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Can a jet engine suck a man in?

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April 12, 2018 3:57PM

Yes There is a video clip of a Navy A-6 Intruder that sucks a man off the flight deck. He was kneeling right next to the jet's engine inlet. When he stood up, it sucked him head first into the inlet. The amazing thing was that he survived. The suction of the jet ripped off his helmet and the helmet lodged into the engine and choked it off. Link to YouTube video clip of this event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHtgXsIxA8A&feature=PlayList&p=93C3EBD481924E96&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=11
There have been reported incidents of people being dragged into turbines and being hit by propellers.

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September 22, 2016 8:31PM

It couldn't have been very common. By the time airliners like the De Havilland Comet and the Boeing 707 came upon the scene, airport workers knew you didn't walk in front of a running aircraft engine if you didn't want to die.