Date: 24 Mar 98 11:38:32 From: jliebson@Roadrunner.com (John Liebson) Organization: The Santa Fe Institute References: 1 Followups: 1
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Iain Stuart <email@example.com> wrote: >Anyone got any info on the uncontained GE90 event on a BA B777 ? > >I'm surprise that it's made so little headlines, especially with runway at >Heathrow being closed due to it. IF you are referring to an incident that happened at London Heathrow 12March98, then, according to _The Wall Street Journal_ (WSJ) for 20March98, this was rather a "non-event event": The WSJ article states that a 777, departing for Boston Logan, shut down one engine at the point that the aircraft had attained a speed of approximately 85 mph in the takeoff run, the aircraft was taxied back to the gate, emergency chutes were not deployed, etc. A GE Aircraft Engines spokesman in Cincinnati is said to have commented that the problem was in a low-pressure stage of the engine, and a BA spokesman said that BA and GE had jointly determined that the problem was only in the engine that had the problem, resulting from an improperly-assembled fixed blade, with other engines in the same manufacturing batch being okay.