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Air Canada 767 diverted in lightening storm after flames seen coming from engine

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Flight 860, bound for London, England, couldn't return to Halifax Stanfield International Airport. "There was a loud bang and flames came out of an engine". She said about 10 minutes later, the captain announced they were diverting to Montreal. Passengers were told the plane was not hit by lightning, she said. (www.cbc.ca) Mais...

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bigjulie
Julius Thompson 0
I don't think hail would damage an engine, engines are engineered to withstand very tough flight conditions!
fkaiserccs
Frank Kaiser 0
A "lightening" storm??
costello15
Ryan Costello 0
haha yeah...I probably shouldn't have fired my editor yesterday...
dba74m
dba74m -1
One of the commenters mentions hail as a possible reason for the engine failure. Glad everything turned out o.k.
dba74m
dba74m -1
Hail that is large enough can and has caused engine failure though very rare. Most famous accident is Southern DC-9 many decades ago.
metermender
Louis Romestant -1
Another boost for "privatizing" maintenence crews.
DerekFarr1999
Derek Farr -1
You must mean "lightning" storm.
allench1
allench1 -1
Good thing it was a Boeing instead of an Airbus.....
bovineone
Jeff Lawson 0
Flight log for the [http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA860/history/20110602/0245Z/CYHZ/CYUL diverted ACA860]
rootuser
Root User -1
I don't know about Air Canada customers... after hearing the trip would be twice as long on one engine, the lady in 42L said, "if we lose the other engine we'll be up here all day"! ba-dum-cha

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