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RAAF warplane's engine 'destroyed itself'

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Two Australian Air Force pilots are being praised for their expert response to a dramatic engine malfunction that saw their advanced electronic warfare plane skid across a US runway before catching fire.

Aircraft, believed to be worth $120 million, has been assessed as "beyond economic repair

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There goes our tax cuts.

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South Alabam

It might take a while, but I would imagine a full compensation due to that engine disintegration. That is something that should have never happened on a new aircraft.

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and then

The service/maintenance records should help nail down why it occurred.  The compressor may have been faulty or some other subsystem might have caused it.  I'd be interested to know the age and duty-cycle of the aircraft. 

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Captain Risky

...could be anything and with so many different sub system producers would be next to impossible to blame anyone in particular I imagine. and with no more Australian orders for the F-18 Boeing really hasn’t any interest in playing nice either. 

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Black Red Devil
19 hours ago, and then said:

The service/maintenance records should help nail down why it occurred.  The compressor may have been faulty or some other subsystem might have caused it.  I'd be interested to know the age and duty-cycle of the aircraft. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_EA-18G_Growler

 

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