posted on May, 16 2018 @ 03:55 PM
a reply to: lakenheath24
We had an Alaska Eagle driver announce he was leaving that day even if he lost an engine on takeoff (they had returned the day before after an IFR
issue with the externals on the other jet). Hits V1, and oh look, oil light on #1. He's on the Reef Runway at the time (this plays a role later).
He decides to abort and pulls the throttles back. Right engine immediately drops to idle, left engine drops out of afterburner to 100%, and decides it
likes it there. Guy melts all three brakes, blows all three tires, FODs out both engines. In the middle of trying to stop, he drops the hook. He hit
the far end cable at some insane speed, like close to 200 knots.
They were standing out on the runway, and the pilot says, "I thought about ejecting, but wasn't sure who would shut the engine down when it stopped".
My father takes him by the arm, turns him towards downtown, points at the ocean off the end of the runway, and says, "See that ocean out there? It
would have done a pretty good job at stopping it".