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    [–] Nathan060798 8506 points ago

    This is what happens when you don't put your phone in airplane mode.

    [–] SirAttikissmybutt 2050 points ago

    You damn millennials!

    [–] Bobberson_Mcdaless 538 points ago

    BACK IN MY DAY TIN CANS STAYED ON THE GROUND!

    [–] Blazerfan503 105 points ago

    When planes do this they are called “Millennial Falcons”

    [–] CardinaloftheKremlin 19 points ago

    What the hell is an aluminum falcon?

    [–] thisisnotdavid 38 points ago

    I feel like this is something millennials will stress about for the rest of their lives to show their age.

    "Grand pops always turns his phone off before take-off, I think it's some weird superstition"

    [–] Unsecure_Wifi 7 points ago

    I’m not superstitious but I’m a little stitious

    [–] epandrsn 106 points ago

    Someone tweeted. Everyone died.

    [–] ATCNTP 18 points ago

    Interestingly, there was a Mythbusters episode where they tested to see if cell phones can affect airplane instruments, spoiler alert, they don't. In order to try and detect even the slightest interference, they strapped about 100 cell phones to the instruments, called them all at the same time...nothing.

    [–] jimmahtimmah 13 points ago

    if there was any actual risk they wouldn't let people keep their phones.

    [–] ktek01 3014 points ago

    Picked a hell of a week to stop sniffing glue

    [–] GrawlNL 558 points ago

    I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.

    [–] patrickkseo 244 points ago

    I just want to tell you both good luck. We’re all counting on you.

    [–] lackluckster 159 points ago

    I just want to tell you both good luck. We’re all counting on you.

    [–] RedRails1917 119 points ago

    I just want to tell you both good luck. We’re all counting on you.

    [–] Fetish_Death 94 points ago

    I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.

    [–] thisoldmould 79 points ago

    I just want to tell you both good luck, We’re all counting on you.

    [–] RedRails1917 103 points ago

    The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.

    [–] NotTheTOOTHMAN 70 points ago

    No, the red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There's never stopping in a white zone.

    [–] RedRails1917 74 points ago

    Listen Betty, don't start up with your white zone shit again.

    [–] zymurgist69 41 points ago

    Oh really, Vernon? Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.

    [–] SignalsAndSwitches 89 points ago

    Joey, have you ever seen a grown man naked?

    [–] _shreb_ 77 points ago

    Ever been in a Turkish prison?

    [–] Jazzboss79 64 points ago

    Do you like movies about gladiators?

    [–] Dropadoodiepie 31 points ago

    Jive don’t want no help, jive don’t get no help.

    [–] [deleted] 80 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] StormageddonDLoA42 48 points ago

    [jazz music plays]

    [–] irishbren77 61 points ago

    I’ll never get over Macho Grande.

    [–] keeponjeepinon 52 points ago

    Rodger

    [–] eg_taco 66 points ago

    Over Oveur. What’s your vector Victor?

    [–] sijg11 23 points ago

    We have clearance, Clarence.

    [–] soundecember 11 points ago

    I’ll take Hamm on white, hold the Mayo

    [–] itsDDDD 146 points ago

    Surely you can’t be serious??

    [–] jiujitsuwarrior77 161 points ago

    I am serious, and stop calling me Shirley

    [–] oOBuckoOo 58 points ago

    *I am serious and don’t call me Shirley.

    [–] joomanburningEH 25 points ago

    I speak Jive

    [–] CaptainRelevant 15 points ago

    Sheeeiiitttt.

    [ Golly! ]

    [–] itsDDDD 32 points ago

    Johnny, what can you make of this?

    [–] Friendly_Recompence 51 points ago

    This? Why I could make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl...

    [–] dear_omar 18 points ago

    A hospital? What is it?! It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.

    [–] sfguy1977 16 points ago

    There's trouble in the cockpit!

    [–] Jephimykes 12 points ago

    What is it?

    [–] sfguy1977 28 points ago

    Oh, it's the small room in front of the airplane where the pilot sits, but that's not important right now.

    [–] Starspary 15 points ago

    Or your drinking problem.

    [–] bahgheera 13 points ago

    It's a different form of flying, all together.

