Skip to comments.Can The Boeing 747 Fly On One Engine?
Posted on 05/09/2020 8:25:14 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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Micronesia IS A HOOT, but you aint landing a 777 there!
“With all four engines not functioning, the aircraft began to glide down towards the earth”
This is a joke right?
I must have worked a million A-1s in Vietnam. The Vietnamese A-1 pilots, were VFR rated only, and sometimes, had to land VFR, in IFR conditions. That was scary.
I have flown in the 777 from San Francisco to Manila and back, numerous times, on Philippine Airlines. Nice Aircraft. Yes, those GE engines are huge. Is it true the GE NX is more powerful than the GE 90?
“Yes, you can get it to the ground on no engines if you have a runway. Theyll glide.”
Mother Earth LOVES airplanes! She’s always calling them back home.
The Gimli Glider | Air Canada Flight 143
Oh, we are also OUT of coffee.
This might not be an exact quote, but I think it was from Airplane II.
“In the event of a water landing...”
That covered by ETOPS
Engines Turn or Passengers Swim!
I remember being on a TWA 747 from Paris to JFK somewhere over the Atlantic when the pilot came on and informed us that what we had just felt wasn’t turbulance, it was one of the engines cutting out but not to worry, there were still three other working engines and only two were needed to land safely.
I never understood why they told us at all.
This was a 767 flying at 41,000 feet that ran out of fuel and then landed with ZERO engines.
Wikipedia article at Gimli Glider.
Thank you for serving. I’ll bet that was a comforting sound to hear, and I’ll also bet it made them keep their heads down, too!
He flew for United Airlines and was highly regarded for his handling of the Flight 232 crash in Sioux City, Iowa in 1989
How far can a 747 fly with one engine?
“All the way to the scene of the crash.”l
Yep, it will get there about 30 minutes before the paramedics.
I have a feeling you will greatly appreciate this (I am sure you already saw it): DOUGLAS A-1E SKYRAIDER VIETNAM 1965, narrated by Lt Colonel Thomas A. Dwelle
Probably bring back some memories! Thank you for serving, FRiend.
“Yup,I recall having heard this story years ago.I remember somebody who was on board saying that people were kneeling in the aisles praying.”
... the history of the crash, and selected pieces of the aircraft and passenger effects (including handwritten farewell notes)
The aircraft, configured with increased economy class seating, was carrying 524 people. Casualties of the crash included all 15 crew members and 505 of the 509
It depends on how define “glide”, I suppose.
the 747 has all the gliding properties of a brick.
Yes a 767, close enough.
...n July 23, 1983, Flight 143 was cruising at 12000 metres (41000 ft) over Red Lake, Ontario. The aircraft’s cockpit warning system sounded, indicating a fuel pressure problem on the aircraft’s left side.
In 1985 the pilots were awarded the first ever Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Diploma for Outstanding Airmanship. Several attempts by other crews who were given the same circumstances in a simulator at Vancouver resulted in crashes. Quintal was promoted to captain in 1989. Pearson remained with Air Canada for ten years and then moved to flying for Asiana Airlines; he retired in 1995. First Officer Quintal died at age 68 on September 24, 2015, in Saint-Donat, Quebec.
I disagree with that conclusion. The article also said that "none of the engines was able to operate at full power"
The conclusion should have been: "The case of BA9 was a real-world demonstration that a Boeing 747 on just one engine at partial power was still not enough to gain, or even maintain altitude.
Yes,I've seen one or two documentaries on that Japan Airlines crash.A very ugly,tragic one for sure.IIRC the root cause was that repair work performed years before on the aircraft had been done improperly and,as a result,over time a crucial part of the plane basically fell off (the tail) which meant certain doom.I recall it being said that the pilot fought bravely to get the plane down but given the extent of the damage there wasn't a chance.
I recall that among the dead on that flight was a guy name Kuio Sakamoto (? spelling) who had a huge hit here in the early 60s called Sukiyaki.I've always loved that song and so did my Mom.
With all four engines not functioning, the aircraft began to glide down towards the earth
This is a joke right?”
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