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(News.com.au)   Aircraft engineer discovers that doing work in front of a powerful jet engine often sucks   (news.com.au ) divider line
    More: Sad, Woodbourne Airport, New Zealand, occupational safety, Air New Zealand, jet engines, aircraft engineers, new zealand engineer  
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2011-08-08 11:12:21 AM  
Fortunately, the X Files ("Roland") showed us what an eneineer doing work in front of a powerful jet engine may look like:

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2011-08-08 11:33:55 AM  
I was going to mention that episode of "X-Files," but see that someone beat me to it.

Yikes. What a way to go.
 
2011-08-08 11:58:07 AM  
Two words: Human FOD.
 
2011-08-08 12:00:25 PM  
Rump rash!
 
2011-08-08 12:01:03 PM  
i54.tinypic.com
 
2011-08-08 12:26:49 PM  

mikesup: The pilot of one plane was walking only a few feet in front of a running airplane when he tripped and instinctively put his hand out to catch himself.


He might have thought the prop was stopped. At certain RPMs, the prop will appear to be stopped because of the 60Hz flicker of airport lighting causing a strobe effect.

I was sitting in the run up area one night, and the Aztec (twin prop plane) next to me looked like it had its engines stopped, and then taxied onto the runway. It is kind of freaky/dangerous how the eyes can be fooled and the brain jumps to conclusions.
 
2011-08-08 12:37:44 PM  

miss diminutive: [www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

Approves.


I remember that.... good times.
 
2011-08-08 12:54:54 PM  

lobotomy survivor: If you want to know what a man who was sucked into a jet engine looks like: Clicky

Don't click if you don't want to know.


You'd think that would make me stop eating this ham salad sandwich, wouldn't you? And yet...
 
2011-08-08 01:03:52 PM  

destrip: Did anyone else's brain hurt after reading that article? It amazes me how easy the screening process for journalists/newswriters appears to be nowadays (and the job of copy editor appears to be less important than in the past.)


TRUE. Now they're called "page designers" and any ding-dong who can read in English gets to do it. A generation ago and more, "copy editor" was a distinct position. Sometimes it was a reward that a good writer received if he/she happened to want a desk job as opposed to the fun of going out into the world to chase down stories.
A good grizzled old copy editor was the Internet of his day.
 
2011-08-08 01:20:52 PM  

Indolent: Alphax: Did a GIS for Malcom Reynolds kicking a goon though his ship's engine, came up empty.

You mean this? (new window)


This thread is done.
/came looking for this.
//leaving happy.
///(reasonable) certain I'm not the first to state this
////need to finish reading thread
//more slashies!
 
2011-08-08 01:26:37 PM  

Committee_For_Aesthetic_Deletions: Working a helo filght deck must have been interesting. I'm sure there were plenty of industrial hazards to be aware of up there.


Well, I was on the fire party so it was mainly: watch helo go up, watch helo come down, watch helo go up, watch helo come down, FIRE DRILL OMG, watch helo go up...etc. And that was most of the night after putting in a full day in the engineering dept. (HT) Fun times! We also got to hump supplies when VERTREP went on.

Of course there was the off chance of something like this happening:
Navy Helicopter Crash
 
2011-08-08 01:32:38 PM  

hailin: lobotomy survivor: If you want to know what a man who was sucked into a jet engine looks like: Clicky

Don't click if you don't want to know.

Apparently I didn't want to know.

**hurl**


i think you left some of your hurl on that engine.
/hell. yup, I's goin.
 
2011-08-08 01:36:23 PM  

lobotomy survivor: If you want to know what a man who was sucked into a jet engine looks like: Clicky

Don't click if you don't want to know.


Now I see why they call it a "ground accident".
 
2011-08-08 01:41:47 PM  
Actually, from what I heard, it was an Allison T56 motor on an engine stand.

IOW, not a jet engine.

But just as fatal for the poor guy.
 
2011-08-08 02:03:27 PM  
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2011-08-08 02:11:39 PM  

mikesup: CSB on/

I used to work the ramp at a General Aviation airport in DFW that is full of flight schoolsand on one evening got to see what a Cessna 152 propeller can do to an arm. We never got the full story, but the likely scenario is as follows.

A flight school had a group of about 3 or 4 planes out doing night training, but because our self serve gas was the cheapest within about 50 miles they were told to only get fuel at our self serve, even though we requested student pilots let us fuel them from the truck at the self serve price since generally new pilots aren't going to be particularly careful around aircraft and fuel. Well, wanting to get as much time as they could at night, they would ask taxi to the pump, but only shut down when it was their turn. The pilot of one plane was walking only a few feet in front of a running airplane when he tripped and instinctively put his hand out to catch himself.

Modern medicine is amazing, with most of his muscle on his forearm missing, his radius broken in 7 places, and his ulna broken in 5 places he was able to return home a week later with partial mobility in his hand.

CSB Off/


Same thing happened at an Indy FBO several years ago. New guy, trying to impress, grabbed the AVGAS hose and started backing up to a plane taxing up to the pump. Engine was being shut down but prop still turning when he backed into it. Hit him in the shoulder. Only reason he lived was because there were 2-3 doctors standing in the FBO office after their plane landed. I don't remember if he kept the arm, but he's lucky the doctors were able to keep him from bleeding out.
 
2011-08-08 02:46:09 PM  

macross87:

Reminds me of the pics when a deer went threw a GMC. I think I'm doing Greek for lunch. Who's in?!


I've never seen a deer throw a GMC. Got video?
 
2011-08-08 03:23:33 PM  

Gleeman: Well, I was on the fire party so it was mainly: watch helo go up, watch helo come down, watch helo go up, watch helo come down, FIRE DRILL OMG, watch helo go up...etc. And that was most of the night after putting in a full day in the engineering dept. (HT) Fun times! We also got to hump supplies when VERTREP went on.

Of course there was the off chance of something like this happening:
Navy Helicopter Crash


I was on the Abraham Lincoln when this crash happened. (new window) I happened to walk onto into the hangar bay in time to see Kara Hultgreen's F-14 floating upside down in the Pacific Ocean. The RIO survived. I don't think her body was ever recovered. Because of the angle at which she ejected, she went straight into the water at very high speed. :( Not a good day for anyone on the ship.

On the WestPac before I was stationed on the Abe, they had a Tomcat slam right into the fantail. You would have had some action as a fire party member.
 
2011-08-08 03:52:21 PM  

Committee_For_Aesthetic_Deletions: On the WestPac before I was stationed on the Abe, they had a Tomcat slam right into the fantail. You would have had some action as a fire party member.


From what I've been told if a carrier comes back from deployment without losing anyone it's an occasion. (dangerous flight deck, flying, etc.)

/small boy sailor
 
2011-08-08 06:12:04 PM  
After working with F-117s for so long, the higher ups thought it would be good practice to re-educate the maintenance folks at Holloman AFB about the dangers of working around jet engines that actually suck. Good thing too. When we got the F-22s, we were all catching ourselves nearly getting sucked in.

/suck
 
2011-08-08 08:30:11 PM  
Was he wearing a cape?
 
2011-08-08 10:59:36 PM  

drhansenej: Suck, squeeze, burn, blow.


That's worth $20. Same as downtown.
 
2011-08-09 11:25:18 AM  

lobotomy survivor: If you want to know what a man who was sucked into a jet engine looks like: Clicky

Don't click if you don't want to know.


*eating devil ham sammich* *munch munch* Oh...can't be that bad, lets see *clicky* O_o *looks at sammich* *looks at pics* *Looks at sammich* Ewwww.....*munch munch*
 
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