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2014-01-11 12:11:27 AM
Hmmmm....seems pretty convenient to me. Probably was actually using it to get video proof Loretta Fuddy was dead for his "handler" within the Obama administration.
 
2014-01-11 01:12:27 AM
I don't know if I want to watch that video...
 
2014-01-11 02:05:11 AM

log_jammin: I don't know if I want to watch that video...


It's just the crash and the immediate evacuation, but the crash looks pretty mild.  It's what other pilots would call "ditching" in water.  It looks like everyone got out, so I'm assuming the lady that died couldn't handle the "floating in the ocean for six hours" since it took that long to get to them.

Or, conspiracy.
 
2014-01-11 02:05:51 AM
Also, if the pilot was ushering everyone out, it wasn't that bad of a crash.  The guy in front usually takes the worst of it.
 
2014-01-11 02:11:57 AM

Lsherm: log_jammin: I don't know if I want to watch that video...

It's just the crash and the immediate evacuation, but the crash looks pretty mild.  It's what other pilots would call "ditching" in water.  It looks like everyone got out, so I'm assuming the lady that died couldn't handle the "floating in the ocean for six hours" since it took that long to get to them.

Or, conspiracy.


maybe I'll risk it.

I just have a thing about refusing to watch videos that show people getting hurt or killed.
 
2014-01-11 03:37:24 AM
I'm sitting in terminal in Hawaii about to board and am NOT getting a kick out of reading this thread.
 
2014-01-11 03:37:29 AM
FTFA: killing state health director Loretta Fuddy

Something tells me Loretta wasn't all that good at her job.
 
2014-01-11 03:50:18 AM
It looks about like a plane crashing into water ought to look.

Why am I supposed to be surprised, because someone noteworthy died in the aftermath?
 
2014-01-11 03:56:05 AM

log_jammin: Lsherm: log_jammin: I don't know if I want to watch that video...

It's just the crash and the immediate evacuation, but the crash looks pretty mild.  It's what other pilots would call "ditching" in water.  It looks like everyone got out, so I'm assuming the lady that died couldn't handle the "floating in the ocean for six hours" since it took that long to get to them.

Or, conspiracy.

maybe I'll risk it.

I just have a thing about refusing to watch videos that show people getting hurt or killed.


There's none of that in the video.  Actually, for how terrifying it had to be (been in a plane crash and a spelunking accident myself) - it was remarkably calm.  It's worth a watch if only to see what happened, there's nothing gross or traumatic in the video.  It's just extraordinary that you'd get video of the event happening.  Like when the dude landed that plane in the Hudson.
 
2014-01-11 03:58:02 AM

log_jammin: I don't know if I want to watch that video...


Why not? It's the complete opposite of what you see in films and tv.

Actually looks amazingly boring. So boring in fact I would have taken my smokes out and chilled. I certainly wouldn't have asked the lady next to me if she wanted to fark or shouted to everyone on board that I'm gay.
 
2014-01-11 04:10:05 AM
All it's missing is dubstep
 
2014-01-11 04:12:19 AM
www.thextraordinary.org
/too soon?
 
2014-01-11 04:13:36 AM
While in the water, Puentes took a picture of himself with his bright-yellow life preserver nestled closely around his neck.

One of the passengers managed to swim ashore while the others waited it out until the rescuers finally arrived.



Spectators take photos, doers swim the rest of the way home after the plane crash.
 
2014-01-11 04:14:28 AM

Kanemano: While in the water, Puentes took a picture of himself with his bright-yellow life preserver nestled closely around his neck.

One of the passengers managed to swim ashore while the others waited it out until the rescuers finally arrived.


Spectators take photos, doers swim the rest of the way home after the plane crash.


Shore leave is for closers.
 
2014-01-11 04:19:41 AM
""Steel-toed boots, heavy work jeans, and long sleeve shirt. It was hard and exhausting to swim with all that.""

That's why the first thing you do, is you kick those boots off, buddy.
 
2014-01-11 04:25:50 AM

phrawgh: [www.thextraordinary.org image 275x350]
/too soon?


What are you talking about? Why is he here as a reference in this thread? Did he crash or something? Into the ocean? I don't get it. IS HE OKAY?! WTF are you on about??
 
2014-01-11 04:30:50 AM

Luminiferous Aether: phrawgh: [www.thextraordinary.org image 275x350]
/too soon?

