Author Topic: B734 Engine Run up Damage  (Read 5792 times)

Offline RonR

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B734 Engine Run up Damage
« on: June 25, 2014, 07:51:16 AM »
So apparently a Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-4Q8 performed an engine run up on a tarmac made out of bricks...

Here are some photos:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/6107110/
« Last Edit: August 06, 2014, 05:28:22 PM by RonR »


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Offline stevensmith

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Re: B734 Engine Run up Damage
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 01:37:07 PM »
I think they are very lucky that the bricks in the front of the engine didn't come off and get sucked it. That repair would have been *very* expensive.
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Re: B734 Engine Run up Damage
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 10:53:30 PM »
Ugh...lucky this happened *before* a plane had to make an emergency stop.  Still...

One person on the forum where the images were posted said it looked like there was no mortar between the bricks themselves or between the bricks and the ground...not good for airports.  But, interesting fact, the LDS temple in Salt Lake City, Utah was built without the use of mortar.  The blocks fit so tightly together that no mortar was needed.  So, bricks that have a super tight fit wouldn't need mortar to be immovable.  I wouldn't bet an airplane on it, though.

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Re: B734 Engine Run up Damage
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 02:18:49 PM »
And of course, there is a lesson in this.  Just heard on ground control at JFK a Port Authority Vehicle request entry onto a runway to inspect the area where a high-powered run-up had taken place.  So lessons to be learned and are learned.