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Thread: Southwest Airlines Engine Failure, Passenger Near Sucked Out of the Aircraft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    In this case, according to the Captain's account, there was no warning. The windshield burst at once, so there was no time to initiate an earlier, preemptive emergency descent.
    On top of that, when they did initiate the emergency descent, they initially went down to only 24000 ft due to mountainous terrain.
    Report said the failure was preceded by cracks and window heat ECAM, although that could have been only moments before. Pilot immediately descended rapidly to MSA, turned away from the mountains and continued to 10000. Also squawked 7700 to let everyone know. Sounds pretty level-headed with your FO out the window taking the autopilot with him. This is what I call heroic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoeingBobby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ATLcrew View Post
    I doubt aviation will ever get to the point where there is not any room for improvement.
    What is the line that most of our old instructors told us? "You should learn something on every flight".
    But we do not want a computer to monitor our takeoff acceleration as a safety backup? Just asking
    Les règles de l'aviation de base découragent de longues périodes de dur tirer vers le haut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3WE View Post
    But we do not want a computer to monitor our takeoff acceleration as a safety backup? Just asking
    Lick your finger and stick it out the window!

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