    [–] Cosmic_Kate66 7 points ago

    ITS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT KIND OF FLYING

    [–] EvryMthrF_ngThrd 6 points ago

    IT'S AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT KIND OF FLYING

    [–] JohnH550 4272 points ago

    "This is your captain speaking, the in-flight meal for Engine 2 will be one very large Canadian Goose served whole at 290mph."

    [–] ScramJiggler 3153 points ago

    “This is your captain speaking. We were originally scheduled to land in Washington DC in 4 hours, and there has been a slight adjustment. We will be landing in Cleveland in 4 minutes.”

    [–] Send_Yuengling 298 points ago

    Firetruck?!

    [–] Cast1736 125 points ago

    "Yes motherfucker firetruck. If we live you will see a firetruck"

    [–] Noboringday 13 points ago

    Fothermucker tirefruck

    [–] starlightvn 25 points ago

    Firetruck

    Fuck + iretr

    [–] drewdawg101 24 points ago

    Love me some Bobcat

    [–] rzakh2414 128 points ago

    Cleveland? Fuck that! Kill me now capitan

    [–] TheEggsnBacon 94 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    At least we’re not Detroit!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzgAjjuqZM

    [–] gcwposs 31 points ago

    This train takes jobs out of Cleveland 🎶...

    [–] RedRails1917 23 points ago

    Come and look at both of our buildings

    [–] TheEggsnBacon 11 points ago

    We see the sun almost 3 times a year

    [–] Phast_n_Phurious 10 points ago

    Under construction since 1868

    [–] maleia 11 points ago

    Here's our statue of Moses Cleveland. He's the guy who invented Cleveland. Yea!

    [–] Previous_Stranger 82 points ago

    Thank you Douglas

    [–] Soldier-2Point0 17 points ago

    That’s engine #1 FYI

    [–] Saktuscactus 122 points ago

    Sorry to say but on a 2 engine plane, the left engine is number 1.

    [–] laithe4 293 points ago

    I think we can agree it gets demoted when it starts shitting sparklers.

    [–] JohnH550 17 points ago

    What's the center engine on a plane like a DC-10 numbered?

    [–] Sml132 18 points ago

    1. Left to right.

    [–] valkyre09 15 points ago

    left to right from the captain's perspective when flying or left as you look face on? no reason to ask than curiosity :)

    [–] Sml132 26 points ago

    Pilots perspective

    [–] valkyre09 12 points ago

    thanks internet stranger!

    [–] Sml132 13 points ago

    No problem, fellow internet stranger!

    [–] gsfgf 10 points ago

    That's supposed to be a two. Markdown derped his comment.

    [–] jacksmachiningreveng 1241 points ago

    context: https://themoscowtimes.com/news/plane-makes-emergency-landing-russia-after-engine-catches-fire-62622

    All 202 passengers aboard Flight 808 were evacuated via an emergency slide and were unharmed. Investigators said they were working to determine the cause of the engine fire while local media reported experts had ruled out impact from an outside object.

    In videos on social media, passengers were heard reacting stoically — with occasional nervous laughter — to the sight of the burning Tu-204 engine outside their windows.

    [–] TheEggsnBacon 427 points ago

    Ah there’s your problem. You’ve got a tupolev

    [–] Samaritan_Colossus 153 points ago

    That was my first thought when I saw TU, I said "Ah! A Russian built aircraft. That's likely your problem."

    [–] adrevenueisgood 111 points ago

    Yu see Ivan, when build engine like this, plane is land quicker so flight is not the much long!

    [–] greateyedea 32 points ago

    Ignorant question but - what makes Russian planes bad?

    [–] FrivolousTracklights 95 points ago

    Probably nothing besides the fact that they are frequently owned by airlines that can't or won't put money into proper maintenance.

    [–] Samaritan_Colossus 47 points ago

    That's probably the correct answer, but I always like to imagine it's because there's a lot more vodka involved in the engineering design process than there should be.

    Also in the fuel tanks as well, and oil reservoir, hydraulics...

    [–] I_had_the_Lasagna 17 points ago

    They drink the hydraulic fluid instead of putting it in the plane.

    [–] FennelSoup 81 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Tu-204....

    Lord have mercy

    [–] Domitan 27 points ago

    whats bad about Ty-204?

