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747 Perda do Motor

Em relação as fotos da perda do motor do 747 em vôo, consegui alguns detalhes sobre o incidente. Texto original em inglês.

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) —
A cargo plane from Chicago landed
safely at Detroit Metropolitan Airport early Thursday after losing an
engine that may have landed in Lake Michigan.
Federal Aviation Administration officials in Chicago say a
Kalitta Air LLC jet took off from O’Hare International Airport
late Wednesday. It was bound for New York’s Kennedy International
Airport when it reported
mechanical problems with one of its engines when it was 15 miles east of
Battle Creek.
The Boeing 747-100 was diverted to Detroit Metro in Romulus,
where it landed without incident. No one was injured.
When the plane landed, flight officials discovered the engine
not only was a mechanical loss, but was physically gone, the FAA said.

It was believed to have been lost over Lake Michigan, but law
enforcement officials were searching the Battle Creek area as
well. The National Transportation Safety Board was leading the
investigation, and the FAA was lending support. Kalitta is based in
Ypsilanti and offers worldwide air
freight service.
Airplane is a 747 converted to freighter (with side cargo door).
Part of the engine remains attached at the aft engine mount.
The airplane was climbing thru 18,000 ft after departure from ORD.
The crew “sensed an event” but there were no abnormal
indications in the flight deck (prior to the event).
An on-board mechanic went and looked out the window and saw the
No.1 engine gone.
The airplane diverted to Detroit with an uneventful landing.
The engine is suspected to be in Lake Michigan.
Data from initial ground inspection
The engine departed the pylon (the pylon is still attached to
the airplane)
The separation is near some welds that are discolored
Part of the outboard LE slat was damaged/missing

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Graduado em Manutenção de Aeronaves, com muito bom senso :) 30 anos de aviação comercial (e contando), de Lockheed Electra à Boeing 787. Tentando simplificar a complexidade da aviação.
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