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Incident: India B787-8 near Frankfurt on Feb 8th 2016, engine shut down in flight

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An Air India Boeing 787-800, registration VT-ANO performing flight AI-115 from Delhi (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 90 passengers, was enroute at FL400 about 150nm north of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew reported they needed to shut an engine (GEnx) down... (avherald.com) More...

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Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 7
Don't want to seem crass, but 90 pax, pretty light load but then again, kt is AI!
jcsjcs
jcsjcs 1
That was my main concern as well. Followed by "why couldn't the plane continue to London with 3 out of 4 engines"?
rad2
Only two engines on that series of planes. Anyone know if there was weather issues at LHR? I know there was reported wind issues at AMS.
jcsjcs
jcsjcs 1
Thanks! What was I thinking! Confused the 787-8 with the 747-8...
aidannorman
aidannorman 3
That's why I like 4 engines
ArthurNetteler
Never have crossed an Ocean on two engines. Hope WE never have to!
jaxonboy
William Heck 3
Half as many things to go wrong. Many crossings in 767.
canuck44
canuck44 3
Boeing must be regretting selling aircraft to Air India...they seem to have as many problems as all the other customers combined.
328duke
Eagles are known to fly at 40,000'
Dedwards84
D Edwards 1
Gee, I wonder what they breathe?? No oxygen at 40K feet.
coralseastudios
Brian McCarty 1
They breathe the same thing that these jet engines breathe. Where do you think the "oxygen ends", anyway?
avihais
Bulldust the highest flying bird is the Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture recorded at 37,000ft but nowhere near Germany/Frankfurt. Any Eagle has never surpassed around 15,000ft
rad2
Gee Wiz, all the reports of engine shutdowns, but no followup reports of the root cause of the failures. Is there a site to check for any resolution reports?
bigkahuna400
bigkahuna400 0
Must have been some bird....I thought these were tested with frozen bird etc. to withstand just about anything accept a vulture or something weird and very large.
ArthurNetteler
A BIRD at 40,000 feet???
Dl8698
David Loh 1
Maybe rc drone?
FedExCargoPilot
birds at FL 400?
avihais
FL 400?????

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