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(Some Guy)   US Pilots charged in Brazillian plane crash, claim they couldn't find any landing strip   ( divider line
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2006-12-08 03:05:06 PM  
Heard from a reliable source that the first responders to the crash scene in the jungle had to build huge bonfires to keep the assorted jungle carnivores away from the bodies of the 737 passengers that died. Also it took at least 2-3 minutes for the 737 to crash after it was struck by the Legacy jet.... It was in a "death spiral".... There also was some speculation that the Legacy pilots were "hot-dogging" the new jet for some corporate clients.

2006-12-08 03:05:14 PM  
great headline!!
2006-12-08 03:05:28 PM  
Oh yeah.
Great headline.
Submitter gets a thumbs up:

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2006-12-08 03:05:33 PM  
Awesome headline.
2006-12-08 03:06:14 PM  
Never fly where you can't land.

/Landing strip optional ;)
2006-12-08 03:07:15 PM  
2006-12-08 03:07:49 PM  

Now I feel even stupider than before.

2006-12-08 03:08:23 PM  
From TFA:

Police had seized their passports after the Sept. 29 crash to prevent them from leaving the country, and they had been staying in a hotel on Rio's Copacabana Beach.

Was Brazil *made* as a place for crime? Gimme a break.
2006-12-08 03:08:45 PM  
This thread is worthless without pics

2006-12-08 03:10:28 PM  
"It seemed like it was the air traffic controllers fault ... I guess someone has to take the blame."

You sure? General aviation rules require thousand-foot altitude multiples for half the compass headings (1 - 180 iirc), and thousand-plus-five-hundred for the other half (181 - 360) in this head-on, SOMEONE screwed up.

You're right if they were ordered by flight control to proceed at that altitude...but in that case, there probably wouldn't be a trial.
2006-12-08 03:11:08 PM  
cgrothrock: How about a headline like this:

How to make good use of your 12" pianist

and the article is about this tweeny baby baby grand piano (about 8 inches long)?

You are trying too hard. Trust me. I know funny and that is not funny. Still, my best stuff never goes green. You people only see my ok stuff, and occaisionally my really farked up stuff (in a good way).
2006-12-08 03:13:47 PM  

*g0lf cl4p*
2006-12-08 03:13:48 PM  
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2006-12-08 03:14:42 PM  
YOu just made me laugh outloud at a cuatomer and I do tech support. She wanted to know what was so funny.
I almost told her.
2006-12-08 03:15:49 PM  
But, where will they bury all those poor survivors?
2006-12-08 03:17:08 PM  
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I would also like to express my approval of this particular headline.

-Richard M. Nixon
2006-12-08 03:18:18 PM  
For a full explanation of the Brazilian and others.​/styles_ landingstrip.gif&imgrefurl=​=200&sz= 2&hl=en&start=4&tbnid=7LeEsulZqh0oQM:&tbnh=104&tbnw=104&prev=/images%3​Fq%3Dbra zilian%2Bmustache%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26rls%3D​GGIC,GGI C:1970--2,GGIC:en%26sa%3DG
2006-12-08 03:21:01 PM  
2006-12-08 03:21:16 PM  
So I know they promised to come back for trial, and now get to leave the country. If they do leave the country, is there any country on the planet that will make them return? Or have I just heard overstated things about Brazil's lack of extradition treaties?
2006-12-08 03:22:32 PM  
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Landing Strip?
2006-12-08 03:22:36 PM  
2006-12-08 03:23:02 PM  
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2006-12-08 03:23:23 PM

Take two. With pics.
2006-12-08 03:24:45 PM  
ATC screwed up and communication broke down - the original flight plan was for FL380 on the UZ6 airway (headin northwest), but ATC cleared the legacy to Manaus at 370 and did not reassign them to a correct altitude. Both ATC and the legacy tried to call each other, but neither responded. The trial is happening because Brazil is unwilling to accept that their ATC may be at fault.
2006-12-08 03:25:16 PM  
veedeevadeevoodee, Is it snowing in San Antone?
2006-12-08 03:26:15 PM  
Maintains he's innocent:
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2006-12-08 03:26:44 PM  
My mind read Take two. With pics.
taco With pics.
2006-12-08 03:27:44 PM  
Nice headline (couldnt resist, even though that seems to be the consensus around here)

Im pretty sure everyone forgot that there was even an article to read.
2006-12-08 03:29:49 PM  
I believe support for this headline has waxed, it will, however, eventually wane.
2006-12-08 03:30:19 PM  
"Lepore and Paladino were piloting a Brazilian-made Legacy executive jet"

In other news, Brazil makes jets?
2006-12-08 03:31:50 PM  
Vautour: Im pretty sure everyone forgot that there was even an article to read.

Fark links to articles now?
2006-12-08 03:32:32 PM  
If they were to land on Britney, they could've just looked for the scar.

//can i go now?
2006-12-08 03:33:54 PM  
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2006-12-08 03:35:20 PM  
2006-12-08 03:35:52 PM  
I didn't RTFA, but I did read the headline.

Subby +1
me 0

\\\\I love the slashies!!
2006-12-08 03:38:08 PM  
How do 2 planes colide in the air... over a rain forrest... and one of them come out with no problems?!

Those 2 US pilots should be given medals for skilled flying! Clearly the jumbo was at fault!

Just Sayin
2006-12-08 03:38:35 PM  
Is it too late to put this in the Headline of the Year nominations?

2006-12-08 03:38:47 PM  
Llamallamadingdong, Britney's scar?...Oh, you mean the Federline.
2006-12-08 03:39:31 PM  
Linky thing didn't work for me.

did you mean this?
2006-12-08 03:41:42 PM  
12 years for killing 150 people? At least they weren't caught selling weed in Utah.
2006-12-08 03:46:20 PM  
Good Omens- I'm not going to search for a reference, 'cause I tend to think you went on an unsuccessful troll. However, when/if you read the story, you will find out that the U.S. pilots were flying at the wrong altitude, and ignored multiple instructions from air traffic control.

Yes, someone indeed has to take the blame.

Who U.S.?!? We were just partaking in the War on Turbulence.™
2006-12-08 03:46:56 PM  
a "landing strip" is small line of hair showing you where, to, um, land. its popular among strippers, porn stars, and women who like corvettes

My wife's got one. But let's see, she doesn't like to dance or corvettes .......
2006-12-08 03:48:08 PM  
Excellent headline, hahaha love it.
2006-12-08 03:50:28 PM  
Maud Dib:

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negative, ghostrider ... a balmy 45F outside
2006-12-08 03:51:34 PM  
2006-12-08 04:02:04 PM  
piglet, where is your source saying that the pilots ignored instructions to change altitude? Everything I've read says both ATC and the pilots tried repeatedly to contact each other without success, and the last instruction the pilots had was that they were cleared to Manaus at 37000 ft.
2006-12-08 04:02:14 PM  
I wish I could make a comment 1 brazillianth the brilliance of the headline....well done submitter, well done.
2006-12-08 04:06:28 PM  
wsupfoo -Not fair, I hate corvettes!
2006-12-08 04:06:57 PM  
In other news, Brazil makes jets?

Yeah, aircraft are one of their bigger export products..
2006-12-08 04:07:54 PM  
Most clever headline I've read in a long while. Kudos!
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