Drone Strikes Could Cause Jet Engine Failure

  Researchers at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering say drones as small as 8 pounds will have “devastating” effects if sucked into the turbofan engines of commercial aircrafts. Computer-simulated tests showed an 8-pound drone would rip apart the fan blades of a a 9-foot diameter turbofan engine during take-off in less than 1/200th of a second. Furthermore, […]

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