Re: 747

Date:         14 Jul 97 20:26:59 
From: (Gerard Foley)
Organization: The Greater Columbus FreeNet
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Karl Swartz (kls@ohare.Chicago.NOSPAM.COM) wrote:

: According to sources who requested anonymity, NW flight 7 (SEA-NRT) on
: Monday, June 16, 1997 suffered an in-flight shutdown of the #3 engine
: two hours into the flight, due to lack of oil pressure.  The aircraft
: returned to SEA, where numerous metal shavings were found inside parts
: of the engine.  The aircraft we ferried to MSP two days later for an
: engine change.

: The aircraft involved was N614UA, a 757-251B (MSN 20359, LN 163)
: equipped with JT9D-7F engines.  At the time of the incident (or upon
: landing, I'm not sure which), the airframe had 90,405 hours in service
: and 19,491 cycles.

    I think 757 (at least the ones I have been in) have only two engines.
It is surprising that a Northwest flight would be in a plane with a
UA suffix, which I tend to associate with United Airlines, but I guess
there are loans, leases and so on.