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Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Your Plane Losing An Engine

The terrifying story of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 near-crash is still fresh in flyers' minds, but a commercial jet losing an engine isn't usually something to be afraid of. Not only does it rarely happen, but when it does, pilots and planes are ready to handle it. Here's what you need to know about these types of incidents, and why Flight 1380 was more severe. Engine Loss Rarely Happens If there's one thing you take away from this, know that it's pretty rare for a… ( More...

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ffrcobra1 3
Near-crash?? What a bunch of BS.
My thoughts exactly
skippyroob744 1
To be honest I would still fly on a plane then sail on a cruise ship any day. remember aircraft have the capacity to fly on one engine in which this has being proven after this exploding engine the aircraft and it's passengers made it to the ground.
Yes I agree - a safety factor proven by incidents around the world over many years. Doesn't stop you pining for more power-plants on each wing, but very reassuring if you believe that ETOPS actually stands for "Engines Turn Or Passengers Swim"
paul trubits 1
The cowling is supposed to protect the aircraft from shrapnel when an engine disintegrates. It failed in the case of SWA 1380. Was this a one off incident or is this a real issue?


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