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The Last Thing You Want To See When Flying [Pic]

Hits: 36211 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Travel | Added by: fancylad
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SomeShoes
Male, 13-17, Canada
 2068 Posts
Sunday, December 05, 2010 6:52:48 PM
GODDAMNED GREMLINS

bonzoello
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 226 Posts
Saturday, May 29, 2010 1:57:27 AM
Aren't Boeing 747s the only 4 engine commercial planes? What if the plane only has two engines? Or does it not work that way?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11358 Posts
Saturday, May 22, 2010 6:17:33 PM
And, usually, commercial airliners have four engines. They can land with either three, or even two engines still running. If you get all the way down to one, you're pretty well screwed. By that time, the amount of thrust from the engine is no longer able keep the plane at the speed necessary to achieve lift.


With one engine on a modern 4 engine passenger plane, you might still be able to fly (just) or at least lose height more slowly.

Even without any working engines, you can glide. You can't get a net lift, but you can get a controlled descent. You're not screwed if there's an airport close enough. A modern large passenger plane at a normal cruising altitude could be glided about 100 miles and then landed, if the pilot is good and conditions aren't too bad.

IssaTheFiend
Female, 18-29, Western US
 2362 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 9:15:17 PM
Twilight Zone in this bitch.


mvangild
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 528 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 4:11:08 PM
The last thing I want to see flying? Heck, I'd be pressed against the window wanting to get a better look.

And, usually, commercial airliners have four engines. They can land with either three, or even two engines still running. If you get all the way down to one, you're pretty well screwed. By that time, the amount of thrust from the engine is no longer able keep the plane at the speed necessary to achieve lift.

cjap2011
Male, 18-29, Western US
 71 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 2:12:02 PM
Pilots can safely land a plane with only one engine.

All you need to worry about is how you're going to make it to your connecting flight. :)

Djer
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 843 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 1:04:31 PM
Alright, who's got the duct tape?

slayer50515
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 990 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 1:02:26 PM
"You mean apart from the balance of the aerodynamics of the whole plane changing?"
That would be a slight change in aerodynamics. Pilots experience much more turbulence from clouds than what would be produced from that.

"Maybe because, oh I don't know, that cover panel is there to protect the mechanics that are necessary to keep that engine going, and hence you in the air...?"

Yes, but it will only take damage to force it to shut down if there is debris or moisture. Otherwise it should hold up. The air is being guided away from the mechanics still.

Regardless, pilots are trained to fly with one engine. Even with only one running flight is still easily possible.

Tacit
Male, 18-29, Europe
 17 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 7:52:48 AM
"Why would you fear that? A cover panel's come off, that's all."

You mean apart from the balance of the aerodynamics of the whole plane changing?

Prejudiced
Female, 18-29, Australia
 250 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 4:50:12 AM
Don't worry guys, I know it could still land with one engine intact, but still, not a great scenario.

Prejudiced
Female, 18-29, Australia
 250 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 4:42:14 AM
"Why would you fear that? A cover panel's come off, that's all."

Maybe because, oh I don't know, that cover panel is there to protect the mechanics that are necessary to keep that engine going, and hence you in the air...?

TheNineXXX
Male, 18-29, Europe
 401 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 4:05:01 AM
It'll be fine! Just needs some Gaffa Tape!

DarkFerret
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2764 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 2:11:10 AM
OH SH*T!!!

TR-Wolf
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1565 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 1:52:44 AM
Why would you fear that? A cover panel's come off, that's all.

aseirinn
Male, 70 & Over, Europe
 879 Posts
Friday, May 21, 2010 12:45:21 AM
old pic!!!...and this is about the time 'belivers' start praying to nothing to 'prevent a catastrophe' or 'ask for forgiveness'...but what they will actually have in common is the outcome...


GRadde
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:47:14 PM
I would most probably not realize the level of possible horror. I suspect my mind would just block it out, and I'd instead be terribly fascinated by the workings of the engine. ^^

tatripp
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1201 Posts
Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:40:11 PM
reminds me of that twilight zone episode

sourkrauter
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 899 Posts
Thursday, May 20, 2010 11:21:35 PM
hahaha! gremlins!

katluver
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 321 Posts
Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:29:42 PM
Looks realllly cool when you aren't in the plane... I can just picture a little 8 year old kid staring out the window "oh look at the cool thingy, mom!" mom-"Not now Timmy, I am watching the movie"

entwife
Female, 18-29, Western US
 537 Posts
Thursday, May 20, 2010 8:14:18 PM
William Shatner is becoming quite agitated at this point of the flight

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10243 Posts
Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:46:27 PM
Lionhart2 ftw!

Link_Hiei
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 5188 Posts
Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:13:11 PM
OH poo SON!

Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:13:10 PM

Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Thursday, May 20, 2010 7:06:22 PM
'And if you look out the left side of the aircraft, you'll see the end of the "career" of our aircraft maintenance "manager" Mr Yamoto...'

xXamwxxXx
Male, 18-29, Western US
 287 Posts
Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:45:10 PM
HaHa, nice howlingwolf.

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