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Thread: Cubana flight in SDQ emergency landing

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    Default Cubana flight in SDQ emergency landing

    I just got a call from a shaken friend who was on the Cubana flight to Havana from Santo Domingo this afternoon. They landed safely back in SDQ after one of the engines exploded, about 10 minutes after take-off.

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    Some photos of the damaged plane:





    The passengers are in a hotel in the capital, and have been told they will be flown out later this evening.

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    Chiri, Great photos! Glad that everyone is safe. Is this a 4 engine plane? What type?

    Regards, Ringo

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    It was a four-engine plane. Ilyushin?

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    that is correct.

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    Most of the newspapers are reporting it this morning:

    http://www.elcaribecdn.com.do/articu...5EFA&Seccion=3

    As far as I know the passengers were flown to Havana last night. I'll wait to hear from my friend.

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    wow the pictures are very scarey. Looks like either a bird strike or a broken blade caused this damage.
    If its any consolation this would not happen like this on a Rolls Royce or GE engine as they are designed to withstand this kind of incident.

    So before you board check the name on the engines......anything secondhand from Russia is going to be suspect in my book.
    Skippy1

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    I hope this does not have a serious effect on the SDQ airport maintenance facilities. If the engine was worked on here there could be problems for international operators out of this airport?????

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    hey Skippy, i work at a private FBO in NY and have seen a rolls royce engine crack from a bird [feathers and all still in the exhaust back side of the engine], granted it was a smaller aircraft [i ithink a Hawker or Citation] but it cracked a few of the blades and had to wait on a new engine to come from canada...LOL
    estimated cost on the parts [$4million]...ouch

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