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  1. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    Looks like GE had previously warned the FAA of the possibility of an uncontained forward ejection of debris from a fan failure. Nothing is going to contain that.
  2. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    Just in case there is anyone who hasn’t seen it.
  3. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    I’ve known flight attendants that couldn’t describe a problem with a coffee maker. It’s always amazed me. I wonder if the one of the pilots communicated anything to the passengers like “hey were going to be ok, this situation is the focus of a lot of intense training, the aircraft is mostly healthy, we’re landing soon, yada yah... I know it’s intensely busy up there but you know...
  4. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    True. I meant all the stress in addition to everything she felt and saw from das blinkin lights. Hats off to her.
  5. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    She did her job well. The pilot is, after all, usually the first to arrive at the scene of the accident. It hard to imagine the sudden stress level brought on by reports from the cabin that there are holes in the airplane and parts missing. We get our moneys worth from all of our “ice water in the veins” Naval Aviators, to be sure.
  6. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    AKA fake it till you make it.
  7. i have the perfect video that shows life on SA

    Yes a country theme... “The loud mouth in the corner's gettin' to me Talking 'bout my earrings and my hair I guess he ain't read the signs that say I been to prison Someone ought to warn him 'fore I knock him off his chair”
  8. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    The fan looks to be intact. If a blade came loose you would probably see the leading edges and tips of the others damaged some. Also the compressor section looks like it didn’t grenade through the blanket based on the cowling, it looks popped and bent from the airstream, but not holed. I’m thinking the intake cowl shook off for some reason, probably a compressor blade, and smashed the fuselage. Boeing iron. My little brother flies the 700 for SWA, I’ll get the story.
  9. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    I think I heard her head and arm were outside, it’s possible she may have been belted in.
  10. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    Could be light but the clip on the lower right looks bent, the one at 3 o’clock is dislodged, though the rest are not as bent as you would think but they’re spring steel. I assume the window went out for sure, and it would only have to turn a little in the opening to pop, I think.
  11. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    I think there have been many uncontained failures. The Kevlar blanket was mandated after people died awhile back.
  12. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    Oddly she was not in the plane of rotation of the compressor. Her window appears to be about 10 rows back and behind the wing. My guess is something went up over the wing like the cowl and struck the fuselage, knocking out the window. They are only held in by small metal clips from the inside and are held firmly in place by cabin pressure. A blow from the outside could dislodge it. Just a hunch.
  13. Korean War to end.

    To be fair though, soak kept his avatar the same, and I never forget a face.
  14. Korean War to end.

    You’ll always be soaked to me, no mater what you decide to call yourself.