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Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: November 04, 2010 04:57AM
Rainman - Qantas has never crashed (1:36 mark in video below)

[www.youtube.com]

This news articles shows their record narrowly averted ruining that record

[www.nypost.com]



(here is where someone reminds me that the plane can fly on one engine if needed)



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Re: Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 04, 2010 05:16AM
Quote
Mini 9
(here is where someone reminds me that the plane can fly on one engine if needed)



[punchline]

If the last engine fails, it'll take us forever to get there!

[/punchline]
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Re: Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: November 04, 2010 06:45AM
That aircraft has four engines. They only lost one.
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Re: Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: flareslow
Date: November 04, 2010 09:10AM
Looks like turbine blades ripped through the wing. On most large aircraft, the wings are fuel tanks. Those folks are lucky (to be alive)!

Left wing
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Re: Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: rankandfile
Date: November 04, 2010 10:24AM
"How far will this plane take us?"

"All the way to the scene of the crash."

I think it was the comedian, Ron White.
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Re: Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 04, 2010 10:51AM
this is exactly the kind of news (along with a piece of the fuselage coming apart on another flight recently) that makes a nervous flier nervouser.
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Re: Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: November 04, 2010 11:03AM
Wow, they had an uncontained engine failure. The turbines in a jet engine have a lot of rotational energy, when they fail, almost nothing can stop them, though to some extant engines are supposed to contain them (though this mostly applies to the turbine/fan located towards the front in practice).
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Re: Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: November 04, 2010 01:03PM
That explains why my Boeing stock went up...



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Re: Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 04, 2010 01:07PM
Yikes! I bet the passenger cabin didn't smell very good after that incident!
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Re: Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: November 04, 2010 06:27PM
Unless FOD was the cause, Rolls-Royce got some 'splainin' to do banghead smiley

from the pix above, looks like the failure was in or aft of the combustion
chamber, not in the compressor sections {front}; where FOD & birds usually do
the damage. PIX






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Re: Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: November 04, 2010 08:53PM
Fact: All mechanical things fail....



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Re: Rainmain (movie) - I recall a Qantas stat - almost blown now
Posted by: decay
Date: November 04, 2010 11:06PM






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