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(NBC Chicago)   Upside of a window seat: seeing the countryside during the flight. Downside: seeing a large piece of the engine fall off   (nbcchicago.com) divider line 49
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2013-11-11 12:50:30 AM
sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.
 
2013-11-11 01:11:53 AM
That's why I always opt for an aisle seat.
 
2013-11-11 03:18:04 AM
I hate the run up to my long flights to America. These things seem to happen with increasing frequency.
 
2013-11-11 04:09:58 AM
Wanted for questioning:


media32.podbean.com
 
2013-11-11 04:12:48 AM
They put three or four of those on there so when one falls off it doesn't matter much....
 
2013-11-11 04:13:13 AM
The cowling isn't part of the engine, subby.  If you check the EM you'd see that quite obviously.  Since this part is in the AIPC, it's an airframe part.  Jeez, I hate having to come along and educate people when it's right in the manuals.  You must need a refresher course.

/It's all ball bearings these days.
 
2013-11-11 04:13:31 AM

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Four whole posts before someone referenced that? You people are slipping.
 
2013-11-11 04:18:55 AM
The right engine cowlings were recovered on airport propertu, Pinson said.

Does he have a lisp?
 
2013-11-11 04:19:31 AM

LordOfThePings: The right engine cowlings were recovered on airport propertu, Pinson said.

Does she have a lisp?


FTFM
 
2013-11-11 04:36:04 AM
Another MURDERBUS attacks!
 
