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Flight makes unplanned stop at Pensacola airport after engine issues

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This will make Aviation Week Magazine. The flight was a Southwest Airlines flight originating in New Orleans and bound for Orlando. It looks like it was a turbofan failure that tore up the front of the engine cowling on the portside engine. There was a cabin depressurization, so I am sure the fuselage was punctured by debris from the engine.

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Gremlins......They mess with hurricanes when they get bored with planes.

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Pretty scary stuff. Glad they were able to land safely. Just goes to show you never know.....

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Southwest flight makes emergency landing after engine fails

http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/27/us/southwest-emergency-landing-engine-trouble/index.html

Southwest flight makes emergency landing in Pensacola

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2016/08/27/southwest-flight-makes-emergency-landing-pensacola/89496126/

That aircraft is now hard-down for maintenance. An engine change, new cowling for the #1 engine, and metal-work required on the fuselage where engine pieces pierced the outer skin (port-side). Probably will have to inspect the aircraft closely to see if any other damage occurred. A functional check flight will be needed by a test-pilot before it is placed back in passenger service.

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ZVUGKTUBM wrote:

That aircraft is now hard-down for maintenance. An engine change, new cowling for the #1 engine, and metal-work required on the fuselage where engine pieces pierced the outer skin (port-side). Probably will have to inspect the aircraft closely to see if any other damage occurred. A functional check flight will be needed by a test-pilot before it is placed back in passenger service.

Do they even have a hanger large enough to hold a 737 out there?
Will they have to install that engine with the plane out in the open air?

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Kinda cool that we have people in the know on this forum.   Cool

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No, no, no!

That is not an issue!

Getting the wrong drink...is an issue.

Being an hour late taking off...is an issue.

Losing half an engine, while you're the window passenger...over the wing is a catastrophy!

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RealLindaL wrote:Kinda cool that we have people in the know on this forum.   Cool

I don't know much about jet maintenance. I ran the Maintenance Department for a USMC heavy helicopter squadron for almost 3 years in the mid-80s, under two different COs. I have many hours flying post-maintenance functional check flights in CH-53s. I would run through a test checklist on whatever part was changed and then hopefully declare the aircraft "up" and ready to be flown on ops.

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RealLindaL wrote:Kinda cool that we have people in the know on this forum.   Cool

I don't know much about jet maintenance. I ran the Maintenance Department for a USMC heavy helicopter squadron for almost 3 years in the mid-80s, under two different COs. I have many hours flying post-maintenance functional check flights in CH-53s. I would run through a test checklist on whatever part was changed and then hopefully declare the aircraft "up" and ready to be flown on ops.

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Markle wrote:

Go back to the Peanut Gallery where you thrive, Markle!


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