minuslars: I must warn you the video is 240p hell.
Skunkwolf: This is why pilots flying scrap in remote areas are insane. It's always amazing to see what a pilot can do when he doesn't give a fark about the airframe's safe limits, and has no corporate cultural consequences for his antics.Unless he really farks up, then it's horrible.
TheGogmagog: Props to the captain and crew
tiiger: Planes don't need a lot of runway to take off if:a) They are emptyb) You ignore Accelerate Stop Distance safety marginsc) The clearway is flat and unobstructedI've seen DC-10s depart off 4000 ft strips.
jtown: It's Africa. We're lucky somebody was willing to spend the $50 it probably cost to get the low-rez video out of the third world. Nothing like crossing a border and getting a text from your carrier saying, "Global Data Plan in Turzmukistan is $5.12/MB."
Dancin_In_Anson: Still the reigning champion.
Rapmaster2000: How hard is it to push a Cessna off a runway?
spawn73: Skunkwolf: This is why pilots flying scrap in remote areas are insane. It's always amazing to see what a pilot can do when he doesn't give a fark about the airframe's safe limits, and has no corporate cultural consequences for his antics.Unless he really farks up, then it's horrible.Reading the article, it said the minimum landing distance for that plane at maximum weight was 1720 (about, not going to reread). But without the fuel and crap, I gather it wasn't at maximum weight, so 1600m was actually within limits (well, obviously).Maybe the ruined the brakes, tires. Lying to the passengers about which airport they were at over the intercom was also a nice touch (read the comments), because, what the hell would that achieve. They thought they could cover this up?http://www.airlinemeals.net/browse.php?id=2033&start=1&x=1Good food too, it seems.Also AFAIK Air Ethiopia is cleared to land inside the EU. So OK service record as well.
IRQ12: minuslars: I must warn you the video is 240p hell.I'll take 12p as long as they don't hold the camera sideways.Also, the story seems odd. Wouldn't a 767 stuck in the dirt like that basically need a crane or something to get out? Wouldn't the impact seriously damage the gear?
nucular bum: Isn't Ethiopian Airlines known for being early adopters of the newest aviation technology or something like that?
Fubegra: Dancin_In_Anson: Still the reigning champion."We have Smirnoff."
Pants full of macaroni!!: In still other news, Ethiopia has an airline.
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