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Incident: India B787-8 near Frankfurt on Feb 8th 2016, engine shut down in flight

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An Air India Boeing 787-800, registration VT-ANO performing flight AI-115 from Delhi (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 90 passengers, was enroute at FL400 about 150nm north of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew reported they needed to shut an engine (GEnx) down... (avherald.com) Más...

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Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 7
Don't want to seem crass, but 90 pax, pretty light load but then again, kt is AI!
jcsjcs
jcsjcs 1
That was my main concern as well. Followed by "why couldn't the plane continue to London with 3 out of 4 engines"?
rad2
Only two engines on that series of planes. Anyone know if there was weather issues at LHR? I know there was reported wind issues at AMS.
jcsjcs
jcsjcs 1
Thanks! What was I thinking! Confused the 787-8 with the 747-8...
aidannorman
aidannorman 3
That's why I like 4 engines
ArthurNetteler
Never have crossed an Ocean on two engines. Hope WE never have to!
jaxonboy
William Heck 3
Half as many things to go wrong. Many crossings in 767.
canuck44
canuck44 3
Boeing must be regretting selling aircraft to Air India...they seem to have as many problems as all the other customers combined.
328duke
Eagles are known to fly at 40,000'
Dedwards84
D Edwards 1
Gee, I wonder what they breathe?? No oxygen at 40K feet.
coralseastudios
Brian McCarty 1
They breathe the same thing that these jet engines breathe. Where do you think the "oxygen ends", anyway?
avihais
Martin Haisman 1
Bulldust the highest flying bird is the Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture recorded at 37,000ft but nowhere near Germany/Frankfurt. Any Eagle has never surpassed around 15,000ft
rad2
Gee Wiz, all the reports of engine shutdowns, but no followup reports of the root cause of the failures. Is there a site to check for any resolution reports?
bigkahuna400
bigkahuna400 0
Must have been some bird....I thought these were tested with frozen bird etc. to withstand just about anything accept a vulture or something weird and very large.
ArthurNetteler
A BIRD at 40,000 feet???
Dl8698
David Loh 1
Maybe rc drone?
FedExCargoPilot
birds at FL 400?
avihais
Martin Haisman 1
FL 400?????

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