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UAL T38 Phlyer
09-30-2017, 02:38 PM
Short video down the page. Favorite comment: "possible bird strike."

Yeah....in the Atlantic Tracks.... :rolleyes:

BREAKING: Air France A380 Lands Safely After Engine Blows to Pieces Over Atlantic ? Avgeekery.com ? News and stories by Aviation Professionals (http://www.avgeekery.com/breaking-air-france-a380-lands-safely-after-engine-blows-to-pieces-in-flight/)

At first glance, makes me wonder if it is similar to the Qantas incident in 2010....and if it might lead to a fleet-wide airworthiness directive.

Looks like the entire fan section came off, similar to the SWA incident in Pensacola, last year.


galaxy flyer
09-30-2017, 04:04 PM
The geese are migrating this time year, that's what caused it. Sure, it did.

GF

C130driver
10-01-2017, 12:00 PM
The A380 will go down as one of the biggest flops in civil aviation history, unless you are Emirates.


rickair7777
10-01-2017, 01:12 PM
The A380 will go down as one of the biggest flops in civil aviation history, unless you are Emirates.

It was about euro size-complex insecurity, not money.

Odds are pretty high that the 74 will still be flying long after the last carbon cataclysm has been chopped into packing peanuts at the recycling center.

But the french will likely retain size bragging rights for a very long time.

tomgoodman
10-01-2017, 01:18 PM
The A380 will go down as one of the biggest flops in civil aviation history, unless you are Emirates.

Or unless you own a laundromat in the Goose Bay terminal. :p

Hetman
10-01-2017, 01:24 PM
A380: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d8tPpS7MI6s

Bravo zulu to the crew, though. Credit where credit is due.

Adlerdriver
10-01-2017, 05:31 PM
The A380 will go down as one of the biggest flops in civil aviation history, unless you are Emirates.
The Aussies like to call it "The Flying Vagoyna"..........not much to look at from the outside, but quite nice once you're inside. :D

UAL T38 Phlyer
10-01-2017, 05:48 PM
Specifically, Qantas.

Adlerdriver
10-01-2017, 07:28 PM
Specifically, Qantas.
Clarification required becauuuuuuuse.........
there are so many Australian airlines that operate the A-380? ;)

atpcliff
10-03-2017, 06:03 AM
As a passenger, it's my favourite airplane...

badflaps
10-03-2017, 08:36 AM
As a passenger, it's my favourite airplane...

I heard the Titanic was quite nice.

aaatwood
10-07-2017, 07:51 PM
Looks line they found many of the parts. With luck, we will get a good diagnosis.

http://avherald.com/img/afr_a388_f-hpje_greenland_170930_10.jpg

FastDEW
10-16-2017, 10:56 AM
First of all - The A380 may be a commercial disaster - but it is a marvelous piece of engineering. It is very nice to fly, nice as a passenger and pilot.

The engine on the AF is not the same as the Qantas. The Qantas engine was RR, the AF is the Engine Alliance (GE/Pratt).

The 747 is beautiful, the 380 - well, not so much. But the 380 is far superior both as a pilot and passenger. It is just simply more modern, more advanced, quieter.