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(ABC)   Most blasé pilot you'll hear about today sticks plane in mud, shrugs it off: "Tower, 4695, We just made your day very interesting ..." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 75
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2012-12-28 11:28:35 AM  
i.imgur.com
/oblig
 
2012-12-28 11:29:22 AM  
Ban planes!
 
2012-12-28 11:29:33 AM  
"whoopsie, my bad"
 
2012-12-28 11:29:50 AM  
Probably because they were in a damn hurry.
 
2012-12-28 11:30:53 AM  
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Homestar?
 
2012-12-28 11:35:01 AM  
Slimy?
Mudhole?

My home, this is.
 
2012-12-28 11:35:35 AM  
Had to read that headline three times before it made sense, even with punctuation in the right places.
 
2012-12-28 11:37:05 AM  
We don't charge for bags or ask for directions.
 
2012-12-28 11:37:33 AM  
Not much to get exited about when you are safe on the ground (even if you've had an off-taxiway excursion).
 
2012-12-28 11:40:30 AM  
You're free to move about the taxiway.....or not.
 
2012-12-28 11:41:34 AM  
Uhhh everything's fine here, we're fine now,..how are you?
 
2012-12-28 11:44:12 AM  

aaronx: Not much to get exited about when you are safe on the ground (even if you've had an off-taxiway excursion).


Agreed. Definition of a good landing: you are still in one piece, the aircraft can take off again, and right now no one is shooting at you while screaming "Death to {insert your nationality here}!"
 
2012-12-28 11:48:29 AM  
I have an in-law who flies for Southwest
 
2012-12-28 11:51:23 AM  
Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.
 
2012-12-28 11:53:25 AM  
Shiat happens: Either you wail helplessly at the futility of it all or you take it in stride.
 
2012-12-28 11:53:27 AM  

HoratioGates: I have an in-law who flies for Southwest


Are you getting a kick....?
 
2012-12-28 11:54:09 AM  

aaronx: Not much to get exited about when you are safe on the ground (even if you've had an off-taxiway excursion).


But you still want to exit, right?
 
2012-12-28 11:55:24 AM  

strangeguitar: Slimy?
Mudhole?

My home, this is.


Yoda?
 
2012-12-28 11:55:24 AM  
Hey wanna hear a dirty joke? So this white plane gets stuck in the mud...

/the end
 
2012-12-28 11:59:32 AM  

Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.


° ʖ °
 
2012-12-28 11:59:47 AM  

lostcat: Had to read that headline three times before it made sense, even with punctuation in the right places.


If you had read it the first time in Maveric's voice you would have gotten it right away.
 
2012-12-28 12:04:01 PM  
Maybe one of you Farkers can enlighten me... Why did they have to deplane the passengers just to tow the plane out of the mud?
 
2012-12-28 12:05:08 PM  

Useless Destruction of Exergy: aaronx: Not much to get exited about when you are safe on the ground (even if you've had an off-taxiway excursion).

Agreed. Definition of a good landing: you are still in one piece, the aircraft can take off again, and right now no one is shooting at you while screaming "Death to {insert your nationality here}!"


I may be mistaken but I'm pretty sure this was on takeoff.
 
2012-12-28 12:06:07 PM  

Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.


Look real close and use your imagination. It is a airplane.
 
2012-12-28 12:07:38 PM  

Gene Masseth: Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.

° ʖ °


┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
 
2012-12-28 12:07:48 PM  

Honest Bender: Maybe one of you Farkers can enlighten me... Why did they have to deplane the passengers just to tow the plane out of the mud?


It takes a lot of weight off for one. The lighter the plane the easier it is to tow out of mud.
That and it takes quite a bit of time, there are other hazards associated (a gear collapse with passengers aboard would suck)...there are plenty of reasons to just bring a stair truck and a bus out there.
 
2012-12-28 12:11:09 PM  

the_rhino: Ban planes!


No. Just register them and tax them heavily.

But what we really do is get rid of airports, then they can't use their planes to kill.
 
2012-12-28 12:15:09 PM  

the_rhino: Ban planes!


Ban planes immediately that are not controlled by the government!!
 
2012-12-28 12:16:48 PM  
Someone screwed up. Airplane crashes are not supposed to be survivable.

