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2020-10-30 3:55:07 PM  
Look, dude, if you want the Convertible, you have to fly Aloha

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_A​i​rlines_Flight_243
 
2020-10-30 4:55:53 PM  
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2020-10-30 5:05:58 PM  
God I hate riding those rickity old cattlecar aircraft for such a long flight. Good thing too otherwise I might have let myself get suckered into buying a timeshare on Kauai.
 
2020-10-30 5:09:08 PM  
My brother, Wadsworth Heartscotch, once unintentionally used a fire exit as a door whilst we were at family dinner in a restaurant. The door had, obviously, never been tested and immediately broke. It was pretty special
 
2020-10-30 5:11:10 PM  
Captain, captain, passanger is trying to open the door!!
Let him, he always departs here
 
2020-10-30 5:15:27 PM  
"Oh him, don't worry.  He'll wear himself out long before that door opens."
 
2020-10-30 5:19:34 PM  
I've flown Hawaiian Air. Can't say that I haven't had the same impulse.
 
2020-10-30 5:21:40 PM  
From TFA comment section:

"This is the pilot speaking. We are going to drop to 12,000 feet to accommodate the departure of a passenger, after which we will resume our cruising altitude. I would ask everyone to insure their seat belts are fastened. Shortly after the passenger's departure free drinks are on the airline. Thank you very much for your cooperation. Enjoy the rest of your flight to beautiful Hawaii. That is all."
 
2020-10-30 5:21:40 PM  
I remember that Hawaiian air incident, about 25 years ago. Only one person died. A stewardess who was not buckled in.

So wear those seatbelts kids, they matter.
 
2020-10-30 5:22:37 PM  

bosca: I've flown Hawaiian Air. Can't say that I haven't had the same impulse.


Really? Hawaiian airlines has been the best flying experience besides Alaskan airlines I've ever had.
 
2020-10-30 5:26:03 PM  

Dahnkster: [preview.redd.it image 640x772]


Are we expected to believe that came from an article on Foxnews.com?
 
2020-10-30 5:32:48 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Look, dude, if you want the Convertible, you have to fly Aloha

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Ai​rlines_Flight_243


beat me to it
 
2020-10-30 5:33:38 PM  
This is the better picture that shows how pants-shiattingly close they were to death though:

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2020-10-30 5:38:52 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Look, dude, if you want the Convertible, you have to fly Aloha

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Ai​rlines_Flight_243


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I know a dude who tried chopping a 16 window VW Bus.  It ended up looking just like that
 
2020-10-30 5:40:10 PM  

moeburn: This is the better picture that shows how pants-shiattingly close they were to death though:

[airwaysmag.com image 640x360]


Wait, what?  I realize those aren't the original people, but people in that area survived?
 
2020-10-30 5:40:59 PM  

moeburn: This is the better picture that shows how pants-shiattingly close they were to death though:

[airwaysmag.com image 640x360]


Definitely would have shat my pantaloons.
 
2020-10-30 5:41:14 PM  

Dahnkster: [preview.redd.it image 640x772]


all of you should sign up for Sephora's birthday club, it rules.

You get free shiat every year and since I always forget and am only ever in a mall when not on purpose, the shiat stacks up.

It makes perfect stocking stuffer crap for chicks and can be a total panty remover on Christmas morning, they think you're sensitive or "in touch" or something (I dunno, it all sounds the way an adult sounds on Charlie Brown by that point).

Also, the ladies working there dote on you as well for having a Birthday Member card; I suspect there aren't a heck of a lot of ugly straight guys that smell like beer that have them.

/wife: if you're reading this, I only got my membership because of you.
//and if you are, get out of Fark - this is our club!
 
2020-10-30 5:42:12 PM  
Live in Hawaii and get banned from flying.

Smooth move, genius
 
2020-10-30 5:43:14 PM  
I got to do that once! Mid nineties, mid sized jet. I was seated by the emergency exit* and got the usual lecture (are you willing and able to activate the exit in case of emergency and so on). Plane made an unscheduled landing and stopped in the middle of the runway. They did not have us assume crash position, it was a normal landing. We were soon surrounded by emergency vehicles. After a few moments the pilot came on and said, very calmly, "Flight attendants, evacuate the aircraft." She pointed at me and I pulled the handle and the door opened and there was one of those mobile stair things right there (the slide did not inflate, I suppose that is controlled elsewhere) and two ground crew at the door. They sent me down and the crew at the bottom hustled me off to one side. It was very efficient and orderly. After a while a bus showed up and ferried us to the terminal where we sat for a couple of hours. Eventually all of the carry-on luggage appeared and I found mine without any trouble. And then we were on another plane. I only had that carry on so I have no idea if the belly baggage made it. But quite an adventure for a young(ish) man.

