Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-4Q8 AP-BJR damaged during engine run up on pavers.
Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-4Q8 AP-BJR damaged during engine run up on pavers. Photo by AME group on Facebook.

Humour photos: What happens when you test run a 737 engine on loose bricks?

Very simple ……. this.

Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-4Q8 AP-BJR damaged during engine run up
Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-4Q8 AP-BJR damaged during engine run up on pavers.

Unlike bricks and cobblestones, paver blocks are placed on a bed of sand without any concrete. So when some very smart people decided to test run the CFM56 engines of a Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-400 at Sialkot airport in Pakistan, the pavers turned in to barrage of debris damaging the aircraft.

Thanks to the aircraft maintenance engineers’ group on Facebook for bringing us these photos.

Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-4Q8 AP-BJR damaged during engine run up on pavers.
Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-4Q8 AP-BJR damaged during engine run up on pavers.
Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-4Q8 AP-BJR damaged during engine run up on pavers.
Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-4Q8 AP-BJR damaged during engine run up on pavers.

A hat tip to our loyal reader Sid Bhandary for bringing these photos to our attention.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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One comment

  1. Ouch, that must hurt….