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(Herald Sun)   Emirates A380's engine explodes at 10,000 feet, but the highly trained flight attendants handled the emergency quickly and safely. Just kidding. "The staff panicked more than the passengers"   (heraldsun.com.au) divider line 44
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2012-11-12 06:14:31 AM
bet they didn't - panic does not make you run to random places. Sounds like they just got on with what they needed to do before what could have been a rough landing. Maybe
 
2012-11-12 08:10:23 AM
There they are, safe on the ground, and biatching like crazy. They could be in a big debris field out in the ocean.

The word "panic" must have different meaning there.
 
2012-11-12 08:15:27 AM
Do you know what it's like to fall in the mud and get kicked... in the head... with an iron boot? Of course you don't, no one does. It never happens.
 
2012-11-12 08:15:37 AM
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2012-11-12 09:16:07 AM
Wouldn't you panic?
 
2012-11-12 09:41:29 AM
Maybe airbus should just stick with the "bus" part.
 
2012-11-12 10:39:34 AM
of course they did. They've seen the footage of what happens when an aircraft crashes.
 
2012-11-12 11:46:57 AM
Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.
 
2012-11-12 11:51:22 AM
It was exactly the same (but) the way it was being handled on Alitalia was so organised and calmer than what's happened tonight.

Wow, the Italians were calmer and better organized? Have they ever been on this side of the equation before?
 
2012-11-12 11:57:13 AM
www.tooconservative.com

No, really.

/EVERYBODYFARKINGPANIC
 
2012-11-12 11:58:00 AM
I have to admit, I never got the point of panicking when this happens. It isn't like parachuting out is an option. Shutting the hell up, bracing for impact, and not distracting the two guys in the cockpit who this all rides on seems like the only valid response.

/well that and I book towards the rear of the aircraft
//closer to the galley, the pisser, and more likely to survive
 
2012-11-12 12:03:52 PM

ha-ha-guy: I have to admit, I never got the point of panicking when this happens. It isn't like parachuting out is an option. Shutting the hell up, bracing for impact, and not distracting the two guys in the cockpit who this all rides on seems like the only valid response.

/well that and I book towards the rear of the aircraft
//closer to the galley, the pisser, and more likely to survive


Even if you don't survive, you get an extra second before your body is crumpled into the seat back in front of you.
 
2012-11-12 12:03:59 PM
nextnature.net

/which airline do you work for?
 
2012-11-12 12:17:23 PM
Third engine issue for Emirates in five days - twice on A380s and once on a B777. Worrying sign.
 
2012-11-12 12:21:48 PM

antron: Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.


It was an American engine this time.....
 
2012-11-12 12:27:24 PM
In before "Scareb...

antron: Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.


Dammit...
 
2012-11-12 12:28:38 PM

antron: Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.


To be fair, poor piloting skills will cause any plane to break up at FL350.
 
2012-11-12 12:32:58 PM
i1125.photobucket.com 
What an Airbus A380 may look like.
 
2012-11-12 12:35:32 PM
Even though you tend to get shiatty service on Delta/United, etc. - at least you have a reasonable assurance that the staff will handle emergencies well.

/probably
 
2012-11-12 01:26:56 PM
kevinunderhill.typepad.com
 
2012-11-12 01:35:51 PM

New Age Redneck: [nextnature.net image 530x735]

/which airline do you work for?


A major one.
 
2012-11-12 01:39:38 PM
i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-12 02:10:38 PM
So much for faith in Allah, eh?
 
2012-11-12 02:21:54 PM
Airbus Scarebus and all that, but after watching the 787 development, I'd rather sail steerage on a tramp freighter.

/which you can still do
 
2012-11-12 02:32:06 PM
ts1.mm.bing.net

Bad flight schmad flight - I don't even.
 
2012-11-12 03:16:44 PM

Fish in a Barrel: It was exactly the same (but) the way it was being handled on Alitalia was so organised and calmer than what's happened tonight.

Wow, the Italians were calmer and better organized? Have they ever been on this side of the equation before?


That is what jumped out at me too. When Italians are described as calm, you know the crew was really freaking out.
 
