A turbine engine failure occurs when a turbine engine in an aircraft unexpectedly stops producing thrust due to a malfunction other than fuel exhaustion. Turbine engines in use on today’s turbine-powered aircraft are extremely reliable. It is common for engines to operate for tens of thousands of hours without difficulty before being removed from service for a scheduled inspection. However, engine malfunctions or failures occasionally occur that require an engine to be shut down in flight.
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A Delta airplane was forced to make an emergency exit after one of its engines malfunctioned mid-flight – and there's terrifying ...