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We all fly well I think we do anyway. Left Congo today on 737-200 AT 14:00 hrs for South Africa. As it’s a free for all flight were seat number don’t mater its first come first served so as you can guess it's quite stressful time from checking to actually making it to the plane. Got my balls felt by female officer who looks like she could crush them in single swipe in the scanner section, had to pay the bribe of 2000 francs or else they open you bags and screw you over. So by the time I get to drink a coffee I feeling really hacked off.

14:25 hrs - 40% N1 all is ok then 95% engine thrust load of black smoke, brakes off were rolling down the runway i'm in emergency exit over the wing grin on my face thinking thank f*&k I’m heading home. v1 ,v2 rotate, positive rate of climb 15 deg, gear up started to climb and watch the area below me fade away. About two hours I looked out the window and spotted red oil flowing out the cowling of the left hand side engine. I dinged the in flight hostess who comes over after doing her hair and generally taking a good time to answer the call. I quietly said to her if you look out the widow you see oil flowing out the cowling. So she leaned over and the look on her face was priceless. She went straight to flight deck came back after about 5 minutes and said. [/FONT][/COLOR]

Yeah it’s ok we topped it up in Gabon the pilot knows about it but everything is fine there is no issue on the flight deck.

My mate sat next to me fastened his seat belt. We both looked at each and said lets order some beers. We still had 3 hours of flight time to go. The oil continued to run out for the engine for rest of flight until it was too dark to see. When we landed at Jobo the pilot just rolled the plane down the runway just using the wing airbrakes and not the engines.

Pictures will be posted tonight just charging the BB. You see all the oil is running down the side. It the brown red color lines.
 

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HAHA thats what you get for flying on a 200 !! **** i did'nt know they were still around! . Love the V1, V2 rotate call :) . Funny that the Crew knew about the HUGE oil leak and still took off, mate that would NEVER happen in Australia. Dirty old JD8 engine.. the Oil tank is on the inboard side so maybe a dumb arse engineer forgot to fit the Cap!.

Im dumbfounded.. major fire hazard there, hope it was not a long flight. p.s Im a 737 Maintenance Engineer.
 

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Jebus! **** that for a haha funny!

On the down-side, you aren't going to be winning any lotteries for a long time now :p
 

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Left gongo at 14:00 hours then took on gas at small airstrip in Gongo also a few chicken's in boxes came on board, bags of hay a few locals. I thought me and my mate may have got on the wrong flight (UN Flight) and were on air drop mission. 15:00 left Gongo airspace touched down in Joboo after 5 hours. So I would say maybe 4.5 hours to 5 hours it was like that.

Pilot never backed of kept that old grot box shaking all the way to jobo. 737 -200 They really are old the noise the engine make reminds me of the old phatoms and vulcans.
 

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Must have had engines made by Land Rover, not Rolls Royce
Nah, old Rolls Royce engines leak like sieves. If you can't put a quart of oil in after an hours flight there's something wrong.

I once left a gearbox dipstick retainer off. When the aircraft returned the whole side of the plane from the wing to the tip of the tail was covered in oil. When I checked the gearbox it had only lost a couple of ounces.

What the kiddies really want to know is, what's the story behind the bullet hole in your window? ;)


 
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