Sunday, December 6, 2020

In event of engine failure, planes have a small emergency turbine that pops out to generate power

Not a joke:
The Airbus A380 has the largest RAT propeller in the world at 1.63 metres (5.3 ft) in diameter, but around 80 centimetres (2.6 ft) is more common. A typical large RAT on a commercial aircraft can be capable of producing 5 to 70 kW


The following aviation incidents involved the deployment of a ram air turbine:

1983: Air Canada Flight 143; also known as the Gimli Glider incident
1996: The hijacking of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961
2000: Hapag-Lloyd Flight 3378
2001: Air Transat Flight 236
2004: Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701
2009: US Airways Flight 1549[4]
2020: Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303