Yes, I am alive, i haven’t been on lately due to a major move down to Florida. But back to the topic! As you guys may know what happened this week, an American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER had an engine fire with the Number #2 engine while on takeoff role at Chicago O’Hare. So some of you guys who i talk to alot know that my uncle is the president of maintenance for the whole ENTIRE American Airlines fleet! So I took an opportunity to ask the most commonly asked questions i saw!
—So here are the questions and answers to these—
- Will the Boeing 767-300ER be scrapped?
Yes, the fire was so intense it melted the right wingtip and caused a huge amount of damage to the body and the wing connector.
- Is there anything salvageable that you guys could take?
Yes, we may take the Left engine (Engine # 1 off), the cockpit equipment, non-damaged seats, the left wing, i.e
- What was the cause of the crash?
An uncontained high pressure turbine blade when it exploded it punctured the right wingtip resulting in the fire!
If you guys have anymore questions (as always they need to be appropriate, questions that are relavent, and please no hate stuff regarding American Airlines, my uncle has no relations to what happened with the US Airways- AA Merger, any of these crap articles about pilot misbehavior, i.e)! Please leave them in the comments or message me personally and i will ask them to him!
Safe flights and have a good day everyone!