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February 22, 2021


United Flight 328 engine catches fire

(Thanks to Dave N., who says "Otherwise, it was a smooth flight.")


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The delay should be maybe fifteen minutes at best.

Really, I know, it's not funny.

It's really not all that big of a deal. Now if it was a one engine aircraft.

Looks like it threw a fan blade.

BTW, the engine which failed was NOT built by Boeing.

Thought it was an aftermarket flame exhaust from the 1960s Batmobile.


To get an idea of how big that engine is, take a look at the 'trim' ring in someone's front yard if you haven't seen it two dozen times already.

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Rumor has it that Southwest has a contingency plan for similar situations, which involves the stewards handing out enough ingredients for the passengers to make their own s'mores.

If the captain had come on the speaker telling the passengers to "Assume crash positions," the result would be a remake of the scene from the movie, Airplane.

That is why... No capes!!

I'm sure the remaining engine could have powered the 777 all the way to the crash site.

If it's Boeing, I ain't going.

It would be interesting to know how many hours on that engine.

That was a Pratt & Whitney PW 4000 engine. I worked on the software that was used to design and manufacture it. Using it, they'll be able to track which compressor blades broke, and who built them and when.

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