JAL Boeing 747-400 sucks baggage container into engine at LAX

Now that’s what I call FOD! In case you doubted it, a General Electric CF6 can’t swallow a standard baggage container. Actually what’s interesting is that the container is still at least sort-of in one piece, I wonder if the crew had time to throttle back before the impact??? Will keep the AOG desks busy for a while anyway. LA Times story here.


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5 Responses to JAL Boeing 747-400 sucks baggage container into engine at LAX

  1. hala May 13, 2009 at 9:45 am #

    It’s amazing!!!
    I saw bird strike but definetly not as this one…but look at it from another point of view its still one whole and not shattered inside the engine.
    please can you provide us with engine photos after this strike?

  2. Kieran Daly May 14, 2009 at 9:40 am #

    More info here: http://tw.knowledge.yahoo.com/question/question?qid=1009051311214

  3. rob May 15, 2009 at 2:08 am #

    Would a ge90 swallow one?!

  4. Shawn May 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm #

    As JAL just like others trying to stay out of red-ink, will carry the baggage can anyway the big bird can..!!

  5. lynn May 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm #

    and thats on the taxiway too…i wonder what a baggage thing was doing out there? dont tell me the crew didnt realize until they go out there!

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