B-52H strategic bomber with a shower of sparks fell on the photo


Photographer Zdenek Cerny, who caught in the lens many interesting moments in life aviation, captured a remarkable image of sparks and smoke emanating from the engine of the American strategic bomber B-52.


The photo, which was picked up by specialized groups on Facebook and forums on aviation topics, recorded a real "shower" of sparks coming from the gondola of the aircraft in which the power plant of the aircraft is located.

As explained, at that moment the B-52H Stratofortress bomber with tail number 61-0029 belonging to the 2 wing from Barksdale, Louisiana, flew out of Czech Ostrava after participating in the exercises of the North Atlantic Alliance.

It is possible that this incident was caused by a malfunction of the engine or the fact that a foreign object, such as a bird, climbed into it.

Whatever the reason that caused the engine to emit sparks, the moment captured in this photo is really rare: it’s possible to catch this in the lens only once in a few years

- notes the publication The Aviationist.

Earlier, a more serious incident related to the B-52 was featured. 5 January 2017 year during the flight of an airplane one of the engines fell off. The car was able to land successfully, as it is equipped with 8 engines. None of the crew members were injured.

B-52H strategic bomber with a shower of sparks fell on the photo

The “corrugation” on the aircraft fuselage is also noteworthy. US users, seeing this photo, called for the need to change the B-52 to new bombers.
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  1. andrewkor 12 November 2019 07: 37 New
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    The photo is really rare. But what are the consequences of the accident? Put out and turned off? Dropping over Europe is somehow dangerous, and it will be superprofessional to bring a defect for examination!
    1. Pete mitchell 12 November 2019 08: 03 New
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      hi the aviationost writes that it was a demonstration passage at a low altitude in front of the public, and that something, perhaps a bird, they sucked in the engine or another reason there. Further, all according to the instructions, unpretentious: disconnected, returned, repair ...
      And I'm wildly sorry, but
      Quote: andrewkor
      Dumping over ... it's dangerous
      Do not reset the engines. Someone was ripped off from age there, but we won’t repeat stupidity for journalists
      1. Ural-4320 12 November 2019 08: 15 New
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        So it seems like a piece of casing tore off recently, and not the entire engine.
        1. Pete mitchell 12 November 2019 08: 20 New
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          In January '17, the engine fell in the states

          It happens, but very rarely
          1. Ural-4320 12 November 2019 08: 40 New
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            That's it! I decided to talk about a recent event.
      2. Zdishek 12 November 2019 08: 21 New
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        Actually, this type of aircraft has a system of shooting engines.
        1. Pete mitchell 12 November 2019 08: 27 New
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          Quote: Zdishek
          On this type of aircraft, a system of shooting engines is installed.
          Wildly sorry, but you can link to the source. Very interesting
    2. Bar2 12 November 2019 08: 12 New
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      Wrinkles are a sign of old age.
    3. hydrox 12 November 2019 08: 14 New
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      If the picture was taken in flight, then it is obvious that photoshop (the direction of the spark beam is against the movement of the aircraft). But for an aircraft parked, this direction of the beam can be natural.
      And a corrugation of this type can appear only on a plastic rag of a poster, enticing to serve in the ranks of the US Air Force, but not on the power set, which is the basis of the fuselage.
      Or, at one time, this aircraft was very tightly set during a severe overload.
      1. loki565 12 November 2019 13: 25 New
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        (the direction of the spark beam is against the movement of the aircraft)

