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An-124 Uncontained Engine Failure, Overrun

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ShanwickOceanic (netAirspace FAA) 13 Nov 20, 20:18Post

The head-on photo with the exit wound on the other side from the failure :o
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GQfluffy (Database Editor & Founding Member) 13 Nov 20, 20:41Post
Good lord.

Not sure if that thing can be saved...isn't that right around where the wing box should be?

If not...that's quite a few beer cans...
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JLAmber (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 13 Nov 20, 21:10Post
Messy! One for the 'any landing you walk away from' school of thought.

GQfluffy wrote:Not sure if that thing can be saved...isn't that right around where the wing box should be?

Definitely in the vicinity of some major structural components. The humps around the wings of an An-124 are there to accommodate a centre box that dissipates the load from both wings. From a vague memory of a filmed walkthrough of the type, I recall it being large enough to stand up in and did stretch some way forward of the main wing, so it most probably took a hit.

The hydraulics and electrics were definitely severed and the front end doesn't look pristine either.
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paul mcallister 17 Nov 20, 13:49Post
That`s one for the scrap heap, it`s not going buff out.
A remarkable job from the flight crew considering the situation they found themselves in.
Queso (netAirspace ATC Tower Chief & Founding Member) 24 Nov 20, 13:56Post
On the scrap v fix question, how much work would it take to get it flyable again so it could get to a "real" repair facility? It's not like you could unbolt the wings and put it on a truck to take it somewhere so it could be fixed. For that reason alone, I would say they'll chop it up where it sits.

This is not your grandfather's AOG situation. :)
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miamiair (netAirspace FAA) 24 Nov 20, 14:48Post
It should be repairable, but you can't begin to tell what type of damage they have on the inside.
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airtrainer 26 Nov 20, 03:27Post
Volga-Dnepr Group has “put safety first” and made what it called the “responsible” decision to ground all its AN-124s, following a recent incident at Novosibirsk, when one made an emergency landing after an engine failure.

JLAmber (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 27 Nov 20, 21:08Post
A Russian blogger was talking about there being an investigation into a company who supply the engine cowlings. It is suspected, though not confirmed, that they have been outsourcing to a non-approved supplier and the materials used were possibly not of the specs called for*. If this is true I would imagine every An-124 will need physical checks and a full investigation of the effected components' traceability, neither of which are quick jobs. All at a time when air cargo is one of the boom industries.

*This may sound outrageous and somewhat unlikely but it was the exact reason for the demise of Emerald Airways. You would be surprised how often it has happened in the past.
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