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(The Sun)   Oh dude, that really sucks. My bad   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 6
    More: Dumbass, British Airways, Airbus A320, baggage handlers, Bucharest  
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2013-06-21 02:24:51 AM  
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C18H27NO3: "The pilot on the British Airways plane aborted take-off after hearing a loud bang."

Is hearing a noise the extent of technology to alert you that something might be wrong with part of your plane?


Of course not. But, hearing a loud unexpected noise gets your attention pretty quickly. If you are getting ready to leave in your car, and you hear a loud unexpected sound do you not stop to check it out? No, you pull over, grab the gun on the passenger seat, head to the trunk, and verify the hooker is in fact dead. You don't just keep going, that might lead to serious if not fatal issues.
2013-06-21 09:07:28 AM  
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wildcardjack: Ahem...

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My work revolves around a small barcode scanner. My shirts are all pocket Tees these days. If I had a bigger scanner I'd have a holster for it.

You'd think anything like this would be tethered and holstered for ramp workers. Oh, and maybe the first rule of preventing FOD is "don't use the engine as shelf".


Actually, it's "Do a proper FOD walk before turning on anything bigger than a bowser.", which should have caught a tool that had no business being there in the first place.

It likely can't be tethered to the baggage handler for safety reasons; if I were working with conveyor belts I would insist quite fiercely that a string with an object on the end of it not be part of my uniform.
2013-06-21 02:28:19 AM  
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SearchN: C18H27NO3: "The pilot on the British Airways plane aborted take-off after hearing a loud bang."

Is hearing a noise the extent of technology to alert you that something might be wrong with part of your plane?

Of course not. But, hearing a loud unexpected noise gets your attention pretty quickly. If you are getting ready to leave in your car, and you hear a loud unexpected sound do you not stop to check it out? No, you pull over, grab the gun on the passenger seat, head to the trunk, and verify the hooker is in fact dead. You don't just keep going, that might lead to serious if not fatal issues.


So you're saying they should have pulled the plane over long enough to see if all the hookers in the cargo hold were dead?

I think I see your line of thinking.
2013-06-21 02:22:54 AM  
1 votes:

C18H27NO3: "The pilot on the British Airways plane aborted take-off after hearing a loud bang."

Is hearing a noise the extent of technology to alert you that something might be wrong with part of your plane?


It could be worse ...
2013-06-21 02:21:29 AM  
1 votes:

C18H27NO3: "The pilot on the British Airways plane aborted take-off after hearing a loud bang."

Is hearing a noise the extent of technology to alert you that something might be wrong with part of your plane?


No but the pilot is likely to hear the bang first, in this situation, before the warning lights appear on the FMS. In any event, reread the sentence you quoted and remember that "after" does not mean "because."
2013-06-21 02:12:43 AM  
1 votes:
"The pilot on the British Airways plane aborted take-off after hearing a loud bang."

Is hearing a noise the extent of technology to alert you that something might be wrong with part of your plane?
 
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