Old 21st Apr 2018, 18:39
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Originally Posted by PineappleFrenzy View Post
It seems strange to me that so many people here seem focused on generating magic bullet theories about how the departed fan blade struck a cabin window well aft of the event when most of the damage to the cowling was due to engine imbalance.
I don't see many posters maintaining that the departing blade struck the window, particularly in view of the NTSB's early finding that no window fragments were found inside the cabin.

As for the damage to the nose cowl being largely due to out-of-balance forces rather than to the blade scything through it, I think your earlier advice applies:

Originally Posted by PineappleFrenzy View Post
A fan blade departed and bad things happened. The NTSB will tell us exactly what happened, and why.
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