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easyJet depressurisation 4/7/07

Old 5th Jul 2007, 14:33
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"My girlfriend had heard a noise as if a drill wasn't connecting and a screw was loose coming from under the wing, and there was a strange smell of sweet tobacco. The plane suddenly shot down and my life flashed before my eyes."
There could be a book in this ........
It's already a ride at Universal Studios, you have to supply your own sweet tobacco though......
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 15:01
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Moronic Generation - you get what you deserve innit?

You write moronic copy - and you encourage moronic thinking (already rife in UK for some time now) - so then there is a market for more moronic copy, which generates more moronic thinking...

How many pax really listen to the safety briefing? Masks and their use are covered therein. There are airlines which use phrases like "in the unlikely event of..." which actually lead to lack of attention.

This by the way is not an EZY phrase - they jump rght in and say "if there is a failure in the air supply..." (which can of course be a reason for depress. but a more usual reason is on the outflow side ofhe system).

Anyway that's enough reasoning - let's get back to the "victims"...

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Old 5th Jul 2007, 15:17
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Where`s the flames

Great picture Captain Inop. Add some flames though please!
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 15:25
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The easyJet flight from Gatwick to Palma in Majorca plunged thousands of feet before making an emergency landing
I wonder how else they would have made an emergency landing? I know relatively few airfields with an elevation of 35.000ft ...

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Old 5th Jul 2007, 17:17
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Bet the pax that were onboard will be paying attention to the Safety Demo on their next flights.

Takes things like this for pax to realise that we don't just stand there for the fun of it still baffles me.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 20:26
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Perhaps it's time PRUNE set up a prize for the most laughable avaition related story in the press? Awarded anually perhaps?
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 20:31
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Cockpit video released...
http://www.maximonline.com/slideshow...ilm=7&src=jb40
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 21:08
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OOOO they published my reply in "readers views" see "Mark, Huntingdon England"
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 21:09
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Not being a tabaccy head, can anyone please explain what "sweet tobacco" is? Is it a euphemism for that stuff they sell in Amsterdam?

Saw your comments on the web site, earlier, Mark. Well done! And nice clips, cwatters!
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 01:20
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Well, i guess that confirmes that the Bus can be a handful to handle during non normal conditions.
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 11:45
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Brilliant

The airline I work for provides this drivel for our passengers to read. Can't help but feel it doesn't necessarily encourage confidence in our operation. Does anyone else fear the sound coming from under the wing sounds horrifically like the sinister and worrying deployment of flaps and slats prior to a particularly risky and death defying take-off?
On a more serious note, well done to the crew.
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 12:31
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Do you really think it "sells papers".

er...yes, they do think that...

er...because it does sell papers.
Well I'm not so sure.... One of the reasons I havent bought a national newspaper for at least 10 years, is because I KNOW it will contain a load of made up garbage...... And I'm sure I'm not the only person who thinks that.
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Old 6th Jul 2007, 12:35
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Chuffer...So you don't think sensationalst headlines increase sales? Seriously please just give me a simple 'No they don't' or a 'Yes they do'.

Please.

No seriously...simple Yes or No.

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Old 6th Jul 2007, 13:40
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And the day after EasyJet, the same again in Toulouse with G-TTOJ GB Airways !!

Anyone has more informations ??

French link
http://www.crash-aerien.com/forum/vi...?p=12844#12844
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Old 8th Jul 2007, 10:29
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Few Cloudy .... that is in fact all it was! A failure in the air supply, nothing to do with outflow. Just another of those dubious indications that cause so many 'emergencies'...
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Old 8th Jul 2007, 10:59
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"AIRCRAFT GEAR COLLAPSES ONLY 200FT ABOVE GROUND!!" Yesterday our aircraft landing gear collapsed into the gear bay after I moved the gear lever following take off. We were only 200ft above the ground. Do you think we will make the papers??
AND it only came back down again 4 miles before we landed!!
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Old 8th Jul 2007, 14:08
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Phew Delta Wun-Wun, sounds like a close shave indeed. I hope your company give you the help and support you need to make it through what must be a difficult emotional time for you and your colleague
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Why on earth would people be screaming and fearing for their lives?

I would have assumed the pilot would have notified the passengers, the kind of crap people come up with just baffles me.
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Old 8th Jul 2007, 20:17
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"AIRCRAFT GEAR COLLAPSES ONLY 200FT ABOVE GROUND!!" Yesterday our aircraft landing gear collapsed into the gear bay after I moved the gear lever following take off. We were only 200ft above the ground. Do you think we will make the papers??
AND it only came back down again 4 miles before we landed!!
Rubbish, what actually happened, is you wrestled with the gear lever whilst screaming only feet above the ground, then you heroically managed to lower the landing wheels as you plunged towards the runway, where you crash landed your Boeing A380, come on admit it.
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'wasn't on this flight obviously, but always impressed by the proffesionalism of flight crews such as yourselves in these situations'.

Just curious - how many times have you personally witnessed the professionalism of flight crews in these situations? Being 'always impressed' tends to suggest it's semi routine on flights you take.
Once again I'm a bit annoyed with some of the comments which seem to ridicule the passengers for being terrified by what happened.
I have no doubt the whole situation was handled in a totally professional manner and congratulate the crew.
However, the comments attributed to people on the flight probably do reflect the level of fear they experienced at the time.
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