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Duke

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This was what I was alluding to yesterday. Turbine/fan blades breaking loose and getting sucked into an engine can be catastrophic.
Blades will break/detach for a number of reasons, including manufacturing, installation, and maintenance issues.

After a similar incident back in the 90s, we (USAF and the engine manufacturer) determined a certain production lot of blades had been improperly heat treated in their manufacturing process.
 
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