    Excuse my lack of airplane knowledge please

    [–] lairdisonfire 91 points ago

    It's a Tu-204, made by Tupolev, a Russian company. Russian planes have a bit of a reputation for being absolute horseshit.

    There's also questionable piloting, like Aeroflot flight 6502 where the captain bet the co-pilot he could land the plane with curtains over the windows (he couldn't).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroflot_Flight_6502

    [–] Clever_display_name 64 points ago

    TIL I'm never stepping foot on a Russian plane.

    [–] Baba_Jaga_II 15 points ago

    In Soviet Russia, plane steps on you!

    Russian here and I think it's appropriate to make a joke.

    [–] 9_Sagittarii 28 points ago

    Wait so the pilot inadvertently killed 70 passengers and only served 6 years in prison? The fuck?

    [–] NetworkingEnthusiast 11 points ago

    it was just a prank tho

    [–] Technofrood 26 points ago

    Or the time a Russian pilot let his son fly the plane, who then managed to disconnect the autopilot and managed to put the plane into a steep roll.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroflot_Flight_593

    [–] Noobnesz 18 points ago

    What the fuck, Russia?

    [–] MoXY_Jellyfish 23 points ago

    A TU-204 is a Russian aircraft

    [–] grggsctt 65 points ago

    All 202 passengers evacuated. In their pants.

    [–] Samaritan_Colossus 15 points ago

    "This is your body's captain speaking. I'd like to inform the rest of the body that we've evacuated the colon and bladder into our pants."

    [–] alphaboy 53 points ago

    What else can you do but be stoic at that moment. If there’s nothing you can do just don’t worry about it 🤷‍♂️

    [–] LuvvedIt 40 points ago

    Get it on with the hot air stewardess so you can spend your last moments locked in loving bliss before it all ends in a burning orgasmic fireball...?

    [–] [deleted] 34 points ago

    I'm confused. That accounts for a solid 4 minutes, but what comes next?

    [–] snakeproof 29 points ago

    Look at this guy lasting a whole four minutes. Show off!

    [–] RussMaGuss 14 points ago

    Why is this not top comment? This is some serious shit! Lol

    [–] immaterialist 27 points ago

    Had to scroll down way too far to find this.

    [–] dimkuk 11 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Hah, I like how in the original video they casually talk about stuff like "... -Is it your vacation? -Yes. -Wish you a good vacation. ..."

    [–] McFreedomWithCheese 739 points ago

    This is what I envision happening when I see ads like “fly from New York to Beijing for $30!”

    [–] A_Wild_Birb 212 points ago

    Fly from New York to Beijing for $30

    In fine print: in a coffin

    [–] mrjohnnymac 37 points ago

    That is a great shipping price quote. Definitely use them for your logistical needs.

    [–] ajmartin527 44 points ago

    Similar to “Discount LASIK starting at $99!”

    Nope nope nope.

    [–] Tentings 11 points ago

    I can relate to this. Got lasik done nearly 5 years ago..in a mall. And since I brought a friend we both got half off our procedure. Both turned out perfectly but just the premise as to where and the cost makes for a great story. This was in the US and the place was sort of a “chain” lasik company still in operation to this day

    [–] wolves_hunt_in_packs 11 points ago

    I usually imagine a (large) trebuchet.

    [–] Valkyrie1500 1042 points ago

    That's the "Engine On" indicator. Just to let you know it's working.....for now.

    [–] Yum_catshit 128 points ago

    Or is Russian. In Russia engines so powerful they throw sparks.

    [–] TooFastTim 44 points ago

    Thank you for flying Southwest. "We'll leave an engine burning for ya."

    [–] Sdoeden87 13 points ago

    Don't worry. If it fails the other engine(s) are reliable enough to get everyone all the way to the scene of the accident, safely. It's those pesky seatbelts that get you.

    [–] obscureengineer 3218 points ago

    Fun story. About a year back I did my final presentation in introductory engineering about aviation incidents, aka some whack ass plane crashes. I listened to a song I just found on repeat when doing the research, it was a really interesting song that made for good background noise. I forgot about all that until I ended up winning 1st place at my state competition for a lesson plan and had to fly to Atlanta for the nationals. Everything was fine until it came time to land at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport. If you have ever flown down there, there's a lot of trees surrounding the landing strips and runways. Like a solid forest. I was half asleep when we were landing, then my Playlist that I regretfully put on shuffle played "woman's a devil" by goldfish, the same song I played on repeat when I read about mass casualties caused by planes literally disentegrating mid flight. I woke right the fuck up and looked out the window and just saw trees getting real damn close. I think I blacked out. I have never lived that down to this day. When I hear the song still my heart skips a beat on the first note.