2013-11-11 04:36:43 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. FL350 cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.
Boeing crashes are always explained: Pilot error (e.g. recorded CFIT). Terrorism. Improperly maintained. I've read the reports. ALL of them, damnit! Airbus can barely solve their accidents they are so bizarre.
As I said before. A lot of the SCAREBUS's fail and they lie and say they fix the issue. Since the A300, the VSTABs seem to like coming off all the time. I'm amazed that a European death-cult-company flown largely by European death-cult-airlines now have the balls to blame American regulatory bodies for their murderous sleazy ways?
How is the FAA supposed to find out they lie when they pull stunts like the A380 wing loading failure?
Shouldn't Murderbus-Scarebus care enough about people's lives not to want to cheat?
Scarebus continues its engineering of murder and mayhem the world over. How many of our sons, daughters mothers and fathers and wives and husbands must be murdered by SCAREBUS before we stop this animal!
All I have to say is : B-17, B-24, B-29 and B-52, these planes were built in ways that could soak up gun fire for well over 60 years. They know how to build planes that have more than normal survivability. Air BUS. Its not AirPlane, its AirBus. Cheap garbage made as cheaply as possible to line the pockets of fat cats and unionized sickos and the safety of the plane is left to be at the EXACT minimums required, and they cheat often at those. Airbus is the culture of death. If you own stock in them, you are a killer. If you work for them, you are a killer.
Being part and parcel to engineered murder is being an accomplice to a crime. Even buying a ticket on an Airbus plane gives some degree of culpability in an attempted murder!
Sorry I'm getting in your way, lovers of death. I'm sorry that trying to get to the root cause of a corrupt as hell SCARELINER company SCAREBUS is something you find bad. ACCOMPLICE! But I will not stop.
If you own stock in or work for EADS/Scarebus, you are owning stock in E-V-I-L. Accomplice!
If you can't see why Scarebus is inferior, you are a murderous psychotic.
Ask yourself, in the cases where the VSTAB has come off the SCAREBUS, why the HELL DOES A PIECE OF AN AC FLOAT !
Cheesy cubicle walls in office buildings don't even float, so what the hell is the SCAREBUS VSTAB made of?
ILL TELL YOU WHAT ITS MADE FROM.
MURDER!
Scarebus maintains that the Eleventh Commandment is, "Thou shalt divert us from proclaiming what in our innermost conviction is absolutely necessary."
I maintain that Airbus puts murder into every plane. I've seen the Boeing vastly exceed design limits. They LIVE to tell the story. Airbus and Air France want to blame thunderstorms and bad weather? I've been into the belly of the BEAST in a super-cell in the worst turbulence every felt by anyone, its me, and the Boeing kept Going. If it was a scarebus, it wouldn't have survived. I KNOW THIS!
The Orion P3 and the Hercules C130. They were made first in 1962/63. And yet these planes can fly into Hurricanes, ON PURPOSE.
Yet murder-scare-bus disintegrates like a sugar cube in hot water from a little action at FL350 ?
Its not screwing up, or a series of events. Its ENGINEERED MURDER! They do this. Boeings exceed every requirement. They don't tell the pilots or the customers what the true limits are, but the maximum loading and speed and various numbers they get are HIGHLY conservative and in reality the plane can go way beyond them.
MURDERBUS gives a number, and if you go within 10-5% of that number and THE WHOLE AC COMES APART AND KILLS EVERYONE!
Airbus AC are remarkably good at KILLING EVERY SINGLE SOUL ON BOARD. MURDERBUS/SCAREBUS incidents are 100% fatal.
The engineers are SCAREBUS/EADS should be jailed for this criminal behavior, not defended by NETIZENS OF THE DEMONIC ORDER OF SCAREBUS!
THE GREAT RAMANUJAN WROTE ONE OF THE BEST SUMMATION-CONVERGENCES FOR PI USING NOTATION THE FOOLS IN BRITAIN COULDN'T UNDERSTAND! 1 π=8 9801 Sum; n=0 ∞(4 n)!(n!) 4 ×26390 n+1103 396 4 n If you're too stupid to infer its meaning, then you are the destroyer of knowledge and truth and an ENEMY of those who do not worship death like the Scarebus ACOLYTES!
Because of the fact that the only direct flight between JFK and MCO had left early in the afternoon, I needed to catch a connecting flight at Miami International (MIA). As it turned out, the plane that I was taking from JFK to MIA was an Airbus A300-600...the same plane that had crashed on Long Island the previous November because the tail came off. Before I continue, I need to note that I despise Airbuses. While most of them (except the A321 and A330) are pretty to look at, I feel that they are nothing more than cheap (by cheap I do not mean inexpensive) imitations of Boeing. Needless to say that I wasn't too thrilled when I bought my tickets in April that I was going to fly on an Airbus.
Being that this was my first twin-aisle airplane since the DC-10 that I flew on to LAX ten years prior, I decided to take a picture of the interior of the aircraft (like I said earlier, I am an aviation nut). I wasn't seated more than 10 minutes before an AA employee came up to me. "Excuse me, but are you Mr. Fiore?" "Yes ma'am." "Can you come with me for a minute, I need to talk to you." We both exited the plane. "Were you the one who took a picture of the interior of the plane?" "Yes ma'am I was. Aviation and airlines are a hobby of mine." "May I ask you why you did it?" "Because this is my first Airbus and my first twin-aisle aircraft in almost a decade." I couldn't believe what I was about to hear. "Well, you have worried the captain because he thinks that you have acted suspiciously, and he insists that you refrain from taking any more pictures on board the aircraft." Here I was, a 19-year old college student, being compared to a terrorist; I was angry and insulted. "Pass my apologies along to the captain and first officer"...I wanted to add, "and if you can give me the captain's home address, I will send him some medication to help cure his paranoia." "I will...you can go ahead and re-board the aircraft." I knew that my face was red as I was walking back to my seat...but I wasn't red from embarrassment, I was red from anger.
I ignored the lady's request to not take anymore pictures. In fact, I took 12 of them before we even took off! Never before in my life had I seen so many different international airlines as I did at JFK. Being that it took forever for us to get off the runway (the two General Electric CF6's on that plane weren't a good choice for engines), I just stared out the window and snapped to my heart's content. As we climbed off the runway and turned south to parallel the coastline, I managed to accidentally discover a new feature of my camera...it could switch from regular shots to panoramic shots...and I made the mistake of taking a panoramic shot of the entire Manhattan skyline...that ranks as one of the best mistakes I've ever made because the picture is phenomenal.
For three hours and forty-seven minutes (my longest domestic flight to that point in time) as we shot down the Atlantic coast, I anxiously awaited my arrival at MIA...I wanted to get off that plane and here's why: shortly after our takeoff from JFK, we hit some minor turbulence. Most planes' wings are meant to slightly bend and vibrate in instances like that. The Airbus, however, began flapping like a bird! Until that moment, I had never been scared on an airplane before. The wings were flapping so hard that I thought that they were going to rip off the fuselage. Needless to say that that experience did not help my opinion of the Airbus consortium...in fact, I hate them more now than before I flew on them.
Last year, an A330-303 was forced to make an emergency landing in Australia after a sudden change in altitude injured 74 passengers. Qantas Flight 72 was flying from Singapore to the western Australian city of Perth when a sudden change of altitude caused abrasions, contusions, fractures and other injuries. The cause of the sudden drop remains under investigation.
 
