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(9News (Australia))   This is your Captain speaking: Fear not the gremlin ripping apart our right side plane engine in mid-flight   ( 9news.com.au) divider line
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2018-02-14 07:55:31 AM  
Ray, I read the comments! https://twitter.com/erikhad​dad/status/​963545023210909696

News outlets are vultures.
 
2018-02-14 08:27:18 AM  
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2018-02-14 09:02:34 AM  
It appears that the engine was still running, just missing the shroud. Codos to the pilots that had fun keeping that thing straight.
 
2018-02-14 09:05:32 AM  

Merltech: keeping that thing straight.


like driving a car with a missing fender.
It's more distracting than dangerous.
 
2018-02-14 09:08:32 AM  
There's probably a ground tech somewhere that doesn't know how to seat camlocs.
 
2018-02-14 09:17:05 AM  

vudukungfu: Merltech: keeping that thing straight.

like driving a car with a missing fender.
It's more distracting than dangerous.


I would think that the drag on the wing is more than a missing fender on a car.
 
2018-02-14 09:20:32 AM  

Merltech: vudukungfu: Merltech: keeping that thing straight.

like driving a car with a missing fender.
It's more distracting than dangerous.

I would think that the drag on the wing is more than a missing fender on a car.


The pilots would have to apply some trim to handle it. It would also hurt the fuel economy, but that's why they carry extra. Still, it would make the rest of the flight more interesting for them... get their heads out of their iPads.
 
2018-02-14 09:37:55 AM  
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OOF
2018-02-14 09:39:24 AM  
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2018-02-14 09:39:39 AM  
Hope you brought your shiattin' pants.
 
2018-02-14 09:40:12 AM  
 
2018-02-14 09:43:04 AM  
That's a top 5 episode.
 
2018-02-14 09:44:12 AM  

Merltech: Codos to the pilots that had fun keeping that thing straight.


Which one?

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2018-02-14 09:44:29 AM  
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2018-02-14 09:44:54 AM  

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Came for this, leaving happy...can't believe that wasn't first.
 
2018-02-14 09:45:35 AM  

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I saw Mal and read your username as RJReevers
 
2018-02-14 09:46:36 AM  
Walked into work and saw this on the tv.  Newsreels used a shot of some guy holding a bit of plane literature up to the window porthole with one hand and camera with the other

One see this with an inclination to ask, "Wtf are you doing?" Trying to fix it?  I don't think it's only social media that's making people incredibly retarded
 
2018-02-14 09:47:14 AM  
So a drunk throws a drunken rage and the flight is diverted back to San Fransisco.  A plane loses some parts and they continue on.  Yeah.  I know.  They were probably closer to Honolulu.

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Could have been worse.
 
2018-02-14 09:48:47 AM  
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2018-02-14 09:51:00 AM  

UberDave: There's probably a ground tech somewhere that doesn't know how to seat camlocs.


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"I'll need some pliers and a set of ball bearings."
 
2018-02-14 09:52:29 AM  
It's all ball bearings nowadays. Now you prepare that Fetzer valve with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. And I'm gonna need 'bout ten quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone. No, no make that Quaker State.

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2018-02-14 09:53:06 AM  

Merltech: It appears that the engine was still running, just missing the shroud. Codos to the pilots that had fun keeping that thing straight.


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No love for Cang? Incinerate this flyspeck if a planet!
 
2018-02-14 09:53:31 AM  
Report any Langoliers sightings to your local authorities.
 
2018-02-14 09:53:39 AM  
Such informative. Many explanation. Very journalism.
 
2018-02-14 09:53:43 AM  
The same thing happened to me!

3rd Rock 'Big Giant Head'
Youtube 1F11KdbGfJ0
 
2018-02-14 09:54:53 AM  
"If you can walk away from a landing, it's a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it's an outstanding landing." - Chuck Yeager
 
2018-02-14 09:57:26 AM  
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2018-02-14 09:58:03 AM  

stovepipe: It's all ball bearings nowadays. Now you prepare that Fetzer valve with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. And I'm gonna need 'bout ten quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone. No, no make that Quaker State.

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Nice timing.
 
