View Full Version : Passenger lands plane at Dublin after FO falls ill

22nd Nov 2012, 10:28
Passenger lands plane at Dublin airport | World news | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/20/passenger-lands-plane-dublin-airport?mobile-redirect=false)

I saw this article this morning.

SMT Member
22nd Nov 2012, 10:33
Nice story, apart from the fact your header is 100% wrong. The off-duty pilot didn't land anything, and why would he when the skipper is still occupying the LH seat?

DX Wombat
22nd Nov 2012, 10:41
There's a much longer running thread here. (http://www.pprune.org/spectators-balcony-spotters-corner/500914-hero-passenger-helps-land-plane.html)

Captain Numpty
22nd Nov 2012, 10:44
So did Denny Fitch albeit the Plane he was on, wasn't very well!!! (Sioux City DC-10)......Journalists eh!!

Agaricus bisporus
22nd Nov 2012, 10:46
Well, it's not his line, is it?

That's the witless headline in the Grauniad.

22nd Nov 2012, 11:04
As someone said just named the header on here from the article in the paper..

SMT Member
22nd Nov 2012, 11:34
I would have expected the OP to have actually read the article before posting here with a misleading header. Plenty of clues the off-duty pilot did not handle the controls ...

22nd Nov 2012, 11:44
As he said its the title of the article.... :ugh:

Not really that difficult to understand.

22nd Nov 2012, 11:56
the man who stepped in was fully licensed to operate and fly the 747

A bit different to a Dad leaving his wife and kids in the back and with no flying experience offering to be Mr super Hero and landing a 747 :ugh:

Non event with media hunting for a headline


SMT Member
22nd Nov 2012, 12:20

That's not really an excuse, now is it?

Sober Lark
22nd Nov 2012, 16:40
Can't Shannon attract any type of business these days?

22nd Nov 2012, 17:07
Pilot helps pilot to land a B747.

I love news magazines :ugh: