Re: Rear engined aircraft. (727 DC9 MD80)

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Date:         15 Dec 94 05:17:37 
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In article <airliners.1994.1762@ohare.Chicago.COM>, jjm@swl.msd.ray.com
(James Murphy {75881}) writes:

>Jettisoning an engine would SIGNIFICANTLY alter the CG of an aircraft,
>probably inducing a nose-down attitude that the control surfaces would
>lack sufficient authority to overcome.

The crews of the 727's that have lost pod engines due to ingesting blue
ice and the crew of the DL 737 at D/FW have said that they did not realize
that the engines had gone to a different destination.