Not even 25 yards from my office in the loading dock I have two sets of gear in "as removed" condition from a 777 we dismantled and harvested all the parts. For you plane spotters this is how you can spot a 777 if you have no other visual cues, it has triple axles per side versus the 767 just having a pair. Dave
It looked like it was, based on the passenger's video. Front fan vibrating but still going around, cowling gone but no gaping holes in the side of the engine...but obviously not. Wow, there were 241 very fortunate people on that flight and who knows how many more on the ground. A fully loaded 777 coming down inside the city of Denver would have been really ugly.Well that debunks the initial reports that it was a contained failure.