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Emirates ‘Massive Engine Failure’ in Zambia Jolts Passengers – Report

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“…we heard a bang…it was so loud and suddenly the plane started shaking…” An Emirates Airline Airbus A330 suffered a ‘massive engine failure’ Sunday night shortly after taking off from Lusaka Airport in Zambia forcing pilots to return for an emergency landing. The story originally broke on Monday when some Zambia news sources reported that an Emirates flight had crash-landed at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka. Although that report was false, Emirates Airline themselves refuted the… (airnation.net) Más...

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John DuPont 6
Was reading the remarks thread after the report. Once again, reporters interview passengers who have no understanding of the complexities of flying, or engine failure. Not to dismiss the passenger who said "We could die". In her estimate.....yeah. But to the professionals it was an event that was out of the norm of all the flying that goes on in a single day. RR PW and GE go to great lengths when developing engines to ensure that containment is assured should there be a catastrophic failure.
Derg
Roland Dent 1
Don't say that...tempting fate. Look up the T972 of Qantas at Changi.
howej011
Joseph Howes 2
well thats another airbus engine gone bang after the Qantas A380
theschoolofchuck
Airbus doesn't make engines.
howej011
Joseph Howes 1
i know but its on a airbus so people call it an airbus engine
Derg
Roland Dent 1
They choose and fit them...the parts they choose and fit must be fit for the purpose.
mikezc128
Thats another engine on a stinky Airbus aircraft that went....again!
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 0
What does the engine have to do with the aircraft???
Derg
Roland Dent 1
The manufacturer endorses the product by fitting it.
howej011
Joseph Howes 1
before its put in to service the company e.g. boeing or airbus puts its logo on the body and engine
howej011
Joseph Howes 1
it makes it fly in the air

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