2013-11-11 04:37:50 AM

Tomass the Second: The cowling isn't part of the engine, subby. If you check the EM you'd see that quite obviously. Since this part is in the AIPC, it's an airframe part. Jeez, I hate having to come along and educate people when it's right in the manuals. You must need a refresher course.


The murderbus manual must have instructions for using elmers edible paste rather than a real fastener for these murderous aircraft...
 
2013-11-11 04:42:43 AM

Apos: Wanted for questioning:


[media32.podbean.com image 803x602]


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-11-11 04:49:07 AM
Is it wrong that I was kinda turned on by that decowled engine pic?

Ductwork.

Conduits.
 
2013-11-11 04:54:52 AM

zeio: 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. FL350 cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.
Boeing crashes are always explained: Pilot error (e.g. recorded CFIT). Terrorism. Improperly maintained. I've read the reports. ALL of them, damnit! Airbus can barely solve their accidents they are so bizarre.
As I said before. A lot of the SCAREBUS's fail and they lie and say they fix the issue. Since the A300, the VSTABs seem to like coming off all the time. I'm amazed that a European death-cult-company flown largely by European death-cult-airlines now have the balls to blame American regulatory bodies for their murderous sleazy ways?
How is the FAA supposed to find out they lie when they pull stunts like the A380 wing loading failure?
Shouldn't Murderbus-Scarebus care enough about people's lives not to want to cheat?
Scarebus continues its engineering of murder and mayhem the world over. How many of our sons, daughters mothers and fathers and wives and husbands must be murdered by SCAREBUS before we stop this animal!
All I have to say is : B-17, B-24, B-29 and B-52, these planes were built in ways that could soak up gun fire for well over 60 years. They know how to build planes that have more than normal survivability. Air BUS. Its not AirPlane, its AirBus. Cheap garbage made as cheaply as possible to line the pockets of fat cats and unionized sickos and the safety of the plane is left to be at the EXACT minimums required, and they cheat often at those. Airbus is the culture of death. If you own stock in them, you are a killer. If you work for them, you are a killer.
Being part and parcel to engineered murder is being an accomplice to a crime. Even buying a ticket on an Airbus plane gives some degree of culpability in an attempted murder!
Sorry I'm getting in your way, lovers of death. I'm sorry that trying to get to the root cause of a corrupt as hell SCARELINER company SCAREBUS is something you find bad. ACCOMPLICE! But I will not stop.
If you own stock in or work for EADS/Scarebus, you are owning stock in E-V-I-L. Accomplice!
If you can't see why Scarebus is inferior, you are a murderous psychotic.
Ask yourself, in the cases where the VSTAB has come off the SCAREBUS, why the HELL DOES A PIECE OF AN AC FLOAT !
Cheesy cubicle walls in office buildings don't even float, so what the hell is the SCAREBUS VSTAB made of?
ILL TELL YOU WHAT ITS MADE FROM.
MURDER!
Scarebus maintains that the Eleventh Commandment is, "Thou shalt divert us from proclaiming what in our innermost conviction is absolutely necessary."
I maintain that Airbus puts murder into every plane. I've seen the Boeing vastly exceed design limits. They LIVE to tell the story. Airbus and Air France want to blame thunderstorms and bad weather? I've been into the belly of the BEAST in a super-cell in the worst turbulence every felt by anyone, its me, and the Boeing kept Going. If it was a scarebus, it wouldn't have survived. I KNOW THIS!
The Orion P3 and the Hercules C130. They were made first in 1962/63. And yet these planes can fly into Hurricanes, ON PURPOSE.
Yet murder-scare-bus disintegrates like a sugar cube in hot water from a little action at FL350 ?
Its not screwing up, or a series of events. Its ENGINEERED MURDER! They do this. Boeings exceed every requirement. They don't tell the pilots or the customers what the true limits are, but the maximum loading and speed and various numbers they get are HIGHLY conservative and in reality the plane can go way beyond them.
MURDERBUS gives a number, and if you go within 10-5% of that number and THE WHOLE AC COMES APART AND KILLS EVERYONE!
Airbus AC are remarkably good at KILLING EVERY SINGLE SOUL ON BOARD. MURDERBUS/SCAREBUS incidents are 100% fatal.
