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      Post #77641, posted on 02-20-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NdQ0goVVgA

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      Post #77645, posted on 02-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Scary, indeed.

      A day ago, also a Boeing 747 Freighter lost Parts after the takeoff at Maastricht (Netherlands):

      https://avherald.com/h?article=4e35302b&opt=0

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      Post #77655, posted on 02-21-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Greetings!

      Not exactly just another day at the office, huh? Thank the Lord that no one in the neighborhood where the parts rained down got anything worse than the crap scared out of them! And, as expected, the crew calmly handled it and landed it just like in training. I wonder if they landed on the 16,000 foot long runway (34L/16R)... They would have been fairly heavy.

      BTW, the United training center in Denver is the best I have ever seen. It is a great facility and very complete.

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      Post #77662, posted on 02-23-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Jeff, looks like they landed on runway 26, which is 12,000 feet long. Should be plenty for a 777, especially considering that this was a 777-200A, so even at MTOW it would not have been as heavy as a 200ER.

      A bit funny that the aircraft they subbed in, N773UA, was the one that had the engine failure over the Pacific while also operating flight 328 to Honolulu.

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      Post #77678, posted on 02-24-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Greetings!

      Yeah, not even close to the weight of a -200ER. IIRC, the United 777's are really light on MGTOW compared to most. What an irony about the replacement aircraft. Perhaps, by the time it arrived in Hono, the grounding order had already been issued for the few 777 aircraft with that PW 4000 engine.

      Remind me not to book on that flight to Hono..... I still prefer 4 over 2 on long haul over water or high mountains, but it appears to be a forever dead and buried issue in 2021.

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      Post #77680, posted on 02-24-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Jeff,

      Yeah, pre-Covid, the only regular quad pax service to HNL was the ANA A380 from Tokyo. Slim pickings if you want to avoid twins.

      M