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    ...or a current US Chair Force KC-10 tanker pilot.....

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    Gotta watch out for those birds when you are flying at 35,000 feet in the middle of the Atlantic.....

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/a380-supe...223734309.html

    The cause of the problem was unknown, with one of the plane's passengers suggesting that a bird might have collided with the engine which was damaged.

    The passenger, Miguel Amador, posted online brief video footage apparently filmed from a window of the plane showing the damaged engine.

    "Engine failure halfway over the Atlantic ocean... birdstrike possibility," he wrote.

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    Was the bird wearing an oxygen mask?
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Haha, that's rich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Was the bird wearing an oxygen mask?
    The only bird that could hit a plane in the middle of the Atlantic flying over 10 kilometers high:



    Does Air France offer Cocoa Puffs for breakfast on long-haul flights?????

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    The issue is what we call wind milling loads. An engine that comes apart will still have air being rammed through it and be very out of balance.

    18-25hz of very violent shaking will do more than curtail beverage service. Sit through that for a couple of hours over open water while you ponder mortality.

    I love where the captain confirmed the loss of engine with the passengers.

    "thank you Captain obvious"

    Sitting there with half an ass crack full of seat cushion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaps10 View Post
    The issue is what we call wind milling loads. An engine that comes apart will still have air being rammed through it and be very out of balance.

    18-25hz of very violent shaking will do more than curtail beverage service. Sit through that for a couple of hours over open water while you ponder mortality.
    Does a turbofan engine with the fan GONE actually windmill?

    'Cause in all the pictures I've seen of this particular incident, the fan appears to have departed the airplane, and and the rest of the engine appears to be at a full stop:



    There also doesn't seem to be any violent shaking here:

    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    There's still a compressor section which has chewed some stuff.

    I hadn't done a deep dive of the story so it may have come to a full stop and seat cushions could be uncreased.

    My group spent almost two years going through our designs making sure the natural frequency of our structures was well North of that generated by windmilling. It was interesting work

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    Yup, that's a tank-slapper. The flight crew was lucky to get away with that one, because in most cars the third "snap" puts them onto their roof. (Ask me how many rollover incident reports I've written at events over he years).

    My question is whether this counts as a landing or an arrival? I'm leaning towards the latter, with a footnote that I'm sure that steaming ol' lump of something arrived in the pilot's shorts.....

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