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Old 25th Nov 2019, 15:20
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Originally Posted by PAXboy
Even before the Mayday call, someone sees the event and calls it out on air. Well handled by all crew on board and on the ground. Media score Zero. Again. My concern is that this constant bad reporting leaves the reader/viewer with the exact opposite of what has happened, leaving people fearful when everything went according to procedure.

It may well be that, with aircraft problems being 'flavour of the year' there is nothing to hold them back.
"Engine explodes" gets more clicks than "engine surges."
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 00:38
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Originally Posted by Captain Biggles 101
An engine surging whilst unpleasant, is not massively urgent to deal with or carry out an immediate return. Reduce thrust, get it running idle, or then shut it down if it continues to misbehave. Unless there is more to this situation, plenty time for checklists, coffee, reassuring PA etc. If your not on fire and have fuel in tanks, your better in the hold having a little chat dealing with matters calmly without rushing. I know little of this event, but if overweight, too much fuel and able to dump it, likely this crew had other concerns or misinformation making them immediately return. Ultimately they landed safely, frankly that's all that matters until the investigation afterwards.
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Old 26th Nov 2019, 08:02
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Originally Posted by Nil by mouth
Am I the only one waiting for an explanation here? Or are you just gonna let it sit there?
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Old 28th Nov 2019, 03:12
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I was always told a severe damage eng fail was cause for an overweight landing, maybe that's what they had.
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