What are you talking about? Why is he here as a reference in this thread? Did he crash or something? Into the ocean? I don't get it. IS HE OKAY?! WTF are you on about??


Agreed, no reports outside of 'critical but stable' that I came across.
 
2014-01-11 04:34:49 AM
I would just say great job by the pilots... this seemed like a textbook splash landing.  It's a shame that a person died though... I wonder if it was directly from the crash impact or after the crash.
 
2014-01-11 04:35:38 AM

Lsherm: log_jammin: Lsherm: log_jammin: I don't know if I want to watch that video...

It's just the crash and the immediate evacuation, but the crash looks pretty mild.  It's what other pilots would call "ditching" in water.  It looks like everyone got out, so I'm assuming the lady that died couldn't handle the "floating in the ocean for six hours" since it took that long to get to them.

Or, conspiracy.

maybe I'll risk it.

I just have a thing about refusing to watch videos that show people getting hurt or killed.

There's none of that in the video.  Actually, for how terrifying it had to be (been in a plane crash and a spelunking accident myself) - it was remarkably calm.  It's worth a watch if only to see what happened, there's nothing gross or traumatic in the video.  It's just extraordinary that you'd get video of the event happening.  Like when the dude landed that plane in the Hudson.


the idea of a spelunking accident sounds much more terrifying. i remember reading a spelunking adventure story from my youth that scars me to this day. and jumping all around my bed watching the "im stuck" from the horror movie "the descent".

just no. holy fark.
 
2014-01-11 04:39:08 AM

wookiee cookie: Lsherm: log_jammin: Lsherm: log_jammin: I don't know if I want to watch that video...

It's just the crash and the immediate evacuation, but the crash looks pretty mild.  It's what other pilots would call "ditching" in water.  It looks like everyone got out, so I'm assuming the lady that died couldn't handle the "floating in the ocean for six hours" since it took that long to get to them.

Or, conspiracy.

maybe I'll risk it.

I just have a thing about refusing to watch videos that show people getting hurt or killed.

There's none of that in the video.  Actually, for how terrifying it had to be (been in a plane crash and a spelunking accident myself) - it was remarkably calm.  It's worth a watch if only to see what happened, there's nothing gross or traumatic in the video.  It's just extraordinary that you'd get video of the event happening.  Like when the dude landed that plane in the Hudson.

the idea of a spelunking accident sounds much more terrifying. i remember reading a spelunking adventure story from my youth that scars me to this day. and jumping all around my bed watching the "im stuck" from the horror movie "the descent".

just no. holy fark.


the "im stuck" scene, that is.

/twitches
 
2014-01-11 04:47:04 AM

wookiee cookie: wookiee cookie: Lsherm: log_jammin: Lsherm: log_jammin: I don't know if I want to watch that video...

It's just the crash and the immediate evacuation, but the crash looks pretty mild.  It's what other pilots would call "ditching" in water.  It looks like everyone got out, so I'm assuming the lady that died couldn't handle the "floating in the ocean for six hours" since it took that long to get to them.

Or, conspiracy.

maybe I'll risk it.

I just have a thing about refusing to watch videos that show people getting hurt or killed.

There's none of that in the video.  Actually, for how terrifying it had to be (been in a plane crash and a spelunking accident myself) - it was remarkably calm.  It's worth a watch if only to see what happened, there's nothing gross or traumatic in the video.  It's just extraordinary that you'd get video of the event happening.  Like when the dude landed that plane in the Hudson.

the idea of a spelunking accident sounds much more terrifying. i remember reading a spelunking adventure story from my youth that scars me to this day. and jumping all around my bed watching the "im stuck" from the horror movie "the descent".

just no. holy fark.

the "im stuck" scene, that is.

/twitches


I wasn't stuck, I fell in the dark about 30 feet into a vertical chute that made me land into a pool of water 300 yards away.  But it was just a misstep and then I was gone.  I was on a student trip so they found me within the hour, but goddamn, it's farking dark in a cave.  Not a pleasant experience.  Nothing quite like falling in the dark.
 
2014-01-11 05:19:37 AM

Lsherm: wookiee cookie: wookiee cookie: Lsherm: log_jammin: Lsherm: log_jammin: I don't know if I want to watch that video...

It's just the crash and the immediate evacuation, but the crash looks pretty mild.  It's what other pilots would call "ditching" in water.  It looks like everyone got out, so I'm assuming the lady that died couldn't handle the "floating in the ocean for six hours" since it took that long to get to them.

