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    Amidst all the carnage, spare a thought for this poor chap

    Oh, the irony...

    Man sucked into aircraft engine

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    A 51-year-old engineer working at a New Zealand aircraft testing centre was sucked into an engine and killed.
    Domestic carrier Air New Zealand said the man was performing routine maintenance on a Lockheed C-130 Hercules engine at the Woodbourne airfield in Blenheim when the tragedy happened.
    An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said the engine was sitting on a stand without propellors attached and was not fixed to a plane at the time.
    Tasman Police communications manager Barbara Dunn said emergency services performed CPR but could not revive the man.
    The man worked for Safe Air, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand.


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    I saw that article elsewhere and assumed it was a jet engine, but the article says: "Without propellors attached". Holy heck ! Do prop engines have cooling fans inside that suck hard ? I always thought that the prop would push air through the engine to cool it.....
    Or maybe a rotating part pulled him into it ?

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    This is an old internet classic. Supposedly he lived..


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    Well the C-130 uses a turboprop, not a traditional prop: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/air...ges/flowtp.gif

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    Sad price to pay for a moment of inattention or a mistake. Rest in Peace.

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    Sad indeed. All aircraft Turbine Engines Suck, Squeeze, and Blow, Propeller installed or not.
    Did I say Turbine Engines or Sumluk from Soi 6.

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    Wow, that really sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Oh, the irony...

    Man sucked into aircraft engine

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    Monday, 8 August 2011

    A 51-year-old engineer working at a New Zealand aircraft testing centre was sucked into an engine and killed.
    Domestic carrier Air New Zealand said the man was performing routine maintenance on a Lockheed C-130 Hercules engine at the Woodbourne airfield in Blenheim when the tragedy happened.
    An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said the engine was sitting on a stand without propellors attached and was not fixed to a plane at the time.
    Tasman Police communications manager Barbara Dunn said emergency services performed CPR but could not revive the man.
    The man worked for Safe Air, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand.


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    He must have been sucked in feet first or CPR would not have been an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Oh, the irony...

    Man sucked into aircraft engine

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    Monday, 8 August 2011

    A 51-year-old engineer working at a New Zealand aircraft testing centre was sucked into an engine and killed.
    Domestic carrier Air New Zealand said the man was performing routine maintenance on a Lockheed C-130 Hercules engine at the Woodbourne airfield in Blenheim when the tragedy happened.
    An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said the engine was sitting on a stand without propellors attached and was not fixed to a plane at the time.
    Tasman Police communications manager Barbara Dunn said emergency services performed CPR but could not revive the man.
    The man worked for Safe Air, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand.


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    ---- Harry, I don't understand ----
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    I used to work at Rolls Royce Aero engines Filton and Derby.

    They used to throw chickens into the running engines on the test beds to simulate in flight bird strikes.

    Chicken soup was always on in the canteen

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    Quote Originally Posted by who View Post
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    Oh, the irony...

    Man sucked into aircraft engine

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    Monday, 8 August 2011

    A 51-year-old engineer working at a New Zealand aircraft testing centre was sucked into an engine and killed.
    Domestic carrier Air New Zealand said the man was performing routine maintenance on a Lockheed C-130 Hercules engine at the Woodbourne airfield in Blenheim when the tragedy happened.
    An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said the engine was sitting on a stand without propellors attached and was not fixed to a plane at the time.
    Tasman Police communications manager Barbara Dunn said emergency services performed CPR but could not revive the man.
    The man worked for Safe Air, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand.


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    SAFE AIR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceSpike View Post
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    Oh, the irony...

    Man sucked into aircraft engine

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    Monday, 8 August 2011

    A 51-year-old engineer working at a New Zealand aircraft testing centre was sucked into an engine and killed.
    Domestic carrier Air New Zealand said the man was performing routine maintenance on a Lockheed C-130 Hercules engine at the Woodbourne airfield in Blenheim when the tragedy happened.
    An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said the engine was sitting on a stand without propellors attached and was not fixed to a plane at the time.
    Tasman Police communications manager Barbara Dunn said emergency services performed CPR but could not revive the man.
    The man worked for Safe Air, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand.


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    SAFE AIR!
    ---- Thank you Ice Spike ----
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceSpike View Post
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    Oh, the irony...

    Man sucked into aircraft engine

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    Monday, 8 August 2011

    A 51-year-old engineer working at a New Zealand aircraft testing centre was sucked into an engine and killed.
    Domestic carrier Air New Zealand said the man was performing routine maintenance on a Lockheed C-130 Hercules engine at the Woodbourne airfield in Blenheim when the tragedy happened.
    An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said the engine was sitting on a stand without propellors attached and was not fixed to a plane at the time.
    Tasman Police communications manager Barbara Dunn said emergency services performed CPR but could not revive the man.
    The man worked for Safe Air, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand.


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    SAFE AIR!
    ---- Thank you Ice Spike ----
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    The man worked for Safe Air,
    No comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbaro View Post
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    "Bird strike testing"

    When I worked in the industry, Aviation. I saw a video of an engine test rig,
    Air cannon to fire dead chicken as per FAR regulations.
    This was pointing at the engine to be tested to hit the blade section of the jet intake.
    The cannon was primed with dead chicken engine was almost ready when oh its lunch time!!!
    After lunch run through the check list, cannon primed and already pressured, now engine is run up to operating temperature, then canon is fired!!!

    OPPS this was a double shot one live CAT followed by one dead chicken!!
    it was assumed that the cat had crawled up the cannon while they where on lunch Dont know what happened to the engine but the cat sure as hell was DEAD.
    Moved back to LOS, living in Issan

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    There's an apocryphal story about the Americans copying British tests and being unable to understand how the damage they created was far worse than British results suggested.

    Then someone hinted to them the possibility of thawing out the chickens first....

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