As a Qatar Airways flight dodged thunderstorms on
approach to Shanghai in 2006, it encountered a problem that, until
recently, was considered virtually impossible: nearly four miles above
the earth, both engines of the big Airbus A330 shut down at the same
The engines quickly restarted and the pilots managed a
safe landing. But the incident, along with similar ones before it, set
off alarm bells throughout the industry because of the cause: ice
inside the engines.
The rest of this long but very interesting article can be found at the Wall Street Journal
My wings are like a shield of steel.