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Today a Thomson 757-200 sucked two herons into its starboard engine at rotation from Manchester. This resulted in engine failure and an emergancy landing followed. Video of the incident can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGIzNJZOw-cThe flight made a safe landing with no injuries.The two herons are missing pressumed dead.Dave

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>Today a Thomson 757-200 sucked two herons into its starboard>engine at rotation from Manchester. This resulted in engine>failure and an emergancy landing followed. Video of the>incident can be seen at>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGIzNJZOw-c>>The flight made a safe landing with no injuries.>The two herons are missing pressumed dead.>>DaveHi Dave,Misleading topic there for a bird ingestion. What you saw there was the engine surging due to compressor damage and not an engine fire. The fire is coming from the engine exhaust in a backfire sort of fashion and is typical of such occurrences.Cheers,JohnBoeing 727/737 & Lockheed C-130/L-100 Mechanichttp://www.sstsim.com/images/team/JR.jpgwww.SSTSIM.com

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>Hi Dave,>>Misleading topic there for a bird ingestion. What you saw>there was the engine surging due to compressor damage and not>an engine fire. The fire is coming from the engine exhaust in>a backfire sort of fashion and is typical of such>occurrences.>>Cheers,>>John>>Boeing 727/737 & Lockheed C-130/L-100 Mechanic>http://www.sstsim.com/images/team/JR.jpg>www.SSTSIM.comYea guess so, i was just 'reporting' it as i saw on the news! Thanks for clearing that up. I suppose its my simple minded approach engine + flames = engine fire!:-shyMaybe i have a career as a journalist? spicing up otherwise dull news stories!!!Regards Dave

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I love the smell of burnt bird and feathers in the morning... :9

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Just found this video:

the ATC chatter is more clear, you can hear the pilot put out a mayday call. The newsreader says its an engine fire but we know better;-) Dave

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