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(BBC)   Fatal air crash report blames Sun. This is not a repeat from Greek mythology   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 37
    More: Interesting, Martin Hickin, Greek mythology, mid-air collision, accident report, Air Accidents Investigation Branch  
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2012-11-08 09:57:43 AM
Got too close to the sun, eh?
 
2012-11-08 09:58:07 AM
Pilots were to busy fapping to the Page 3 Girls?
 
2012-11-08 09:58:28 AM
The Sun was there?
 
2012-11-08 09:58:59 AM
www.rightthissecond.co
 
2012-11-08 10:00:36 AM
That's why I only fly Daedalus Air.
 
2012-11-08 10:00:49 AM
I wear my sunglasses in flight. So I can...
 
2012-11-08 10:00:52 AM
The other pilot was quoted after the accident..."Icarus? Damn near killed us!!"
/bah dum tish
 
2012-11-08 10:02:17 AM
Came here for Greek Mythology puns.

Self-exiling and gouging my eyes out.
 
2012-11-08 10:03:43 AM
That's why I never trust a pilot with wax wings pinned to his uniform.
 
2012-11-08 10:04:28 AM

CygnusDarius: Came here for Greek Mythology puns.

Self-exiling and gouging my eyes out.


I loved your Mom too......
 
2012-11-08 10:05:46 AM
Should have revved up up like a deuce, just a flyer in the night.
 
2012-11-08 10:09:20 AM

cgraves67: That's why I never trust a pilot with wax wings pinned to his uniform.


Remember those little plastic jets Delta gave you when you were a young passenger? Those were cool.
 
2012-11-08 10:12:02 AM
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wanted for questioning
 
2012-11-08 10:14:09 AM
Farkin' Murdoch rag.
 
2012-11-08 10:15:48 AM

mortimer_ford: cgraves67: That's why I never trust a pilot with wax wings pinned to his uniform.

Remember those little plastic jets Delta gave you when you were a young passenger? Those were cool.


I remember that American Airlines gave me my own wings pin on my first flight. My son just flew Delta for his first flight a few weeks ago. He didn't get anything. He slept most of the flight, to the relief of his mother and other fellow passengers. He's only a year old.
 
2012-11-08 10:19:42 AM
Flying slowly and into the sun can be tricky. It can be hard to see. Worse, the low sun coming through the propeller can cause what is known as flicker vertigo, which can pretty much incapacitate the pilot; it has even been know to induce seizures. But this guy was a seasoned pilot and must have known that in such a situation, you never look directly ahead for more than a few moments at the time.
 
2012-11-08 10:21:28 AM
For some reason, I suddenly want to listen to Iron Maiden.
 
2012-11-08 10:25:36 AM

Sybarite: That's why I only fly Daedalus Air.


Ecuador has an airline called Icarus. A few years back I was on a business trip with my boss and one of our VPs. The VP and I were discussing how idiotic it was to name an airline after icarus instead of deadalus right next to my boss who is terrified of flying. All of a sudden I feel her nails clawing into my arm on the arm rest we were sharing as she started to panic because she forgot to take the pill she usually takes before flights. She was able to make due with some dramamine i had. /csb
 
2012-11-08 10:27:09 AM

King Something: For some reason, I suddenly want to listen to Iron Maiden.


For some reason I want to listen to Thrice.
 
2012-11-08 10:34:09 AM

kbronsito: Sybarite: That's why I only fly Daedalus Air.

Ecuador has an airline called Icarus. A few years back I was on a business trip with my boss and one of our VPs. The VP and I were discussing how idiotic it was to name an airline after icarus instead of deadalus right next to my boss who is terrified of flying. All of a sudden I feel her nails clawing into my arm on the arm rest we were sharing as she started to panic because she forgot to take the pill she usually takes before flights. She was able to make due with some dramamine i had. /csb


The story where her fingernails were clawing into you back would have been more interesting.
 
2012-11-08 10:36:27 AM

Sybarite: That's why I only fly Daedalus Air.


Like traveling to the Pegasus galaxy do you.
 
2012-11-08 10:37:09 AM
the only thing that keeps going around in my head is

RA! RA! RA!
 
2012-11-08 10:39:39 AM

JackieRabbit: Flying slowly and into the sun can be tricky. It can be hard to see. Worse, the low sun coming through the propeller can cause what is known as flicker vertigo, which can pretty much incapacitate the pilot; it has even been know to induce seizures. But this guy was a seasoned pilot and must have known that in such a situation, you never look directly ahead for more than a few moments at the time.


It also tend to burn up your ship.

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2012-11-08 10:40:54 AM
On his way to the Moon on gossamer wings......just one of those things.
 
2012-11-08 10:45:11 AM
cue the Simpson episode where they had to evacuate the earth. One rocket went to safety, the other rocket, with Homer and Bart, went to the sun. Rosie O'Donnell started a chorus of "Clang, Clang, went the trolley" so Homer and Bart chose to eject from the space craft and explode in the vacuum of space as a preferable form of the sweet relief of death.
 
2012-11-08 10:59:16 AM
art.penny-arcade.com
 
2012-11-08 11:21:55 AM
i.qkme.me
 
2012-11-08 11:22:43 AM
Sun, I am dissapoint.
 
2012-11-08 11:41:42 AM
You'd think a British pilot would grasp the concept of "beware the Hun in the sun".

And not to stare at the damn thing.
 
2012-11-08 11:51:18 AM
Oh the humanity.
rockmerchuniverse.com
 
2012-11-08 11:53:53 AM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-08 12:09:31 PM

Sybarite: That's why I only fly Daedalus Air.


www.postavy.cz

This is your captain speaking.
 
2012-11-08 12:11:29 PM

JackieRabbit: Flying slowly and into the sun can be tricky. It can be hard to see. Worse, the low sun coming through the propeller can cause what is known as flicker vertigo, which can pretty much incapacitate the pilot; it has even been know to induce seizures. But this guy was a seasoned pilot and must have known that in such a situation, you never look directly ahead for more than a few moments at the time.


THIS
I nearly taxied into a ditch when flicker vertigo made my brain go blue screen.

Also, that is why you broadcast your positions when near an airfield.
 
2012-11-08 01:43:33 PM
He was just trying to get rid of one of these:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

/"I'm free, I'm free!"
 
2012-11-08 04:01:51 PM
Goddamn Solaris!
 
2012-11-08 04:46:41 PM
This is why I don't fly. One minute you're cruising and the next minute, Apollo biatch-slaps you and you die.
 
2012-11-08 05:29:03 PM

MBooda: Oh the humanity.
[rockmerchuniverse.com image 196x286]


That's Gill's super-move from Street Fighter 3, right?
 
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