From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jay Vassos-Libove) Date: 02 Apr 93 15:18:45 PST Organization: Digital Equipment Corporation, Atlanta Customer Support Center
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I was recently on a flight from Chicago O'hare to London Heathrow aboard an American Airlines MD-11 trijet. Within two minutes of our initial ascent out of Chicago, the plane banked hard to one side, righted, then banked hard to the other side, then righted again. During these motions, I heard what sounded like one of the three engines spinning down - not being throttled back as usual in a take-off, but spinning down to idle or off, then spinning up, down, then up again and remaining running from then on. The pilot did not announce anything, and the flight continued on schedule to its destination without evident incident. The banks didn't seem to accomplish anything - I think they pretty much cancelled each other out (though that is a very hard determination to make while climbing through clouds, with no instruments in front of me). Any ideas on the engine sounds I think I heard? Thanks -- Jay Vassos-Libove email@example.com Digital Equipment Corporation decwrl!alf.dec.com!libove Atlanta Customer Support Center Opinions? They're mine, mine, all mine! Alpharetta, Georgia and D.E.C. Can't have 'em!