ethernal wrote:SuperGee wrote:They were fortunate that it happened when and where it did and not over the pacific halfway to HNL.
I would argue the opposite. The most risky point for the passengers (the initial explosion) had already passed. It would have been better to have happened in the middle of the ocean. The probability of debris hitting someone on the ground is far higher than the enormous statistical improbability of the second engine failing in the three hours to HNL (or back to the mainland).
What is lucky is that no one was hit by debris.
LOL I’m sorry, you’d rather be on fire in the middle of the Pacific Ocean?? That engine burned all the way to the ground; what are you even talking about??