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Old 03-28-2006, 01:10 PM   #1  
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Default Pieces of FedEx DC-10 Fall to Ground Around EWR

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Old 03-28-2006, 01:21 PM   #2  
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The chunks of cowling hit a few people's houses... I think I would demand free shipping for life!!!! or sue!!
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Didn't a part falling from a Continental DC-10 doom the Concorde taking off out of Paris?
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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.
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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.
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Default 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!
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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.
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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!!!!!!!!!!
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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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