Doctor Arcane - 2009-01-30 So... can someone explain what the point of this test is? To make sure the engine housing doesn't rip apart? Seems like no engine we've seen so far can survive a blade failure and keep on running.
RockBolt - 2009-01-30 The engine has to contain the blades, instead of letting them fly off in all directions, potentially into the fuselage and passengers
mouser - 2009-01-30 PETA requires that the goose who asplode an engine doesn't cause the rest of the flock to die off flying engine parts but rather give them a chance to get to the OTHER engines.
At least, that's how we train our geese in Canada. That AND to shit on lawns of expensive businesses front yards.
Syd Midnight - 2009-01-30 At least one airline disaster *that I know of* was caused when an engine sent a fan blade through the tail severing the hydraulics and electrical systems. The FAA figured this out after reconstructing the engine and tail from debris they combed out of a burnt corn field, which tells you how THAT day ended.
Losing a fan blade into a plane is like firing a cannon into the plane.
glendower - 2009-01-30 I think I saw a small bird fly into the engine. This is a big cover up. Also, great "miracle of life music" played in the middle of this clip.
Cube - 2009-01-30 A motor explodes a bit when it loses a couple of blades?