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Story via AirNation.net and Eric Wildstein at Northwestohio.com

AirNation.net reports:

About 15 minutes after takeoff, a Delta 747 departing Manila experienced catastrophic engine failure. Passengers witnessed the engine erupting in flames outside their windows. The pilot was able to safely return and land the plane.

The pilot later said the engine failure was caused by a broken turbine inlet vane.

Full report, here.

Eric Wildstein at Northwestohio.com reports:

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — A plane carrying WNWO’s Jim Blue and a Toledo pediatrician home from a relief mission to the Philippines made an emergency landing in Manila after part of the engine burst into flames.

About 15 minutes after takeoff, the Delta 747 departing Manila experienced catastrophic engine failure. Blue witnessed the engine erupting in flames outside his window. The pilot was able to safely return and land the plane.

The pilot later said the engine failure was caused by a broken turbine inlet vane.

Photo

The pilot shows a charred piece of the plane’s engine that forced the emergency landing. Photograph: Jim Blue.

Full story via northwestohio.com.

Simon Hradecky at The Aviation Herald, reports:

A Delta Airlines Boeing 747-400, registration N670US performing flight DL-172 from Manila (Philippines) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), was climbing out of Manila’s runway 06, when engine #4 (PW4056, outboard right) emitted a bang and streaks of blue flames prompting the crew to level off at FL170 and enter a hold. The crew worked the checklists, shut the engine down and returned to Manila for a safe landing on runway 06 about 30 minutes after departure, the crew requested emergency service to check out the right hand outboard engine for any indications of smoke, the crew stated they did not receive any engine fire indication.

Passengers reported the engine emitted a bang and streaks of blue flames. They were later told that maintenance found a turbine inlet vane had fractured causing the engine failure.

Fully story and photograph at The Aviation Herald.

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