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2014-03-07 09:42:41 PM  

Russ1642: flew like Mitt's dog for quite a while


LMAO

/need it right now
 
2014-03-07 09:44:18 PM  
  LoneDoggie: WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.


I'd never heard of this site before.

I don't know very much about flying, but I'm familiar with some aspects of it. And reading this was...well, not easy.
 
2014-03-07 09:44:39 PM  

Russ1642: Kensey: katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.

Although it's not strictly relevant here, my favorite tale of harrowing aerial struggle is Pardo's Push.

You can just imagine the kind of thoughts going through a pilot's mind at a time like that... to come up with a long-shot like that, that actually worked, is amazing.

I liked the one where the captain was blown out the windscreen and they managed to hold onto his feet for the rest of the flight. That guy flew like Mitt's dog for quite a while.


A few years ago I flew a British Airways 747 from London to Lost Angeles and the chief steward on the flight was the steward who held onto the legs of that pilot, John Heward.
 
2014-03-07 09:44:53 PM  

Russ1642: Kensey: katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.

Although it's not strictly relevant here, my favorite tale of harrowing aerial struggle is Pardo's Push.

You can just imagine the kind of thoughts going through a pilot's mind at a time like that... to come up with a long-shot like that, that actually worked, is amazing.

I liked the one where the captain was blown out the windscreen and they managed to hold onto his feet for the rest of the flight. That guy flew like Mitt's dog for quite a while.


Oh my word...

"His clothes were ripped from his body by the slipstream, the police said."

Am I a bad person for laughing just a tiny bit?
 
2014-03-07 09:46:16 PM  
This is just a setup for Rambo 5? 6? I forget where it stands.
 
2014-03-07 09:46:55 PM  

Kensey: Russ1642: Kensey: katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.

Although it's not strictly relevant here, my favorite tale of harrowing aerial struggle is Pardo's Push.

You can just imagine the kind of thoughts going through a pilot's mind at a time like that... to come up with a long-shot like that, that actually worked, is amazing.

I liked the one where the captain was blown out the windscreen and they managed to hold onto his feet for the rest of the flight. That guy flew like Mitt's dog for quite a while.

Oh my word...

"His clothes were ripped from his body by the slipstream, the police said."

Am I a bad person for laughing just a tiny bit?


They thought he was already dead but they held on because they didn't want his body to damage the tail.
 
2014-03-07 09:47:33 PM  

Kensey: Russ1642: Kensey: katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.

Although it's not strictly relevant here, my favorite tale of harrowing aerial struggle is Pardo's Push.

You can just imagine the kind of thoughts going through a pilot's mind at a time like that... to come up with a long-shot like that, that actually worked, is amazing.

I liked the one where the captain was blown out the windscreen and they managed to hold onto his feet for the rest of the flight. That guy flew like Mitt's dog for quite a while.

Oh my word...

"His clothes were ripped from his body by the slipstream, the police said."

Am I a bad person for laughing just a tiny bit?


Shrinkage anyone?
 
2014-03-07 09:49:35 PM  
Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there
 
2014-03-07 09:53:04 PM  

ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there


More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'
 
2014-03-07 09:55:42 PM  

zzrhardy: I likely bounced of the smog when it approached China.


It was dissolved by the smog.
 
2014-03-07 09:55:53 PM  

WTFDYW: LoneDoggie: WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.

BINGO


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-07 09:58:02 PM  

BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'


Different plane, different incident (fortunately).  NK doesn't have the tech to get a missile to where the plane was lost.
 
2014-03-07 09:58:15 PM  
what scares the fark out of me is the nosegear cameras at takeoff and landing
 
2014-03-07 10:03:57 PM  

BravadoGT: China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea. Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'


Does Dennis Rodman have any comments?

Humor aside, I certainly hope the plane didn't get blown up like that.
 
2014-03-07 10:04:28 PM  

Captain Steroid: WTFDYW: LoneDoggie: WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.

BINGO

[i1182.photobucket.com image 256x192]


Why the popcorn? Seriously. Why the popcorn?
 
2014-03-07 10:08:24 PM  

BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'


North Korea is on the other side of China from where this plane went down. Go home, you're drunk.
 
2014-03-07 10:12:55 PM  

WTFDYW: Captain Steroid: WTFDYW: LoneDoggie: WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.

BINGO

[i1182.photobucket.com image 256x192]

Why the popcorn? Seriously. Why the popcorn?


I was hungry! You expect to read through doomed flight transcripts on an empty stomach?
 
2014-03-07 10:13:20 PM  

Captain Steroid: WTFDYW: LoneDoggie: WTFDYW: WTFDYW: TommyDeuce: TommyDeuce: WTFDYW: LessO2: RINO: In all seriousness though, what are the odds it was a hijacking? Isn't China having issues with Uighar(sp?) seperatists?

Hard to say right now.  Though with the Boeing 777 having such a good safety record (SFO was a pilot eff-up), I wouldn't rule out a suicidal pilot (look up Egypt Air 990 for one example).

