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    Actually all commercial airplane has been configured that allow them to fly with only one engine still running. They only have to compensate for the off balance load but it can still fly and land pretty stable.

    But if you lose all the engines? heheh... Game Over.

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    Engin fall off? What did they use to fasten the engin to the wings? Masking tape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    Actually all commercial airplane has been configured that allow them to fly with only one engine still running. They only have to compensate for the off balance load but it can still fly and land pretty stable.

    But if you lose all the engines? heheh... Game Over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDragon View Post
    Engin fall off? What did they use to fasten the engin to the wings? Masking tape?
    Maybe Gaffer tape...

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    Maybe Gaffer tape...
    LOL I was about to suggest something organic... haha

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    Doesn't sound as bad as the headline says "engine falls off". Its more an intentional-eject as they said.

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    IIRC it's actually designed to do so when there's sufficient stress is applied on the structure. It's better compared to the entire wing being torn off.

    There were similar incidents some years back too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    still can fly ... guilding.
    hahahahah....you got to be kidding..a commercial plane? The Space shuttle uses gliding for it's re-entry to earth. It can do this because it is travelling at such a high velocity that the tiny delta wing it has is able to ( with the help of fly-by-wire and computer aided lightning fast compensation) that is why it can glide down. Even at the point that it is about to touch down it has to flare it's nose up to cut velocity to get itself down..it is time so nicely that at that moment it touch the ground, the velocity would have gotten so long, those wing would be useless. In effect that mean, if it has to retake off for some emergency reason...it will not be able to. It will be a dead stick heheh... With slower commercial plane, glaiding is not an option at their lower speed. Okay I am long winded flying nut hehehehe.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDragon View Post
    LOL I was about to suggest something organic... haha
    how organic? hahahahahahah......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    Actually all commercial airplane has been configured that allow them to fly with only one engine still running. They only have to compensate for the off balance load but it can still fly and land pretty stable.

    But if you lose all the engines? heheh... Game Over.
    Exactly.

    Some men can also function with one ball what.

    So can airplane with one engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    hahahahah....you got to be kidding..a commercial plane? The Space shuttle uses gliding for it's re-entry to earth. It can do this because it is travelling at such a high velocity that the tiny delta wing it has is able to ( with the help of fly-by-wire and computer aided lightning fast compensation) that is why it can glide down. Even at the point that it is about to touch down it has to flare it's nose up to cut velocity to get itself down..it is time so nicely that at that moment it touch the ground, the velocity would have gotten so long, those wing would be useless. In effect that mean, if it has to retake off for some emergency reason...it will not be able to. It will be a dead stick heheh... With slower commercial plane, glaiding is not an option at their lower speed. Okay I am long winded flying nut hehehehe.....
    Me on the other hand, know nuts about flying .. But I did recall watching National Geographic Channel's documentary Air crash investigations, theres this episode regarding this Air Transat 236 which glided and descended gradually after losing power in both engine.. and successfully landed.. hmmz..

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    Actually losing an engine on takeoff is alot worse than losing one during flight as the power required for that initial boost up to speed in a short distance is significant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Exactly.

    Some men can also function with one ball what.

    So can airplane with one engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rOnGrEn View Post
    Me on the other hand, know nuts about flying .. But I did recall watching National Geographic Channel's documentary Air crash investigations, theres this episode regarding this Air Transat 236 which glided and descended gradually after losing power in both engine.. and successfully landed.. hmmz..
    Yes I know which episode you are talking about. That plane an AIrbus A330 was high up over the Atlantic ocean at crusing speed and altitude and it ran out of fuel due to a leak. It got lucky in a way as near an airport that a flight controller managed to clear the air traffic and direct them there.

    The amazing part is, the plane is a fly-by-wire which mean since it lost fuel, all the electrical generator stop when the final engine stopped thus all the hydraulic power component likethe flaps, brakes, and spoilers does not work. As the engine did not work, the only thing they have left was ram air turbine which was able to generate enough power to operate some of the flap and gears...etc. A ram air turbine is like a wind mill generator which pops out on the side of the plane. As the plane is moving thru the fast air, the propeller spins the generator to generate electricity. IT is not alot but it is enough to get some of the flight control to come back online. A fl-by-wire place is all electrical and not mechanical you. Newer planes are all like that (flying with a joy sitck) unlike say that 737 plane that lose the engine.

    So it came down at an angle to keep the plane at a speed where it's flaps can still respond to air flow and not stall. Stalling would mean losing so much speed and lift that it will just fall like a rock to earth. The pilots line up the plane to the runway and control it's flight by. They have to trim off the excess air speed to be at landing speed. It landed with more thus bust a few tires but in the end managed to land the place at the end of the runway or maybe it shot past alittle. Something like that. A number of factors came into play to help that plane avoid a tragedy actually.

    Willstallion is right...if this power lose or engine drop happen when it is just taking off..it would be game over.
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