The engineers are SCAREBUS/EADS should be jailed for this criminal behavior, not defended by NETIZENS OF THE DEMONIC ORDER OF SCAREBUS!
THE GREAT RAMANUJAN WROTE ONE OF THE BEST SUMMATION-CONVERGENCES FOR PI USING NOTATION THE FOOLS IN BRITAIN COULDN'T UNDERSTAND! 1 π=8 9801 Sum; n=0 ∞(4 n)!(n!) 4 ×26390 n+1103 396 4 n If you're too stupid to infer its meaning, then you are the destroyer of knowledge and truth and an ENEMY of those who do not worship death like the Scarebus ACOLYTES!
Because of the fact that the only direct flight between JFK and MCO had left early in the afternoon, I needed to catch a connecting flight at Miami International (MIA). As it turned out, the plane that I was taking from JFK to MIA was an Airbus A300-600...the same plane that had crashed on Long Island the previous November because the tail came off. Before I continue, I need to note that I despise Airbuses. While most of them (except the A321 and A330) are pretty to look at, I feel that they are nothing more than cheap (by cheap I do not mean inexpensive) imitations of Boeing. Needless to say that I wasn't too thrilled when I bought my tickets in April that I was going to fly on an Airbus.
Being that this was my first twin-aisle airplane since the DC-10 that I flew on to LAX ten years prior, I decided to take a picture of the interior of the aircraft (like I said earlier, I am an aviation nut). I wasn't seated more than 10 minutes before an AA employee came up to me. "Excuse me, but are you Mr. Fiore?" "Yes ma'am." "Can you come with me for a minute, I need to talk to you." We both exited the plane. "Were you the one who took a picture of the interior of the plane?" "Yes ma'am I was. Aviation and airlines are a hobby of mine." "May I ask you why you did it?" "Because this is my first Airbus and my first twin-aisle aircraft in almost a decade." I couldn't believe what I was about to hear. "Well, you have worried the captain because he thinks that you have acted suspiciously, and he insists that you refrain from taking any more pictures on board the aircraft." Here I was, a 19-year old college student, being compared to a terrorist; I was angry and insulted. "Pass my apologies along to the captain and first officer"...I wanted to add, "and if you can give me the captain's home address, I will send him some medication to help cure his paranoia." "I will...you can go ahead and re-board the aircraft." I knew that my face was red as I was walking back to my seat...but I wasn't red from embarrassment, I was red from anger.
I ignored the lady's request to not take anymore pictures. In fact, I took 12 of them before we even took off! Never before in my life had I seen so many different international airlines as I did at JFK. Being that it took forever for us to get off the runway (the two General Electric CF6's on that plane weren't a good choice for engines), I just stared out the window and snapped to my heart's content. As we climbed off the runway and turned south to parallel the coastline, I managed to accidentally discover a new feature of my camera...it could switch from regular shots to panoramic shots...and I made the mistake of taking a panoramic shot of the entire Manhattan skyline...that ranks as one of the best mistakes I've ever made because the picture is phenomenal.
For three hours and forty-seven minutes (my longest domestic flight to that point in time) as we shot down the Atlantic coast, I anxiously awaited my arrival at MIA...I wanted to get off that plane and here's why: shortly after our takeoff from JFK, we hit some minor turbulence. Most planes' wings are meant to slightly bend and vibrate in instances like that. The Airbus, however, began flapping like a bird! Until that moment, I had never been scared on an airplane before. The wings were flapping so hard that I thought that they were going to rip off the fuselage. Needless to say that that experience did not help my opinion of the Airbus consortium...in fact, I hate them more now than before I flew on them.
Last year, an A330-303 was forced to make an emergency landing in Australia after a sudden change in altitude injured 74 passengers. Qantas Flight 72 was flying from Singapore to the western Australian city of Perth when a sudden change of altitude caused abrasions, contusions, fractures and other injuries. The cause of the sudden drop remains under investigation.


