon was in the cruise at 5500ft when the crankcase had a hole punched through it above the front right hand cylinder. The plane was about 180kg under max toff weight, single engine performance was good. I'm glad I made it back to Warburton.
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Old 11th Feb 2010, 01:27
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Well done Donwoody

I remember, a long time ago an NT operator bought two brand new Titans. The crew were mainly young "gung ho" people who were under a lot of commercial pressure. They had a series of self destructing engines in the Titans, and soon the Titans were sold.
Other operators had long sucessful service from Titans and many pilots loved them. Titans are still sought after charter aircraft.
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