Can anyone explain why and how flames have shot out of the left engine of this F/A-18, whose left engine was apparently not generating power, the picture is here. And the source website where I got the infomation from is here. The accident happened in Lethbridge, Canada in the July of 2010. Below is a comment posted on the forum in response to the post of the crash on ED forums:
It was a fuel control problem (sticky piston) on the right engine, isn't #1 the left? The open nozzle of the left engine indicates that it's either a) at idle or b) at full power/burner which it was in this case as the pilot was executing a high alpha pass at the time.
The comment about the left engine not hasving power is here:
The left engine has the nozzle fully open, showing that #1 engine was developing no power.