Or, conspiracy.

maybe I'll risk it.

I just have a thing about refusing to watch videos that show people getting hurt or killed.

There's none of that in the video.  Actually, for how terrifying it had to be (been in a plane crash and a spelunking accident myself) - it was remarkably calm.  It's worth a watch if only to see what happened, there's nothing gross or traumatic in the video.  It's just extraordinary that you'd get video of the event happening.  Like when the dude landed that plane in the Hudson.

the idea of a spelunking accident sounds much more terrifying. i remember reading a spelunking adventure story from my youth that scars me to this day. and jumping all around my bed watching the "im stuck" from the horror movie "the descent".

just no. holy fark.

the "im stuck" scene, that is.

/twitches

I wasn't stuck, I fell in the dark about 30 feet into a vertical chute that made me land into a pool of water 300 yards away.  But it was just a misstep and then I was gone.  I was on a student trip so they found me within the hour, but goddamn, it's farking dark in a cave.  Not a pleasant experience.  Nothing quite like falling in the dark.


well the water slide sounds like fun but the dark... yeah no. so thanks for the nightmare fuel as im about to retire to bed. now im sure i'll play out an exciting and nightmarish alternate reality in my dreams tonight! squee!

this is why ive stayed out of caves ever since the roman catacombs.

you take your spelunking and stick it where the sun dont shine!

ot, note to self: always carry a gopro to document some fresh new hell in my life.

step 4: profit?
 
2014-01-11 05:45:28 AM
There are better alternatives to a GoPro.
 
2014-01-11 06:44:05 AM
They have a lot of problems with Bong Court here in town.

But my more personal favorite is Nimrod Court.  It's an insult that deserves a comeback.
 
2014-01-11 07:00:16 AM
Needs more explosions
 
2014-01-11 07:00:21 AM
Conspiracies aside... my dad flew these planes for years.  They are very very easy to glide, and sometimes the hardest to put down because of that.  In Hawaii we are fortunate enough to have these planes, and pilots trained to put them down safely.  We've had two good/lucky incidents here recently
Before anyone goes trashing pilots or planes, please remember (like Alaska) this is our only form of transport sometimes.

/flown these several times
//thank god for level headed pilots & passengers that make these emergencies livable!
 
2014-01-11 07:01:45 AM

Lsherm: log_jammin: Lsherm: log_jammin: I don't know if I want to watch that video...

It's just the crash and the immediate evacuation, but the crash looks pretty mild.  It's what other pilots would call "ditching" in water.  It looks like everyone got out, so I'm assuming the lady that died couldn't handle the "floating in the ocean for six hours" since it took that long to get to them.

Or, conspiracy.

maybe I'll risk it.

I just have a thing about refusing to watch videos that show people getting hurt or killed.

There's none of that in the video.  Actually, for how terrifying it had to be (been in a plane crash and a spelunking accident myself) - it was remarkably calm.  It's worth a watch if only to see what happened, there's nothing gross or traumatic in the video.  It's just extraordinary that you'd get video of the event happening.  Like when the dude landed that plane in the Hudson.


A plane crash AND a spelunking accident? Is your nickname Lucky? ;-)
 
2014-01-11 07:46:13 AM

Farty McPooPants: There are better alternatives to a GoPro.


Like what?
 
2014-01-11 08:16:18 AM
killing state health director Loretta Fuddy.

Place your bets, folks, on how long before WND connects this to Obama.
 
2014-01-11 08:25:02 AM

Alonjar: Farty McPooPants: There are better alternatives to a GoPro.

Like what?


GoPro+
 
2014-01-11 08:27:37 AM

Coming on a Bicycle: ""Steel-toed boots, heavy work jeans, and long sleeve shirt. It was hard and exhausting to swim with all that.""

That's why the first thing you do, is you kick those boots off, buddy.



I think getting the hell out would distract me. Just sayin'.
 
2014-01-11 08:45:17 AM
Am I the only one who's disappointed that there's only about 20 seconds of unique video with Diane Sawyer blabbing over what might have been interesting and relevant audio the whole time?
 
2014-01-11 08:59:14 AM

Weatherkiss: FTFA: killing state health director Loretta Fuddy

Something tells me Loretta wasn't all that good at her job.


Because she wasn't immortal?
 
2014-01-11 10:27:13 AM
GoPro: Be A HOLY FARK
 
2014-01-11 10:31:44 AM
I am a private pilot. One day during my lessons, my instructor jumped out (on a full-stop-taxi-back) and said, it's yours. Never been so scared.
 
