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Re: Has A UFO Ever Killed A Diesel Engine? - Ledger

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 16:17:53 -0400
Fwd Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 16:19:28 -0500
Subject: Re: Has A UFO Ever Killed A Diesel Engine? - Ledger

>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 19:59:29 +0000
>Subject: Re: Has A UFO Ever Killed A Diesel Engine?

>>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>To:
>>Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 08:16:33 -0500
>>Subject: Has A UFO Ever Killed A Diesel Engine?

>>Have UFOs ever been reported to kill a diesel engine?

>The short answer is "yes" (on occasion), but usually no. It depends,
>according to engineers I have talked with about this, on the
>particular ignition system of the diesel engine. The ignitions
>differ. In fact, in all EM effect cases on vehicles, investigators
>should be careful to document the type of ignition in that particular

Hi Dick,

Good point. Ignition systems seem to be the key. Take for
example light aircraft or any aircraft using gas/recip-engines.
There have been many cases of close encounters with UFOs by
these aircraft without the engines being killed. At least that
are documented or survived to relate the tale. Engine problems
have occurred, but perhaps this is due to the fact that for the
most part they use magnetos rather than distributors for spark.

There are aircraft flying now with Diesel engines, rotary
engines and Dyna-cam engines [they can idle at 75 rpm].

There has to be spark for the gas engines but Diesel depends on
Glo-plugs to start and high compression and the generated heat
to keep them running. The timing is mechanical. It could be
though that some extremely high Gauss field could temporarily
weld [lock them up] the the steel/nickle/chrome components of
these engines and stall them.


Don Ledger

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