Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Burlington Ontario Canada
"thermal runaway" I like that, it sounds better than an uncontrolled fire
When I consulted to the air navigation industry (not a controller, more like a planner), I enjoyed all the euphemisms for major incidents (itself an euphemism) with aircraft. My favourites are:
"contained failure" - the engine blew up but all the shrapnel remained within the cowling;
"uncontained failure" - the engine blew up and the shrapnel blew through the engine cowling; and
"controlled flight into terrain" - the pilot crashed the plane.
There are many other.
Elmolino, your project looks fascinating and I am enjoying following it. It will be great to see how it runs when you are finished.