Tuesday, November 07, 2006
A Boeing 777 loses a stove just after take-off at Sweden's Stockholm Arlanda airport a couple of days ago.
Click on the pic for the bigger version - you can see engine pieces falling out the back.
It climbed to 8,000 feet and dumped 120,000 lbs of fuel before returning for landing. At the price we pay for fuel, that's about $70,000 worth of gas.
The 777 has been plagued with engine problems and failures, which appear to relate to the Rolls-Royce Trent engine degrading faster than expected over time.
My Citation II uses Pratt and Whitney engines :)