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(LA Times)   The last flight attendant off the crashed Asiana jet describes what happened after the crash. "The evacuation slide...inflated inward, pinning a flight attendant and nearly suffocating her"   (latimes.com) divider line 85
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2013-07-08 08:23:10 PM
It was supposed to be an outie, not an innie!
 
2013-07-08 08:58:03 PM
Wow, last one off, after it was already on fire, and she didn't even notice that she had a broken tailbone. Real hero stuff.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-08 09:01:22 PM
"I grabbed a knife passengers had eaten with from a cart and handed it to the co-pilot, and he punctured it," Lee said.

They let deadly weapons on board their aircraft?  No wonder the TSA was so worried about security at the airport afterwards.
 
2013-07-08 09:13:59 PM
So, we should NEVER allow sharp objects on planes.
 
2013-07-08 09:18:57 PM
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2013-07-08 09:20:12 PM
Like this?

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2013-07-08 09:21:18 PM
Needs some Yakkity Sax
 
2013-07-08 09:21:49 PM
awkward
 
2013-07-08 09:21:51 PM

Popcorn Johnny: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 160x144]


Darn you to heck
 
2013-07-08 09:22:49 PM
Did she see who ran over the body laying on the tarmac ?
 
2013-07-08 09:23:39 PM
"she was initially instructed to hold off" (on evacuation)


It seems like these guys are more and more farked.
 
2013-07-08 09:27:28 PM
Give her and the others a huge raise.
 
2013-07-08 09:29:00 PM

Altitude5280: Give her and the others a huge raise.


Maybe not whoever was flying the descent though.
 
2013-07-08 09:32:51 PM
What else do you expect from the Chinese?
 
2013-07-08 09:33:11 PM
I think I saw a movie about this one time.  Those people will find themselves in increasingly perilous and ridiculous close-to-death situations until each and every one of them dies in a horrible, gory death.
 
2013-07-08 09:37:50 PM
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2013-07-08 09:38:08 PM
Why would the pilot instruct the flight attendant not to evacuate immediately?  That just seems to make him look even worse than being new to that model of plane.  If his logic really is that poor, then he does deserve to lose his license.
 
2013-07-08 09:38:28 PM
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2013-07-08 09:39:35 PM
What a fustercluck
 
2013-07-08 09:40:37 PM
I chuckled.

/I prefer window seat please.
 
2013-07-08 09:41:09 PM

lack of warmth: Why would the pilot instruct the flight attendant not to evacuate immediately?  That just seems to make him look even worse than being new to that model of plane.  If his logic really is that poor, then he does deserve to lose his license.


The engines might not have slowed down enough to start exiting the plane. It would really suck to survive the crash only to deploy the slides into jet blast.
 
2013-07-08 09:41:12 PM
Near the third and last exit were many Chinese passengers, who didn't seem to realize what was going on, she said.

What, they've never participated in a fire drill?
 
2013-07-08 09:41:59 PM

ZAZ: "I grabbed a knife passengers had eaten with from a cart and handed it to the co-pilot, and he punctured it," Lee said.

They let deadly weapons on board their aircraft?  No wonder the TSA was so worried about security at the airport afterwards.


never know when you'll need a sharp object till you actually need it...
 
2013-07-08 09:42:14 PM

jurzdevil: The engines might not have slowed down enough to start exiting the plane. It would really suck to survive the crash only to deploy the slides into jet blast.


Both engines sheared off on impact, I'm pretty sure they were stopped.
 
2013-07-08 09:44:30 PM

jaytkay:


That's LACIST!
 
2013-07-08 09:48:53 PM
Gotta give this flight crew credit... that's some admirable shait right there... heroes fer sho.
 
2013-07-08 09:50:43 PM

Popcorn Johnny: jurzdevil: The engines might not have slowed down enough to start exiting the plane. It would really suck to survive the crash only to deploy the slides into jet blast.

Both engines sheared off on impact, I'm pretty sure they were stopped.


Well I guess I'll never be an NTSB Investigator. Just checked the pictures of the crash again and sure enough, the engines aren't there!
 
2013-07-08 09:52:43 PM
The amount of people who still don't understand that you need to wear your seatbelts for take off and landing is astounding. Same goes for having a blanket in the emergency exit row and shoes on. Also, having your seatbelt on very loose isn't really going to help you.

