The jet engine instantly brought two advances over propellers: it doubled the speed and it was far more reliable.
A jet engine that is still functioning is basically a furnace, and the most likely first source of ignition.
In fact, nothing is more lethal to a jet engine than ingesting this kind of ash.
|jet engine |
An engine, generally a gas turbine, that develops thrust from a jet of hot gases produced by burning fuel in a combustion chamber.