Episode 60 – Expert Look at the United Airlines Engine Failure
John and Greg are giving meticulous attention to information available on the recent United Airlines engine explosion. In this episode, they share their initial expert observations and predict what’s next.
Learn what the evidence so far really shows from two of the world’s most experienced accident investigators.
They explain why the crew and air traffic control personnel who handled the flight were “the ideal scenario for handling the situation.” The outcome could have been far worse.
John shares his extensive knowledge of Pratt & Whitney 4000 series engines. He walks listeners through the critical components. The forces the fan blades need to endure are explained. John offers an expert look at the engine components and maintenance procedures.
What’s next? John and Greg talk about the implications of mandated inspections. They also have some predictions for potential actions such as declaring blades in service for a certain period of time at end of life.