/people only really listen when the crew sits down in the nearest seats
//that includes sitting on the laps of pax in full flights
///would rather not hit the ceiling again, kthx
 
2013-07-08 09:54:58 PM

Lauraness: The amount of people who still don't understand that you need to wear your seatbelts for take off and landing is astounding. Same goes for having a blanket in the emergency exit row and shoes on. Also, having your seatbelt on very loose isn't really going to help you.


I see it every time I fly. People buckle up, the flight attendants make their check, and there's always at least a couple of people that take theirs back off. You also see people remove theirs just before landing.
 
2013-07-08 09:55:43 PM

revrendjim: Wow, last one off, after it was already on fire, and she didn't even notice that she had a broken tailbone. Real hero stuff.


As someone who has had a broken tailbone I'm not surprised she didn't notice.  It doesn't hurt when you're standing up, it doesn't hurt when you're sitting down but SWEET BABY JESUS the pain is excruciating trying to get from one position to the other.  She probably found out when she tried to sit down after everything.

/got mine at 16 after my bike hit a rock and I got thrown over the handlebars
//one of those injuries where unless you were in a dramatic plane crash people make jokes about it
 
2013-07-08 10:05:18 PM

Popcorn Johnny: jurzdevil: The engines might not have slowed down enough to start exiting the plane. It would really suck to survive the crash only to deploy the slides into jet blast.

Both engines sheared off on impact, I'm pretty sure they were stopped.


Yes, the engines were sheered off, but they wouldn't see that from their vantage point.  After slamming into a runaway at over 100 MPH, the typical human is going to need a moment to assess the situation.
 
2013-07-08 10:06:36 PM
"My first priority was getting the passengers evacuated from the aircraft," she said.
It was only later, at the hospital, that she realized she had broken her tailbone during the crash.


Pfft.  Whatever you say sky waitress.  Now get me another drink, mmkay.
 
2013-07-08 10:07:09 PM

Lauraness: The amount of people who still don't understand that you need to wear your seatbelts for take off and landing is astounding. Same goes for having a blanket in the emergency exit row and shoes on. Also, having your seatbelt on very loose isn't really going to help you.

/people only really listen when the crew sits down in the nearest seats
//that includes sitting on the laps of pax in full flights
///would rather not hit the ceiling again, kthx


You would think the periodic stories of deaths and injuries from turbulence would have increased seatbelt usage but never underestimate the power of stupidity and their desire for comfort.
 
2013-07-08 10:09:08 PM

lack of warmth: Why would the pilot instruct the flight attendant not to evacuate immediately?  That just seems to make him look even worse than being new to that model of plane.  If his logic really is that poor, then he does deserve to lose his license.


Perhaps he thought he and the passengers and crew could clean this crap up without anyone being the wiser.
 
2013-07-08 10:09:13 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Lauraness: The amount of people who still don't understand that you need to wear your seatbelts for take off and landing is astounding. Same goes for having a blanket in the emergency exit row and shoes on. Also, having your seatbelt on very loose isn't really going to help you.

I see it every time I fly. People buckle up, the flight attendants make their check, and there's always at least a couple of people that take theirs back off. You also see people remove theirs just before landing.


They also remove it when the plane is still taxiing on the runway and some get up and try to move around the cabin. I *always* lock the lavs before landing so if they try to get up and use it they look like idiots. Also, I'm sorry, but you can wait 5 mins until we get to the gate because I'm not authorized to get up. I had a rejected landing backin April so you never know what can happen. We were decending, then yanked backup..ugh.
 
2013-07-08 10:09:33 PM

jaytkay: [lh4.googleusercontent.com image 400x363]


Whoever wrote that headline is one magnificent bastard rofl
 
2013-07-08 10:09:53 PM

Lauraness: The amount of people who still don't understand that you need to wear your seatbelts for take off and landing is astounding. Same goes for having a blanket in the emergency exit row and shoes on. Also, having your seatbelt on very loose isn't really going to help you.

/people only really listen when the crew sits down in the nearest seats
//that includes sitting on the laps of pax in full flights
///would rather not hit the ceiling again, kthx


Why do they need a blanket? Honestly curious, no snark.

