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Suck, bang, blow.......

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Re: Suck, bang, blow.......

Postby Not_Karl » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:37 pm

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Re: Suck, bang, blow.......

Postby 3WE » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:13 am

So we put cones in front of the engines to warn folks that they shouldn't be hanging out there due to the suction...

...except that, the presence of the cones requires someone to approach the engine to place and remove the cones, creating a hazard.

Better get the lawyers together to come up with a new process.
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Re: Suck, bang, blow.......

Postby monchavo » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:10 pm

not sure I understand precisely what is going on here - what is the operative to the right doing as he reaches across the engine cowling? It looks as though he is trying to remove something, which then gets sucked into the engine? ... this seems rather odd. Context please!

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Re: Suck, bang, blow.......

Postby 3WE » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:15 pm

not sure I understand precisely what is going on here - what is the operative to the right doing as he reaches across the engine cowling? It looks as though he is trying to remove something, which then gets sucked into the engine? ... this seems rather odd. Context please!
While the video if fuzzy, methinks you might want to get an eye exam.

The rampie is moving one of those big orange safety cones...the one on the planes right/our left is more clear (it just sits there and is not sucked in)...The guy picks it up and it gets sucked in.

Ok, the video is really fuzzy and I don't know for sure if I'm right, but I'll bet a beer on it...

Now, to over analyze/parlour talk, I can't tell if theres a hidden up-sucking vortex that grabs the bottom of the cone, or if the rampie sort of flings it so that the base of the cone gets up and into the intake suction.

Indeed I have seen those "mini, ground-touching tornadoes" form in front of jet engines so it could have grabbed the base of the cone...who knows...we need Ardvark2zz to do an analysis or Gabriel to study the aerodynamics.

Anyway, I blame the Japanese.
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Re: Suck, bang, blow.......

Postby Gabriel » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:53 am

3WE, I failed to see it the first time, but you are right.

The airplane has just arrived. The beacon (that red light blinking atop the fuselage and there tends to be another one below) is on, which typically indicates that one or more engine is on is about to be started. Yet, the ramp guys are putting cones in front of the engine, I don't know why (obviously, this must not be done until the engines are shut down). The cone of the #2 engine stays there (perhaps that engine was already shut down). The other engine is not happy with the cone that is about to be put in front of it, and takes corrective action.

All in all, a very stupid and very lucky move. We could very well be talking about another case of human hamburger.

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Re: Suck, bang, blow.......

Postby Not_Karl » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:29 am

Anyway, I blame the Japanese.
I blame B77W-QOTS.
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Re: Suck, bang, blow.......

Postby tds » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:31 am

All in all, a very stupid and very lucky move. We could very well be talking about another case of human hamburger.
It's hard to tell, but it looks like when it starts moving by itself the rampie instinctively chases it (for an instant) then thinks better of it.

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Re: Suck, bang, blow.......

Postby monchavo » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:51 pm

All in all, a very stupid and very lucky move. We could very well be talking about another case of human hamburger.
It's hard to tell, but it looks like when it starts moving by itself the rampie instinctively chases it (for an instant) then thinks better of it.

The quality of the video is low, and I had bad context. Lots of comments on the video indicating it was a purposeful act, which I find implausible. I imagine the repair bill will have been considerable. A new/rebuilt engine ?

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Re: Suck, bang, blow.......

Postby 3WE » Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:23 pm

Bump: Unfortunately the movie is now private, but an E-170 sucks a safety cone out of the rampies hand. The cone did died, and the engine probably got rebuilt.
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Re: Suck, bang, blow.......

Postby 3WE » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:59 am

I think this is the incident, but a different angle from Dummy’s cancelled video.

https://youtu.be/X0E_YrwpAh8
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Re: Suck, bang, blow.......

Postby Gabriel » Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:36 am

Bump: Unfortunately the movie is now private, but an E-170 sucks a safety cone out of the rampies hand. The cone did died, and the engine probably got rebuilt.
The rampie was as close to did diededness as it gets. And his underware was a total loss.


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