Re: Compressor Stall at Takeoff?

Date:         10 Dec 97 04:05:02 
From: (Chris Jardine)
Organization: CJ Electronics
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On 01 Dec 97 02:33:49 , kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) wrote:

>>Needless to say, the pilot continued the takeoff roll and the flight
>>proceeded normally.
>I'm surprised.

A few years back I was on a Northwest 727 from MSP to MEM and we
experienced compressor stall while in flight in the #2 engine. Our
captain was quite calm and simply told us that the noise we heard was
compressor stall and it was probably due to turbulence getting into
the S Tube. He then said that he was going to throttle up and make
sure that turbulence was the only problem and that if we didn't hear
the sound again that we would be on time into Memphis. If we heard it
again that he would have to shut down the engine and we would end up a
little late. It didn't seem to be a real problem.

I'm really glad the captain was really calm about the problem.

Chris Jardine
Chris Jardine
CJ Electronics