Could it have been an uncontained failure during which shrapnel from the disentegrating engine damaged his ability to control the aircraft? Usually when I think of 'engine failure' my thoughts run along the flame out line, but apparently engine failure can do a lot more than shut down the engine! There's an awful lot of parts, big and small, going round and round in that engine and when one of them comes apart it can be pretty exciting I guess.
So glad he got out safely though!
..uncontained failure... which... damaged his ability to control the aircraft?
Yeah. Monday-morning 1/4-backing a pilot with problems isn't productive. Mine was just an idle observation...
posted on 01/19/2007 2:39:47 PM PST
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