Re: [Q] normal practice if an engine fail @ t.o.?

From:         lmnp1@eng.cam.ac.uk (L.M.N. Peiris)
Organization: Cambridge University Engineering Department, UK
Date:         07 Dec 94 01:15:46 
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To Andrew Chuang,

I think in this situation one has to examine the nature of the
failure of the engine. It is quite true to say that the pilot should
have turned back to Cairns since that would be the safest option.
I think that the pilot did not turn back because the failure may not
have been as distressing as in the case of the Cathay Pacific, departed
from Los Angeles. In that situation a fan blade separated from no.4
engine causing severe vibrations to the cabin which is not suitable
for a long haul flight to Hong Kong. 

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