I don't remember the name of the guy who posts that stuff, but if that is a control-v of part of one of his posts and not just parody, he's smoking some heavy doobies.
 
2013-11-11 04:54:56 AM

zeio: 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. FL350 cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.
Boeing crashes are always explained: Pilot error (e.g. recorded CFIT). Terrorism. Improperly maintained. I've read the reports. ALL of them, damnit! Airbus can barely solve their accidents they are so bizarre.
As I said before. A lot of the SCAREBUS's fail and they lie and say they fix the issue. Since the A300, the VSTABs seem to like coming off all the time. I'm amazed that a European death-cult-company flown largely by European death-cult-airlines now have the balls to blame American regulatory bodies for their murderous sleazy ways?
How is the FAA supposed to find out they lie when they pull stunts like the A380 wing loading failure?
Shouldn't Murderbus-Scarebus care enough about people's lives not to want to cheat?
Scarebus continues its engineering of murder and mayhem the world over. How many of our sons, daughters mothers and fathers and wives and husbands must be murdered by SCAREBUS before we stop this animal!
All I have to say is : B-17, B-24, B-29 and B-52, these planes were built in ways that could soak up gun fire for well over 60 years. They know how to build planes that have more than normal survivability. Air BUS. Its not AirPlane, its AirBus. Cheap garbage made as cheaply as possible to line the pockets of fat cats and unionized sickos and the safety of the plane is left to be at the EXACT minimums required, and they cheat often at those. Airbus is the culture of death. If you own stock in them, you are a killer. If you work for them, you are a killer.
Being part and parcel to engineered murder is being an accomplice to a crime. Even buying a ticket on an Airbus plane gives some degree of culpability in an attempted murder!
Sorry I'm getting in your way, lovers of death. I'm sorry that trying to get to the root cause of a corrupt as hell SCARELINER company SCAREBUS is something you find bad. ACCOMPLICE! But I will not stop.
If you own stock in or work for EADS/Scarebus, you are owning stock in E-V-I-L. Accomplice!
If you can't see why Scarebus is inferior, you are a murderous psychotic.
Ask yourself, in the cases where the VSTAB has come off the SCAREBUS, why the HELL DOES A PIECE OF AN AC FLOAT !
Cheesy cubicle walls in office buildings don't even float, so what the hell is the SCAREBUS VSTAB made of?
ILL TELL YOU WHAT ITS MADE FROM.
MURDER!
Scarebus maintains that the Eleventh Commandment is, "Thou shalt divert us from proclaiming what in our innermost conviction is absolutely necessary."
I maintain that Airbus puts murder into every plane. I've seen the Boeing vastly exceed design limits. They LIVE to tell the story. Airbus and Air France want to blame thunderstorms and bad weather? I've been into the belly of the BEAST in a super-cell in the worst turbulence every felt by anyone, its me, and the Boeing kept Going. If it was a scarebus, it wouldn't have survived. I KNOW THIS!
The Orion P3 and the Hercules C130. They were made first in 1962/63. And yet these planes can fly into Hurricanes, ON PURPOSE.
Yet murder-scare-bus disintegrates like a sugar cube in hot water from a little action at FL350 ?
Its not screwing up, or a series of events. Its ENGINEERED MURDER! They do this. Boeings exceed every requirement. They don't tell the pilots or the customers what the true limits are, but the maximum loading and speed and various numbers they get are HIGHLY conservative and in reality the plane can go way beyond them.
MURDERBUS gives a number, and if you go within 10-5% of that number and THE WHOLE AC COMES APART AND KILLS EVERYONE!
Airbus AC are remarkably good at KILLING EVERY SINGLE SOUL ON BOARD. MURDERBUS/SCAREBUS incidents are 100% fatal.
The engineers are SCAREBUS/EADS should be jailed for this criminal behavior, not defended by NETIZENS OF THE DEMONIC ORDER OF SCAREBUS!