        maybe sparks from the turbine blades, and there is such a centrifugal force that it does not care in the direction of travel or against)))
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi 12 November 2019 17: 36 New
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          If sclerosis is unfaithful to me (and he, the infection, is more devoted and devoted), there are electrical wire connectors for ground handling, and an oil filling fitting. My IMHO - short circuit with the destruction of the oil pipe.
    4. Alexander Petrov1 12 November 2019 09: 07 New
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      With such a firework, you do not need to set heat traps from missiles ... laughing
  2. figwam 12 November 2019 07: 37 New
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    He’s just super old, the sand fell.
  3. kudma 12 November 2019 07: 38 New
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    Aviators please clarify about the fuselage. It catches your eye directly.
    1. Pete mitchell 12 November 2019 07: 49 New
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      hi can i try -
      Quote: figvam
      He’s just super old, the sand fell.
      lol sorry plagiarism could not resist.
      Honestly, it's even interesting how many cycles, aka take-off / landing, this plane performed. These are the consequences of the load on the fuselage, I don’t know what it says in the instructions there, but apparently the front strut also needs to be planted carefully
    2. Mavrikiy 12 November 2019 07: 50 New
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      Quote: kudma
      Aviators please clarify about the fuselage. It catches your eye directly.

      Not an aviator, but .... pay attention to the corrugation not through the whole section, but by neat rectangles, where there are no reinforcing elements. It will not fall apart, but the speed will drop unambiguously. The truth remains the question of corrugation "static" or "dynamic". If the first, then it flies. If the second, then it can rivet the lining with rivets.
      1. kudma 12 November 2019 08: 19 New
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        So is it a deformation due to fatigue or is it allowed on an aircraft constructively during heavy loads?
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          1. kudma 12 November 2019 09: 03 New
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            Thank you for chewing smile
    3. Yaro Polk 12 November 2019 09: 48 New
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      it’s just that STELS is covered with fabric, hyaluronic acid will help))
  4. K-50 12 November 2019 07: 39 New
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    Judging by the strips of sparks in the photo, something rotating clings to a motionless one, throws out the sparks "in batches", and the rotation speed is relatively not high. What is there in the engine besides compressors?
    Corrugation on the fuselage - led?
    Or just "frozen", and therefore cringed? what lol
    1. Pete mitchell 12 November 2019 07: 52 New
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      Quote: K-50
      Corrugation on the fuselage - led?
      Age, however, probably led. He has there exactly the front landing gear. Very good photo
    2. askort154 12 November 2019 08: 18 New
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      K-50.. Judging by the strips of sparks in the photo, something rotating clings to the motionless, throws the sparks "in batches" ..

      This happens. In the early 70s. on the An-24, when landing at Ap.Ulyanovsk,
      a conductor with "round eyes" runs in and the words - "Comrade Commander, we burn, or rather the right engine burns." I looked, all parameters are normal. He sent the flight engineer to see visually. He immediately returns with a report - "from the nozzle of the right engine a constant and powerful stream of sparks." I transferred the throttle of this engine to MG and sent the second-hand engine to look again. He reported, the flow decreased, but did not stop. Turned off this engine and landed. The Commission found that the compressor’s nose was broken, for which the turbine blades “clung”. yes hi
      1. Zhelezyakin 12 November 2019 12: 48 New
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        Compressor shell in the compressor (sorry for toftology). There is still a combustion chamber between the compressor and the turbine. Thus, most likely we are talking about the elements of a static turbine (nadrotorny inserts or something like that), which was the contact of the working blades. Sorry for the tedium))
        1. askort154 12 November 2019 13: 05 New
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          Zhelezyakin ...There is still a combustion chamber between the compressor and the turbine

          You're right. It just erased time, the verbatim conclusion of the commission. I remember the general concept, that the shoulder blades “polished the face”, and which ...? Most likely a turbine stator. hi
  5. rocket757 12 November 2019 07: 40 New
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    Technique from "naphthalene" as they themselves like to express themselves. She’s already flown off her CENTURY!
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi 12 November 2019 17: 42 New
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      Engines are relatively new. Previously, they were turbojet, now they are turbofan. Compared with old pictures, they became twice as thick.
      1. rocket757 12 November 2019 18: 13 New
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        Quote: Oyo Sarkazmi
        Engines are relatively new.