I actually stopped wearing sandals when I fly after reading that shoes could help you evacuate more safely. Sure, the odds of being in a plane crash is small, but never hurts to be prepared.
 
2013-07-08 10:12:10 PM
What an amazing clusterfark of events happening nearly all it once. The only way it could have gotten any worse was if there was this fatass sitting near one of the exit rows. If so, the body count would have been higher I'm sure.

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2013-07-08 10:14:07 PM
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2013-07-08 10:17:44 PM

TV's Vinnie: What an amazing clusterfark of events happening nearly all it once. The only way it could have gotten any worse was if there was this fatass sitting near one of the exit rows. If so, the body count would have been higher I'm sure.

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On a plane full of Asian people? It wasn't a problem.
 
2013-07-08 10:18:19 PM

bearcats1983: Lauraness: The amount of people who still don't understand that you need to wear your seatbelts for take off and landing is astounding. Same goes for having a blanket in the emergency exit row and shoes on. Also, having your seatbelt on very loose isn't really going to help you.

/people only really listen when the crew sits down in the nearest seats
//that includes sitting on the laps of pax in full flights
///would rather not hit the ceiling again, kthx

Why do they need a blanket? Honestly curious, no snark.

I actually stopped wearing sandals when I fly after reading that shoes could help you evacuate more safely. Sure, the odds of being in a plane crash is small, but never hurts to be prepared.


People sitting in the emergency exit row are not supposed to have blankets on them during take off and landing because it interferes with an evacuation. If people want blankets during take off and landing, in any other part of the plane, they need to keep them wrapped around their shoulders only..if not they get snatched Of course this is our airline's procedure so....
 
2013-07-08 10:20:14 PM
I bet the door bounced back while they were grabbing the slide pull. Like what happens to me when I'm trying to load something in the back of my truck and the third door it was half way opened but decides to close.
 
2013-07-08 10:25:31 PM

fusillade762: Near the third and last exit were many Chinese passengers, who didn't seem to realize what was going on, she said.

What, they've never participated in a fire drill?


Well, they have, but they just ended up coming back into the plane from another door.
 
2013-07-08 10:41:15 PM
does this count as long-distance rubbernecking?
 
2013-07-08 10:44:07 PM

Agarista: does this count as long-distance rubbernecking?


I'll admit to having rubbernecked this morning. I'm not proud. But it was absolutely chilling.
 
2013-07-08 10:44:38 PM

jaytkay: [lh4.googleusercontent.com image 400x363]


wow.  It has gotten a little rougher than the snapping and dancing for fighting I remember.
 
2013-07-08 10:50:19 PM

BigNumber12: Agarista: does this count as long-distance rubbernecking?

I'll admit to having rubbernecked this morning. I'm not proud. But it was absolutely chilling.


Yeah, I guess this is why my neck hurts...
 
2013-07-08 10:52:41 PM

Lauraness: The amount of people


I do mine low and tight over the hips, and it's on the hips cuz I'm not a fatty, and it's tight because I've read Airframe and recall some laws of physics. Doesn't mean I can't get killed when someone lands on me.
 
2013-07-08 10:53:22 PM

lack of warmth: Why would the pilot instruct the flight attendant not to evacuate immediately?  That just seems to make him look even worse than being new to that model of plane.  If his logic really is that poor, then he does deserve to lose his license.


I am going to be a dick and disagree.  There are risks associated with evacuation; injuries exiting the plane, getting injured by vehicles on the tarmac, bits of plane falling on passengers, stewardesses getting suffocated by slides, etc..  In the case of injured folks there is also a high likelihood of increasing their injuries by trying to move them or even asking them to move themselves.  That is especially true with back and neck injuries, which were no doubt abundant in this case. Fire is of course a damn good reason to evacuate no matter the added injuries that result but I am guessing that until the fire broke out they judged the risk associated with evacuation to be higher than the risk of just sitting there.  It may even be in their SOPs not to evacuate unless facing specified risks.

Same thing applies to a car crash victim by the way.  You do not generally want to remove a car crash victim from the car.  Just tend to them where they sit, unless the car is on fire or in some other situation that creates immediate danger to the victim(s).
 
2013-07-08 10:55:25 PM

buttholepunch: What else do you expect from the Chinese?


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