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Can a human get sucked into a jet engine?

Can a human get sucked into the jet engine of a normal modern airliner? if so has it ever happened and what is the minimum or maximum weight that these engines can suck? As a safety measure, wouldn't ...
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Why do we use pylons to mount the engines on jetliners?

This question focus on jet airliners. The De Havilland Comet's engine were mounted inside the wing, the Concorde's engines were mounted underwing (as many jet engines) but without pylon. It seems jet ...
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How does the mounting location of a jet engine affect aircraft performance?

Different jet airplanes mount the engines in different ways. For example: Under the wing To the fuselage How does the engine location affect aircraft performance? Is one better than the other?
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What safety features prevent jets sucking in ground staff or equipment?

There have been some gruesome deaths involving ground staff being sucked into jet engines, presumably because the engine thrust was set well above idle. Are there safety features (besides prudence on ...
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What advantage(s) are there for the HondaJet's engine mount position?

The HondaJet has over wing mounted engines as can be seen here: Image from LuxuryLaunches.com The advantages v drawbacks of the over wing mount have been discussed here and here. The over wing mount ...
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How do you choose engine placement for under wings engines?

I'd like to know how you choose the location of the engines under the wings, in the case of a 4-engines aircraft with low wings (and therefore with engines under the wings). Concerning the ...
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Is the ground clearance of the B737 engine low compared to similar aircraft?

I'm referring to this other Question. I want to know more about the B737 and the distance between the engine and the tarmac. There are several Incidents reported, on 737 damaging the tarmac. Is the ...
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Why are overwing engines so rare?

This comment to a question about underwing vs rear-mounted engines notes the existence of a rarely used third option: overwing engines. There seems to be very few planes using those. What are the ...
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How do I achieve a lower stall speed, and capture potential CLmax without enough elevator control authority?

I am running some analysis on a uav, and the results I have found show that with proposed modifications I am unable to trim at my previous $c_{L\:max}$ and thus originally designed stall speed (...
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Keeping the engine under the wings, doesn't hurt the lift as the airflow speed is higher under the wings?

To create a lift, the airflow speed on top of the wings should be higher than the airflow speed on the bottom of the wings. But when you keep the engine on the bottom of the wings, wouldn't it hurt ...
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How much fuel does an airliner consume during passenger boarding?

As I understand, sometimes APU is running during the passenger boarding. How much fuel do the APU consume during this process? Of course, it must depend on the total boarding time, so I think it ...