Monday, January 26, 2009

Video: When a large bird hits a jet engine...

Here is what the blurb for this video, called Wide Body, Blade-Out Jet Engine Test, says:
Short video showing what happens when a foreign objectsuch as a large bird is ingested in a jet engine. You don't want to be onboard!!!!

The joke during training was that you could ingest a 5 lb. bird at 250 kts.......... or a 250 lb bird at 5 kts. They actually have a "chicken gun" they use to fire the chickens into the engines for these tests.
Is there anyone out there who can identify what engine this is?

If the video does not play or display properly above, click here to view it on YouTube.

Hat tip to YouTube user dknric for posting the video.