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   Undertoad  Saturday Oct 2 12:20 PM

10/2/2004: 777 engine explodes on takeoff [hoax]



xoxooBruce sends along this one, and sometimes it's best to post the
full-size image cos it's so damn cool. B says:

Boeing 777 on takeoff (no landing flaps) and the engine exploded.
De do dat. The inlet on those engines is 10 ft in diameter and the 777
can take off loaded, on 1 engine. By proving that, the plane increases
the the over water routes it can fly, exponentially. It can fly the same
routes as the 3 and 4 engine planes,



Bullitt  Saturday Oct 2 01:50 PM

So did a bird fly into the thing or should I just never fly in a 777 ever again...



Elspode  Saturday Oct 2 02:21 PM

So does this picture derive from some sort of extreme certification testing, or is it an actual incident? Either way...it's cool!

Can you imagine looking out the window and seeing that as you took off?

(Captain) "Well, looks like we've had a little engine trouble, and I want to assure you all that we're perfectly safe. However, we will be returning to the terminal to allow all of you to grab a change of underwear."



richlevy  Saturday Oct 2 02:30 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
So does this picture derive from some sort of extreme certification testing, or is it an actual incident? Either way...it's cool!

Can you imagine looking out the window and seeing that as you took off?

(Captain) "Well, looks like we've had a little engine trouble, and I want to assure you all that we're perfectly safe. However, we will be returning to the terminal to allow all of you to grab a change of underwear."
And the really important issue, do they hand out free round trip tickets for canceling the flight or is an engine explosion covered under 'mechanical difficulties'?

BTW, does anyone remember the Batmobile? That's how I described it to my wife.

It's got to be a test, because I can't imagine someone snapping a shot like that without planning it.


Elspode  Saturday Oct 2 03:02 PM

I got to thinking, though...if a test, why is it painted up in AA livery? Wouldn't it just be a Boeing scheme?



The Mad Hatter  Saturday Oct 2 03:18 PM

I'm wondering about the authenticity.



FloridaDragon  Saturday Oct 2 03:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Mad Hatter
I'm wondering about the authenticity.
I googled and could not find an article on it anywhere. I was curious myself as I work for Pratt & Whitney and wondered who's engines were on the plane (a purely self-centered thought I will admit).

FD


GruntDoc  Saturday Oct 2 04:32 PM

Unfortunately, it's a photoshop job, and thus not real.

The original, unretouched photo is here:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...d.main/149498/

Edited to add: Er, fortunately, not unfortunately.



Undertoad  Saturday Oct 2 05:27 PM

If xoB weren't financing this operation he would lose IotD privileges for a month.



capnhowdy  Saturday Oct 2 06:40 PM

Wrong angle on the exhaust. This retouch needs retouching. Good image though.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Oct 2 09:19 PM

Awferchristsake, I give up.
I searched every damn place I could think of to check this out to no avail. Iíd never heard of the website mentioned (Thanks GruntDoc), it looks like a good resource.
Some of the guys on that website are apparently Photoshop experts and pointed out the errors in the picture that gives it away.

Others were pissed at whoever did this because theyíre mocking people about to be killed. Thatís wrong.
Even if this is a Photoshop (and not for IotD), this shit does happen and not cause a crash. The 777 can and does fly with one engine. Iíd be more concerned about shrapnel coming through the side than loss of power.
FD, the 777-200 uses the P&W 4074 as well as the RR Trent 875 and GE 90-75B.
The 777ER uses P&W4084/4090, RR Trent 884/890 and GE 90-85B/90-90B1/90-92B.
The 777-200ER uses GE 90-110B1.
The 777-300 uses P&W 4090/4098, RR Trent 892, and GE 90-92B.
The 777-300ER uses GE 90-115B.
So anyway, I apologize to UT and the Cellar members for leading you astray on the picture. I suck. But the rest of the information in UTís post is accurate, so he doesnít suck.



FloridaDragon  Saturday Oct 2 11:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
Awferchristsake, I give up.
Don't sweat it xoB! (don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things) Not a bad photoshop so the image was interesting anyway. Many of us at work use a photo of a GE90 blowing up on a test stand as our background and it looks similiar to this event so whoever did it did a decent job.
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce
FD, the 777-200 uses the P&W 4074 ...
Could have looked up which engines were on which model easily enough but I primarily work military, not commercial, so the desire was not there

FD


lookout123  Sunday Oct 3 12:39 AM

bruce??? what's happening? that is 2 in one month! i feel my faith being shaken. well maybe not - all is well that ends with me laughing.



wolf  Sunday Oct 3 12:55 AM

You would think given where you work, you'd get accurate plane disaster pics from your coworkers ... other people are so unreliable these days ... playing upon Bruce's obviously good and trusting nature ...



Nothing But Net  Sunday Oct 3 07:02 AM

For all you sickos coming in here hoping to see an actual plane crash

The FAA will hear about this:



Nothing But Net  Sunday Oct 3 07:07 AM

Oh, and did you notice it's the <i>Left Wing</i> that's imploding in this crucial election year?



Undertoad  Sunday Oct 3 09:27 AM

xoB still sends along more and better images than anyone else.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 3 10:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lookout123
bruce??? what's happening? that is 2 in one month! i feel my faith being shaken. well maybe not - all is well that ends with me laughing.
Yeah, after the first one I tried to check this one out carefully. On the up side, GruntDoc provided a great site I hadn't heard of.
That site covers a lot of topics though, even when you get there it takes considerable digging to find the right thread.
That's why we have to depend on each other in the Cellar. There should be Dwellers out there, or at least lurkers, who have enough interest in any particular subject to know where the cool sites are.
If you're lurking, and you have the straight skinny, please post it. It's free, painless, doesn't obligate you to post again and only seems perverted the first time.

Oh, I almost forgot the best reason to post! You have a chance to make me look like an idiot.


Undertoad  Sunday Oct 3 11:32 AM

Which is pretty difficult to do since the additional facts presented are still really smart and useful information.



Trilby  Sunday Oct 3 11:42 AM

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO in love with NBN! He is soooooo dreamy/cool!
(Even though the he doesn't publically acknowledge my adoration, I know he's thinking of me!)

And xoBruce--you really don't suck.



wolf  Sunday Oct 3 11:43 AM

Hush girl, I was hoping he would ...



Elspode  Sunday Oct 3 02:05 PM

And suddenly, a hush fell over the Cellar, as a torrent of profane imagery swept through the imaginations of its users.



OnyxCougar  Monday Oct 18 04:16 PM

LOL I love this place. I really do....



FloridaDragon  Monday Oct 18 06:29 PM

wow ... not sure I want to jump back in this thread or not what with the direction it has taken....

(cough) ... here was the image I mentioned earlier in the thread... Was attributed to a GE 90 blowing up on a test stand but I cannot verify this. (all I was able to locate was one docuement mentioning a GE90 having an uncontained rotating failure of critical engine parts back in April of 1999). So, I guess we just have to admire the picture for what it is...something blowing up.


FD



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 18 10:46 PM

Looks like they used Zippy's test blocks to hold that sucker down.



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 18 10:51 PM

Here it is.
Not the same one but scary.



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