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No duckie... Had a blade rigged to come off the wheel. Simulation of a turbine blade failure.
 

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^ yup, containment ring test. Exploding bolts turn loose of a blade to see if the containment ring will keep the blades and other parts from getting into the fuselage in the event of an in-flight failure. I've seen the chicken tests. They used to do them at Van Nuys airport when GE still had a turbine shop there. Usually the turbine survives and keeps running.
 

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That's the same thing i said 13 years ago!!! 3 kiddos later and $3600 a month child support....... GOT DAMN, that's a lot of damage by one bird :partyman:
lol not at what happend but i never looked at my bird cuasing that kinda damage
 

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we have bird strikes pretty often, the plane comes in for a borescope inspection. sometimes its good sometimes not but the engine RARELY stops running.
 

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Can't remember but I believe a turbine can withstand a few bird strikes and still run, at a reduced percentage of course.
 
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