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Airtran Engine Failure MCO

8vATE

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Just landed as an AirTran 717 was cleaning up on downwind after an engine failure in MCO 17L.

Interesting to see him out there at about 1000 feet crawling up the downwind doing his checklist.

He landed a few minutes later and CFR recommended a precautionary evacuation.

Not sure if they popped the slides or used the CFR's airstairs.

Good job guys.
 

T3700

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I wonder if they will fire the Captain because he taxied to slowly on the way in?
 

goahead

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What's up with those damn engines? Fan blade seperation suck, last i heard it's going to take a while to get fixed.
 

CoolSidePillow

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Rolls Royce has come up with a design change. AAI will do schedule engine changes in the interim on a more aggressive schedule until all engines are retrofitted.
 

400A

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I wonder if they will fire the Captain because he taxied to slowly on the way in?

If they don't do it for that, and they evacuated, they might get him for having his uniform on in public.
 

denny

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Why in the world would you evacuate after a single engine landing?
 

Flynfish

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Why in the world would you evacuate after a single engine landing?


Lets see, are you really asking or just trying to be an a$$? If you are asking, there are many reasons why one might evacuate. If you are just being an A$$, remember, glass houses. You weren't there and have no clue what went on.
 

WMUSIGPI

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Why in the world would you evacuate after a single engine landing?

Signs of continued fire in the engine? Other significant damage to the tail (possibly hydraulic or fuel leak) from fan/turbine debris? The fire captain just was bored?
Seriously, you hear from CFR they recommend you evacuate. What do you do? Play 20 questions with them or bail out?
 

Nocturnal1

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Heard on radio at MCO, CFR said #1 engine - fluid leaking/engine on fire...evacuate
 

CoolSidePillow

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Nice of the company to let us all in on that little secret.

It wasnt a secret. It was on some kind of memo. I remember reading it somewhere. Crewplace maybe. I cannot remember where but I read it some time during the summer or maybe I just dreamed that I did. Being out of my mind is really getting hard to keep track of
 

ron burgundy

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Those 737, prehistoric,"step back in technology" airplanes..What do you expect? Oops,sorry...It was one of those super ..Techno-jets.
 

denny

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I think good ole Denny got the message.

When I posted there wasn't anything said about fuel leaks or anything on fire or I missed them. The thread led me to believe he had a simple failure and came back and landed.
 

Kharma Police

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Look who the company is. I'd evacuate and run as far away as I could. Critter has burned a few on the ground.

Again, the strange hate obsession with AirTran. I know commuting sucks but you should be happy we rejected you, Southwest is a great place to be for the time being. Your 73 type is probably almost paid off, you have new TA, so go be happy! Put on your snazzy American flag tie and your leather Members Only Fonzi jacket and turn that frown upside down!
 
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