Re: DC-9 Hail damage

Date:         29 May 98 02:44:10 
From:         ae562@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Eric Thomas)
Organization: The National Capital FreeNet
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I have a further question, did the turbofans still work (partially?) after
all the battering from the hail?  I saw video footage of the hail damage,
and you could visibly see golf ball sized dents on the leading edge of the
wing.  Considering that damage (and other), I'm just amazed that the
engines did not blow up from the pounding.  Did the pilot shut down the
engines during the worst part of the storm to save the engines? What a
situation!