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8th Mar 2019, 14:04
Replies: 921
Views: 2,178,100
Posted By Orestes

The video linked below gives a view of some...

The video linked below gives a view of some wreckage that has been moved to a warehouse. In it there can be seen the remains of at least one engine. For what it's worth, there is a good view of the...
23rd Aug 2018, 14:00
Replies: 10
Views: 5,668
Posted By Orestes

That fire had to be either fuel fed or bearing...

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...
Forum: Questions
30th Oct 2017, 13:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,815
Posted By Orestes

Circular Runways?

Found this BBC story regarding circular runways. Seems to me it would be nice not having to worry about running out of runway in a rejected takeoff or in a landing with poor braking conditions, but...
2nd Oct 2017, 21:03
Replies: 554
Views: 537,686
Posted By Orestes

Failed Fan Disk

A small remnant portion of the fan disk appears to still be attached to the the low turbine shaft hub.
2nd Jun 2016, 20:08
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,509,085
Posted By Orestes

Just dye the fuel.

Just dye the fuel.
9th Nov 2015, 20:02
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,301,902
Posted By Orestes

The VS scrape marks aren't visible in this photo....

The VS scrape marks aren't visible in this photo.








http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/569907-breaking-news-airliner-missing-within-egyptian-fir-93.html#post9174686
7th Nov 2015, 18:57
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,301,902
Posted By Orestes

Regarding the authenticity of the supposed video...

Regarding the authenticity of the supposed video - here's a link to a photo sequence of the 1960's mid-air collision of an XB70 Valkyrie and an F104 Starfighter. Please note that as the Starfighter...
17th Sep 2015, 16:27
Replies: 139
Views: 103,951
Posted By Orestes

Were they simply unaware that they had hit...

Were they simply unaware that they had hit anything and only realized it when they arrived at their destination? It seems a bit reckless to proceed with a transatlantic flight knowing that they had...
11th Sep 2015, 01:55
Replies: 741
Views: 718,075
Posted By Orestes

If it truly was an uncontained failure of a...

If it truly was an uncontained failure of a compressor spool, then it's very possible that a lot of the flames were due to engine lube oil from a ruptured gear box and/or lube oil reservoir. And, if...
8th Aug 2015, 20:51
Replies: 32
Views: 23,769
Posted By Orestes

Even if the engines look pristine, a full...

Even if the engines look pristine, a full inspection of the fan, and a borescope inspection of the compressor section are in order.
4th Feb 2015, 15:02
Replies: 741
Views: 548,829
Posted By Orestes

Having both recorders stop abruptly at rotation...

Having both recorders stop abruptly at rotation does make one suspect that the integrity of the area around the aft pressure bulkhead was violated at that moment, likely by inadequately secured cargo.
31st Dec 2014, 17:54
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,831,561
Posted By Orestes

Steep Climb?

?Unbelievably? steep climb recorded before AirAsia crash, report says | Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/12/31/unbelievably-steep-climb-recorded-before-airasia-crash-report-says/)
11th Jun 2014, 12:22
Replies: 37
Views: 5,633
Posted By Orestes

Tech Delay

This is more like you having paid someone to drive you to your meeting, and he didn't get you to your meeting because he had a flat tire.
7th Apr 2014, 15:00
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,471,904
Posted By Orestes

Shielding and insulating an electrical device to...

Shielding and insulating an electrical device to contain a fire is all well and good. However, it should not be forgotten that electrical fires can be initiated not only in the end device being...
29th Mar 2014, 22:52
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,471,904
Posted By Orestes

BJ-ENG: Interesting to note that in the...

BJ-ENG:

Interesting to note that in the Hudson River Airbus ditching, the NTSB report states that although the CVR remained in the plane and was physically undamaged, its underwater locating...
27th Mar 2014, 10:50
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,471,904
Posted By Orestes

Unless I'm mistaken, water temperature there is...

Unless I'm mistaken, water temperature there is in the mid 50's F, 14 C, so it's probably not ice.
14th Mar 2014, 10:35
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,471,904
Posted By Orestes

LivesinaField: I believe the circuit...

LivesinaField:

I believe the circuit breakers for the CVR and FDR on the 777 are not in the cockpit.
Forum: Tech Log
14th Aug 2013, 22:00
Replies: 1,033
Views: 414,281
Posted By Orestes

This screengrab is from the following web site: ...

This screengrab is from the following web site:

2 killed in explosive UPS cargo plane crash in Birmingham, Alabama - NY Daily News...
Forum: Freight Dogs
6th Aug 2013, 23:22
Replies: 19
Views: 10,530
Posted By Orestes

If you watch closely at the extreme right where...

If you watch closely at the extreme right where the view of the fuselage meets the car fender, you can see the plane squat as the load goes in.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jun 2013, 13:18
Replies: 30
Views: 8,534
Posted By Orestes

1000 fpm?

Years ago a relative of mine worked in the World Trade Center tower #1 (fortunately he changed jobs before that bad day). He and a whole lot of other fellow office workers used to do 1000 feet in a...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Apr 2011, 12:58
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,379,583
Posted By Orestes

Digital Memory Survival in Ocean

Don't know how deep this camera was submerged, but if a regular consumer memory card was able to survive a year on the seabed, there's hope the robustly packaged memory in the AF447 recorders will...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2011, 15:38
Replies: 39
Views: 7,165
Posted By Orestes

F6hellcat: The article linked to by...

F6hellcat:

The article linked to by bizjets101 says a pilot reported a pressure drop while landing. That might have been a reason to take a look around.

Edit update:

The same website has...
1st Apr 2010, 02:51
Replies: 186
Views: 35,710
Posted By Orestes

Non event?

Semantics! I guess this could be described as a "non-event", if only because thankfully no collision occurred. The question is how close they came to having a "major event" and whether they had...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Oct 2009, 16:24
Replies: 39
Views: 5,765
Posted By Orestes

Add a little downhill slope of the runway,...

Add a little downhill slope of the runway, perhaps?
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jun 2009, 11:30
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,862,041
Posted By Orestes

The alleged NTSB e-mail mentions a sudden "drop"...

The alleged NTSB e-mail mentions a sudden "drop" in air temperature - meaning it suddenly got colder? That seems counterintuitive - I had thought the more likely danger was the sudden increase in air...
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