Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Two Uncontained Engine Failures on Boeing Jets in One Day

Not just the incident over Broomfield, Colorado, but this one also (via airlive.net):

“A Longtail Aviation Boeing 747-400F diverted to Liege after one of the engine’s caught fire, sending out a loud bang.

The aircraft was operating flight LGT5504 from Maastricht Aachen Airport to New York. The aircraft departed from Maastricht at 4:11 pm.

After its engine caught fire and lost pieces of turbine blades shortly after departure, the aircraft entered into a holding pattern at 10,000 feet and diverted to Liege Airport.”

BREAKING Turbine blades of a Boeing 747-400F’s engine fell on several parked cars



Texas Governor Blames Power Outages on Wind, Solar

…says the failure of renewable energy caused the emergency and that this shows the Green New Deal would be a disaster. He did not actually blame the outages on the Green New Deal as many have said. But he was shoveling pretty hard nonetheless.

Katie Shepherd, Wash Post Feb 17 https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/02/17/texas-abbott-wind-turbines-outages/

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The Pandemic and VMT

Revisiting Vehicle Miles Traveled after several years of looking away in absolute disgust. Below is the moving 12-month average, latest month recorded is November 2020.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/travel_monitoring/tvt.cfm



Fernando Alonso

F1 driver hit by car while cycling in Switzerland, according to unconfirmed reports, but conscious. And “well in himself.” This is supposedly a statement from his team: