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Qantas 747 forced back after engine failure

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 1, 2010
Qantas 747-438 VH-OJP. (Seth Jaworski)

A Qantas Boeing 747-400 operating a flight to Sydney suffered an uncontained engine failure inflight on August 31, forcing the crew to return to San Francisco.

Operating as QF74 with 212 passengers and 18 crew on board, 747-438 VH-OJP was understood to be at an altitude of 25,000ft approximately 15-20 minutes into the flight when the crew noted excessive vibration in the aircraft’s number four engine. The crew shut down the engine and then elected to dump fuel and made a priority return to San Francisco where the aircraft landed safely.

Photos of the aircaft’s number four engine show a hole in the engine’s cowling, indicating an uncontained failure of the Rolls-Royce RB211 engine.

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Qantas 747 forced back after engine failure

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 1, 2010
Qantas 747-438 VH-OJP. (Seth Jaworski)

A Qantas Boeing 747-400 operating a flight to Sydney suffered an uncontained engine failure inflight on August 31, forcing the crew to return to San Francisco.

Operating as QF74 with 212 passengers and 18 crew on board, 747-438 VH-OJP was understood to be at an altitude of 25,000ft approximately 15-20 minutes into the flight when the crew noted excessive vibration in the aircraft’s number four engine. The crew shut down the engine and then elected to dump fuel and made a priority return to San Francisco where the aircraft landed safely.

Photos of the aircaft’s number four engine show a hole in the engine’s cowling, indicating an uncontained failure of the Rolls-Royce RB211 engine.

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Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Qantas 747 forced back after engine failure

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 1, 2010
Qantas 747-438 VH-OJP. (Seth Jaworski)

A Qantas Boeing 747-400 operating a flight to Sydney suffered an uncontained engine failure inflight on August 31, forcing the crew to return to San Francisco.

Operating as QF74 with 212 passengers and 18 crew on board, 747-438 VH-OJP was understood to be at an altitude of 25,000ft approximately 15-20 minutes into the flight when the crew noted excessive vibration in the aircraft’s number four engine. The crew shut down the engine and then elected to dump fuel and made a priority return to San Francisco where the aircraft landed safely.

Photos of the aircaft’s number four engine show a hole in the engine’s cowling, indicating an uncontained failure of the Rolls-Royce RB211 engine.

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