Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 49 Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2660 times:
I once saw a video of a man working on the deck of an aircraft carrier. As he was not carefull enough, he came too close to the jet intake of an aircraft. (Prowler I thimk) He is sucked right in, at which point the video ends. Now comes the part I don't understand:
It is said that the man wasn't injured at all, hardly a scratch! How is that possible??
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Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2441 times:
I've seen that video on TV! I wish I could find it on the 'net - it's a classic.
The intake of an A-6 is just barely wide enough for a man to wedge himself in, and the actual engine intake is a bit smaller than that, and has the fan spindle protruding in front of the fan blades, like all jet engines. The guy was wearing a helmet, which jammed up against the spindle and prevented him from going any further.
Dash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
I worked on the Intruder (similar to the Prowler, but that one was the A-6) in the Navy and what happened was the guy went in and got wedged between the bullet of the engine and the intake wall. It sucked his cranial (helmet) off, his belt, watch, a couple finger nails and deafened him for a week or so. We saw that video every year in saftey lectures, the extended version shows him crawl out and stagger a bit before dropping to his knees.
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High_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2320 times:
Well my dad on a flight home from Canberra was delayed 1 hour due to a fox being sucked into the number 2 engine on a Ansett 737, one of the more practical reasons for a delay...at least for Ansett
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