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    High pressure compressor blades. Individually they take the strain of a double decker bus whilst operating at extreme temperatures. When they fail the released fragments go through the fuselage like butter. And anything else in the way. A slight vibration will be felt prior to release on the side of whichever engine.

    Personally a duel in-flight shutdown on the take off phase of the flight cycle is the great fear for me. The kiss of death really. No airspeed, no altitude, and you're heading to the ground with tonnes of fuel. On occasion I'll identify the likely risk of a duel in light shutdown of both engines when a certain failure mode becomes activated by chance and I'm asked to study it. If further events are predicted, I'll ground the aircraft within 12 hours of realising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    High pressure compressor blades. Individually they take the strain of a double decker bus whilst operating at extreme temperatures. When they fail the released fragments go through the fuselage like butter. And anything else in the way. A slight vibration will be felt prior to release on the side of whichever engine.

    Personally a duel in-flight shutdown on the take off phase of the flight cycle is the great fear for me. The kiss of death really. No airspeed, no altitude, and you're heading to the ground with tonnes of fuel. On occasion I'll identify the likely risk of a duel in light shutdown of both engines when a certain failure mode becomes activated by chance and I'm asked to study it. If further events are predicted, I'll ground the aircraft within 12 hours of realising.

    Anyway - happy flying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    High pressure compressor blades. Individually they take the strain of a double decker bus whilst operating at extreme temperatures. When they fail the released fragments go through the fuselage like butter. And anything else in the way. A slight vibration will be felt prior to release on the side of whichever engine.

    Personally a duel in-flight shutdown on the take off phase of the flight cycle is the great fear for me. The kiss of death really. No airspeed, no altitude, and you're heading to the ground with tonnes of fuel. On occasion I'll identify the likely risk of a duel in light shutdown of both engines when a certain failure mode becomes activated by chance and I'm asked to study it. If further events are predicted, I'll ground the aircraft within 12 hours of realising.

    Anyway - happy flying.
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