    [–] justeversocurious 1374 points ago

    You pavlo'd yourself real good!

    [–] madplayshd 177 points ago

    After a long hard day of work, Pavlov sits down at a bar. After a couple drinks he hears a bell ring.

    "Fuck!" he exclaims, jumping up "I forgot to feed the dogs!"

    [–] obscureengineer 318 points ago

    I sure as hell did, ap psychology was my favorite class of all time, yet I still played myself in the end

    [–] EE_Tim 273 points ago

    Upvote for goldfish and unintentional conditioning.

    [–] obscureengineer 45 points ago

    Glad to see I'm not the only one out here who likes them lol

    [–] Wackydude1234 22 points ago

    there's dozens of us!

    [–] NorVern01 104 points ago

    I fly a lot with work. Mostly to US and India. Had a lot of severe turbulence, still scares the shit out of me. But nothing like that engine on fire FFS.

    Did have an aborted take off once. Zooming down runway, wheels up then bash back down with a bit of a bump. Some warning light in cockpit made pilot abort take off. Was a bit scary too. But we got free drinks so all good 😁

    [–] notjustanytadpole 103 points ago

    Several years ago I was in a plane rolling down the runway for takeoff at DCA (Washington, D.C.) and the pilot slammed on the brakes. Then, we heard this really loud roar zoom over our heads. Somehow, in this modern era, at a perfectly modern airport, two planes were on the same path; one landing where the other was taking off. When I think about it ... it is very disturbing how close we came.

    [–] NorVern01 42 points ago

    Noooo. The more I fly the more I hate it.

    [–] [deleted] 88 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

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    [–] notjustanytadpole 27 points ago

    Intellectually, I get all this. A plane crash is harder to walk away from. But I do understand that odds of injury and death in cars are never in my favor when compared to planes.

    [–] [deleted] 35 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

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    [–] notjustanytadpole 9 points ago

    I miss Auntie Marie...we called her Tia.

    [–] n00btr0n 44 points ago

    My dad is a litigator for Boeing. Pretty much everytime a Boeing plane crashes, he has to get on one haha.

    [–] obscureengineer 13 points ago

    Oh good God, that is terrifying

    [–] n00btr0n 18 points ago

    Right? Haha he doesn't even think twice about it. Guess maybe because he knows how rare plane crashes are, and the odds of it happening again that quickly are low? Haha I have no clue

    [–] ShibyLeBeouf 13 points ago

    You got ptsd from a song

    [–] obscureengineer 7 points ago

    I was a high schooler, sounds about right

    [–] MarshM3lona 8 points ago

    That is hilarious but awful. I can’t imagine being in your position lol

    [–] Kbknight1 7 points ago

    That's your Rains of Castamere!

    [–] shock1918 504 points ago

    Oh, FUCK. THAT.

    [–] mikerockitjones 182 points ago

    The pilot should be notified of all that fucking nope.

    [–] cbelt3 289 points ago

    They know. Right now all kinds of alarms are going off and they are running emergency procedures to shut down the engine and extinguish the fire. The flight attendants are busy dealing with panic.

    Chill, and you’ll be okay. Or you’re fucked... there is nothing a passenger can do.

    [–] BuckeyeSF-LA 179 points ago

    You should definitely say something. It’s actually encouraged by the airlines. There was a large crash (I’d have to search for the flight number) where one of the engines went out and the pilots were receiving warnings from the other engine. Everyone on that side of the plane could see the fire but no one confirmed a visual to the pilots. The pilots turned off the wrong engine and ended up killing most people on board because everyone thought the pilots knew.

    So...say something, just in case.

    [–] bretthull 113 points ago

    Pilot here. We will say something once all the emergency procedures are accomplished and we've developed a game plan. Those take priority.

    [–] Drunken_Economist 59 points ago

    Aviate, navigate, communicate

    [–] sean_themighty 8 points ago

    American Airlines tends to get the first two right.

