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American B763 at Sao Paulo on Jul 3rd 2012, engine shut down in flight

An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N342AN performing flight AA-946 (scheduled dep Jul 2nd, actual dep Jul 3rd) from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA), stopped the climb out of Guarulhos's runway 09L at about 7000 feet after the left hand engine (CF6) emitted a loud bang and streaks of flames were briefly visible.... ( More...

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preacher1 4
Stuff happens. No biggie. Safe landing, no fire. Crew did as they were trained to do. Why is this even a story. If man makes it, at some point and time it will break or wear out.
SootBox 1
Passengers probably don't know 99% of what goes wrong with a plane while in the air. Why panic them? If it goes bad, they'll know soon enough.
Sounds like a compressor stall resulting in engine failure.
sparkie624 1
Why is this news... Doh... This is not a big deal. How many people died... I mean really, crews are supposed to be trained on what to do in a emergency and tells them exactly what to do.
siriusloon 1
"neophyte journalists looking for notoriety"??

Just because, from a purely technical point of view for the "well-informed", this may not be a "biggie", not every passenger aboard the flight is such an internationally-esteemed propulsion expert as yourself, so reporting the event -- and explaining what happened -- is a perfectly legitimate news story.

And after what happened recently to an Air Canada B.777, an engine that makes a loud bang and emits flames could have been more serious than this turned out to be.

If you are so contemptuous of how the media reports aviation news, why do you read their reports? Or if you must, why don't you contact them directly with your concerns so they're aware of them instead of posting them here where the reporter, editor, and publisher of the item won't see it? Or is that the idea?
Does reporting of things like this hurt or help people who might be afraid of flying? If you never heard of it before, a failure such as this can be frightening. If you read stories where the plane suffered a major engine failure, returned to the airport, everyone okay, will not passengers feel more secure, especially if it happens to them? And like said earlier, if man makes it, it is going to fail sometime.
brian maher 1
I think it sounded more like this.....BANG!
preacher1 1
Personal opinion about the journalists notwithstanding, I think the journalist overeacted. I do think the crew did an excellent job, BUT, although everyone of these can be a little different, these situations are trained for continually and the crew did exactly as they should have, having a proper outcome. No telling in a week's time, how many engine failures will be experienced. Not any where near all make the news, and as I said, if man makes it, it will break or wear out at some point.

Of which AC777 do you speak?
Brian Bishop 1
Why don't you mind your business and let me mind mine. I gave an opinion, and I'm entitled to it. There are much more serious issues to discuss these days than to try to make big news everytime turbine engine sneezes, as Preacher and others can affirm. The website in the post is a list of practically EVERY incident in aviation from around the world. Look through the list and see how many times this kind of thing happens. Yeah, it can be a big deal if you're on the plane, but mainly because it's gonna make you late. Not because you're likely to crash.
preacher1 2
I was in a 757 for about 30 years that flew maybe a couple times a week, got maintained by the same mx crew day in, day out and was probably taken as good a care of as AF1 and while not many sneezes, there were some, on takeoff, in flight, and one on descent to home that I remember especially well. Some with fire, some without. Point is. Stuff will happen, to the point it is a major item in all checklists and one that you train for, both in SIM, and in actual flight. Nothing routine about it but one that is a well known enough event that as a pilot, you are trained to be prepared for it, as much as flying the plane itself, and it matters not whether turbine or recip, but any multi engine. Of course there are always things that happen out of the ordinary, like the Quantas 380 last years and UAL232. I am still not sure of the AirCanad 777 of which he speaks.
brian maher 1
resulting in bowel failure
Brian Bishop 1
Even though to the well informed, a compressor stall is "no biggie" as my friend here states, anytime an aircraft engine goes "BANG" and emits flames from the rear, it will be a big deal to neophyte journalists looking for notoriety.
I don't think an AA 767 crew is underpaid. I am underpaid!!!

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preacher1 1
Ain't nobody paid like they used to be, not trained professionals or for services performed i.e: Airline Fares
Brian Bishop 1
No disrespect intended toward avherald. A fine source of aviation incident information.


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