I hope it wasn't a suicidal pilot. Someone posted a website here on FARK a few years ago that had last moment cock pit recordings before crash. I believe that one was on there. That website was really sad to click through. For some reason, I couldn't help myself though. I can't remember what the site was.

It was a play - and I'm totally blanking on the name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

Got it

That's not it.

What I am talking about had a compilation of links to cockpit recorders. There was no intro. just a website.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Hard to read a lot of those.

BINGO

[i1182.photobucket.com image 256x192]


OK. I took time to read one of those. It is not what I was talking about at the outset. What I was talking about was real and had audio for every one. It was horrifying to listen to. This must have been at least 5 years ago.

/what I read was entertaining though.
 
2014-03-07 10:13:52 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-07 10:15:22 PM  

meow said the dog: 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. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.

If its not a Boeing, I'm not going.

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!

There have been recent and still as yet unexplained incidents at cruising altitude in the A330

See Qantas A330-300 (Flight QF72) emergency landing in Western Australia:

http://www.youtube.com/v/5d7aZtSOWZE

Concerning an A330 crash at an air show in France; a Discovery Channel documentary on this plane indicates that Air France had their best pilot on this plane and that computer was the cause:

http://www.youtube.com/v/fX4_Ho992TQ

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. FL35, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.

Boeing planes crash because operators violate the plane. Screw up maintenance. Basically Boeing crashes are from terrorists, people painting over pressure sensors, people flying them into things or massive mechanical failures brought on by horrific neglect or poor maintenance. They can be EXPLAINED.

Scarebus accidents have a scary high percentage of massive catastrophic failure that cannot be explained.

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 g ...


Interesting Airbus rant considering that this plane was a Boeing 777-200.
 
2014-03-07 10:16:32 PM  

spawn73: Oldiron_79:

Maybe the Vietnamese shot it down. Does anyone really want to go to war with them if they did?

Americans have a sick mind. Say, Vietnam shot it down, wtf. would that have to do with USA?

Its your farking reaction to everything. War.


When you have a hammer all problems start to look like nails.
 
2014-03-07 10:16:53 PM  
WTFDYW, probably thinking of airdisaster.com
 
2014-03-07 10:17:32 PM  
If those passengers had guns, this wouldn't have happened.

*runs*
 
2014-03-07 10:17:43 PM  

katerbug72: Paris1127: raerae1980: Now I have to go watch Mayday: air disasters on youtube.

I love that show... I wish it aired new episodes in the US at the same time they premiere in Canada

I watched it on Netflix today   Some pretty interesting crashes. The Gimli glider was cool as hell.


WHAT??!?!!? *goes to Netflix* Only one season to view instantly? That's disappointing...
 
2014-03-07 10:19:05 PM  

BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'


North Korea has missiles that can make it into Vietnamese airspace?
 
2014-03-07 10:22:18 PM  

gblive: Interesting Airbus rant considering that this plane was a Boeing 777-200.


You seem new here
 
2014-03-07 10:23:27 PM  

Mrtraveler01: BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'

North Korea has missiles that can make it into Vietnamese airspace?


Sure.

tekkek.com
 
2014-03-07 10:24:14 PM  
The cable news stations are useless tonight. Thank God I have CNN International because apparently CNN US is too stupid to just simulcast the International feed tonight.
 
2014-03-07 10:25:55 PM  

mark12A: Behold the first successful use of the intra-uterine bomb....


She had a snuke in her snizz.
 
2014-03-07 10:26:15 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'

North Korea is on the other side of China from where this plane went down. Go home, you're drunk.


Not drunk, different incident with different airline.  It took me a moment to get it straight.
 
2014-03-07 10:29:00 PM  
Always fun to seepeople NOT getting the zeio reference.


TheKnownUniverse: I also like documentaries about serial killers.


I'm into Seconds From Disasters, too. When I was in Kansas City, I had my friends take me to the Hyatt so I could see where the walkway failure was.

Luthien's Tempest: I went on an Air Disasters binge


I have my DVR set to record them and then watch them to go to bed sometimes.  I have had near panic attacks flying, but usually because of the history of the plane model and/or airport. My biggest attack was leaving DTW and having Northwest Airlines Flight 255 replaying in my head.

As for this crash, I'm thinking failed repair from a wing strike 2 years ago.  Similar to JAL 123 - failed repair on a bulkhead.

/I really do watch Mayday too much.
 
2014-03-07 10:29:31 PM  

zerkalo: I pray it wasn't uigher separatists as that would be a major escalation in tactics


Uighers? Please...
 
2014-03-07 10:30:15 PM  

ElLoco: Mrtraveler01: BravadoGT: ariseatex: Michael van PoppelVerified account@mpoppel
Sky News: Authorities at Nanning Airport in China deny internet rumors that missing jet made emergency landing there

More Sky News:

China expresses "deep concern" after a plane carrying 220 passengers crosses the path of a test missile fired by North Korea.   Plane 'Crossed North Korean Missile Path'

North Korea has missiles that can make it into Vietnamese airspace?

Sure.

[tekkek.com image 266x207]


I think it was a container ship nuke.
 
2014-03-07 10:31:21 PM  
CNN is saying there was 4 Americans on board.

