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(Telegraph)   Just because you can fly a airliner doesn't mean you can drive an airliner   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 25
    More: Fail, British Airways, Johannesburg, Johannesburg airport, Oxfam, runways  
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2013-12-23 09:49:07 AM  
That's what they get for trying to drift it.
 
2013-12-23 09:53:38 AM  
"...a airliner..."
 
2013-12-23 09:53:48 AM  
Wings... they stick out real far.

/who knew?
 
2013-12-23 09:55:05 AM  
It's coming right at us!

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-12-23 09:55:18 AM  
It kind of does actually.
 
2013-12-23 09:57:13 AM  
Tweet ftfa:

"Not impressed that first class passengers get off before premium economy during an emergency."

Normal economy passengers can suck it, however.
 
2013-12-23 09:58:36 AM  
That says something about the wing structure of the 747, or of building construction in South Africa, or both.

/There's a Justine Sacco reference to be made here, I'm sure of it.
 
2013-12-23 09:59:29 AM  
pics.imcdb.org
 
2013-12-23 10:00:31 AM  

jonathan_L: Tweet ftfa:

"Not impressed that first class passengers get off before premium economy during an emergency."

Normal economy passengers can suck it, however.


It depends on how they deplaned. It wasn't a huge emergency like a fire, so they probably deplaned through the primary door, in which case you don't want everyone trying to push through at once. So the first class gets off first because they are closest to the door.
 
2013-12-23 10:14:26 AM  
It's a completely different kind of driving, altogether.
 
2013-12-23 10:19:28 AM  
Gotta say, that wing held up pretty nicely.

Shame about the building...
 
2013-12-23 10:32:53 AM  
It's kind of like the C130 in ArmaII.
 
2013-12-23 10:48:40 AM  

Bslim: It's a completely different kind of driving, altogether.


It's a completely different kind of driving.

/Seriously, Pilot, we were all counting on you.
 
2013-12-23 10:51:56 AM  

indus2805: Bslim: It's a completely different kind of driving, altogether.

It's a completely different kind of driving.

/Seriously, Pilot, we were all counting on you.


Otto approves
Gets huffed and puffed...
 
2013-12-23 10:59:50 AM  

Brick-House: Wings... they stick out real far.


Bingo wings?

Enough with the fat-shaming.

topnews.in
 
2013-12-23 11:55:44 AM  
I'll third that the wing appears to have, you know, stayed attached to the aircraft.  Better than I was expecting.  Kinda scary considering that it was taxiing for take off and probably full of jet fuel.  I wonder if that plane will fly again.  Planes don't seem all that rigid, and I imagine they have less tolerance for tweaked frames than those Ford Rangers you see on the highway where the rear wheels aren't tracking behind the front ones.  You know what I'm talking about.
 
2013-12-23 11:57:07 AM  
I like how the article made sure to tell us that the plane wouldn't be departing, in case we thought that would buff right out and everyone would be on their way.
 
2013-12-23 11:59:55 AM  
Looks like he missed the turn to 03L.

I'm guessing it's here.
 
2013-12-23 12:19:44 PM  

fatbear: Looks like he missed the turn to 03L.

I'm guessing it's here.


Ding, ding, ding!

Dear flight crew: welcome to early retirement.
 
2013-12-23 12:22:33 PM  

oakleym82: I'll third that the wing appears to have, you know, stayed attached to the aircraft.  Better than I was expecting.  Kinda scary considering that it was taxiing for take off and probably full of jet fuel.  I wonder if that plane will fly again.  Planes don't seem all that rigid, and I imagine they have less tolerance for tweaked frames than those Ford Rangers you see on the highway where the rear wheels aren't tracking behind the front ones.  You know what I'm talking about.


The wing spar us the most structurally tough part of the plane as it has to support the fuselage, engines, fuel and tolerate extreme forces of flight and transfer from/to the rest of the plane and tolerate heavy turbulence.

I'd look at the wing root to see how that held up.
 
2013-12-23 01:13:43 PM  

lohphat: oakleym82: I'll third that the wing appears to have, you know, stayed attached to the aircraft.  Better than I was expecting.  Kinda scary considering that it was taxiing for take off and probably full of jet fuel.  I wonder if that plane will fly again.  Planes don't seem all that rigid, and I imagine they have less tolerance for tweaked frames than those Ford Rangers you see on the highway where the rear wheels aren't tracking behind the front ones.  You know what I'm talking about.

The wing spar us the most structurally tough part of the plane as it has to support the fuselage, engines, fuel and tolerate extreme forces of flight and transfer from/to the rest of the plane and tolerate heavy turbulence.

I'd look at the wing root to see how that held up.


I predict buckling in the aft spar at the root.
 
2013-12-23 03:02:07 PM  

trappedspirit: "...a airliner..."


trolling Headline writing is a art.
 
2013-12-23 03:12:35 PM  
oakleym82:  Planes don't seem all that rigid...  You know what I'm talking about.

I was flying out of DCA one day, Delta pilot working out of their Operations Center sat next to me. He had an iPad with various pictures including a few of an Iraqi 767 that had landed nose gear first. Nice crease in the fuselage they had there.
 
2013-12-23 04:33:55 PM  

fatbear: Looks like he missed the turn to 03L.

I'm guessing it's here.


I was reading an article the other day about the 777-300, apparently it has cameras set up so the pilots can see where the main gear trucks are at, because the plane is so long pilots were underestimating the turn radius and putting the main gear into the grass.
 
2013-12-23 07:15:26 PM  

Gleeman: fatbear: Looks like he missed the turn to 03L.

I'm guessing it's here.

I was reading an article the other day about the 777-300, apparently it has cameras set up so the pilots can see where the main gear trucks are at, because the plane is so long pilots were underestimating the turn radius and putting the main gear into the grass.


In this case, *not* turning was the problem.
 
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