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Air Canada Boeing 777’s engine debris falls on cars after takeoff

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Around 2 p.m. Monday, Air Canada flight AC001 took off from Pearson Airport en route to Japan, when onlookers noticed the plane was smoking. Air Canada officials say one of the Boeing 777’s engines shut down and the crew carried out a routine emergency procedure that saw the aircraft carrying 318 passengers land safely back at Pearson around 4 p.m. (news.nationalpost.com) More...

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tisom2
Terry Isom 13
Aircrafts are designed to fly with one engine and our pilots are trained to fly in such occurrences,”
Does anyone proofread these articles? Aircrafts? Is that like deers?
slgordon3
slgordon3 1
Looks like it did a loop out over Lake Ontario.
krispykreme
krispykreme 1
Why would anyone put "C-FIT" in an aircraft registration? I'm not superstitious, but that's like the 13th floor in a hotel.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
LOL, was thinking the same thing....
pilot0987
pilot0987 5
HA always the same thing, WE heard a.... (BIG BOOM)! The news media will do anything to make a story more dramatic.
skier939
Jesse Adams 4
Anyone know the registration of the aircraft involved?
mpradel
Marcus Pradel 2
Darn, that fat bird was Loaded with Jet-A for a max-duration flight.

I'm surprised they came back down to land so soon.

No drama, Pilots train for this every 6 months.
ADevaneay
A Devaneay 3
I heard it live as it unfolded. Disturbing, hearing a pilot call "pan, pan, pan". I wonder how much fuel had to be dumped in the lake?
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Does any know if this bird had Pratts or Rolls Royce engines
ConcordeNick
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

'Engine shutdown' forced Air Canada jet to land

An Air Canada Boeing 777 passenger jet suffered an “engine shutdown” after taking off in Toronto on Monday afternoon, which forced the plane to dump its fuel and make an emergency landing.

The Japan-bound Flight 001 took off from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport at 2:10 p.m. ET, and returned to make its emergency landing at 3:53 p.m. ET.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/05/28/toronto-pearson-emergency-landing.html
garypeeverbb
Gary Peever 1
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Boeing 777 Emergency landing at Pearson YYZ from falling debris

Air Canada ACA1 Boeing 777 emergency landing at Pearson CYYZ

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120528/debris-falling-air-canada-emergency-landing-120528/20120528?hub=TorontoNewHome
genethemarine
Gene spanos 1
Wow.....Now what....issues with these engines--too ?
Glad to see that they made it back to the field.
Gene
andriy17
thank GOD everyone is ok!
chalet
chalet 1
Two hours to dump fuel, isn't it a little too long?
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
This really should not have been news, No one got hurt or Died, Plane landed safely, Crew did what they were trained to do.. Crew looses and engine, executes a "Air Return" to field, landed safely, I assume he declared an emergency. So what, I work maintenance control. Air Returns don't happen every day and it is for a numerous amount of reasons, and this one makes the news because it coughed a little metal. If people knew how much metal actually falls to the sky they would really be surprised.
buttineleven
buttin eleven 1
707 in air -- 1 engine konks off -pilot says no problem - we will be 1 hour late - 2nd and 3rd goes - pilot says no problem - we will be 3 hours late - a passenger says - gawd if that 4th engine goes we will be up here all night.
stephenlau
Stephen Lau 1
Would love to hear the ATC recordings if anyone can find it.
mayam13
An ETOPS quqalified aircraft is supposed to have highly reliable engines that are tested to exacting standards! So said Boeing when they spearheaded the ETOPS. This is some engine, so reliable that it can throw spares in the air.In a nutshell the philosophy of ETOPS is that "Two engines are more abundant than Four"
ericdasilva
Eric da Silva 1
I had actually witnessed that accident, one day I saw this Air Canada, Boeing 777 that had an unusual flight plan over my house and it was really low and looked like it had just took off from Pearson International Airport, then it this left turn which looked like it was setting up a downwind approach to 24R or 24L or it was in a circuit pattern. Then the next day when the story was out I realized that I witnessed an accident.
ericdasilva
Eric da Silva 1
I had actually witnessed that accident, one day I saw this Air Canada, Boeing 777 that had an unusual flight plan over my house and it was really low and looked like it had just took off from Pearson International Airport, then it this left turn which looked like it was setting up a downwind approach to 24R or 24L or 23 or it was in a circuit pattern. Then the next day when the story was out I realized that I witnessed an accident.
WilliamBarnes
Oh dear! A jet engine fails and you invoke an invisible, super-natural sky-daddy?
floatplaneS7
floatplaneS7 1
Fuel dump with full fuel, the rate is 2,500kgs per minute, so to get to around MLDG weight if they took off at MTOFF weight of 351,300kgs to 251,300kgs you work it out. Not too bad considering it's the only 2nd failure I know about of B777 in about 15 years, last one being EK out of Melbourne Oz.
pmbell64
Pat Bell 1
Neither...
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
What do they use?
stephenlau
Stephen Lau 1
General electrics
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Thanks. for the info... I feel I should have already known that.
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 1
Sorry lady; your insurance policy doesn't cover falling aircraft debris but we will however fax you a copy of our recommended shops that would be more than happy to assist you in making all of your nessecary repairs.
slgordon3
slgordon3 0
There is a really great video on youtube about ACA's 773 and flight 001.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ4keU4xcrM
sparkie624
sparkie624 0
From the picture, looks almost like parts from inside one of the engines.
altstiff
Al Stiff -1
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Air Canada 777 makes emergency landing at CYYZ

An ACA 772 heading the RJTT turned around just a few minutes into the flight. several people called in to report debris from the engine along the flight path.

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/207641--air-canada-plane-makes-emergency-landing-at-pearson
SangLe
SangLe 0
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Airplane Debris Falls, pilot acts fast

An Air Canda Boeing 777 airplane was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after takeoff from Toronto's Pearson International airport after debris fell from the plane.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/47596643