Loss of an engine

From:         eph72385@Rosie.UH.EDU
Organization: University of Houston
Date:         21 Dec 94 02:17:42 
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I am curious how a crew, most notably the pilots, could not
notice the loss of an engine in flight.

Are there not sufficient warning systems for engines that
would go off if an engine were to come off?  Somthing
like a loss of oil pressure, unstable fuel flow, leaking
hydraulic fluid, something?  Turbine speed?  Temperatures?

I am certainly no expert on commercial, or any aircraft
for that matter.  I just find it extremely hard to believe
that it would simply go unnoticed.


Phil Hyde
Department of Computer Science
The University of Houston