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Cacophonix
15th Apr 2014, 09:10
One becomes used to the hyperbole, misunderstanding and misinformation when it comes to press reporting of aviation matters. Hence we smile at horrified screaming passengers, plunging aircraft and 600 miles an hour death tubes rocking 30 degrees from side to side but from time to time an article appears that is so incomprehensible, downright wrong and febrile that it needs to be mocked and what better place to do that than on JB...

Mocked like this one...

Holidaymakers were horrified when at one point they were told by their captain over the plane's intercom that had an earlier reverse thruster fault not been fixed, it would have led to a 'quick trip to a watery grave', then explained this happened to a plane that crashed in Thailand - killing all on board.

Read more: Passengers' nightmares after Monarch technical faults on flight from Tobago | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/holidays/article-2604131/Passengers-nightmares-Monarch-technical-faults-flight-Tobago.html#ixzz2ywaLO3ZR)

"Hi folks, I am Captain Frank Doom and am happy to be flying with FO Outrider of the Apocalypse on this flight down the River Styx"... ;)

What an utter load of tosh (even by the Wail's low standards)!

Caco

ArthurR
15th Apr 2014, 09:22
Loved this comment by the airline:
"it also acknowledged that one of its pilots had made 'inappropriate' comments during the diversion to Barbados."
Maybe he works part time as a newspaper reporter with The Mail

gunbus
15th Apr 2014, 09:50
The Daily Mail has reporters? that IS headline news:E

Lon More
15th Apr 2014, 10:58
I wonder just how much of that the co. actually said and how much was dreamed up later to appease the blue-rinsed's sensibilities

rgbrock1
15th Apr 2014, 12:02
Caco wrote:

Hence we smile at horrified screaming passengers, plunging aircraft and 600 miles an hour death tubes rocking 30 degrees from side to side

You're not related to Rainboe by any chance, are you? :}

tony draper
15th Apr 2014, 16:53
Nowt more dangerous than a microphone.:E

Blues&twos
15th Apr 2014, 19:12
Hence we smile at horrified screaming passengers, plunging aircraft and 600 miles an hour death tubes rocking 30 degrees from side to side

Which is why some of us took up aerobatics.

Sir George Cayley
15th Apr 2014, 19:14
Sounds like a chat with the boss, coffee no biscuits:eek:

SGC

probes
15th Apr 2014, 19:16
and the school (full of kids) they nearly missed?

acbus1
15th Apr 2014, 19:42
I prefer to keep it short:

[Private Fraser]We're all doooooooomed...doooooooomed a tell ye.[/Private Fraser].

(Dad's Army - UK TV comedy)