US plane scatters engine debris over Denver homes [B777]

neoprema

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"Engine instrumentation on one of the cockpit screens would have indicated a rapid decrease in RPM parameters. Remember, the cockpit is too far forward for the crew to see the engines visually, so they would have only known about the actual condition through flight attendant reports."

A R 200 000 car can come with a reverse camera. Surely they can fit 2 on the front facing back to show the wings and engines to the pilots? Or has this been done on later aircraft?
 

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Going to be a interesting insurance claim for the house.

What caused the damage?
A engine fell on my house
Yeah sure. What really happened?

Your insurance claim is denied due to your negligence with not taking protective measures and regular maintenance to protect your house from falling debris.

"Engine instrumentation on one of the cockpit screens would have indicated a rapid decrease in RPM parameters. Remember, the cockpit is too far forward for the crew to see the engines visually, so they would have only known about the actual condition through flight attendant reports."

A R 200 000 car can come with a reverse camera. Surely they can fit 2 on the front facing back to show the wings and engines to the pilots? Or has this been done on later aircraft?

Probably a negative impact on aerodynamics to have a camera on a swivel at the front of the plane.
 

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Your insurance claim is denied due to your negligence with not taking protective measures and regular maintenance to protect your house from falling debris.



Probably a negative impact on aerodynamics to have a camera on a swivel at the front of the plane.
Not necessarily. You could parrascope it. Bend and deflect the image with lenses.
 

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All of the (older model) B777s with that P&W engine are being grounded:
United Airlines and Japan's two main airlines have stopped using 62 planes. Korean Air says it will ground six.
"While [an] investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines," the company said in a statement.
 

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believers in what ? Allah ? Zeus? Thor ?
all of the above
 

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Imagine being crushed by falling airplane debris ...what a way to go out this world .
 

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So the 777's are grounded but the 747's are not. It seems cargo pilots are expendable.
 

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So the 777's are grounded but the 747's are not. It seems cargo pilots are expendable.

B747s have a long history of losing engines and still continuing safely. 1:4 odds are a lot better than 1:2 on a B777.
 

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So the 777's are grounded but the 747's are not. It seems cargo pilots are expendable.
I doubt it. Note that the P&W 4000-112 engine type is specifically for the B777. I suspect the grounding order is for the engine, not the airframe.
 
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