/or so I've heard
 
2012-12-28 12:17:14 PM  

Honest Bender: Maybe one of you Farkers can enlighten me... Why did they have to deplane the passengers just to tow the plane out of the mud?


Weight, liability, safety rules.
 
2012-12-28 12:17:35 PM  

Honest Bender: Maybe one of you Farkers can enlighten me... Why did they have to deplane the passengers just to tow the plane out of the mud?


Very good chance that plane wasn't going to be flying again that day. They'd have to drag it back to a maintenance hangar and the mechanics would give it a good once-over before putting it back into service. It's an airplane, not an SUV. It's not exactly designed for muddin'. Even if the airline's name has South in it.
 
2012-12-28 12:19:50 PM  

Honest Bender: Maybe one of you Farkers can enlighten me... Why did they have to deplane the passengers just to tow the plane out of the mud?


Probably due to the depth of the front gear. It likely faster to bus the passengers back to the terminal and put them on a different aircraft than it would have been to tow the plane out of the mud, inspect the gear, and get it ready to go back in the air.

www.airliners.net

/Hot
 
2012-12-28 12:21:16 PM  
That was just the whiskey talkin'.
 
2012-12-28 12:23:12 PM  

Magorn: Uhhh everything's fine here, we're fine now,..how are you?


I read that with a German accent instead of Han Solo and thought of this:

Link
 
2012-12-28 12:25:03 PM  
YOLO
 
2012-12-28 12:25:34 PM  

Minarets: Probably due to the depth of the front gear. It likely faster to bus the passengers back to the terminal and put them on a different aircraft than it would have been to tow the plane out of the mud, inspect the gear, and get it ready to go back in the air.


Plus, they can't just 'tow it out'. Due to the depth of the nosegear, they may have had to jack it up, put something under the nosegear, and then tow it.
Just hooking on to the nosegear and pulling (even if possible at that depth), may have seriously broken something.
 
2012-12-28 12:27:09 PM  
Humpf. Whenever I've tried to stick it in the mud all I hear is "NOT THERE!"
 
2012-12-28 12:27:53 PM  

WTFDYW: Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.

Look real close and use your imagination. It is a airplane.


Ahhh yes. Thank you!

Here's my girlfriend's boobs as a token of my gratitude. ( o )( o )
 
2012-12-28 12:34:22 PM  

Mark Ratner: WTFDYW: Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.

Look real close and use your imagination. It is a airplane.

Ahhh yes. Thank you!

Here's my girlfriend's boobs as a token of my gratitude. ( o )( o )


Your welcome. Nice rack your GF has there.
 
2012-12-28 12:36:27 PM  

Honest Bender: Maybe one of you Farkers can enlighten me... Why did they have to deplane the passengers just to tow the plane out of the mud?


Against the triple A rules. They ain't a taxi service.
 
2012-12-28 12:50:34 PM  

Mark Ratner: WTFDYW: Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.

Look real close and use your imagination. It is a airplane.

Ahhh yes. Thank you!

Here's my girlfriend's boobs as a token of my gratitude. ( o )( o )


=================

I see it as the pilot with a goofy grin and his arms up in the air shrugging it "nothing I can do now"

/can I see your girlfriends boobs again?
 
2012-12-28 12:50:40 PM  
WTFDYW: Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.

Look real close and use your imagination. It is a airplane.

Ahhh yes. Thank you!

What? No, no that's not right.
 
2012-12-28 12:56:21 PM  
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

Well shucks
 
2012-12-28 01:01:44 PM  
This time with cleavage

(o)Y(o)
 
2012-12-28 01:04:17 PM  
"I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter STUCK IN THIS FARKING MUD!"
 
2012-12-28 01:07:55 PM  

Zoomaster: Mark Ratner: WTFDYW: Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.

Look real close and use your imagination. It is a airplane.

Ahhh yes. Thank you!

Here's my girlfriend's boobs as a token of my gratitude. ( o )( o )

=================

I see it as the pilot with a goofy grin and his arms up in the air shrugging it "nothing I can do now"

/can I see your girlfriends boobs again?


Mmmm..I think you might be right. Here's my girlfriend's little sister's boobs as a token of my gratitude.

(.)(.)
 