THE GREAT RAMANUJAN WROTE ONE OF THE BEST SUMMATION-CONVERGENCES FOR PI USING NOTATION THE FOOLS IN BRITAIN COULDN'T UNDERSTAND! 1 π=8 9801 Sum; n=0 ∞(4 n)!(n!) 4 ×26390 n+1103 396 4 n If you're too stupid to infer its meaning, then you are the destroyer of knowledge and truth and an ENEMY of those who do not worship death like the Scarebus ACOLYTES!
Because of the fact that the only direct flight between JFK and MCO had left early in the afternoon, I needed to catch a connecting flight at Miami International (MIA). As it turned out, the plane that I was taking from JFK to MIA was an Airbus A300-600...the same plane that had crashed on Long Island the previous November because the tail came off. Before I continue, I need to note that I despise Airbuses. While most of them (except the A321 and A330) are pretty to look at, I feel that they are nothing more than cheap (by cheap I do not mean inexpensive) imitations of Boeing. Needless to say that I wasn't too thrilled when I bought my tickets in April that I was going to fly on an Airbus.
Being that this was my first twin-aisle airplane since the DC-10 that I flew on to LAX ten years prior, I decided to take a picture of the interior of the aircraft (like I said earlier, I am an aviation nut). I wasn't seated more than 10 minutes before an AA employee came up to me. "Excuse me, but are you Mr. Fiore?" "Yes ma'am." "Can you come with me for a minute, I need to talk to you." We both exited the plane. "Were you the one who took a picture of the interior of the plane?" "Yes ma'am I was. Aviation and airlines are a hobby of mine." "May I ask you why you did it?" "Because this is my first Airbus and my first twin-aisle aircraft in almost a decade." I couldn't believe what I was about to hear. "Well, you have worried the captain because he thinks that you have acted suspiciously, and he insists that you refrain from taking any more pictures on board the aircraft." Here I was, a 19-year old college student, being compared to a terrorist; I was angry and insulted. "Pass my apologies along to the captain and first officer"...I wanted to add, "and if you can give me the captain's home address, I will send him some medication to help cure his paranoia." "I will...you can go ahead and re-board the aircraft." I knew that my face was red as I was walking back to my seat...but I wasn't red from embarrassment, I was red from anger.
I ignored the lady's request to not take anymore pictures. In fact, I took 12 of them before we even took off! Never before in my life had I seen so many different international airlines as I did at JFK. Being that it took forever for us to get off the runway (the two General Electric CF6's on that plane weren't a good choice for engines), I just stared out the window and snapped to my heart's content. As we climbed off the runway and turned south to parallel the coastline, I managed to accidentally discover a new feature of my camera...it could switch from regular shots to panoramic shots...and I made the mistake of taking a panoramic shot of the entire Manhattan skyline...that ranks as one of the best mistakes I've ever made because the picture is phenomenal.
For three hours and forty-seven minutes (my longest domestic flight to that point in time) as we shot down the Atlantic coast, I anxiously awaited my arrival at MIA...I wanted to get off that plane and here's why: shortly after our takeoff from JFK, we hit some minor turbulence. Most planes' wings are meant to slightly bend and vibrate in instances like that. The Airbus, however, began flapping like a bird! Until that moment, I had never been scared on an airplane before. The wings were flapping so hard that I thought that they were going to rip off the fuselage. Needless to say that that experience did not help my opinion of the Airbus consortium...in fact, I hate them more now than before I flew on them.
Last year, an A330-303 was forced to make an emergency landing in Australia after a sudden change in altitude injured 74 passengers. Qantas Flight 72 was flying from Singapore to the western Australian city of Perth when a sudden change of altitude caused abrasions, contusions, fractures and other injuries. The cause of the sudden drop remains under investigation.


