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F-18 crash attributed to rare dual engine failure

(CNN) -- A Navy F-18 fighter jet that crashed into a Virginia Beach neighborhood in April experienced dual engine failure, marking the first time an F-18 has had two unrelated catastrophic engine failures at the same time, according to a report released on the investigation. In the first five seconds of flight, the jet's right engine stalled from a fuel leak, the investigators said. The pilot tried to compensate with extra thrust from the left engine but it also failed due to an unrelated… (www.cnn.com) More...

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GE engines? Made in china? :-)
preacher1 1
From the story "Emergency procedures will be revised to take this rare occurrence into account, he said". What else can you do but eject when you are at 50' and nothing is working??????
New emergency procedure will read" kiss your ass goodbye or eject" !!!