Or a contained fan blade failure.
I’m sure it could have been a bird strike, but such engines are tested with all sizes of (grocery store prepared) chickens and turkeys to validate that any such strike won’t threaten the safety of a flight.
I thought it was two guys trying to get into the flight deck. Whom to believe??????
UK investigators have opened an inquiry into the British Airways Airbus A319 incident at London Heathrow which resulted in substantial damage to both engines.
Images show that the fan cowl doors on both engines have been torn away, with clear discolouration on the rear of the starboard International Aero Engines V2500 powerplant.
The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch says it has started a probe into the event involving the aircraft (G-EUOE) which had just taken off as flight BA762 to Oslo.
Just another day at the office.....
Gonna cost a lot of Pounds to steam clean all those seats.
“Eye-witnesses reported seeing a fire in the right-hand engine of the Airbus 319...”
The number 19 strikes again!
For one possibility see this thread:
“FAQ: The V1-VR Terrorist Runway Kill Zone (RKZ) Frequently Asked Questions”
“If any two engines on a large multi-engine jet can be disabled in the RKZ by a terrorist attack, the aircraft will not be able to gain enough altitude to return to the airport and will almost certainly crash. The availability of inexpensive, GPS-guided autonomous model aircraft and helicopters (drones and UAVs) that are capable of precisely targeting the runway path of each jet engine in the RKZ makes terrorist attacks increasingly probable.”
However, the passengers on that aircraft were not so lucky. Every single one of them (including the crew and a few on the ground) perished.
This was over at the O'Hare airport in Chicago.