the Vulcan was famous for one failing engine taking out it's neighbour
Renegadenemo wrote:the Vulcan was famous for one failing engine taking out it's neighbour
That was due to uncontained turbine failure though, and the fleet was retro-fitted with heavy containment shields early in its life. So unless they've deleted them for some reason...
...when an engine surges after a compressor failure it is *possible* for LP blades to be thrown out of the front of the engine. On the Vulcan they *can* unfortunately then get caught up in the intake of the adjacent engine.
Renegadenemo wrote:I once crawled down the inlet trunks of the Vulcan at Sunderland and it was like going down a mine shaft!
Witnesses describe two distinct bangs, so I suspect that the video captures the second one?
Engine Damage Update.
The failure occurred yesterday in the two port side engines (1 & 2) on the ground as the aircraft was easing towards full power at the start of her take-off roll. She is now back in her hangar where the technical team will investigate the problem. Our initial thought is that the symptoms are very much like those experienced when something is ingested by an engine so we will be investigating all possible sources. We would like to thank Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (RHADS) for their immediate assistance and professionalism yesterday. We should have a more detailed report for everyone fairly soon.
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