From: firstname.lastname@example.org.TEK.COM (Dennis Chamberlin) Organization: Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, OR. Date: 07 Dec 94 01:15:46 References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1994.1743@ohare.Chicago.COM> Andrew Chuang <email@example.com> writes: >I have no doubt that the B747 can safely fly with three engines. >However, what is the usual practice if a pilot experiences an engine >failure at take-off on a four-engined aircraft? I would think many >passengers would be a little paranoid if they heard strange noises >(and perhaps saw fire) I don't know what "normal" procedures are. However, I expect that a fire in flight would be evaluated much, much, much differently than a an apparently normal shutdown of an engine that was not displaying any leakage or obvious signs of damage. >(Last November, a Cathay flight out of LAX experienced a fan blade failure >during climb. The passengers on that flight must be glad that the pilot >did not continue the flight to HKG because there were plenty of spares >available in HKG! The example you inquired about appears to have involved a flight entirely over land. I feel certain this factor was considered in the pilots' decision.