flyenthu
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AF 66 engine failure cause??

Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:36 pm

Hi A. Netters:

Any update on the cause of this incident? Just curious here. I love to fly yet somewhat of an anxious person. Thinking of booking on EK but all aircraft are A380s. Please don't engage in an Airbus and Boeing debate (thank you!).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_66

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bgboiflyer
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Re: AF 66 engine failure cause??

Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:33 pm

To be honest don't worry about this incident, this happens probably 1 in many millions of flights. Plus Emirates operates all A380s with PW and GE engines, which haven't reported too many issues, and in the case of this one and the other QF incident both were RR engines.
 
flyenthu
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Re: AF 66 engine failure cause??

Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:19 am

Thank you! That helps.
 
FGITD
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Re: AF 66 engine failure cause??

Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:27 pm

bgboiflyer wrote:
To be honest don't worry about this incident, this happens probably 1 in many millions of flights. Plus Emirates operates all A380s with PW and GE engines, which haven't reported too many issues, and in the case of this one and the other QF incident both were RR engines.



Just to correct, AF uses the PW/GE engines on their A380s.

But the very fact that this incident was huge news speaks volumes to how rare this is.
 
bgboiflyer
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Re: AF 66 engine failure cause??

Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:18 pm

FGITD wrote:
bgboiflyer wrote:
To be honest don't worry about this incident, this happens probably 1 in many millions of flights. Plus Emirates operates all A380s with PW and GE engines, which haven't reported too many issues, and in the case of this one and the other QF incident both were RR engines.



Just to correct, AF uses the PW/GE engines on their A380s.

But the very fact that this incident was huge news speaks volumes to how rare this is.


Oh sorry I misread, but given how much precaution they take on these engines, it is quite monumental for the situation like this to happen.

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