Air France flight loses an engine over the Atlantic

Gordon_R

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I think it was over the Atlantic, wasn't it? West of Greenland.
From pprune.org forum: http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/...uncontained-engine-failure-over-atlantic.html

Judging from FR24, looks like event at 1348/49Z F370, about 100km NE of Narsarsuaq, over the ice sheet.
Edit: On the LAX polar route there is no Atlantic west of Greenland, its called the Davis Strait. The last completed flight track on Fri 29th shows this clearly: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AFR66/history/20170929/0820Z/LFPG/KLAX
 
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"Air France flight loses an engine over the Atlantic"

Actually only part of an engine. Unlike the earlier 707's which quite often dumped the complete engine.
 

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This is a Lie, look at the picture. The engine is still there:p
 

Gordon_R

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"Air France flight loses an engine over the Atlantic"

Actually only part of an engine. Unlike the earlier 707's which quite often dumped the complete engine.
On modern high-bypass engines the fan provides more than 80% of the thrust (with the 707 the ratio was 1.42:1). See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_Alliance_GP7000
In any case the engine would have had to be shut down immediately, since the unloaded power turbine would have overspeed, which would damage the rest of the engine (and more of the airplane...)
 

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You have two engine choices on the A380. Either GE or RR. Customer decides. Emirates has been using GE on their A380's since they started receiving them.....but recently switched to RR on new A380's being received from Airbus, so they will have a mix of GE and RR on their A380's.
Why are you not a pilot????
 

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"Air France flight loses an engine over the Atlantic"

Actually only part of an engine. Unlike the earlier 707's which quite often dumped the complete engine.
In the context, 'loses' meant 'loses the use of'.
Seriously Billy :crylaugh:
 

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Why are you not a pilot????
My dad wanted me to be a pilot and my sis a doctor like him. At that stage of my childhood I was very interested in computers and technology. I should have listened to him. :(
 

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Are you a flat earther?

The earth is a sphere but that map has been flattened out so the flight path would appear as a polar arc while it's in fact a straight line.

A picture might help :D
http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=...E-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=navy&MAP-STYLE=ortho
Came here to post this. On the equator it would be straight on a flat map, as well as vertically on the Greenwich Meridian. The further you move away from 0/0, the more curved the flat 2D map would make the flight map.
 

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:confused::crylaugh:

Are you a flat earther?

The earth is a sphere but that map has been flattened out so the flight path would appear as a polar arc while it's in fact a straight line.

A picture might help :D
http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=...E-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=navy&MAP-STYLE=ortho
Came here to post this. On the equator it would be straight on a flat map, as well as vertically on the Greenwich Meridian. The further you move away from 0/0, the more curved the flat 2D map would make the flight map.
:erm:
Seriously?
You realise LAX is not in Canada?

Here's the flight path to LAX


I was commenting on this
 
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