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(Yahoo) NewsFlash A Tunisair passenger jet carrying 35 goes down off the coast of Sicily   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 82
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2005-08-06 01:21:27 PM  
Oh shiat.
 
2005-08-06 01:21:36 PM  
39 not 35.
 
2005-08-06 01:21:38 PM  
I thought flying was the safest way to travel.
 
2005-08-06 01:21:40 PM  
God be with them
 
2005-08-06 01:22:03 PM  
Thats terrible, IM FIRST WEEEEE!
 
2005-08-06 01:22:18 PM  
Apparently it was an ATR-72.. A commuter turbo-prop.
 
2005-08-06 01:22:21 PM  
not a news flash..more like...news...
 
2005-08-06 01:22:44 PM  
Tunisahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
 
2005-08-06 01:22:49 PM  
ahh shiat, stupid delay, Im not first.
 
2005-08-06 01:24:47 PM  
Like twenty some people have been rescued. Nine are missing.

That was an hour ago.

/Like the Gameshot said before, news, not a news flash.
 
2005-08-06 01:27:45 PM  


damn....

what really surprises me is that 20 people survived in that tin can
 
2005-08-06 01:31:58 PM  
jeffcor13: what really surprises me is that 20 people survived in that tin can


Doesn't look too shabby to me. There are plenty of prop planes in service and some of them are quite safe.
 
2005-08-06 01:36:15 PM  
what, no boobies?
 
2005-08-06 01:36:40 PM  
Oh gosh, that's awful. My thoughts are with them.

I guess only one more to go before it's safe to fly again.


/am I wrong?
//this is a nice handbasket. I wonder where I'm going?
 
2005-08-06 01:36:52 PM  
Sicily?

*pictures plane upright in a giant tub of cement*
 
2005-08-06 01:38:07 PM  
casanunda: Doesn't look too shabby to me. There are plenty of prop planes in service and some of them are quite safe.

Actually, now that you mention it, I wonder if prop planes are almost safer in the event of a crash landing...seeing as they generally aren't as big (therefore have less mass) and aren't going nearly as fast as a big commercial jet.
 
2005-08-06 01:38:51 PM  
Allahs will be done.
 
2005-08-06 01:39:40 PM  
If you have to make a water landing, I would think you are a lot better off making it in a turbo prop like this one rather than a jet with a higher stall speed. Water isn't all that soft at 150 mph. Form these pics I say this is a really good airplane for a water landing the wings are up high so a tip doesn't catch a wave and spin you like a ninja star. Plus the bottom is rather flat. All in all though I would prefer to land on terra firma.
 
2005-08-06 01:40:47 PM  
Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit snorting rigatoni.
 
2005-08-06 01:46:29 PM  
Well, these things happen in three's. Toronto, Tunisair, T-?

Better stay away from Turkey, Tokyo, etc.

Oh cripes, will the Shuttle complete the trifecta??

/we need an Oh Shiat! Guy
 
j z
2005-08-06 01:55:00 PM  
Who cares, what is Paris Hilton up to?
 
2005-08-06 01:55:02 PM  
Let me be the first to say: bummer.
 
2005-08-06 01:55:39 PM  
An airline flight from Bari to Tunisia? . . . that's spells trouble on both ends.
 
2005-08-06 01:56:57 PM  
"In the event of a water landing, your seat cushion will double as a floatation device - unless you choose to use the bloated corpse of the person who is sitting next to you. Please enjoy your flight..."



/one ticket please...
 
2005-08-06 01:57:02 PM  
Mind your own business. You didn't see nothing.
 
2005-08-06 01:57:45 PM  
I read that the plane was inspected 4 times in the past year. That's disturbing. I also have to wonder if the 555th is helping search efforts. And four months with no inspection? Wow. At least an hourly preflight, I mean seriously.
 
2005-08-06 01:59:34 PM  
its the terrorists..more acts like the patriot for all!
everyone hide in their homes and re-elect a warmongering president! Its the only way to stop the maddness

/abortions for some flames for all!!
 
2005-08-06 02:00:01 PM  
That's two...
 
2005-08-06 02:00:12 PM  
while a plane crashing and killing folks is a tradgedy , if i have the choice to fly boing or lockheed, i will take it over flying anything french made. this seems like a bad bad month to fly french made aircraft.
 
X15
2005-08-06 02:02:02 PM  
Annoyance

Inspection is such a general term that it dosn't mean anything without context. Aircraft are inspected with varying levels of scrutiny all the time, and it almost certainly was preflighed, this and every other time it's ever flown.
 
