Date: 20 Nov 97 02:53:41 From: "Dennis L. Murphy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: NeoSoft, Inc. References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Followups: 1 2
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This comment is attributed to the Captain of the Pan Am 707, departing SFO for HNL in the early 60's, that lost (engine left the airframe) the right outermost engine and approximately 8 feet of the right wing. A fire started, but was extinguished with onboard fire suppresant material and the aircraft landed, sucessfully, at a large military airfield on the north side of the SFO bay. I was sitting in a window seat on the right side of the aircraft when it happened and very vividly remember the Captain's words...... > What was it the Captain said over the intercom, a few seconds after > everyone on board had heard the last engine die? Something about "Ladies > and gentlemen, we have a slight problem."