Date: 06 Aug 98 23:22:49 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gregory Travis) References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1998.1085@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Chris Hall <email@example.com> wrote: >Thomas J. Bueld wrote: >> For me it is for shure that the development of Mega size Engines will >> become People Killer ... > >> How long will public kept in the dark about the risk in choosing such >> aircrafts ? Any comment ? > >Thomas, IMHO the risk of simultaneous double engine failure on any twin jet >aircraft is very unlikely. Most jet engines will keep running and generating >thrust even with some considerable damage as long as fuel is being squirted >in. While not statistically important, I can think of two accidents involving double-engine failure in twins as well as at least one non-accident in a four-engine aircraft which might have been an accident if not for the number of engines. I can also write a rabidly runon sentence. SAS at Stockholm in winter of 1991/92 - MD-80 I believe that lost both due to ice ingestion off the upper wing surfce. Not, necessarily a "two engine issue" except that the particular config. of that two engine aircraft favors engine contamination from the wing. Southern Airways, 1969 or thereabouts. Double engine failure from rain/hail ingestion. Would more engines have helped? See below <Forgotten airline> volcanic ash ingestion. All four engines shut down for a period. Eventually got some or all (?) back on line. I don't think there's ever been a double engine-shutdown on a twin jet airliner where the shutdown causes weren't directly attributable to external factors (i.e. no fuel, outside damage, etc.). Reminds me of a joke: An F-15 and a B-52 are flying formation. F-15 pilot radios the BUFF: "I can't believe you're flying that heap. You wouldn't believe the stuff I can do in this baby!" To which the F-15 pilot begins an impressive display of rolls, loops, etc. The BUFF pilot responds: "That is good. However, this old gal has her own bag of tricks. Want to see?" F-15 pilot replies in the affirmative and sits back to watch. Ten, fifteen minutes go by and nothing appears to be happening. The F-15 pilot radios: "Hey, I thought you were going to show me some tricks?!" to which the B-52 pilot replies "I've been doing just that!" The F-15 pilot responds "What? I didn't see anything! What did you do?" The B-52 pilot responds: "I shut down two engines." greg -- greg travis "The coffee shop piano plays toe-tapping jazz, firstname.lastname@example.org thanks to its Windows operating system." http://www.prime-mover.org/ --- Microsoft, in "The Future is Today"