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Vulcan - Olympus engine Test Bed - on Fire: Contents

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No. Title Description
1  Ground Test on the airfield  Just prior to the rebuild another 22R engine had suffered an LP turbine ejection. This had been in May and resulted from a loss of cooling air to the turbine disc, which then ...
2  Why it failed  The cause of the failure was the last thing on the test engineers minds at this stage as they ran for cover. Within seconds the fire took hold as burning fuel poured from the...
3  The aftermath of the blaze  The following morning dawned dank and foggy and all that remained of the aircraft was a pile of sodden aluminium ash amongst which could be discerned a few recognisable object...