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Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
UNSCHEDULED REFUELING: Choose your airlines carefully. Incredible! You might not want to fly "AIR CHINA"
Perhaps a Junk might be a safer mode of travel.
This is an excellent example of why any prudent traveler should generally stick with North American carriers, Western European carriers and a few other carriers like Quantas, Air New Zealand, and Singapore.
A pilot for a Chinese carrier requested permission and landed at FRA (Frankfurt, Germany) for an unscheduled refueling stop. The reason became soon apparent to the ground crew: The
Note that the straps are seatbelts....how resourceful!
After making the "repairs", off they went into the wild blue yonder with another revenue-making flight on only three engines! With the increased fuel consumption, they got a bit low on fuel, and just set it down at the closest airport for a quick refill. That's when the problems started: The Germans, who are kind of picky about this stuff, inspected the malfunctioning engine and immediately grounded the aircraft.
(Besides the seatbelts, notice the appalling condition of the fan blades.)
The airline operator had to send money to get the first engine replaced (it took about
The result: a total of 3 engines were eventually changed on this plane before it was permitted to fly again.
LOOK AT THIS ENGINE.....The aircrew obviously had more balls than brains. Hard to believe anyone would take off with an engine in this condition.
Origins: The photographs displayed above have been circulated since at least as far back as 2001, in versions with text attributing them to Air China as well as a number of different airlines, in each case accompanied by the claim that a ground crew had
Last updated: 13 January 2009