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Watch A $13 Million Jet Engine Explode

What happens to a jet when one of its engine fan blades disintegrates in flight? Hopefully, not much. That's what Rolls Royce was out to prove when they created this test explosion in an Airbus A380 engine.

If a turbine blade fails in flight, the engine needs to contain it to prevent shards from flying through the cabin or fuel tanks. Check it out, the results are pretty incredible.

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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