Uncontained compressor failure?

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gmarshall
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Uncontained compressor failure?

Postby gmarshall » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:22 pm

http://www.wsj.com/articles/southwest-a ... 1472320957

Summary: Southwest 737 climbing through FL300 makes a really big bang noise. Much of the front of the Number 1 engine is... well... gone.

Not often that I've heard of that happening.

gmarshall
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Re: Uncontained compressor failure?

Postby gmarshall » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:24 pm

Actually, on further investigation, it looks like the compressor blades are all still there?? The front cowl around the intake is gone, but the compressor blades look reasonably intact, which is, frankly, remarkable.


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