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    1. 04-17-2018 07:51 PM #1
      Been following this story as it has been developing. Apparently a lady on a 737 got hit with shrapnel when its left engine blew up. The shrapnel broke the window and hit her, and then she got half-way sucked out of the broken window until the passengers grabbed and held on to her. The plane landed and they evacuated her, apparently by pulling her the rest of the way out of the window, but she was either already gone, or died later. Starting to see pics of the left side of the fuselage, and there is definitely a big pink streak from the window back, and it's not hydro fluid. That really would have sucked. Have a good day!
      =P

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      04-17-2018 08:35 PM #2
      The dumb ass news media has been calling this an explosion all day. It's really pissing me off.
      It go down in the DM

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      04-17-2018 08:38 PM #3
      And the dumbass of the year award goes to this guy.....You know how I know you didn't pay attention to the safety brief?



      It go down in the DM

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      04-18-2018 08:37 AM #4
      Info about the pilot. Former Navy pilot.. used to fly Corsairs and F/A-18's.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.8ba711eef562

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      04-18-2018 11:21 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      The dumb ass news media has been calling this an explosion all day. It's really pissing me off.
      To be fair, the engine did explode.
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      04-18-2018 11:41 AM #6
      It did come apart, but it's interesting to look at pics of the front of the engine.
      The main fan seems to be intact. Looks almost like the inlet cowl came off.
      I've seen a couple of turbofans that have come apart, and usually it's the fan
      losing a blade or the high-pressure section coming apart at 20,000 rpm. Then the DO blow up.
      It'll be interesting to see what the NTSB decides when this is over.
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      04-18-2018 12:21 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Gern_Blanston View Post
      It did come apart, but it's interesting to look at pics of the front of the engine.
      The main fan seems to be intact. Looks almost like the inlet cowl came off.
      I've seen a couple of turbofans that have come apart, and usually it's the fan
      losing a blade or the high-pressure section coming apart at 20,000 rpm. Then the DO blow up.
      It'll be interesting to see what the NTSB decides when this is over.
      On some pictures you can see one of the blades missing.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...-inside-engine

      Scroll down to the picture with the guy looking into the engine, it really looks like a blade is missing.

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      04-18-2018 02:06 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Süsser Tod View Post
      On some pictures you can see one of the blades missing.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...-inside-engine

      Scroll down to the picture with the guy looking into the engine, it really looks like a blade is missing.
      Good catch. I hadn't seen that pic.
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      04-18-2018 05:00 PM #9
      Audio from ATC.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkVTdvcghHc

      Pilot was ice cold calm... as expected. Listen to the end where she thanks everyone. ATC did a good job... well they did their job and well.

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      04-18-2018 06:51 PM #10
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      04-19-2018 07:35 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by palakaman View Post
      To be fair, the engine did explode.
      Explosion, implies fire, bomb, etc. It was an un-contained engine failure.....lost a fan blade. Just as I type this I have the news on in the background........"engine burst into flames" with dramatic music
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      04-19-2018 11:42 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      Explosion, implies fire, bomb, etc. It was an un-contained engine failure.....lost a fan blade. Just as I type this I have the news on in the background........"engine burst into flames" with dramatic music
      They are using the word correctly. They're just embellishing a bit to create extra drama. If they were trying to spin it in such a way to suggest an incendiary device caused it then, yes, I would have an issue with it.

      ex·plode

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      burst or shatter violently and noisily as a result of rapid combustion, decomposition, excessive internal pressure, or other process, typically scattering fragments widely.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ktk View Post
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    15. 04-19-2018 12:58 PM #13
      Sounds like something having to do with a fan blade. What a crazy story. That pilot didn't lose focus for one second.
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      04-19-2018 10:56 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      Explosion, implies fire, bomb, etc. It was an un-contained engine failure.....lost a fan blade. Just as I type this I have the news on in the background........"engine burst into flames" with dramatic music
      Explosion: "a violent and destructive shattering or blowing apart of something"
      Also, if you listen to the ATC tape, she did report a fire initially.
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      05-26-2018 12:27 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      Explosion, implies fire, bomb, etc.
      No.

      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      "engine burst into flames"
      Well... it did. You don't lose N1 without a resulting compressor stall which would belch fire out both ends until the fuel is shut off.

      Quote Originally Posted by palakaman View Post
      They are using the word correctly.
      Yes. Explode = force going outward. Implode = force going inward.

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