Friday, February 20, 2009

Bird in Jet Engine Test by GE

There's been a lot of talk about what kind of damage a bird could do to a jet engine, especially since US Airways Flight 1549. Here is a video of a GE test where just one DEAD goose is ingested into the turbofan engine similar to the ones that were mounted on the aforementioned flight, although there was a slight difference in the model. The goose is fired from an air cannon into the engine intake in order to replicate actual air speed. Ouch.

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