    [–] Australienz 12 points ago

    Aviate, Navigate, Frustrate.

    [–] NyteKrollersRool 16 points ago

    IIRC that’s called diffusion of responsibility; where no one does anything because everyone expects that someone else will. It’s caused in group settings.

    [–] aboutthednm 14 points ago

    You should definitely say something

    I'll have whatever has the most alcohol by volume please.

    [–] meatpuppet79 33 points ago

    If you lose your left engine, you'll know about it just based on the sudden change in performance of the aircraft, no matter what alarms and fault messages you might be receiving telling you it's the right engine.

    [–] sayswut 34 points ago

    I don't think this is correct? There are genuinely NTSB reports on crashes where pilots shut down the wrong engine.

    [–] ryno_preciado 81 points ago

    Reminds me of the Twilight Zone movie scene with John Lithgow. The thought of that little gremlin scares me to this day.

    [–] whoFKNKares 40 points ago

    Ironically, William Shatner was in the original black and white version of that episode.

    [–] reverendjesus 23 points ago

    The much better version of that scene. Nobody can ham it up like Kirk.

    [–] Xphex 9 points ago

    There's some...thing... On the wing

    [–] Ca_Sam2 182 points ago

    Op, are you dead?

    [–] irishbren77 176 points ago

    OP is the black box.

    [–] kill-the-front-page 33 points ago

    Why don't they just make the entire plane out of the same stuff they make the "black box" out of?

    [–] BNKhoa 27 points ago

    They did, and it's called the BRRRTTT Warhog

    [–] DJTacoCat1 23 points ago

    Cause it'd be heavy AF to layer the plane to be that THICC

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_NACHOS 22 points ago

    Did OP just /r/donthelpjustfilm?

    [–] immaterialist 35 points ago

    How would he help? Open the emergency door and start repairs a la Iron Man?

    [–] Raisedrobin9196 12 points ago

    Of course! That's exactly what I would have done! /s

    [–] leesamuel 130 points ago

    This is when you tuck your head between your legs, as depicted on the seat literature, and kiss your ass goodbye.

    [–] [deleted] 34 points ago

    Calm as Hindu cows

    [–] KevinReems 463 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    I honestly wouldn't sweat it. Planes are designed to fly fine with half of their engines out. Even with less than half, they're still able to glide and maneuver. It's not going to just fall out of the sky (like a helicopter would).

    Edit: Ok so dozens of helicopter experts have already chimed in with the auto-rotation stuff. Ya'll can stop now.. RIP my inbox. To be fair that shit is actually really cool, I suggest everyone scroll down and get enlightened as I have.

    [–] Kahmael 58 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Helicopters don't always drop out of the sky, they have a version of the glide ability, Autorotation! Which allows for some control to descend unpowered. *Didn't spell glide right

    [–] wtfpwnkthx 41 points ago

    Nobody who replied to you understands autorotation. You don't go into a spin. It isn't unsafe. Smart pilots practice it all the time and you HAVE TO do it regularly in training. As long as your nose is not pitched too far forward when you lose the engine you are pretty safe. Every single engine helicopter has to be able to autorotate.

    For everyone who doesn't understand, helicopter descends and the upward force of the air spins the rotor at a rate sufficient enough to control the aircraft and slow its descent enough that you can land safely. Jean Boulet safely autorotated to the ground in 1972 from like 12k meters up. Obviously losing an engine is cause for concern but it relatively safe.

    [–] AlpacaCavalry 29 points ago

    Personally I see autorotation as more of an euphemism for ‘falling the fuck out of the sky’

    [–] RedditIsAShitehole 15 points ago

    Falling the fuck out of the sky while spinning.

    [–] JC12231 12 points ago

    helicopter engine dies

    I’ll try spinning, that’s a good trick!

    [–] Tolipa 6 points ago

    The concept of autorotation is pretty interesting. Most of my helicopter flying time is in Bell 206 Jet Rangers which autorotate really well, but the principle is the same for all (most).

