Re: AF Triple Seven double Engine Trouble at Tenerife

Date:         23 Aug 98 14:34:02 
From:         Trevor Fenn <trevfenn@nospam.required.erols.com>
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Andrew Goldfinger wrote:
>
> In article <airliners.1998.1203@ohare.Chicago.COM> Gregory Travis, greg@sherrill.kiva.net writes:
> >Ten, fifteen minutes go by and nothing appears to be happening.  The F-15
> >pilot radios: "Hey, I thought you were going to show me some tricks?!" to
> >which the B-52 pilot replies "I've been doing just that!"  The F-15 pilot
> >responds "What?  I didn't see anything!  What did you do?"  The B-52
> >pilot >responds:
> >
> >"I shut down two engines."
>
> Which reminds me of the call from a B-52 to ground control.
>
> "I have lost and engine, and wish to declare an emergency!"
>
> Ground controller:
>
> "Ah, yes ... the dreaded 7 engine landing!"

may not be as easy as it sounds, have you ever noticed how small the
rudder is on a B-52?

I once read that two engines out on the same side of a B-52 is cause for
abandoning the aircraft.

Trevor Fenn
trevfenn@erols.com