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Red Wings Tu-204 Engine Fire

Old 23rd Aug 2018, 01:20
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Red Wings Tu-204 Engine Fire

https://www.rt.com/news/436535-russi...e-engine-fire/

A passenger on a Red Wings flight from Ufa to Sochi has shared the chilling footage of the emergency landing of the Tu-204 jet with 202 people on board, which was forced to make a U-turn just after takeoff, due to an engine fire.Just minutes after Red Wings flight 808 took off from Ufa airport at 5:06 am on its way to the resort city of Sochi, the jet's left engine ignited during the ascent. The captain requested an immediate emergency landing. While the left engine was spitting out sparks, one of passengers on board captured the dramatic footage.

Luckily some 16 minutes after taking off the airliner managed to land safely back at Ufa where the emergency crews safely escorted all 202 passengers out of the plane. No one was injured during the incident, the airport confirmed. The travellers are now receiving help from psychologists while technicians are checking the airplane. Ufa airport remains open.

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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 01:30
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Seems the engine fire was only extinguished by the ground fire fighters. The captain earned his keep on this trip, not an experience to be wished.
Possible fuel line break?
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 01:32
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Just an engine stall. Hang on, not it wasn't.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 04:30
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Originally Posted by RickNRoll View Post
Just an engine stall. Hang on, not it wasn't.
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looks like the front compressors crapped out through the side of the engine. Still, it's not clear if petrol fuel was involved in the fire
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 06:27
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At least the fire containment did a perfect job...
And it reads P90A on it, the initial designation of the Perm 90 engine before it became Aviadvigatel PS-90
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 14:00
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That fire had to be either fuel fed or bearing oil fed. Can't think of anything else in there to burn like that. Kudos to the crew to getting back on the ground ASAP. With that much flame coming out the top of the nacelle, those engine mount attachment points were not going to hold out for very long. (Although, assuming the engine neatly fell off without damaging anything else on the plane, and also assuming the plane could handle the resulting weight imbalance, maybe letting go of a dead and burning engine might not be the worst thing....)

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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 15:00
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maybe letting go of a dead and burning engine might not be the worst thing.
To quote an instructor years ago: "The aircraft will fly with a pod missing. If it goes, you don't have a problem. On the other hand, the guy with a burning engine in his cabbage patch; now, HE has a problem!"
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EL AL Flight 1862 crashed in Amsterdam after an engine detached.

https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=19921004-2
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Originally Posted by krismiler View Post
EL AL Flight 1862 crashed in Amsterdam after an engine detached.

https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=19921004-2
They had TWO engines depart on the same wing together with flap damage, not exactly the same thing and not exactly certified to fly in that condition.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 19:32
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Originally Posted by krismiler View Post
EL AL Flight 1862 crashed in Amsterdam after an engine detached.

https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=19921004-2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Airlines_Flight_358

departing engines during flight not good
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