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AnthonyDunn – 05/06/2013 18:32 GMT

I can see how you got to your conclusion, but I do not think it is correct. The cowls are designed the way they are for a reason, for example one might ask why are they not designed to ‘fail safe?’ The reason is usually to do with weight, as every extra pound affects performance and in airline economics, this is significant.

What would not surprise me is some type of sensor being added and a warning message being displayed to the pilots, in the same way that cargo doors are electroically monitored. However, as an earlier poster correctly pointed out, such sensors are not infallible.