2014-01-11 10:36:36 AM

Perrybucsdad: I would just say great job by the pilots... this seemed like a textbook splash landing.  It's a shame that a person died though... I wonder if it was directly from the crash impact or after the crash.


Heart attack.
 
2014-01-11 10:52:21 AM

wookiee cookie: this is why ive stayed out of caves ever since the roman catacombs.


Damn... that's a long time to stay out of caves.
 
2014-01-11 11:32:19 AM

Darwins Point-ed Stick: Lsherm: log_jammin: Lsherm: log_jammin: I don't know if I want to watch that video...

It's just the crash and the immediate evacuation, but the crash looks pretty mild.  It's what other pilots would call "ditching" in water.  It looks like everyone got out, so I'm assuming the lady that died couldn't handle the "floating in the ocean for six hours" since it took that long to get to them.

Or, conspiracy.

maybe I'll risk it.

I just have a thing about refusing to watch videos that show people getting hurt or killed.

There's none of that in the video.  Actually, for how terrifying it had to be (been in a plane crash and a spelunking accident myself) - it was remarkably calm.  It's worth a watch if only to see what happened, there's nothing gross or traumatic in the video.  It's just extraordinary that you'd get video of the event happening.  Like when the dude landed that plane in the Hudson.

A plane crash AND a spelunking accident? Is your nickname Lucky? ;-)


I grew up in the 60's and 70's.  We cared not for safety in those days, young padawan ;)

The plane crash was landing gear in a small plane (could have been a Cessna, I was 8 so I don't remember that well) that broke on landing so we bounced for a bit and then tipped on our side.  It didn't last very long, but it was terrifying.  The cave trip was actually for a high school class over the summer, you got some kind of geology credit for it.  And I take full credit for my accident, the guide was telling us "make sure you step over this hole" and I wasn't listening, so I walked right into it.  We were probably 2000 yards from the exit, too.
 
2014-01-11 11:35:15 AM

Luminiferous Aether: phrawgh: [www.thextraordinary.org image 275x350]
/too soon?

What are you talking about? Why is he here as a reference in this thread? Did he crash or something? Into the ocean? I don't get it. IS HE OKAY?! WTF are you on about??


He's a reference because of the headline. He recorded his skiing accident with his helmet camera.
 
2014-01-11 12:07:46 PM
Its shopped, I can tell by the pixels.
 
2014-01-11 12:16:39 PM
In February of 1982, my CH-47 Chinook helicopter recovered a Coast Guard HH-52 helicopter from a cliff face about 5 miles down the coast from the Molokai Leper Colony. Killed were Lt. Cdr. Horton Johnson, Lt. Colleen Cain (the only female CG pilot at the time), and AMM 2/C David Thompson.

While on a rescue mission in the middle of the night in a storm, thinking that they were three miles out to sea, searching for a sinking fishing vessel, scab air traffic controllers (thanks, Reagan Obama!) deirected them into the side of a cliff, a half mile inland. It sat precariously, imbedded in the cliff face for another two weeks before we could rappel to it with slings, and secure the wreckage well enough to sling-load it back to Barbers Point NAS, Oahu. I hope I never have to do anything like it again.
 
2014-01-11 12:41:36 PM
log_jammin:

I just have a thing about refusing to watch videos that show people getting hurt or killed.

But that's entertainment, dude.

/For the TV Babies, who grew up without imagination or complexity in their lives.
 
2014-01-11 01:42:51 PM
Now we know why Michelle stayed behind for her "Birthday".
 
2014-01-11 06:31:28 PM

nipner: Conspiracies aside... my dad flew these planes for years.  They are very very easy to glide, and sometimes the hardest to put down because of that.  In Hawaii we are fortunate enough to have these planes, and pilots trained to put them down safely.  We've had two good/lucky incidents here recently
Before anyone goes trashing pilots or planes, please remember (like Alaska) this is our only form of transport sometimes.

/flown these several times
//thank god for level headed pilots & passengers that make these emergencies livable!


If he was so level headed, why did he let you fly the plane?
 
2014-01-11 06:48:55 PM

coderitr: Place your bets, folks, on how long before WND connects this to Obama.


Not WMD, but for links to be made? Not long at all.
 
2014-01-11 08:35:54 PM
Saw some of this shaky video on the news yesterday. Worst. Video. Ever.
 
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