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Member Name: king
Date: 27/07/00, updated on 27/07/00 (710 review reads)
Advantages: Great lesson to be learned
Disadvantages: Loss of life
I think all of us we have heard about concorde disaster. Apparently the risk of explosion due to uncontained failure of rolls- royce snecma olympus engines593 that power concorde was first raised in 1976. A report by british aerospace suggested that in a case of catastropic engine failure a fragment of hot metal could enter the fuel tank causing explosion. Rarely for civil aircfaft, concorde four engine are embedded in the wings next to the fuel tanks. The risk was dismmised at atime as improbable.
During his visit to the scene Air France managing director Jean-Cyril-Spinetta blamed engine failure as the the cause of the explosion. Aircraft experts confirm his view.
The thing which annoy me the logical concern was raised long time ago and those who where supposed to do something about it they dismissed those genuine concern. So i think those who build rolls-royce engine,Ba and Air France have got should take some blame. Also we learn a great lesson fromt his tragedy. Any genuine concern which is raised should treated serious those concerned do something to correct it especially when human life is at risk.