2012-12-28 01:16:04 PM  

Mark Ratner: Zoomaster: Mark Ratner: WTFDYW: Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.

Look real close and use your imagination. It is a airplane.

Ahhh yes. Thank you!

Here's my girlfriend's boobs as a token of my gratitude. ( o )( o )

=================

I see it as the pilot with a goofy grin and his arms up in the air shrugging it "nothing I can do now"

/can I see your girlfriends boobs again?

Mmmm..I think you might be right. Here's my girlfriend's little sister's boobs as a token of my gratitude.

(.)(.)


a0.twimg.com
 
2012-12-28 01:18:08 PM  

Mark Ratner: Zoomaster: Mark Ratner: WTFDYW: Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.

Look real close and use your imagination. It is a airplane.

Ahhh yes. Thank you!

Here's my girlfriend's boobs as a token of my gratitude. ( o )( o )

=================

I see it as the pilot with a goofy grin and his arms up in the air shrugging it "nothing I can do now"

/can I see your girlfriends boobs again?

Mmmm..I think you might be right. Here's my girlfriend's little sister's boobs as a token of my gratitude.

(.)(.)


=====================

I hope she is 18

/\o/\

/as you may be able to see from another angle, my wife is well over 18
 
2012-12-28 01:30:08 PM  
This wouldn't have happened if the pilots had guns.
 
2012-12-28 01:34:08 PM  
Sure the plane was in the mud, but stuck? Ummmm.... no.

How many pounds of thrust do those engines have again?

/oh, and about the blasé pilot and control tower...
//tell me again, why a plane getting "stuck" while taxiing for takeoff is a reason to panic
/// did the world go stupid, all of a sudden
 
2012-12-28 01:38:50 PM  

Slayinit: This time with cleavage

(o)Y(o)


( o Y o )

FTFY
 
2012-12-28 01:43:15 PM  

Minarets: Honest Bender: Maybe one of you Farkers can enlighten me... Why did they have to deplane the passengers just to tow the plane out of the mud?

Probably due to the depth of the front gear. It likely faster to bus the passengers back to the terminal and put them on a different aircraft than it would have been to tow the plane out of the mud, inspect the gear, and get it ready to go back in the air.

[www.airliners.net image 850x566]

/Hot


Tires could be damaged... getting mud and dirt in moving parts is also not advisable. Lots of checks, general cleanup and relubrication to be done before flying again.
 
2012-12-28 01:51:43 PM  
Not impressed
www.movieactors.com

Okay. But you keep those dinky toys out of my hair and away from this plane for 15 minutes, maybe less. I'll DRIVE it out.
 
2012-12-28 01:56:48 PM  
I did the exact same thing once, so I am getting a kick

/me and my passengers pushed it out
//small field with no real taxiways
///was a 172
 
2012-12-28 02:01:33 PM  
 
2012-12-28 02:10:02 PM  
My dad was the lower turret searchlight operator in an ASW Avenger in the late 40's. The carrier landing did not go smoothly. Plane and crew ended up hanging 90 feet over the Pacific on one of the gun tubs on the edge of the flight deck. That was a good landing.
 
2012-12-28 02:16:22 PM  

Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.


i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-28 02:21:38 PM  

FTGodWin: Sure the plane was in the mud, but stuck? Ummmm.... no.

How many pounds of thrust do those engines have again?

/oh, and about the blasé pilot and control tower...
//tell me again, why a plane getting "stuck" while taxiing for takeoff is a reason to panic
/// did the world go stupid, all of a sudden


you must be a troll. in any case, the landing gear struts are made for up and down stress, not front to back and side to side stress. they will break off if you try to do that.
 
2012-12-28 02:23:37 PM  
cdn.eurweb.com

theawesomer.com

UNIMPRESSED
 
2012-12-28 03:05:06 PM  

studebaker hoch: Meanwhile, in Russia.


elsewhere in Russia
 
2012-12-28 03:11:47 PM  

studebaker hoch: Meanwhile, in Russia.


Damn! How big is that plane?
 
2012-12-28 04:13:20 PM  

Mark Ratner: Someone care to explain the thing at the end of the headline? I'm a little slow. Sorry.

upload.wikimedia.org
// Hotlinked
 
2012-12-28 04:14:59 PM  

oakleym82: studebaker hoch: Meanwhile, in Russia.

elsewhere in Russia


holy hell, how drunk was that pilot? They barely cleared the telephone pole and trees at the end of the run way.

