From: Andrew Goldfinger <Andy.Goldfinger@jhuapl.edu> Organization: apl Date: 20 Apr 96 14:02:50 Followups: 1
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A friend of my reported recently riding in the cockpit of an A340. At one point, the pilot flipped a switch and asked my friend if he had felt anything unusual about how the plane was flying. My friend did not notice anything. The pilot then told him that he had just shut down the number 3 engine. He indicated that the autopilot handled the shutdown to such an extent that there was no physical sensation, just an indication of a drop in engine RPM. Are there any A340 experts out there who can comment on this?