Monarch Airlines investigates after pilot warns passengers of fault leading to 'watery grave'

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    Monarch Airlines investigates after pilot warns passengers of fault leading to 'watery grave'

     
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    I didn't even know they put reverse thrusters into aircraft anymore. :confused: Now the thrust reversers malfunctioning... that *is* a problem. I notice they use the right term and the wrong term in the same article, too. :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks, just to make sure, what's the right term then?
     
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    A thruster is a device used to generate propulsion, usually used in terms of spacecraft or watercraft, such as a bow thruster on a ship. A jet engine can only generate thrust in one direction, therefore the device used changes the direction of the existing thrust - a thrust reverser. The terms are similar enough and frequently misused, it just makes me chuckle.

    When someone says "reverse thrusters" I imagine jets of flame coming out of the nose of a jet as it lands to slow it down. Very amusing. :D
     
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    That's great to know. Thanks a lot. Cheers. :)
     
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