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originally posted by: CalibratedZeus
Shame there were deaths, this looks like a pretty well-executed emergency landing.
I can only assume the water temp or inability to open a door was a factor.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: howtonhawky
They're flying at low level. Even if there was a warning there wouldn't be nearly enough time to restore fuel flow, and attempt to restart the engine before they hit the water.
that is an opinion that can be proved of disproved depending on the size and length of the fuel lines.imo
originally posted by: howtonhawky
a reply to: Zaphod58
so there were more passengers than seats.
i see a panel in the lower rear in the middle.
seems like there would be some type of warning system in place to tell the operator of no fuel or that the switch is in the off position. Even then it would be a matter of time to restore fuel even if there was an alarm.
i see your point but it really does not connect to my statement the way you are connecting it. at least in my mind
Even with no pressure to the pumps an engine will still run for some time depending on economy after the pumps are of if the pumps were working a full capacity.
Once the pumps are off, the engines will burn out in about 1 second.