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Sunday, November 5

Worried...Very Worried

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How shold i express my feelings now. Worried? Afraid? i dunno.. it's weird.

This is what happened...
During Raya week, i was the one of the apprentice assisting on the engines of a Boeing 777-200, under the supervision of a LAE (Licensed Aircraft Engineer).

And from the article shown, it matches what we did when the B772 was in the hangar for heavy maintenance. It passed with flying colors on last sunday's (29th Oct 06) EGR - Engine Ground Run and test flight and was back to full service the very next day (Monday).

Now, i'm keeping my fingers crossed. MAS has 17 Boeing 777-200s, and i'm not sure which 1 of the 17 is involved in the emergency landing. The one we were working on came with the registeration number of 9M-MRI.

It shouldnt be MRI, because MRI just went through heavy maintenance a week ago. The whole plane was overhauled to its tip-top condition, as if it was brand new. Parts were replaced according to flying hours even though still useable, methods of servicing were followed strictly according to manuals. There wasnt a word called COMPROMISE in our dictionary.

Sometimes, mishaps happen. Even though perfectly done by human, mother nature could cause problems to it. Who knows, a metal piece from a bird's beak fell off and got ingested into the engine? or... who knows whether the metal pieces were from another plane. U never know.

As of now, let's just wait for the investigation report from Sweden's aviation authorities.

Oh My God, it really is 9M-MRI. I just found out after getting this pic from http://www.airliners.net/
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Notice the metal pieces flying off around the white smoke.


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9M-MRI (cn 28416/155) About 10 seconds after liftoff from runway 19R something happens with the left engine. Alot of smoke and fragments of metal and other material falls down on the runway. At first the pilots don't get any indications in the cocpkit and plan to go on to Kuala Lumpur. Then we decide to call Arlanda duty offocer to make sure that they have noticed the pieces from the engine on the runway. Shortly after that the pilots requests fueldump and return to ARN safely. [Nikon D70, Nikkor 80-200 f2.8]


p/s: Whoever thought our job was fun. Think thrice!

13 Comments:

  • Dude, I knew about this news yesterday. Bery bery bery tension now, we all working on the LH wings.

    By Anonymous kuchingkai, at November 05, 2006 8:45 PM  

  • Don't worry, everything will be fine. :)

    By Blogger Jason, at November 05, 2006 9:09 PM  

  • Dude. I don't think your company would appreciate your comments here. It would be wise to wait till everything has been sorted out. Nice blog though.

    p/s: by the way, I was on that flight back last week, but it was probably a different plane.

    By Blogger KG, at November 05, 2006 10:02 PM  

  • wow!!Your job are not easy, i very salute your work.

    By Blogger 1+2mom, at November 06, 2006 9:02 AM  

  • hey, can u update us on the real story after investigation? me eager to know too!

    when i took direct flight to EU,i also worry, will the aeroplane got problem or not? as it took so long hour without stopping ler.i still prefer transit flight, though quite wasting time.

    By Anonymous Jesslyn, at November 06, 2006 2:42 PM  

  • Do have faith and be positive heh. Things will be just right.

    By Anonymous allison, at November 06, 2006 2:52 PM  

  • don think too much...wait til the investigation out wit result...will know what happen then...

    By Blogger snowybabie, at November 06, 2006 11:04 PM  

  • 1st time dropping by,
    may i know wats the worst senario that can happen to u as a trainee?

    By Blogger +1, at November 06, 2006 11:07 PM  

  • Wahh, your job very tension ler ...
    Dun worry so much, ntg d la.
    Do update us ok ?
    Take care always.......

    By Blogger Ellone, at November 07, 2006 2:27 AM  

  • I agree with KG, be careful of what you write regarding this kind of cases, the company might want to keep something confidential.

    Cheers.

    By Anonymous Jee, at November 07, 2006 1:29 PM  

  • Bro.. Its good to be proud with what you're doing. But I think you should take the advice from some of the comment. I'm with MAS Engineering. Be careful with what you write.

    I quote "Furthermore, the plane was fine from Kuala Lumpur to Sweden. It was on its way back to KUL that it happened. Could it be sabotage?"

    There are some words that you should not be using. The word sabotage itself is very strong here. You wouldn't want to be spreading that idea around. Especialy to public. You don't know what causes the engine to surge and back fired.

    Some info can be shared with friends (e.g. acft technical info or brief description of what you do at work) and are some are not meant to be tell.. Hope you understand

    Don't worry.. as apprentice, do you think they will blame you if anything happened? hehehehe

    By the way, as apprentice you are not even suppose to touch the aircraft in the first place. Go back and check if I'm wrong. You are to observe the job done and record it for you work schedule purposes.

    Take care & don't worry.

    LAE
    KLIA

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 07, 2006 6:02 PM  

  • kuchingkai: haha dude, the plane seems fine now, everything clear! blue sky waiting for it to come back to hometown.

    Jason: yeap, it's all fine now :)

    KG: Good advice, i should learn from my mistake. Oh, and thanx for the compliment! hehe... why were u on the flight? went for holidays? or business trip?

    1+2mom: thank youuuuuuuuuu.. i'm just an apprentice, less pressure. u sure DOUBLE-SALUTE the real LAEs.

    Jesslyn: yer, transit flights so long wey! how can u tahan? aircraft seldom got problem wan la, dun worry so much! as for the report, we have to wait for newspaper wor...

    allison: yeappp! the faith in me helped alot alot.why things cnanot be just left?

    snowybabie: we shall all wait patiently, i've a feeling it's nothing major. thanx anyway!

    +1: eh, this is not your 1st time here la, u visited my blog b4, remmeber? cis! hahah even i can remember! worst case scenario ar? ermm... fired?

    Ellone: u take care lots lots too! no worries bout me k! thanx

    Jee: yeap, good good advice from all the experts here. i'm learning, i'm learning.. have to be careful with words. Cheers dude.

    LAE KLIA: wow.. am i proud or wat to have a LAE reading my blog. u r the 1st LAE btw, and i'm feeling shy having an expert reading my bluff-small-kids experience and terms. Thanx for the advice, i totally get what u mean. Wouldnt repeat such big mistake again. hahahah apprentices have the best time in life i guess? can learn new things everyday and do unintentionally wrong things but yet hold no responsibility? haha! yeap, u r absolutely right. apprentices arent allowed to touch the aircraft, but i'm very grateful to the engineers who let us (apprentices) do minor stuff to have the feel of it, and also put trust in us. I think u know how enthusiast newbies like us are? hahaha everything also wanna try. As for work schedule, i cant collect any yet! FYI, i'm the few batches send to MIAT for 2 years, and now though based back in szb, they put us in mechanical/avionics workshop for a whole 3 months! All of us are just so eager to get down to Line, yet we cant do anything but wait. It's killing me. Again, thanx for the advices and thanx for dropping by. Appreciate! oh, nice meeting u! haha...

    By Blogger Kampungkai, at November 07, 2006 9:25 PM  

  • That's scarry stuff man. I bet you're losing sleep till the investigation result is out. You're lucky you have seniors around to guide you, even right here, before things really get out of hand. Hope more luck comes your way, seeing that you've done everything you could, to the best of your knowledge, about the whole incident.

    By Blogger agus, at November 09, 2006 6:06 PM  

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