I was just wondering, and this is probably a very stupid topic, but could a flare gun bring down a jet? If a jet was flying low and someone shot a flare and it just so happened to get sucked into the engine, would the engine explode? I know this topic is weird but i’m just curious.
Not for a second.
Just because engines fail doesn’t mean the plane automatically crashes.
It’s highly unlikely for this to ever happen.
No way, an airplane can take bullets without losing structural integrity, a flare gun won’t do anything to it.
This ain’t a stupid topic and also a flare can’t crash an airliner.
Okay, let me revise it. Not CRASH, but could it destroy the engine if the flare was sucked in?
I’m not an aircraft mechanic so I wouldn’t know but I would assume if shot in it would cause problems maybe not a failure.
It could somehow destroy it but not completely.
I seriously doubt it would do much.
Well you have to keep in mind there is bunch of different fluids in a jet engine. Worst case scenario, you can have an engine fire due to extreme heat from the flare.
I agree with @Mobin_A if you shot a flare into a running jet turbine it would most likely cause an engine and worst case lite the fuel tank on fire
I think you guys need to read up a little on just how turbofans work.
A flare out of a flaregun ingested is akin to a gnat on a horse.
It would probably burn out by the time it ever reached. Like even if it was real close, it wouldn’t be strong enough. After all it is just a pocket of fire.
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