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contrails 03-28-2006 02:10 PM

Pieces of FedEx DC-10 Fall to Ground Around EWR
 
http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/19328.php

Flatspin7 03-28-2006 02:21 PM

The chunks of cowling hit a few people's houses... I think I would demand free shipping for life!!!! or sue!!

Freighter Captain 03-28-2006 02:26 PM

Didn't a part falling from a Continental DC-10 doom the Concorde taking off out of Paris?

contrails 03-28-2006 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freighter Captain
Didn't a part falling from a Continental DC-10 doom the Concorde taking off out of Paris?

Yes there was a piece of the cowling laying on the runway and that burst Concorde's tire which lead to the rest.

Ironically, the normal pre-Concorde runway inspection was not performed because the CDG fire department was conducting a fire drill.

ryane946 03-28-2006 09:16 PM

I heard that the flight continued all the way to Oakland and landed safely. Did the pilots even know if those pieces had fallen off? If so, wouldn't a preventative landing have been a good idea.

tomgoodman 03-28-2006 10:00 PM

Flies good on two!
 
Several years ago, a 727 lost an engine near PHX and pressed on to the west coast. Only problem--they had really LOST the engine! :eek:

Ranger 03-29-2006 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryane946
I heard that the flight continued all the way to Oakland and landed safely. Did the pilots even know if those pieces had fallen off? If so, wouldn't a preventative landing have been a good idea.

Unless the loss of the cowling set up some sort of a vibration the crew would have no way of knowing that the parts were gone. There is no "the cowling just departed the airplane" warning light.

IronWalt 03-29-2006 08:36 AM

I will never forget the day that the left front tire departed my car while on the way to the airport. And I was going in on MY DAY OFF!!!!!!!!!!

FDXdispatcher 03-29-2006 08:41 PM

Since the cowling is painted purple, this was the engine on the back of the DC 10.. I guess that would be the number 2 engine.. The engines on the wing are not painted purple..


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