Tell us how you *really* feel.
 
2013-11-11 05:04:33 AM
Holy walls of text, Batman!
 
2013-11-11 05:05:17 AM
"The flight crew received an indication of a possible mechanical issue," said airline spokeswoman Misty Pinson. "Following procedures, the crew declared an emergency and the plane returned to Chicago, where it landed safely."

I don't know about you guys, but I would take my chances with the engine before heading back to Chicago.
 
2013-11-11 05:22:30 AM
"Customers were also offered refunds if needed."

I don't believe this.
 
2013-11-11 05:25:30 AM
This happened to a plane I was on when i was eight, over Istanbul, except the entire f*cking thing came off.  I watched the engine ploof through the clouds as it made it's way, presumably, to Turkish Donnie Darko's bedroom.
 
2013-11-11 05:27:41 AM
No, the upside of a window seat is that you're not the one getting disturbed every time someone wants to go to the bathroom.
 
2013-11-11 05:45:06 AM
And I thought I was the only one who looked out the plane window for this.
 
2013-11-11 05:45:21 AM

calbert: sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.


Nice!

I chuckled, thanks.
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2013-11-11 05:52:16 AM
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Oh, he's already here.
 
2013-11-11 05:58:16 AM
THE GREAT RAMANUJAN WROTE ONE OF THE BEST SUMMATION-CONVERGENCES FOR PI USING NOTATION THE FOOLS IN BRITAIN COULDN'T UNDERSTAND! 1 π=8 9801 Sum; n=0 ∞(4 n)!(n!) 4 ×26390 n+1103 396 4 n If you're too stupid to infer its meaning, then you are the destroyer of knowledge and truth and an ENEMY of those who do not worship death like the Scarebus ACOLYTES!

thecoconutbrothers.com
 
2013-11-11 06:10:05 AM
Kidding and Airbus / Scarebus aside, this is part of a fairly nefarious design when this particular type of engine is mounted on an A319.  Long story short, it's easy not to latch that panel closed after maintenance, and it's hard to check whether it's latched on a pre-flight inspection.  As a result, a couple times a year an A319 will roll down the runway, rotate for takeoff, and BANG right after rotation the panel gets blown off by the air hitting the bottom of the engine.  The same thing happened over Heathrow last year, except it was BOTH engines and one of them caught fire when the panel cracked a fuel line.  That's why the article says they found the engine cover on airport grounds -- odds are it was on or just next to the runway.   See details here.
 
2013-11-11 06:44:24 AM

ReapTheChaos: No, the upside of a window seat is that you're not the one getting disturbed every time someone wants to go to the bathroom.


I find casually mentioning that I'm sporting a catheter and then randomly sipping from a long tube leading to apple juice tends to make my seat mates leave me alone as well.
 
2013-11-11 07:00:54 AM

thamike: This happened to a plane I was on when i was eight, over Istanbul, except the entire f*cking thing came off.  I watched the engine ploof through the clouds as it made it's way, presumably, to Turkish Donnie Darko's bedroom.


Was that over Istanbul, or Constantinople?
 
2013-11-11 07:12:55 AM
wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-11-11 07:17:27 AM
Came here solely for "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet", leaving with a huge chunk of crazy on top of it.
 
2013-11-11 07:20:58 AM

UsikFark: I don't remember the name of the guy who posts that stuff, but if that is a control-v of part of one of his posts and not just parody, he's smoking some heavy doobies.



I'm gonna have go with Poe's law here.
 
2013-11-11 07:46:37 AM
rockytrail.files.wordpress.com

And now for my next trick.
 
2013-11-11 08:06:18 AM
"The flight crew received an indication of a possible mechanical issue."

Translation. The FA told the pilot what the pax saw.
 
2013-11-11 08:08:04 AM
The right engine cowlings were recovered on airport propertu, Pinson said.

what the hell is an airport propertu, anyway??
 
2013-11-11 08:22:25 AM

zeio: Airbus / Scarebus


Too long, didn't bite.
 
2013-11-11 08:27:51 AM

SpdrJay: They put three or four of those on there so when one falls off it doesn't matter much....


