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United 777 Engine Cowl Lost (SFO-HNL)

SeanD

Well-Known Member
#5
It was the 3rd commercial use 777 ever produced in 1994. Of course the media is saying it was an old ass airplane, and they're kinda right but I doubt the engine is that old.
 

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
#13
Just out of curiosity, how could a cowling come off? Someone just forget to make sure it was secured after the last engine check or something?
In several similar instances it has been a fan blade coming apart that ripped the inlet and cowling off. There was a picture either earlier in the thread or on another site that showed the engine head-on and a very prominently missing fan blade.