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originally posted by: waynos
a reply to: JIMC5499
Boeing felt that P&W were dragging their feet somewhat resolving an issue they were having where the JT9D would basically blow up under full throttle, with the company saying there was no problem and they were freak occurrences.
Knowing exactly what conditions were causing this to happen Jack Waddell invited the president of P&W along for a ride in the new jumbo, wherein he deliberately throttled the no1 engine until it blew up. To prove this was a known issue, not a freak, he then subsequently blew up no2 to prove it and asked if blowing up no 3 as well was necessary?
It was not.