*This was back when a good friend's wife worked for American Airlines as a ticketing agent and she always got me a seat with lots of legroom so I was almost always in the emergency exit row back then anyway, which had a bulkhead in front of it instead of another row of seats.
 
2020-10-30 5:43:55 PM  

moeburn: This is the better picture that shows how pants-shiattingly close they were to death though:

[airwaysmag.com image 640x360]


Holy fark, are those the original people, just noticed the slide thingy on that door.  No way those are the real people, huh?

Sometimes pictures are confusing on weed.
 
2020-10-30 5:45:47 PM  

AlgaeRancher: I remember that Hawaiian air incident, about 25 years ago. Only one person died. A stewardess who was not buckled in.

So wear those seatbelts kids, they matter.


I spent some time with the FO of that fight. She ended up with PTSD. Her story is something to hear. She spearhead the establishment of the Critical Incident Response Program through the Air Line Pilots Association. I volunteered with that. The idea is you can avoid things like PTSD via peer level counseling/talking it out. The program was derived from something similar that police and fire use.

When I flew the 737-100/200/300, the cabin differential was about 7.8 psi. An overwing hatch looks to be about 24"x48". Nearly 9000 pounds of force. Your arms will come off first.
 
2020-10-30 5:51:23 PM  
Damn, how did that plane ^^ stay together. I figured planes had structural strength type of stuff pretty evenly spread out around the sides of the plane, if you get what I mean.  Is there a spine type of thing running under the floor? And if the strength is in the outer skin of the plane, there's a cargo door under the gone area, seems like that would make it break off....more.

That is one fncked up plane.
 
2020-10-30 5:51:55 PM  

almejita: moeburn: This is the better picture that shows how pants-shiattingly close they were to death though:

[airwaysmag.com image 640x360]

Holy fark, are those the original people, just noticed the slide thingy on that door.  No way those are the real people, huh?

Sometimes pictures are confusing on weed.


Yes that picture was taken shortly after the crash landing, yes those are the passengers of the incident themselves, still sitting in puddles of their own urine.
 
2020-10-30 5:53:04 PM  

southernmanblog: I got to do that once! Mid nineties, mid sized jet. I was seated by the emergency exit* and got the usual lecture (are you willing and able to activate the exit in case of emergency and so on). Plane made an unscheduled landing and stopped in the middle of the runway. They did not have us assume crash position, it was a normal landing. We were soon surrounded by emergency vehicles. After a few moments the pilot came on and said, very calmly, "Flight attendants, evacuate the aircraft." She pointed at me and I pulled the handle and the door opened and there was one of those mobile stair things right there (the slide did not inflate, I suppose that is controlled elsewhere) and two ground crew at the door. They sent me down and the crew at the bottom hustled me off to one side. It was very efficient and orderly. After a while a bus showed up and ferried us to the terminal where we sat for a couple of hours. Eventually all of the carry-on luggage appeared and I found mine without any trouble. And then we were on another plane. I only had that carry on so I have no idea if the belly baggage made it. But quite an adventure for a young(ish) man.

*This was back when a good friend's wife worked for American Airlines as a ticketing agent and she always got me a seat with lots of legroom so I was almost always in the emergency exit row back then anyway, which had a bulkhead in front of it instead of another row of seats.


Emergency exit orderliness tends to be an inverse ratio of the volume of flaming, twisted wreckage/body parts
 
2020-10-30 6:15:49 PM  
When I sit in the exit row, after giving my verbal acknowledgement that I am willing and able, I lean over to the flight attendant and let her know that the last time I had to open the emergency exit, the pull arrows were painted in the wrong direction and it took forever to open. There were no survivors.
 
2020-10-30 6:21:44 PM  

moeburn: This is the better picture that shows how pants-shiattingly close they were to death though:

[airwaysmag.com image 640x360]


If you look closely, it appears the fella in seat 5A sprayed 'em pretty good.
 
