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VIDEO: Watch dramatic engine failure on Thomas Cook Airbus A330

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Yesterday was quite eventful for plane spotters at Manchester Airport in the UK. A routine morning of arrivals and departures was dramatically overshadowed by the engine failure of a Thomas Cook Airbus A330-200 during the afternoon. (www.youtube.com) More...

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TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 9
Full left rudder with virtually no delay. Quick reaction by the pilot or is that automatic?
mechlink
Robert Goh 1
Automatic yaw damper action.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT -2
Most modern airplanes have a bias...
THRUSTT
THRUSTT -6
-1, so there are 2 dumbasses!!!
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
Av8nut
Michael Fuquay 7
Hot Brakes!
cholubaz
Chris Holub 11
(Duplicate Squawk Submitted)

Airbus A330 right engine failure causes aborted take off

Thomas Cook flight 314 from Manchester to the Dominican Republic, operated on an Airbus A330-200 (registered G-OMYT) was proceeding well on its departure roll when it experienced a failure of its right engine.
The video shows exactly what is supposed to happen in these circumstances, for which flight crews train relentlessly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PS1YAX70edc
dbaker
Daniel Baker 11
Great alternative perspective.
joelwiley
joel wiley 3
And ATC audio. 8 secs from flash to boom, 3 sec on main vidio
As the Controller ended, "Lovely"
atsdroid
Andrew Skretvedt 3
It's very cool in the alternate (head-on view) video to watch the rudder kick out and compensate for the sudden asymmetric thrust. Very little deviation from the centerline. I wonder, how might that look on an ice-covered runway? I'm guessing until you're slow enough, it's mostly "flown" with the flight control surfaces as opposed to "driven" with the friction from the tires. In the above side-view video, it seems there is a some momentary wheel lockup from both main-gear trucks. I suppose that's what max-autobrake gives you: system continually working to the edge of lockup, finding it with a little wheel lock, then backing off just-enough. Cool (or, HOT in this case).
sparkie624
sparkie624 3
Good Abort. Glad it didn't wait another 10 seconds or so...

I see the 787 isn't the only one getting bad press when it is not their fault.
AABABY
FRANK MARTINOLI 1
I saw the wheels bouncing too. Wasn't sure of that as my monitor is old. Did look like at least 2 wheel hops on the left side though.
The whole deal turned out rather well considering the worst case scenario.
It's nice to see something work as designed.
daj29152
Dean Johnson 2
Impressive and a good catch by video fellow.
leannyly
gongchan shik 2
"Routine morning of arrivals and departures"? I don't think the Antonov 225 is a regular sight at Manchester, darling.
sparkie624
sparkie624 3
From working the Professional Video Industry for a period of time.... that was more luck than skill.... But as in a good game of poker... I will take good luck anytime over skill.
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 2
Here is a different view of said engine failure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxHKu8XteHU
AABABY
FRANK MARTINOLI 2
Something hit the fan. Watch for it at about 16 -18 seconds. A white streak going clockwise at the 10 O'Clock.
Bird?
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 1
That white streak was the fireball that can be seen from the original video.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
It may have been a failure rather than an impact. I saw a flash as if a metal piece was bouncing around. Didn't see anything moving before that. OTOH camera was a loonng way off.
AABABY
FRANK MARTINOLI 2
Joel: so you did see the event. You're right, it could be bird strike or parts failure. I guess a close look at the intake area will tell the story. Feathers or shards.
ynotssor
ynot ssor 1
This A330-243 is equipped with Rolls-Royce RB211 Trent 772B-60 engines, according to registry.
Billb2001
Bill Baird 1
That must have been one tough bird. Part of jet engine certification is a proven ability to ingest huge amounts of ice at high power settings.

Fortunately the crew recognized the problem and rejected the takeoff in a very controlled and professional manner.
FRANROY
Roy Shepard 1
Quite an educational presentation.
Edmundo
Edmundo Ribas 1
Congratulations to the pilot aborted on time procedures
AirCadet161
Don Mills 1
As the comedians say, "Timing is everything". Three minutes later might not have been a happy ending.
bcfd29
Pete Schecter 1
nice/appropriate ARFF and crew response; well done.
BERspotterDE
Michael Laue -5
can't see any dramatic stuff on the video.
sparkie624
sparkie624 2
Would have been nice to seen an in cockpit view... CVR may some interesting wordings as well.
Airbus4eva
Michelle Phillips 1
me neither .. based on the caption on the article!!
mpradel
Marcus Pradel -5
aborted take-offs are business as usual. 1 out of every 2,000 flights does it for one reason or another every day. That is what you train for, or an engine failure in climbout..

I've had 1 give out before liftoff, it was over before I consciously noticed. Rudder comes out, both engines to idle or reverse & brakes to max, check co-pilot for stunned look. 3 seconds feel like 30!

And then you go grab a drink, job well done.
fourmating
Tim Patton 6
Marcus you must live in a different world, i flew heavy jets for 25 years and an aborted take off is definitely not business as usual.One of the most dangerous and difficult tasks you can perform . The guys at Thompson did a fantastic job
fourmating
Tim Patton 5
Sorry Thomas Cook before any one else corrects me.
bentwing60
bentwing60 2
I kinda suspect Marcus lives in the C 172 world, not that there is anything wrong with that. I strongly question his #'s for RTO's per operations. Show me the historical data upon which you base your claim. Boeing did a study on RTO's some years back and came to the conclusion that a go,in most circumstances, at or near V1, is by far the safer choice. A rejected takeoff around V1 is NOT bidness as usual. Having flown transport category jets for some 25 years, hats off to Tim. And after experiencing an RTO in a Lear 35, near V1 a few years back, due to two blown mains on the left side, I know we train for it, I know it is always a possibility, and I pay much more attention to BFL, but I don't want to do it again. And my guess is the Thomas Cook airplane was well below V1, and probably below 100 knts. based on the video time line, though it doesn't start at the takeoff roll. They did what you train for, and did it correctly. Hence, the positive outcome. Believe it or not, to a true professional, it ain't a matter of luck. Though I'll take some any time.
emmanuelaponte
emmanuelaponte 4
But just before liftoff wouldn't you be past v1?

Sounds like it was unsafe sir.
a320cap
a320cap 0
Looked like a compressor stall to me. If it was, the abort was ill-advised. Need more data.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
Followup report would be very helpful.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
A couple followups. Aborted at 140 kts, engine being looked at, The AAIB have opened an investigation into the occurrence rated a serious incident. A330-200, registration G-OMYT

http://www.aeroinside.com/item/2716/thomas-cook-a332-at-manchester-on-jun-24th-2013-rejected-takeoff

http://avherald.com/h?article=46455b06&opt=0
ericdasilva
Eric da Silva -1
Thanks goodness the A330 didn't reach it V1 speed or else the pilot would be flying with one engine.
ericdasilva
Eric da Silva -1
Thanks goodness the A330 didn't reach it V1 speed, or else the pilot would be flying with on one engine.Also I think the pilot handled the abort take off procedure amazingly.
lacholan
C S -1
Thank god it didn't happen during rotation. That could've ended badly...