Airbus a330 engine failure before V1

This great video shows an Airbus a330 engine ‘explode’ on the take-off role.

As you can see, the failure results in the aircraft yawing right – the result of the imbalance in thrust. Had this happened after reaching the ‘v1’ speed (the point of no return), the pilots would have have had to continue the take-off and deal with the problem in the air (one engine can safely get the plane into the air and back to land) – in this case though, they abort the take-off.

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