thank youThat was probably the soccer field/park you saw. It left a debris field of near a mile in length of parts falling. Did you see the photo of the air intake ring in the guys front yard? It hit and demolished the roof of his crew cab pickup truck before bouncing and landing against a tree.
I don't know the area,
certainly in the UK you would be hard to find an area to dump an engine,
but mid Atlantic ?
the drag from a spinning engine is still high,
so being able to drop it should increase the range on one engine.
( with one engine , the 777 can not keep altitude , its coming down no matter what )
Came back once from SA on a 747, which had 5 engines !
apparently the 5th was being returned for service in the UK,
due to the extra drag , we had to stop in france to refuel,
Also flew on a 747 , mid atlantic has an engine go US,
we still arrived on time in NY
Sorry, I agree with the US president,
any plane that can not fly when one engine goes US, is not safe,,
In this case, they were lucky that the plane was very lightly loaded,
fuel, cargo and passengers, and denvor although high, as a dammed long runway.
If it had been say NY then they would not have been able to make a landing till they had burnt off more fuel,
an hour or two, with that engine on fire
dammed lucky ,
was just wondering what people thought of the idea of being able to drop an engine,