On my very first flight, the engine caught on fire just as we were finishing the ascent. We landed, all was well, but I thought I was delirious when I met our Pilot. I shook his hand and thanked him for not letting us all die. His response has stayed with me over the past 15 years, "Aw, that was nothing! There's four engines on a 747, I lost one in a twin engine Cessna over Saudi Arabia in '91. THAT was scary, little missy. Yesterday was easy!" Hilarious. I wish I knew more pilots in my life.
 
2013-11-11 08:36:14 AM
I am pretty sure that is a downside for everyone in every seat on the plane, subs...
 
2013-11-11 09:15:23 AM
It was Spirit Airlines. They were just dumping weight.

It was Spirit Airlines. Nobody paid the extra fee to travel with the engine cowling.

It was Spirit Airlines. (your jjoke here)
 
2013-11-11 10:26:16 AM
The engine? What is it?
 
2013-11-11 11:11:08 AM

SpdrJay: They put three or four of those on there so when one falls off it doesn't matter much....


If you lose an engine, your flight will be an hour late because there is less thrust.  If you lose all four engines, you'll probably be up there all night.
 
2013-11-11 11:19:27 AM

Tomass the Second: The cowling isn't part of the engine, subby.  If you check the EM you'd see that quite obviously.  Since this part is in the AIPC, it's an airframe part.  Jeez, I hate having to come along and educate people when it's right in the manuals.  You must need a refresher course.

/It's all ball bearings these days.


It's attached to the engine, so it's part of the engine!  Plus it makes for a better headline.

//subby
 
2013-11-11 11:33:42 AM
Still a better airplane than the Bombadier Q400.  I hate that little plane.  There's no room, it's slow and noisy.  At least it's only 4 more flights to Portland and back in the next 2 weeks.
 
2013-11-11 11:35:56 AM

zeio: Airbus / Scarebus

i42.tinypic.com

 
2013-11-11 11:45:05 AM

zeio: Airbus / Scarebus ..


> /fwd: /fwd: /fwd: /fwd: /fwd: /fwd: /fwd: /fwd: /fwd: /fwd: /fwd: /fwd: ....................................

/swear I've seen that in Farcebook 23 times
 
2013-11-11 12:34:14 PM

Tomass the Second: The cowling isn't part of the engine, subby.  If you check the EM you'd see that quite obviously.  Since this part is in the AIPC, it's an airframe part.  Jeez, I hate having to come along and educate people when it's right in the manuals.  You must need a refresher course.

/It's all ball bearings these days.


THIS
but subby gets the greenlight by calling it the engine
HAHAHAHA
 
2013-11-11 02:48:41 PM

devek: "The flight crew received an indication of a possible mechanical issue," said airline spokeswoman Misty Pinson. "Following procedures, the crew declared an emergency and the plane returned to Chicago, where it landed safely."

I don't know about you guys, but I would take my chances with the engine before heading back to Chicago.


HAH HAHAHA HAHA HAHA HAHH HA HAHA
HA HAH AHA HA HAHA HAHA HA HAHAH AHAHA HAH AHA

That is so funny. No really.
Chicago is such a horrible scary place to people like you.
Have you thought about buying guns and shotguns and bodyguards and just staying the fark home??
HAHAH HA HAHHAAHA HAHAHAHA HAH A
 
2013-11-11 08:03:47 PM
Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They're single-serving friends.
 
2013-11-12 05:09:09 AM

skinink: Everywhere I travel, tiny life. Single-serving sugar, single-serving cream, single pat of butter. The microwave Cordon Bleu hobby kit. Shampoo-conditioner combos, sample-packaged mouthwash, tiny bars of soap. The people I meet on each flight? They're single-serving friends.


24.media.tumblr.com


Life insurance pays off triple if you die on a business trip.
 
2013-11-12 10:31:21 AM
Today, on understatement theater:

a passenger observed the cowling for the right engine leave the aircraft.
"The flight crew received an indication of a possible mechanical issue,"


Why do I suspect that's code for "a passenger began screaming hysterically that the engine had fallen off and everybody was about to die."
 
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