Re: BA B777 Engine Blows

Date:         02 Apr 98 01:23:58 
From:         Neason <Rebecca.Neason@foxinternet.net>
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Philip Dubbin wrote:
> In article <airliners.1998.478@ohare.Chicago.COM>, arsenal@caribbean.prestel.co.uk (Roger Chung-Wee) wrote:
> >First there was a year-long delay in the plane entering service caused
> >by the GE90's failure to pass a standard test for withstanding flying
> >into a flock of birds.
>
> what, if i may ask, does this test involve?????

They throw chickens (already dead), propelled by a cannon into aircraft
windshields to test their ability to withstand bird strike.  (I'm not
making this up.)  It's likely that similar tests are conducted on the
engines.

Steve