12-16-2004, 01:54 PM
I promised my dad I'd ask this of the good people of this board-In Pilot, when the midsection of the plane is on the beach and the cockpit is a ways away, how is it that the engine on the wing is still running, and hard enough to suck someone in like that? I know zilch about airplane mechanics, so any explanations or speculations would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! :)
12-16-2004, 01:56 PM
What I've read from most people is that the engine shouldn't have been running, especailly detached from the rest of the plane and all. It sure was a dramatic effect though. :o
12-16-2004, 02:02 PM
acutally.... Just like your car will coast if it's out of gear, those turbines are spinning so fast that after the crash, even without any gas going to them, unless there is something (like a body:p) to slow it down, it would very likely keep spinning at a high rate of speed for several minutes at least. Remember, you aren't going to find much friction in there to slow it down, as they are made to be as friction free as is humanly possible...
12-19-2004, 11:18 PM
Whether it is possible are not isn't important, it just looked darn cool.
I know a couple people have stated that they started watching just to see the guy get sucked into the engine. Talk about "sucking in" the viewers. :lol2: