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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:44 pm 
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Dramatic moment enormous Airbus A380 is rocked violently while battling severe crosswinds as it come in to land

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Fortunately the manoeuvre is successful and the plane lands safely



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

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:16 pm 
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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. )

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:14 pm 
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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

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:11 am 
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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.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:29 am 
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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.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:58 am 
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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.

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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

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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

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BREAKING NEWS: Air France flight heading from Paris to Birmingham declares a mid-air emergency after it is struck by lightning

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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

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BREAKING NEWS - Routine aviation event takes place, ends without incident

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Unhappy landings! Gut-wrenching moment plane shakes in severe crosswinds as it attempts Madeira Airport landing

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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

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Unhappy landings! Gut-wrenching moment plane shakes in severe crosswinds as it attempts Madeira Airport landing

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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.


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