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Airbus A350 Engine Shutdown Incidents Linked to Cockpit Drink SpillsAirbus and Rolls-Royce are investigating two incidents in which A350s experienced uncommanded in-flight engine shutdown after drinks were spilled on controls situated on the cockpit centre pedestal. (www.flightglobal.com) More...
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First thing I thought of when I read the headline. How could they not account for spills. Spill proof cups and everything, I still end up with spilled liquid due to unexpected turbulence - on the ground. Don't pilots have other accidents too like maybe getting sick during a long flight? Surely they - wait, illness from having eaten the fish, of course, and don't call me Shirley!
I thought of that movie also, but could not remember the name. Going to have to find a DVD and watch it again!
the one and only Airplane
Jamie Bone...you beat me to the punch!
Good one Jamie - that was my first thought too...Fate is the Hunter. So I can see it now, mandatory Beverage Consumption Training for all pilots including at least a few minutes of simulator time.
Engine failure caused the spill, then radio failure then fire warning on the 2nd of 2 engines when it was actually operating fine.
Life imitating art?