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Thread: Damaged engine leads to emergency landing of Airlink flight

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForceFate View Post
    Yep, #2 engine took out #1
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
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    I would be more pissed at the price paid to fly with Airlink than with any type of failure. Perhaps this is what is leading to the sensationalism of the failure.

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    The price you paid for any ticket will quickly fly ( ) out the window when the donkeys quit at 20-30K ft.
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    Any pics out in the wild?
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    Edit: from Avcom.co.za




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    An Airlink flight was forced to make an emergency landing at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday night after one of its four engines was unexpectedly damaged.
    As opposed to...?
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    Worse things can happen: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-41944752

    A Belfast passenger plane has landed without nose gear after it experienced "technical issues" and circled for more than an hour above the Irish Sea.
    Fifty-three passengers and four crew members were on board the Flybe flight BE331 from Belfast City Airport to Inverness, which had to be diverted.
    It landed at Belfast International Airport at about 13:30 GMT.
    The airline said one passenger was taken to hospital with "a minor hand injury" but no-one else was hurt.

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    "At no point was the safety of the passengers or crew in jeopardy."

    Um, so why does it have 4 engines then? If there's nothing wrong with it losing 2 of them??!

    They need to word their statements correctly for example: "There was a danger posed at having lost TWO engines however the plane is designed to handle such, and the crew flew it successfully so that passengers were only in minor danger".

    Its like driving a car at 120kph and getting a flat - yes there's 3 more wheels, traction control and ESP but you are still IN MORE JEAOPARDY than you were with 4 functioning wheels...

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoprema View Post
    "At no point was the safety of the passengers or crew in jeopardy."

    Um, so why does it have 4 engines then? If there's nothing wrong with it losing 2 of them??!

    They need to word their statements correctly for example: "There was a danger posed at having lost TWO engines however the plane is designed to handle such, and the crew flew it successfully so that passengers were only in minor danger".

    Its like driving a car at 120kph and getting a flat - yes there's 3 more wheels, traction control and ESP but you are still IN MORE JEAOPARDY than you were with 4 functioning wheels...
    Allow me to introduce the concept of "redundancy" to you. Then, consider exploring why such a concept is more important in an aircraft than a ground vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoprema View Post
    "At no point was the safety of the passengers or crew in jeopardy."

    Um, so why does it have 4 engines then? If there's nothing wrong with it losing 2 of them??!

    They need to word their statements correctly for example: "There was a danger posed at having lost TWO engines however the plane is designed to handle such, and the crew flew it successfully so that passengers were only in minor danger".

    Its like driving a car at 120kph and getting a flat - yes there's 3 more wheels, traction control and ESP but you are still IN MORE JEAOPARDY than you were with 4 functioning wheels...
    Absolutely the worst possible comparison.

    This aircraft was designed to be able to fly under those conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Assimilator View Post
    Allow me to introduce the concept of "redundancy" to you. Then, consider exploring why such a concept is more important in an aircraft than a ground vehicle.
    My point is not about redundancy. Its about claiming passengers were never at risk. They must have been at some kind of risk surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buka001 View Post
    Absolutely the worst possible comparison.

    This aircraft was designed to be able to fly under those conditions.
    These aircraft are also designed to land on water but that doesn't mean it's safe to do so. It's a completely daft statement on behalf of the Airlink spokesperson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoprema View Post
    My point is not about redundancy. Its about claiming passengers were never at risk. They must have been at some kind of risk surely?
    In the likely scenario where debris punctures fuel tanks/severes lines and electrical cabling/damages control surfaces/penetrates the fuselage, passengers and crew would have been in grave danger.

    However, this didn't happen and debris only took out #1 engine. Crew are trained to handle this and the aircraft was designed to handle the conditions it was flying (and landing) under.
    Yeah whatever mate

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