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Re: Boeing 777-200 catches fire in Las Vegas

Standard procedure... nothing to see here move along now.
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Old 12.09.2015, 11:13
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Passenger next to me tripped and was engulfed by flames. LOL.

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But seriously, there have been a number of engine failures on 777s. The Malaysian 777 that disappeared (until recently) is now though to have made a soft landing on the water with only one functioning engine.
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But seriously, there have been a number of engine failures on 777s. The Malaysian 777 that disappeared (until recently) is now though to have made a soft landing on the water with only one functioning engine.
Why did it ditch with a single engine still functioning? It could have continued flying (especially as 777s have asymmetric thrust compensation so it's not even particularly tiring for the pilots . and they could also use rudder trim if TAC wasn't working) for several hours. Of course it's range would have been reduced, but they were still relatively close to land when the plane turned around and there were easily several airports they could have diverted to. Additionally, the range reduction could have been partially mitigated through different flight parameters (so changing to Long-Range Cruise (LRC) from ECON on the FMS).

I assume that an uncontained engine failure causing major systems damage and perhaps intoxication of the pilots could perhaps mean that this didn't happen, however then the plane wouldn't have flown on for hours.
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Old 12.09.2015, 14:03
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I love Fail Army. When there's nothing on TV, I can wet myself laughing at Fail Army. It's the only time I'm grateful for cell phone videos.

But seriously, there have been a number of engine failures on 777s. The Malaysian 777 that disappeared (until recently) is now though to have made a soft landing on the water with only one functioning engine.

Do you have a source for "is now though to have made a soft landing on the water with only one functioning engine"?
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Do you have a source for "is now though to have made a soft landing on the water with only one functioning engine"?
I think it was a French newspaper and I believe it was a hypothesis based on the damage seen to the pieces that were recovered.
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My hypothesis is it was aliens and everyone is in area 51 being teased with anal probes
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Another BA problem, at Heathrow today



http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/upd...e-at-heathrow/
Swiss also had a long haul flight return after a few hours flight few days ago.. fire brigade also in attendance... standard procedure due to fairly full fuel tanks. Anyone at the observation deck will see the fire brigade charging about scaring the sheeple
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Swiss also had a long haul flight return after a few hours flight few days ago.. fire brigade also in attendance... standard procedure due to fairly full fuel tanks. Anyone at the observation deck will see the fire brigade charging about scaring the sheeple
This is quite well-known, but some may not have seen it: a Swiss A340 which had to do an engine shutdown followed by fuel dumping and a return to Zürich while the cockpit was stuffed full of cameras:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEf35NtlBLg

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Re: Boeing 777-200 catches fire in Las Vegas

Haha I know all the voices on the radio!
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