- Mar 12, 2008
TLDR: this is what scares me about twin engine planes, things like this can happen and then you screwed in a bad way....Same thing happened to us going to new zealand....on a new zealand airline - also bang and a shudder (fan went through the engine) and then the captain came on and said dont worry we dumping fuel and landing....landed with ALOT of fire engines and ambulances waiting for us.
We had just taken off and levelled out when it happened.
yes they can fly perfectly well and all that, but what if the increased strain on the one remaining engine causes it to fail,
ie a tiny oil pipe that normally never gets hot enough to fail burst, and then you have a fire.... and a dead engine....
how many A380 had suspect oil pipes last time that A380 nearly crashed?
its was a big news story back then, but it can happen again very easily
I mean a bolt with a flaw in manufacturing could make it a bit short, normally its never an issue, but when something unusual happens and the engine experiences much more strain than normal and then something breaks.....
I mean if you check that story about that 777 that crashed in heathrow, due to of all things a oil heater getting blocked,
nobody could understand how it happened, that a component DESIGNED to compensate for EXACTLY this caused a crash....
I mean ditching at night in a rolling ocean isnt a joke, yes its unlikely, but people still win the lotto....
yes its not gonna happen easily and 1000 things have to go wrong, but it can still happen.
and when it does that is when it gets interesting.
not a nervous flyer at all, really enjoy flying, but sometimes just sometimes the mind wanders,