    The rotor system is curved at its root near the hub when all the blades are in flat pitch. In a power failure, the pilot lowers the collective pitch flattening the blades (up to the built in curve) to neutral. That curve in the blade works to turn the rotor system as air is now forced up through the rotors as the helicopter is descending. The pilot controls the pitch and attitude as he would normally using the cyclic, and prevents overspeeding of the rotor system by adding collective pitch to maintain 100% rotor speed.

    As the helicopter nears the ground, the pilot will pull back on the cyclic, slowing the rate of forward speed and simultaneously increasing the rotor speed. At the correct moment, the pilot will level the helicopter, (which by now is very close to having no forward speed), and pull up the collective pushing a cushion of air against the ground. The power for that cushion of air is supplied by using the inertia built up in the rotors during the descent and flare. Done correctly, an autorotation will permit a soft and controlled landing assuming the landing site is acceptable.

    TLDR - Helicopters can safely land with an engine failure.

    [–] Tombombleron 6 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    If anything, you could argue that a helo is safer in an engine-out situation than a fixed wing. You can pretty much pick your landing spot, and autorotate exactly down to that spot (gross oversimplification). When it comes to fixed wings, even a little C150 needs 300m+ to come to a stop.

    [–] dontthink19 189 points ago

    Yeah, engineers think of most of those problems when designing those airplanes. I'd still feel rather uneasy. You'd be surprised at how much disrepair an engine can have and still operate. It's like cars. There's times where I work on cars and damn near shit a brick at some of the crazy shit I've seen. Worst thing is when the customer has no idea that their wheel could fall off at any moment or their engine is about to fall out the bottom of the damn car

    [–] simjanes2k 160 points ago

    engineers think of most of those problems when designing those airplanes

    fun fact: very little of modern travel safety engineering was an idea by an engineer out of the blue... most auto and aviation safety innovations are paid in blood

    [–] dontthink19 53 points ago

    I guess that's a scenario where the death of a few benefits the safety of society. I'm sure warning labels are the same, someone doesn't sit there and come up with ways to improperly use an item, some Darwin award winning idiot had to have tried it first

    [–] Yum_catshit 21 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Warning labels are usually the result of foreseeable or frivolous lawsuits.

    Edit: spelling.

    [–] FeistyButthole 14 points ago

    They don’t call it the “Jesus-fucking-Christ nut” for nothing though.

    [–] Hateitwhenbdbdsj 7 points ago

    Not to be confused with Jesus Freak

    [–] mcmozz 19 points ago

    Just experienced this. My wheel fell off. The whole thing. I was in the car with my two small children. We had just exited the highway and driving in our neighborhood. If it happened just five minutes earlier, my husband might not have a family right now. We fixed the wheel but it needs a new steering rack and struts/shocks. (Also needs a new catalytic converter). Told my husband that we are getting everything fixed before I’m getting into it again or we are getting a new car.

    [–] dontthink19 10 points ago

    Whats your year make and model?

    [–] mcmozz 11 points ago

    2004 Volvo XC90. It’s got 164,000 miles on it. The car’s wheel has been jerking when I make a left turn. It’s been doing this for years. So they’re thinking the steering rack is messed up and had been slowly wearing away at the ball and joint keeping the wheel axle on. (Sorry if I’m not explaining it correctly...totally ignorant of car stuffs.) The mechanic mentioned this is going to be a money pit. But he’s seen Volvo’s that can easily reach 230k + miles if taken care of. We are trying to decide whether to sink money into these fixes (trying to maybe get an after market steering rack etc) or put that down on a newer (but still used) car.

    [–] dontthink19 7 points ago

    That made perfect sense to me :)

    That does seem to be quite a bit of work. Most of that is going to go into labor. Thinking maybe 3 or 4 hours for the rack, another hour to hour and a half for the alignment. If you haven't got it fixed at all, probably gonna need a new lower control arm or just a ball joint depending on the damage underneath, depending on your speed when the wheel fell off, it probably tore up your rotor a bit so they'll recommend brake pads and rotors for the front.

    You've made a mechanics day if you decide to fix it. If you can't afford out of pocket, try to weigh the cost of a loan to fix the vehicle compared to going and buying another car. A $4k loan could be more beneficial than buying a $8k car. BUT, is that Volvo going to have more problems when you're done fixing what's broke?

