Clemkadidlefark: I want to know about the Altimeter, its Settings and Real Time adjustments[www.ahrtp.com image 794x424]I've read the pilot had the glide slope all wrong, thousands of feet too high on Initial Approach, had to correct, essentially coasting in and driving the air craft down to make up for real elevation, and then realized he'd over-compensated, glide path wrong. Not enough air speed, idling engines did not spool up quickly enough and wham. Turned a 777 into a tail dragger.Well and truly makes me want to know why his elevation was off and too high at the beginning of descent.
Gyrfalcon: It still makes me laugh that we've just had a major air accident where virtually everyone walked away and ONLY two dead--and people are already biatching about how the seats should be redesigned and the seatbelts weren't safe enough, like this wasn't some insane miracle where everything pretty much worked like it should have.We are so coddled as a species.
lack of warmth: I know it is legal to not upgrade the safety equipment in cars, but why not do it. A few years back, a guy heading home in his vintage T-bucket hot rod lost control on a curve just down the road from my house. No seat belt at all, because the car was considered pre-1930 even after the other work done on it, and of course the tree did more damage to him than it did to the car. The car barely shown any damage and was still drivable, whereas he died.
kingoomieiii: "Oh no I yanked my back out when I slammed against the seatbelt"vs"Oh no we're all bouncing around in the plane on impact, snapping limbs against each other because there are no seatbelts"
LordOfThePings: kingoomieiii: "Oh no I yanked my back out when I slammed against the seatbelt"vs"Oh no we're all bouncing around in the plane on impact, snapping limbs against each other because there are no seatbelts"[www.phawker.com image 670x720]
Eddie Adams from Torrance: Wake up Sheeple!
incrdbil: the Costs of the 5 p[oint seatbel6ts simply isnt worth the miniscule impact it would have. Fark it, you get on a plane, you assume some risk. don't like it, don't fly.
mahill10: Yeah...stop suggesting multi-point seatbelts. All of these ideas have been tried be engineers that make these aircraft, and this was the decided "best" way to do it. There is, frankly, more at play than safety. People have a difficult enough time with just a lap belt on airplanes, but a three-point harness? Forget about it. 5-point even? Keep dreaming. In fact, I would argue that many more people would be killed because people aren't going to use a multi-point harness correctly. You must also factor in customer satisfaction. Sorry it has to come down to that as well, but in the end, an aircraft is a product and customers have to be happy. If you require that every person flying properly use a multi point harness (complete with neck brace), nobody is going to fly. It's a risk people take when they fly. And to be honest, the fact that only two people lost their lives in this accident is a major win in aircraft safety.
Mimic_Octopus: umm, these seat belts always look like they are recycled out of vintage cars that were forced to upgrade to shoulder strap belts. just swap these relics out for over the shoulder and lap or, since you are in a farking airplane, install 5 point harnesses like a pilot has. One more case of cheap farking quality so some corp can save a few bucks while risking lives. shiat !! two hundred billion is not enough this year !! we need to make 20 extra grand, cancel the seat belt upgrade again !
Buggar: I think the seats should face back AND all planes should have open cargo doors at the back of the plane during takeoff so all non properly stowed electronics will exit the plane. And it'd be biatchin to watch the ground drop away. And who the hell would argue with flight attendants about putting on their seatbelt and sitting down when they are busy fearing for their life?
Clemkadidlefark: I've read the pilot had the glide slope all wrong, thousands of feet too high on Initial Approach, had to correct, essentially coasting in and driving the air craft down to make up for real elevation, and then realized he'd over-compensated, glide path wrong. Not enough air speed, idling engines did not spool up quickly enough and wham. Turned a 777 into a tail dragger.Well and truly makes me want to know why his elevation was off and too high at the beginning of descent.
Jackson Herring: Manley said even among those who suffered mild spine trauma, he is struck by a pattern that shows how their upper bodies were flung forward and then backward over the lap belts that kept them in their seats and undoubtedly saved their lives.what are you trying to do here submitter
MythDragon: [i.qkme.me image 500x668]/got nothing
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