        Maybe so ... the plane is still from "naphthalene".
        In fact, the aircraft is fit for flight, it can perform its tasks, for the time being, of course.
      2. cyberspace 13 November 2019 16: 59 New
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        The B-52H was produced in 1960-62 with TF33 engines, the last aircraft built on 26.10.62. Engine discontinued in 1985, remotorization projects failed, where did you find
        Quote: Oyo Sarkazmi
        Engines are relatively new
        ?
  6. Dmitry Bolotsky 12 November 2019 07: 45 New
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    The corrugation is most likely a protective film, which bubbles as it takes off. Grandfather grunts, frowns, farts, but takes off. wink
  7. Gray brother 12 November 2019 07: 52 New
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    The engine carries out prelaunch training.
    One of the engines fell off of an American strategic bomber B-52 during a training flight in the north of the USA, Defense News reports citing the military ...
    1. dzvero 12 November 2019 09: 03 New
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      And the corrugation is an undocumented function - a compensator of thermal expansion when flying on supersonic smile
      1. Gray brother 12 November 2019 09: 44 New
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        Quote: dzvero
        And the corrugation is an undocumented function

        You underestimate the genius of American designers.
  8. askort154 12 November 2019 07: 53 New
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    Photographer Zdenek Cerny, who caught many interesting moments in the life of aviation, captured a remarkable image of sparks and smoke emanating from the engine of the American strategic bomber B-52

    And where did the "photographer Zdenek" take this shot? Yes, and the "corrugation" is strange. With such an extensive corrugation, the aircraft should be in "eternal parking". I believe that this is a banal photo montage of Zdenek.
    1. Pete mitchell 12 November 2019 08: 09 New
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      You read the original article to the end, you clearly presented the first paragraph: a demonstration passage in Ostrava ..., it is written further there. The aviationist.
      The corrugation is of course just 'killer'
      1. askort154 12 November 2019 08: 42 New
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        Pete Mitchell .....You read the original article to the end, you presented the first paragraph clearly: a demonstration passage in Ostrava ..., it is written further there. The aviationist

        This is not for me. This is to the author of the article. I commented on what was “presented” to me. And "running on the Internet" in search of "original articles on VO" is not included in my plans. yes hi
  9. EvilLion 12 November 2019 08: 36 New
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    Cracks, but still holding on. Nothing, it will soon collapse along with new kompyulytera.
    1. askort154 12 November 2019 08: 59 New
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      EvilLion .....Cracks, but still holding on. Nothing, it will soon collapse along with new kompyulytera.

      Already been. In 1961 the B-52 fell apart in the air with two thermonuclear bombs on board. (over North Carolina) yes
      1. Vladimir_6 12 November 2019 11: 30 New
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        On youtube, there is a B-52 crash video in 1994 at Fairchild Airbase. A terrible sight.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMfs7yflM_E
        1. Oyo Sarkazmi 12 November 2019 17: 51 New
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          There was a movie on TV about the commander of this aircraft - a rare moron. He flew on a shaver in a hilly area - at one moment he passed over a peak one and a half meters (also filmed on video). The co-pilot asked me to transfer to another plane, threatening to resign. I didn’t have time. Here the cause of the disaster is the introduction into the roll above 60 degrees.
          1. Vladimir_6 12 November 2019 18: 04 New
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            There was a movie on TV about the commander of this aircraft - a rare moron.

            I have not seen this movie. In the video, they seem to have gone to the second round. The engines roared so hard, I thought it was a technical failure. On such a colossus to lay a roll of 60 degrees at the surface of the earth? You really have to be a jerk. He burned himself and ruined the crew.
            1. Oyo Sarkazmi 12 November 2019 18: 22 New
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              I wanted to fly around the control tower beautifully. It turned out a beautiful firework.
              1. Vladimir_6 12 November 2019 18: 29 New
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                Quote: Oyo Sarkazmi
                It turned out a beautiful firework.

                Yes, there’s probably nothing left from the crew’s fireworks for the funeral.