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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 12:31 AM

2. Thanks, that was informative.

It will be interesting to see what caused the failure. In the Sioux City IA crash in 1989, it was a fan failure that took out the hydraulics in the rear of the plane. The root cause was determined to be a minute inclusion in the titanium casting that caused an interior crack that grew over time and the fan failure was catastrophic, not just a blade and a half.

Pictures from the ground showed white smoke trailing from the damaged engine as the plane went overhead, so that would seem to back up his guess that oil or hydraulic fluid was what continued to feed the fire.

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