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Originally posted by Harlequin
^^ being the A320 is FBW it doesn`t have manual reversion, so needs the electric system to fly and the moment the engines stop the hydrolics stop - hence why they all have a RAT
in fact , all new airliners from 1990 onwards have RATS since they`re all FBW now.
as cobzz said , the 737 doesn`t have one , most 757`s don`t have one and the 747 doesn`t need one
Originally posted by C0bzz
Originally posted by earlywatcher
Is there anything besides a double bird strike that would cause both engines to fail simultaneously?
Cutting the fuel to both engines at the same time.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
Actually, bzz, that REALLY happened, more than two decades ago, as I recall. I think it was Delta, they had their first B-767, it was on departure from LAX....don't have a clue what they were thinking, but for some reason selected both Fuel Control switches to Cut-Off.