Would that give the NTSB any leverage to demand to be involved?
 
2014-03-07 10:31:28 PM  
My bet is attempted hijacking and someone blew themselves up.
 
2014-03-07 10:31:32 PM  

Mrtraveler01: The cable news stations are useless tonight. Thank God I have CNN International because apparently CNN US is too stupid to just simulcast the International feed tonight.


BBC World is quite lucid as well.
 
2014-03-07 10:34:37 PM  
 
2014-03-07 10:35:14 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Mrtraveler01: The cable news stations are useless tonight. Thank God I have CNN International because apparently CNN US is too stupid to just simulcast the International feed tonight.

BBC World is quite lucid as well.


I noticed that too, they break in every now and then but it seems like CNNI is the only one really covering this.
 
2014-03-07 10:36:22 PM  
IIRC the flight data recorders on 777s are more advanced than their older siblings, they record considerably more performance data from more locations, even transmitting maintenance issues to the ground.  Should be interesting once they find the boxes.
 
2014-03-07 10:36:48 PM  
CNNI is interviewing someone from Malaysia Airlines saying that the last point of contact was over the South China Sea.
 
2014-03-07 10:38:10 PM  

Kensey: Kentucky Fried Children: Arachnophobe: Kensey: Arachnophobe: "All I ask is that you remain calm... and pray."

/should not be obscure

Just watched that the other day.  Somehow it strikes me as one of the creepier episodes...

Because it just ends, there's no resolution or anything. It just... ends, and they're still in the air.

Sorry, my google-fu has failed me tonight - mind filling me in on the reference fellow farkers? Curious minds and all that...

/also, hope the flight emergency landed somewhere... that has no contact with emergency responders?
//... yeah they're probably an impact crater now, sad :-/

It's a Twilight Zone episode -- no, not that one with William Shatner, this one with John Anderson.


If that were the case they should have made radio contact back in 1992.
 
2014-03-07 10:40:31 PM  

Callous: CNN is saying there was 4 Americans on board.

Would that give the NTSB any leverage to demand to be involved?


Not unless they are invited.

If you buy a domestic car *as if* in the US...and then move to a foreign country and bring it with you....and then you wreck the thing running into a tree, would the NTSB have jurisdiction? Could they investigate?

If the answer to these is no (which it would be), then the NTSB can only get involved if the host country of the accident or airline involved asked them directly to come over and take a look.
 
2014-03-07 10:42:06 PM  
If you have something like Roku hooked up to your TV, there are live streaming news apps. I watched the Sky News one, but the updates come in quicker here.
 
2014-03-07 10:43:50 PM  

xaks: If the answer to these is no (which it would be), then the NTSB can only get involved if the host country of the accident or airline involved asked them directly to come over and take a look.


The NTSB would customarily be involved as the country of the manufacturer of the aircraft.
 
2014-03-07 10:45:08 PM  
Dreamliner?
 
2014-03-07 10:45:15 PM  

Callous: CNN is saying there was 4 Americans on board.

Would that give the NTSB any leverage to demand to be involved?


The fact that the plane was built in the US could give them leverage.

peachy92: As for this crash, I'm thinking failed repair from a wing strike 2 years ago.  Similar to JAL 123 - failed repair on a bulkhead.

/I really do watch Mayday too much.


Don't forget China Airlines 611. The plane that crashed as JAL 123 went a few years with its botched repair; the plane that crashed as CAL 611 went 2 decades.
 
2014-03-07 10:46:58 PM  
Vietnamese authorities have detected the plane's transmitter around 120 nautical miles (138 miles) southwest of Cape Ca Mau, in the middle of the ocean.

(link in Viet, translated via Google Translate)
 
2014-03-07 10:50:39 PM  

ariseatex: Vietnamese authorities have detected the plane's transmitter around 120 nautical miles (138 miles) southwest of Cape Ca Mau, in the middle of the ocean.

(link in Viet, translated via Google Translate)


Uh oh. Unless someone flushed the transmitter as a practical joke, that doesn't bode well.
 
2014-03-07 10:50:50 PM  

slykens1: xaks: If the answer to these is no (which it would be), then the NTSB can only get involved if the host country of the accident or airline involved asked them directly to come over and take a look.

The NTSB would customarily be involved as the country of the manufacturer of the aircraft.


Customarily, yes. But not explicitly, IIRC. Kind of like an unwritten rule.

If I remember correctly, Boeing would be 'invited' before the NTSB as the manufacturer of airframe. And just below Boeing on the totem pole of 'folks' would be the engine makers (i.e. G.E., Pratt-Whitney, whomever) and the cockpit avionics maker. THEN they'd get to the US NTSB.

Typically, when the US company gets the call, the NTSB and other various & sundry alphabet soup agencies get brought in. But, as I understand it, that's a gentlemans agreement rather than a cold, hard written law.
 
2014-03-07 10:53:52 PM  

Mrtraveler01: The cable news stations are useless tonight. Thank God I have CNN International because apparently CNN US is too stupid to just simulcast the International feed tonight.


I think it's fair to say that CNN (US) has been useless for a long time now.

Thank goodness for BBC World News and Fark.
 
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