2018-02-14 10:06:59 AM  
CSB USAF time - 1978 or so, had a B-52 crew chief sign off a plane's maintenance checklist that the plane was fully airworthy. Later that same day, the DCM (Deputy Commander Mainetenance) was driving down the flightline and noticed something amiss with that plane. There was a large crack in the starboard wing root, where the wing mates with the fuselage, You could fit a screwdriver handle into it, +- 2 inches. It was later determined that the wing would have eventually failed in flight. Crew chief got hit with dereliction of duty and did time in Leavenworth. CSB out.
 
2018-02-14 10:15:43 AM  
The Captain?  What is it?
 
2018-02-14 10:17:17 AM  

arcgear: Walked into work and saw this on the tv.  Newsreels used a shot of some guy holding a bit of plane literature up to the window porthole with one hand and camera with the other

One see this with an inclination to ask, "Wtf are you doing?" Trying to fix it?  I don't think it's only social media that's making people incredibly retarded


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There's the original Tweet. Dude was making light of an unusual, but not necessarily almost deadly circumstance. I actually kind of applaud this guy's ability to remain calm and find a way to give others a laugh.

In short, you probably have a stick lodged up your rectum and should have that removed.
 
2018-02-14 10:20:08 AM  

Lance Robdon: The Captain?  What is it?


It's a person that pilots the plane but, that's not important right now.
 
2018-02-14 10:20:36 AM  
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2018-02-14 10:25:42 AM  

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2018-02-14 10:27:34 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Ray, I read the comments! https://twitter.com/erikhadd​ad/status/963545023210909696

News outlets are vultures.


Vultures? For what, asking permission? It's news (well, barely...). It's not like they can send someone out to the scene and get their own footage.
 
2018-02-14 10:28:53 AM  

priapic_abandon2: CSB USAF time - 1978 or so, had a B-52 crew chief sign off a plane's maintenance checklist that the plane was fully airworthy. Later that same day, the DCM (Deputy Commander Mainetenance) was driving down the flightline and noticed something amiss with that plane. There was a large crack in the starboard wing root, where the wing mates with the fuselage, You could fit a screwdriver handle into it, +- 2 inches. It was later determined that the wing would have eventually failed in flight. Crew chief got hit with dereliction of duty and did time in Leavenworth. CSB out.


That was an experimental speed slice.  Might have made the BUFF reach Mach 1 or 2. We'll never know now.

As training, the crew chief would have us non-crew chiefs do a walk around on a huey.  There was often something obviously amiss like the tail rotor driveshaft not secured or a popped dzus fastener.  One time, the left engine cowling was opened and a mechanic actually not named Harryfreakstorm failed to spot it.

Crew chief:  So, this huey's ready to go
67N: Yep, sergeant
CC:  You sure about that?
67N:  Yep, sergeant
CC:  What about the cowling?
67N:  What about the cowling, sergeant?
CC:  You see anything wrong with the cowling on the port side?
67N:  No sergeant
CC:  What about the cowling on the starboard side?
67N:  Well, sergeant, to be honest wit you, I don't know which sides those are.
CC:  You see that cowling that's open and doesn't make the huey flight worthy?  That's the left or port side.  The cowling that is properly secured?  That's the right or starboard side.  You see that?
67N:  Ohhhh....  I get it.  Port - Left.  Starboard - right.  Thanks sergeant.
 
2018-02-14 10:45:12 AM  

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3rd Rock 'Big Giant Head'
Youtube 1F11KdbGfJ0
 
2018-02-14 10:49:20 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: priapic_abandon2: CSB USAF time - 1978 or so, had a B-52 crew chief sign off a plane's maintenance checklist that the plane was fully airworthy. Later that same day, the DCM (Deputy Commander Mainetenance) was driving down the flightline and noticed something amiss with that plane. There was a large crack in the starboard wing root, where the wing mates with the fuselage, You could fit a screwdriver handle into it, +- 2 inches. It was later determined that the wing would have eventually failed in flight. Crew chief got hit with dereliction of duty and did time in Leavenworth. CSB out.