2020-10-30 7:00:08 PM  

almejita: Damn, how did that plane ^^ stay together. I figured planes had structural strength type of stuff pretty evenly spread out around the sides of the plane, if you get what I mean.  Is there a spine type of thing running under the floor? And if the strength is in the outer skin of the plane, there's a cargo door under the gone area, seems like that would make it break off....more.

That is one fncked up plane.


I imagine it's mostly down to not encountering any turbulence on the way down and a very, very careful touchdown.  Most of that thing's strength is indeed gone.  I wonder how much of the nose's weight was being supported by tension in the cabin floor.

On the plus side, there was plenty of fresh air to help with the smell from all of those newly browned pants.
 
2020-10-30 7:00:29 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Look, dude, if you want the Convertible, you have to fly Aloha

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Ai​rlines_Flight_243


"Ma, I tore a big hole in the convertible."
 
2020-10-30 7:37:38 PM  

Badafuco: moeburn: This is the better picture that shows how pants-shiattingly close they were to death though:

[airwaysmag.com image 640x360]

Definitely would have shat my pantaloons.


I would've shiat everyone else's pants as well.
 
2020-10-30 8:22:41 PM  

Stormin Gorman: moeburn: This is the better picture that shows how pants-shiattingly close they were to death though:

[airwaysmag.com image 640x360]

If you look closely, it appears the fella in seat 5A sprayed 'em pretty good.


I think that's blood.
 
2020-10-30 8:55:59 PM  

bababa: Stormin Gorman: moeburn: This is the better picture that shows how pants-shiattingly close they were to death though:

[airwaysmag.com image 640x360]

If you look closely, it appears the fella in seat 5A sprayed 'em pretty good.

I think that's blood.


Upon closer inspection, I believe you're correct.  It is even more gruesome to see crimson streak down the side of the plane.
 
2020-10-30 9:02:05 PM  

moeburn: This is the better picture that shows how pants-shiattingly close they were to death though:

[airwaysmag.com image 640x360]


I remember seeing a documentary on that as a kid and also conflating it with Airplane! (the Leslie Nielsen film) because I saw them both pretty close together when I was probably 4 or 5. I thought that when the Aloha plane finally landed, the pilots lost control and it crashed into the airport terminal.
 
2020-10-30 9:13:43 PM  

Professor Science: almejita: Damn, how did that plane ^^ stay together. I figured planes had structural strength type of stuff pretty evenly spread out around the sides of the plane, if you get what I mean.  Is there a spine type of thing running under the floor? And if the strength is in the outer skin of the plane, there's a cargo door under the gone area, seems like that would make it break off....more.

That is one fncked up plane.

I imagine it's mostly down to not encountering any turbulence on the way down and a very, very careful touchdown.  Most of that thing's strength is indeed gone.  I wonder how much of the nose's weight was being supported by tension in the cabin floor.

On the plus side, there was plenty of fresh air to help with the smell from all of those newly browned pants.


That is why senior pilots should make all the money.
 
2020-10-30 9:39:20 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Look, dude, if you want the Convertible, you have to fly Aloha

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Ai​rlines_Flight_243


Omg, I felt bad for the flight attendant that was sucked out of the plane already, but then I read this

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2020-10-31 1:34:30 AM  
Back in 1991 I was on a plane to Hawaii and we had a bit of turbulence, and by a bit I mean when you looked down the fuselage you could see it bend back and forth. There were times when my ass wasn't touching the seat at all so I probably should have had the seatbelt tighter. The wings were flapping like a Disney animated bird. Anyway, this lady waits for a slightly calm moment, undoes her seatbelt, and heads for the emergency exit. I have no idea where she thought she was going but she was crying and wanted off the ride. A brave flight attendant manhandled her, shoved her ass in a jumpseat, and strapped her in. Thank god we didn't have dipshiat lady pinballing through the cabin.
 
2020-10-31 1:38:09 AM  

moeburn: almejita: moeburn: This is the better picture that shows how pants-shiattingly close they were to death though:

[airwaysmag.com image 640x360]

Holy fark, are those the original people, just noticed the slide thingy on that door.  No way those are the real people, huh?

Sometimes pictures are confusing on weed.

Yes that picture was taken shortly after the crash landing, yes those are the passengers of the incident themselves, still sitting in puddles of their own urine.


It didn't crash.
 
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