It is currently Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:21 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 198 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14  Next

Re: The Mail and Aviation.

Sponsor

Sponsor
 

Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:00 am
Posts: 12972
Location: Sunny Sussex
Dramatic moment enormous Airbus A380 is rocked violently while battling severe crosswinds as it come in to land

Quote:
Fortunately the manoeuvre is successful and the plane lands safely



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... z4L5tm6TZF

_________________
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:49 pm
Posts: 284
Prompted by ... nothing at all, the DM continues to frighten the readers with aviation scare stories.
The worst blunders made by pilots before a crash revealed
As usual, the quality of the journalism is matched by the quality of the writing.
(Curiously, it's always furinner pilots - ignoring the brave British Kegworth pilots who shutdown the wrong engine. )

_________________
Some days, it's just not worth chewing through the leather restraints.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:00 am
Posts: 12972
Location: Sunny Sussex
Who's flying this thing? Stunned BA passengers watch in horror as the pilot leaves the cockpit to give a safety demo as his jet taxied to the runway

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... cle-430012

_________________
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:59 pm
Posts: 7620
Location: London
That entire report is spun out of one tweet from some demented passenger who seems to have been under the impression that BA only has one pilot flying 747s and couldn't cope with the fact that he wasn't in the cabin when all the plane was doing was taxiing. Yet they describe it as a "drama". If the Mail's intrepid reporter found that dramatic, goodness know what adjectives he'd reach for for a real crisis.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:29 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:49 pm
Posts: 254
Am presuming the other two pilots had it covered - sadly said demented passenger presumably imagines there is still a radio operator, navigator and bomb aimer required.

I suspect the passenger can look forward to a lifetime of downgrades, missing hot meals and spilt drinks for the rest of her BA career.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:58 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:00 am
Posts: 12972
Location: Sunny Sussex
Dramatic moment frightened passengers pray together and put on oxygen masks on flight from London as cabin loses pressure and plane makes emergency landing in Holland after 'Mayday' call

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4brGovtzR
Apparently they were praying, singing, and filming on their smartphones while breathing through oxygen masks. That's what I call multitasking.

_________________
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:57 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:00 am
Posts: 12972
Location: Sunny Sussex
Air Canada plane lands at Heathrow without a WHEEL after the tyre snapped off shortly after take off

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4eb6YoBTz

_________________
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:00 am
Posts: 12972
Location: Sunny Sussex
Couple are kicked off a British Airways flight from London to Jamaica at a Portuguese air force base after demanding an upgrade to business class

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4fRlSwkIm

Mail readers. Yesterday.

Dress in your 'Sunday best', travel solo and remember to smile: The tricks that could get you UPGRADED on your next flight
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... z4fRhcFvLO

_________________
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:00 am
Posts: 12972
Location: Sunny Sussex
BREAKING NEWS: Air France flight heading from Paris to Birmingham declares a mid-air emergency after it is struck by lightning

BREAKING NEWS?
Quote:
The aircraft has since landed safely at Birmingham Airport with no emergency response needed and with no injuries to passengers or crew.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4hXcE5aGM

_________________
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:07 am
Posts: 16508
Location: Brigadoon
BREAKING NEWS - Routine aviation event takes place, ends without incident

_________________
"They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say...let 'em crash."
- "Counter Point", Airplane! (1980)

Things can only get better.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 4:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:00 am
Posts: 12972
Location: Sunny Sussex
Unhappy landings! Gut-wrenching moment plane shakes in severe crosswinds as it attempts Madeira Airport landing

Quote:
In expert fashion, the plane is brought under control - but steam spews out of the wheels as it jolts onto the tarmac of Runway 5


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4iCP4FN36

_________________
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 5:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:08 am
Posts: 15077
Arnold wrote:
Unhappy landings! Gut-wrenching moment plane shakes in severe crosswinds as it attempts Madeira Airport landing

Quote:
In expert fashion, the plane is brought under control - but steam spews out of the wheels as it jolts onto the tarmac of Runway 5


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4iCP4FN36


Who doesn't hark back the romantic steam era of aviation.
So many tears shed when they went over to diesel and overhead electrification.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:15 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:59 pm
Posts: 7620
Location: London
The original report managed to place Madeira in Spain, too.

I like this bit of If-in-doubt-make-it-up technique:

Quote:
The huge aircraft is seen bumping around - with passengers undoubtedly terrified inside the cabin.



Undoubtedly?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:23 pm
Posts: 10073
Location: ...THEY'VE WON.
I experienced landings at Madeira airport three times back in the 80s. It was like something from The Dambusters as the plane zips low over the sea towards the island then, at the last moment, does a 90º turn and you're running alongside the local's houses. There's lots of left-a-bit, right-a-bit, hold-her-steady-Captain and then you're landing on a strip barely long enough for Cessna. Richard Todd throws his weight on the brakes and it skids along the concrete. On every landing the locals on the plane would burst into spontaneous applause and loadsa Hail Marys.

At the time the runway wasn't long enough for a take-off with a full fuel load so going home was always via Faro.

_________________
The lunatic is in the hall.
The lunatics are in my hall.
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:00 am
Posts: 12972
Location: Sunny Sussex
Fozzy wrote:
The original report managed to place Madeira in Spain, too.

I like this bit of If-in-doubt-make-it-up technique:

Quote:
The huge aircraft is seen bumping around - with passengers undoubtedly terrified inside the cabin.



Undoubtedly?

The DM hack didn't doubt it. It's an article of faith that you take your life in your hands when you fly.

_________________
In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets, and steal loaves of bread.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 198 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Fatal: ./cache/ is NOT writable.