/probably prayed for rain to wash the plane. just how damn important was that flight anyway? and what the fark was the matter with that airport?
 
2012-12-28 04:28:21 PM  

WTFDYW: studebaker hoch: Meanwhile, in Russia.

Damn! How big is that plane?


Pretty much as big as they get. Srsly.

oakleym82: studebaker hoch: Meanwhile, in Russia.

elsewhere in Russia


That's just nuts. Every time I see it I'm just....amazed. Not in a good way, mind you.
 
2012-12-28 04:34:15 PM  

WTFDYW: studebaker hoch: Meanwhile, in Russia.

Damn! How big is that plane?


I wonder how I could find out?
 
2012-12-28 04:39:47 PM  

irreverend mother: you must be a troll. in any case, the landing gear struts are made for up and down stress, not front to back and side to side stress. they will break off if you try to do that.


This. We had a semi-similar deal with an F-16 once. Left main got stuck in a hole. Pulling on the nose gear caused significant flex. Any more and it may have broken off. They eventually had to crane it up a little to get something under the sunken tire.

Also, look at the main wheels on that AN-124. A lot more tires = less weight per square foot = more flotation.
Add to that, wintertime. Frozen ground = sliding easier. If he tried that in spring/summer, that nosewheel would have just dug in. Long Island-December...the ground is not really frozen yet.
 
2012-12-28 04:41:56 PM  

A Shambling Mound: WTFDYW: studebaker hoch: Meanwhile, in Russia.

Damn! How big is that plane?

Pretty much as big as they get. Srsly.


Similarish to a C-5.
 
2012-12-28 05:27:31 PM  

saturn badger: WTFDYW: studebaker hoch: Meanwhile, in Russia.

Damn! How big is that plane?

I wonder how I could find out?


Thank you. I would not have known what to google.
 
2012-12-28 05:48:55 PM  

MythDragon: "I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter STUCK IN THIS FARKING MUD!"


www.empireonline.com
 
2012-12-28 05:51:14 PM  

studebaker hoch: Meanwhile, in Russia.


Good thing that particular airplane was designed for rough-field military operations, otherwise that stunt would have broken the nose wheel strut and the main gear struts, as well as burying that thing about 3 ft deep in the dirt. God bless Communist-era Russian over-engineering (done to ensure that those things would survive even drunken under-trained Russian fools).
 
2012-12-28 06:20:25 PM  

ClavellBCMI: God bless Communist-era Russian over-engineering (done to ensure that those things would survive even drunken under-trained Russian fools).


And because their runways/taxiways generally sucked.
They could either repave and maintain all of them, or design the aircraft around it.

A C-17 could probably do similar. But not recommended.
 
2012-12-28 11:03:32 PM  

Minarets: Honest Bender: Maybe one of you Farkers can enlighten me... Why did they have to deplane the passengers just to tow the plane out of the mud?

Probably due to the depth of the front gear. It likely faster to bus the passengers back to the terminal and put them on a different aircraft than it would have been to tow the plane out of the mud, inspect the gear, and get it ready to go back in the air.


[www.airliners.net image 850x566]

/Hot


Safety issues. Fire danger. Etc.

Though I think it would me neat to be able to say you rode in a plane being towed.
 
2012-12-28 11:40:01 PM  
If the pilot couldn't "shrug off" a drive off the taxiway, I wouldn't want to know how he'd react in a serious in-air emergency.
 
2012-12-29 12:09:05 AM  
oakleym82

studebaker hoch: Meanwhile, in Russia.

elsewhere in Russia


Please tell me that mud wasn't hitting the prop blades.

/please.
 
2012-12-29 12:10:28 AM  

aaronx: Not much to get exited about when you are safe on the ground (even if you've had an off-taxiway excursion).


Yeah - I prefer my pilots and air traffic controllers to start screaming like little girls whenever anything goes wrong. It makes the flights so much more interesting.

I'm also surprised the plane didn't burst into flames and explode. If there's anything movies have taught me it's that the least little incident will cause planes to do that.
 
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