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Boeing 747 Engine Parts Rain Down On Cars From The Sky
March 9, 2021
Boeing 747 engines rain cars from the sky
Gary Leff is 20 years old. February 2021.
At least two people were injured when a Boeing 747-400 cargo plane carrying engine parts from Longtail Aviation crashed into a village at the end of the runway at Maastricht Airport in the Netherlands.
The aircraft was en route to New York JFK and had just taken off when the number one engine was damaged and the turbine blades began to fall off. The crew declared an emergency at 10,000 feet and then threw fuel overboard before departing for Belgium an hour after takeoff with the three remaining engines.
Engine parts fell to the ground, damaging vehicles and injuring people, including an elderly woman who suffered minor injuries.
Boeing 747-400F engine blades (VQ-BWT) on @FlyLongtail caíram no início da tarde de hoje em ruas de Meersen, na Holanda, após uma falha não contida.
Aeronaut has left Maastricht’s decolar (MST) and departed for Liège (LGG), Bélgica. pic.twitter.com/ZeVLNcib60
– Portago 1 (@portaoum) 20. February 2021
A resident reported hearing a loud bang and flames from one of the 747’s right engines before metal fell from the sky. Video footage from the ground shows black smoke coming from the engine.
I can’t decide if falling engine parts is better or worse than falling ice in the toilet, which can also be dangerous.