From: email@example.com (Peter J. Coe) Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest) Date: 02 May 95 13:27:40 References: 1 Followups: 1 2 3 4
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firstname.lastname@example.org (R. & L. Chilukuri) writes: >The pilot later reported that the engine had shut down. The pilot had to >descend to unusually low altitudes because of a loss in cabin pressure. >The shut-down of one engine meant the loss of an air conditioning unit, >and the remaining unit overheated. I had heard about this shutdown, and could not work out why they had lost cabin pressure. Now I know. This is precisely the the kind of thing that worries me about ETOPS. Sure it seems safe enough to fly an aircraft on one engine, but that one engine is now running at at least 200% of it's normal cruise power. Things will be bound to break. I would think that the statistics used to say ETOPS are safe, are flawed. They are based on the reliability of an engine in a twin engine set up. Not a single engine at greater power. One day one of these babies is going to splash.