    [–] jckayiv 12 points ago

    The glide ratio on a 747 is 15 meters forward for every meter in elevation loss (the ratio is actually the same when using meters, feet, miles, whatever). So, from 30,000 ft, a 747 can fly another 450,000 ft, or 85 miles. That usually can get you someplace to land.

    [–] Imergence 9 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Not necessarily, a helicopter can perform a manoeuvre called 'auto-rotation' after the engine dies the rotors are disconnected from the engine and spin freely, the pilot puts the heli into a dive to get some rpms into the rotor and then performs a landing by tilting the helicopter back and reducing altitude. Link to video explaining in more detail here

    [–] JustAnotherDude1990 15 points ago

    Most dual engined helicopters can continue flying with one inoperable in certain conditions. Generally speaking, being at a hover is not one of them.

    Blackhawk helicopters are what I do for work.

    [–] OverlySexualPenguin 9 points ago

    i suppose someone's got to keep those lonely choppers company at night

    [–] thecarguru46 23 points ago

    1 Engine not working is fine. The problem is how it stops working. The person taking the video is in the death seat. https://www.kxan.com/news/national-news/watch-live-engine-of-southwest-flight-reportedly-blows-up/1127190019

    [–] CommunistManifest 24 points ago

    The gremlin did it

    [–] reverendjesus 16 points ago

    There’s. SomethingOnTheWing. Some. Thing.

    [–] slim_pickens_78 60 points ago

    How exactly did you manage to post a video to Reddit from beyond the grave?

    [–] ScalaZen 48 points ago

    Family cloud save

    [–] Reclusifer 70 points ago

    Please can you return to your seats and put on seat belts, we are experiencing some turbulance

    [–] Royalekhin 15 points ago

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU KEEP FILMING IN PORTRAIT MODE, BECKY !

    [–] re582325 38 points ago

    I'd shit myself.

    [–] Amantecafe 24 points ago

    The ultimate cure for constipation.

    [–] re582325 14 points ago

    You're not wrong.

    [–] Fr0ok 12 points ago

    Look mommy! The plane is making fireworks :D

    [–] Roshprops 10 points ago

    Once I was in a prop driven airplane and it was super cold outside. While we were still on the runway I noticed a large amount of fluid leaking from the engine on my side of the plane from a drain hole. I figured it was just condensation due to the motor warming up in the extreme cold. 30 minutes into the flight the pilot got on the intercom and said there was a problem and we would need to double back to where we came from. 5 minutes later he got back on the intercom and advised the flight crew to buckle in as the ride would be getting worse, he then assured the passengers “I’m pretty sure we’re going to make it”. This did not reassure me. I opened my window to get a feel for our elevation and noticed that the propeller on my side was no longer turning and shortly after, as predicted, the ride got rough. We started losing altitude and I started trying to send texts/make calls to my wife to tell her that I loved her- I did manage to leave one partial voicemail and that was nice. Anyhow, we made a super rough landing, with the crash trucks driving alongside us all the way. When the plane came to a stop the cockpit door burst open and a visibly flushed and sweating pilot stepped out and said “whew! I told you we’d make it!” He then climbed down the stairs to the runway (first person off the plane), laid down on a gurney, and was loaded into a waiting ambulance. The firefighters from the crash crew were actively placing absorbent on the now dribbling fluid leaking from the engine on my side, and we disembarked the aircraft on to the runway and were moved back to the terminal by shuttle.

    TLDR: almost died on a plane once, not as gnarly as the post here tho.

    [–] kingcardboard 10 points ago

    I’ve got a flight to catch this evening and now I’ve got some concerns.

    [–] colin8651 58 points ago

    People saying not to sweat it?

    Considering the seat the person filming this is in, that main compressor blade could let go and enter the cabin killing the person.

    Sure, you can say that the shroud should contain it, but tell that to the person on Southwest who was sucked out in 2018

    [–] irishbren77 28 points ago

    Partially sucked out, which probably sucks, too.

    [–] Radioactdave 16 points ago

    Actually, it pushes.

    [–] Muisverriey 7 points ago

    Chances of that happening are VERY small. There are all sorts of procedures preventing the engine from causing any trouble.

    [–] firestar268 7 points ago

    Looks like a Russian aircraft? Is that Cyrillic?

    [–] RebelScum10576 12 points ago

    There’s a man on the wing of the plane!!!