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British Airways UAV Incident in a Nutshell.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SamNetwork, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. SamNetwork

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    What is ACTUALLY going on:
    "A small object, like a UAV, possibly collided with a small two-engined Airbus. Minimal damage was reported. No injuries."
    What everyone THINKS is going on.

    "Breaking news. A drone with an onboard nuke guided by ISIS terrorists has slammed into a mega-freighter jumbo jet which exploded in mid-air and every died. Drones are evil yada yada yada..."

    This is the news in a nutshell. :nomouth:
     
  2. Upper5Percent

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    Engines for the A320 family cost roughly $10 million dollars per airplane....so if the UAV had been sucked into one of the engines and those wonderful fan blades had shattered as they are apt to do when solid objects enter the engine's air column...that little event could have cost in the tune of $5 million for the damaged engine...and that is if the pilots then landed the plane without incident...:(
     
  3. Phantom fool

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    I was wondering what really happened
     
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    UAV, bird, a meteor, it's fair to say that anything could've got sucked into it and a variation of hypothetical situations is nearly unlimited.
     
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  6. Ramphex

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    Great find. Wonder what the pilots have against drones but seems like any time something is hit, they blame drones. Wonder how many of the "close calls" were never really close calls at all and are complete crap.
     
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