2012-11-12 03:50:48 PM
meh, what could the stewardesses have done anyway other than passing out drinks?
 
2012-11-12 04:03:20 PM
Well, for starters, they could have made an announcement in Arabic.
 
2012-11-12 04:11:28 PM

Fabric_Man: New Age Redneck: [nextnature.net image 530x735]

/which airline do you work for?

A major one.


Not the major American airline?

Me to.
 
2012-11-12 04:34:17 PM
"I thought it could have been lightening but then we saw flames come out of the engine.

Could have been lightening of what? What was becoming lighter?
 
2012-11-12 04:52:54 PM

Devolving_Spud: "I thought it could have been lightening but then we saw flames come out of the engine.

Could have been lightening of what? What was becoming lighter?


Those nacelles are pretty heavy. Better glide ration if you can drop a few off.
 
2012-11-12 05:14:24 PM

lohphat: Devolving_Spud: "I thought it could have been lightening but then we saw flames come out of the engine.

Could have been lightening of what? What was becoming lighter?

Those nacelles are pretty heavy. Better glide ration if you can drop a few off.


They're rationing out the glide? What kind? Astro?
 
2012-11-12 05:31:04 PM
I have that reaction when something goes wrong on a flight where I look at the flight attendants to see how worried they are. When I felt a flight on a commuter plane was too bumpy, I looked at the flight attendant. She was dragging out the drinks cart. I wasn't worried.

On another rough flight, though, I looked up to see the reaction of the flight attendants. They were strapped to their jump seats, eyes huge, faces white. That was not an encouraging sign.

I didn't fly much back then. I don't fly at all now.
 
2012-11-12 05:46:29 PM
The worst part of that ordeal would be being stuck at Sydney Airport. That place is a nightmare.
 
2012-11-12 05:57:10 PM

EdNortonsTwin: [ts1.mm.bing.net image 152x300]

Bad flight schmad flight - I don't even.


Heh...they finally broke down and just came out with a Nyquil for people who abused it as a sleep aid:

pics1.ds-static.com
 
2012-11-12 06:04:51 PM
I'm sure the UAE will find some gay people to blame this on.
 
2012-11-12 09:13:58 PM
Sexist news photogs took pictures only of hot women in that story.
 
2012-11-12 10:16:29 PM

Flint Ironstag: It was an American engine this time.....


Eh...engine's require a ton of maintenance. If they have a lot of engine's failing, I'd look to their maintenance protocols.
 
2012-11-13 01:36:02 AM
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2012-11-13 02:17:06 AM

Mrbogey: Flint Ironstag: It was an American engine this time.....

Eh...engine's require a ton of maintenance. If they have a lot of engine's failing, I'd look to their maintenance protocols.


Was it one of the GE/PW engines?
RR has had their share of heat with the Trent 900 and 1000s.
 
2012-11-13 03:29:51 AM
They dumped fuel and turned around - it takes over 20000 liters of fuel to go to Dubai from Sydney. Where did all that fuel end up? Is the airline responsible for the environmental cleanup?
 
2012-11-13 01:11:30 PM

Balder333: They dumped fuel and turned around - it takes over 20000 liters of fuel to go to Dubai from Sydney. Where did all that fuel end up? Is the airline responsible for the environmental cleanup?


Most of it evaporates before it hits the water. Any that doesn't evaporate gets diluted in about a billion gallons of ocean. Not really a problem.
 
2012-11-13 01:54:46 PM

CokeBear: Balder333: They dumped fuel and turned around - it takes over 20000 liters of fuel to go to Dubai from Sydney. Where did all that fuel end up? Is the airline responsible for the environmental cleanup?

Most of it evaporates before it hits the water. Any that doesn't evaporate gets diluted in about a billion gallons of ocean. Not really a problem.


"The solution to pollution is dilution!"
 
2012-11-13 02:16:03 PM

Flint Ironstag: antron: Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.

It was an American engine this time.....


Next question to answer, was it the GE or Pratt part of the engine that failed... Surprised there hasn't been any talk of this story around the office.
 
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