Talk:Eastern Air Lines Flight 375

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Questions about article[edit]

The article says:

"Investigators with the Civil Aeronautics Board (the predecessor of the NTSB) determined that engines Nos. 1, 2, and 4 had each ingested at least one bird, and that engine No. 1 had ingested at least eight. The bird damage caused the No. 1 propeller to autofeather and the engine to shut down at the same time that damage to the No. 2 and No. 4 engines prevented those engines from developing full power at a critical stage of flight. The aircraft, unable to climb, went into a mush."

1) How are engines numbered on the Electra? Port to starboard? Is the same nomenclature used on all aircraft?
2) What is "mush?" The term is not defined.
3) There's a page for autofeathering, but is there a page that explains what feathering is?

Thanks. 4.249.186.91 02:19, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

I fact-tagged "mush" which does need to be defined. Feathering is described on the propeller page where it is buried in the middle of a discussion about something else. It may need its own article; the term comes up all the time in aircraft crash articles and it ought to be linked to something. Tempshill (talk) 18:50, 16 January 2009 (UTC)


What is a mush? It's when you pull up the nose of the aircraft but instead of climbing, it sinks.

By the way, I personally witnessed the aftermath of this crash as a nine-year-old in Winthrop, MA. I think the article in general is quite accurate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.76.134.178 (talk) 02:43, 7 November 2009 (UTC)