2005-08-06 02:02:13 PM  
mark12A

Lets hope if there is another T plane crash it doesn't equal
the Tenerife crash.
 
2005-08-06 02:02:51 PM  
France Surrenders

/waits for #3..
 
2005-08-06 02:03:22 PM  
The storied tradition of Italian Aviation continues...
 
2005-08-06 02:07:09 PM  
19 dead, 20 survive
 
2005-08-06 02:10:08 PM  
So the pilot was able to put a plane that size down in the sea? I'm assuming that's not something that pilots get to practice. I'm also assuming it's pretty skillful.
 
2005-08-06 02:10:27 PM  
X15- I should hope, but if the laws aren't there I wouldn't put it past them to only comply when required.
 
2005-08-06 02:14:26 PM  
Joey Zaza sleeps with the fishes.
 
2005-08-06 02:18:27 PM  
OH MY GOD PLANES ARE DROPPING EVERYWHERE
 
2005-08-06 02:19:37 PM  
mark12A: Well, these things happen in three's. Toronto, Tunisair, T-?

Better stay away from Turkey, Tokyo, etc.

Oh cripes, will the Shuttle complete the trifecta??



You mean... like... over T-exas ?
 
2005-08-06 02:20:54 PM  
Tunisia? If the terrorists ever hijack a plane over there and crash it into Luke's homestead, THEN I get pissed.
 
2005-08-06 02:25:06 PM  
I had a dream about an ATR-72 crashing last night. Except it was Continental (which no longer flies the ATR) and the plane smacked down onto a runway and lost control. Creepy still, though.

I'm off to take a nap, I'll let you know what else I find out.
 
2005-08-06 02:33:57 PM  
Course, Quantas never crashed.
 
2005-08-06 02:34:28 PM  
Palermo fire official Giovanni Saccone

bwahahahahaha. His name, in italiano, means JOHNNY BIG SACK.

BWAHAHAHAHAH.

are you sure this isn't just a FARK news article???
 
2005-08-06 02:36:59 PM  
"Going down off the coast of Sicily" could be a cool sexual slang metaphor.
 
2005-08-06 02:37:56 PM  
This is not half as disturbing as the guy pictured in the Fark Personals....... named Camille

Yikes. Poor guy.

And he needs to lose the toothpick. Icky.
 
2005-08-06 02:38:08 PM  
Muzzy and friends taught me how to speak Italian
 
2005-08-06 02:38:18 PM  
Expealidocious
Course, Quantas never crashed.

Not entirely true...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qantas#Incidents_and_accidents
 
2005-08-06 02:46:08 PM  
From "ask the pilot" (me, airline witheld)

read that the plane was inspected 4 times in the past year. That's disturbing. I also have to wonder if the 555th is helping search efforts. And four months with no inspection? Wow. At least an hourly preflight, I mean seriously.

Passenger aircraft are subject to regular scheduled maintenance inspections. This is totally seperate from a normal preflight inspection, which the flightcrew performs before every flight.

So the pilot was able to put a plane that size down in the sea? I'm assuming that's not something that pilots get to practice. I'm also assuming it's pretty skillful.

Next time you're on a large plane, like a 767, note how the emergency card has information on it about a water landing. Pilots are taught generally how to land on the sea, including how to read the water and some general rules regarding ocean swells and waves. It does not take particular skill to land a plane on the water, though it does take a fair bit of luck from that point on.

There are plenty of prop planes in service and some of them are quite safe.

There is really little difference from a safety perspective between a "prop" and "jet." In practice, the ATR72 has a lot more in common with a 737 than it does a Cessna 172. The ATR72, like nearly all "prop" airliners, is a turboprop, which for all intents and purposes means that it's a jet engine with a propeller on it. With regards to another comment: yes, this means it goes a little slower and the lower stall speeds might contribute to making a water landing more survivable, but only very marginally and a lot of other factors come into effect here.

while a plane crashing and killing folks is a tradgedy , if i have the choice to fly boing or lockheed, i will take it over flying anything french made. this seems like a bad bad month to fly french made aircraft.

Ovewhelming ignorance mixed with xenophobia there. Modern European airliners historically have at least as good a safety record as American ones.
 
2005-08-06 02:49:44 PM  
ABQGOD:

Course, course I'll never go to the airport now. Yeah. Take the freeway.
 
2005-08-06 02:53:28 PM  
bender_the_offender
Ovewhelming ignorance mixed with xenophobia there. Modern European airliners historically have at least as good a safety record as American ones.

Why overwhelm him with facts? Don't you know Americans don't take to kindly to those?

Tis a shame really
 
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