Spinner "sucked" into engine on a delta flight

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Spinner "sucked" into engine on a delta flight

Post by Heliian » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:10 pm

Video shows the spinner and front housing being bounced around in the intake.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/world/com ... -1.4501207

It looks like something broke, yikes, they are more lucky than they know.
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Re: Spinner "sucked" into engine on a delta flight

Post by Daniel Cooper » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:17 pm

Looks like it melted off. That shaft is glowing hot with 400kt wind blowing on it. Oil problem maybe? Lucky it didn't catch on fire.
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Re: Spinner "sucked" into engine on a delta flight

Post by iflyforpie » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:06 pm

Pretty sure that’s a #1 bearing failure on the LP spool. The cone usually contains the oil scavenge pump.

Nice that this ancient engine still has inlet guide vanes to keep the cone from going all the way through. ;)
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