That was an experimental speed slice.  Might have made the BUFF reach Mach 1 or 2. We'll never know now.

As training, the crew chief would have us non-crew chiefs do a walk around on a huey.  There was often something obviously amiss like the tail rotor driveshaft not secured or a popped dzus fastener.  One time, the left engine cowling was opened and a mechanic actually not named Harryfreakstorm failed to spot it.

Crew chief:  So, this huey's ready to go
67N: Yep, sergeant
CC:  You sure about that?
67N:  Yep, sergeant
CC:  What about the cowling?
67N:  What about the cowling, sergeant?
CC:  You see anything wrong with the cowling on the port side?
67N:  No sergeant
CC:  What about the cowling on the starboard side?
67N:  Well, sergeant, to be honest wit you, I don't know which sides those are.
CC:  You see that cowling that's open and doesn't make the huey flight worthy?  That's the left or port side.  The cowling that is properly secured?  That's the right or starboard side.  You see that?
67N:  Ohhhh....  I get it.  Port - Left.  Starboard - right.  Thanks sergeant.


I applaud your ability to come up with that on the fly.  Well done sir.
 
2018-02-14 10:50:24 AM  
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2018-02-14 10:54:33 AM  

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That's some mighty fine virtue signaling.
 
2018-02-14 11:03:09 AM  

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Deserves hero tag
 
2018-02-14 11:05:34 AM  

Petite Mel: Tr0mBoNe: Ray, I read the comments! https://twitter.com/erikhadd​ad/status/963545023210909696

News outlets are vultures.

Vultures? For what, asking permission? It's news (well, barely...). It's not like they can send someone out to the scene and get their own footage.


How about ADHD Monkeys, instead? This isn't news and is taking up airwaves from actual situations that matter. The world is on its way to hell in some sort of portable bucket and they are fiddling like Nero. It's shameful and wrong.
 
2018-02-14 11:08:47 AM  

Carn: Hope you brought your shiattin' pants.


I.  Read this.  As.  Shatner pants.
 
2018-02-14 11:25:29 AM  
Lots of shaking in the cabin in the videos I've seen.
40 minutes of that??
That can't be good.
 
2018-02-14 11:27:50 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Petite Mel: Tr0mBoNe: Ray, I read the comments! https://twitter.com/erikhadd​ad/status/963545023210909696

News outlets are vultures.

Vultures? For what, asking permission? It's news (well, barely...). It's not like they can send someone out to the scene and get their own footage.

How about ADHD Monkeys, instead? This isn't news and is taking up airwaves from actual situations that matter. The world is on its way to hell in some sort of portable bucket and they are fiddling like Nero. It's shameful and wrong.


Because there's not enough room for both? That's a lousy argument.

I once had a priest biatch to my 10 year old daughter, after she said she wanted to work in a shelter helping abandoned guinea pigs, that with all the human suffering why should people help animals. I wanted to punch him right in the scapular.

The awful news will continue, as will the coverage. They'll cover other things as well.
 
2018-02-14 11:30:11 AM  

bluorangefyre: Carn: Hope you brought your shiattin' pants.

I.  Read this.  As.  Shatner pants.


is that pre or post girdle kirk?
 
2018-02-14 11:38:19 AM  

buzzcut73: arcgear: Walked into work and saw this on the tv.  Newsreels used a shot of some guy holding a bit of plane literature up to the window porthole with one hand and camera with the other

One see this with an inclination to ask, "Wtf are you doing?" Trying to fix it?  I don't think it's only social media that's making people incredibly retarded

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There's the original Tweet. Dude was making light of an unusual, but not necessarily almost deadly circumstance. I actually kind of applaud this guy's ability to remain calm and find a way to give others a laugh.

In short, you probably have a stick lodged up your rectum and should have that removed.


I put it up there for a good time not a long time, my friend.


Internet is serious business, isn't it
 
2018-02-14 11:46:53 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Merltech: Codos to the pilots that had fun keeping that thing straight.

Which one?

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Say what you will, his rendition of Shakespeare was excellent.
 
2018-02-14 12:41:34 PM  
Good thing this happened over water. Would really hurt getting hit in the head with those parts.
 
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