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easyJet depressurisation 4/7/07

Old 5th Jul 2007, 08:49
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easyJet depressurisation 4/7/07

You gotta love the London Daily Mail!

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/a...0ft/article.do
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 09:05
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Whilst I love every chance to have a go at The Daily Mail, it was in fact the London Evening Standard.

Anyway, sounds like one of my normal approaches.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 09:05
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Well,it seems the crew reacted well and according to procedures + a precautionary landing.
well done
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 09:07
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The cp continues to flow. "Blood soaked terror death plunge, all passangers close to violent death in screaming dive of horror"
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 09:09
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EY is a different carrier and not easy jet.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 09:13
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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 ........
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 09:53
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Could any Journo's reading this please tells us why everything to do with aviation is sensationalised? Why not accountancy or plumbing?? - Plumber fractures pipe - "I thought we would all drown said Doris Crump!!!!"

I accept that for the passengers, and in all honesty the crew as well, the descent would have been a testing experience.

However, the FACT (never let the facts get in.....) is that the aircraft developed a fault which was dealt with in the appropriate way by the crew (Flight deck and Cabin). Crew practice this exact event in the simulator frequently. Once the aircraft is down to 10,000 feet you can breathe normally and the landing would have been entirely normal (assuming it wasn't an explosive decomp with possible damage).

So why always SHOCK, HORROR, NEAR DEATH!!!!! They were probably nearer to death on the M25/M23 on the way to the airport - seriously!!!

Don't treat the public like morons/school children (apart from the Paris Hilton worshippers..... ) Write your articles in an adult manner - this country is dumbed down enough. Do you really think it "sells papers". How does that work if the article is on page 5??????????

So come on Journo's - justify your position / sensationalism / inaccurate reporting. If you (or your employer) were to be financially penalised for inaccurate/damaging reporting perhaps it would be a different story (no-pun intended).

I'm definately getting older

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'twas in this mornings Daily Mail as well. I read it with some amusement over breakfast! Disappointed that there was no grappling with controls or nearby schools. Not even so much as a nun with a guitar Come on guys at the mail. You can do bettert han this!

One thing that occurs to me is

a) Most passengers aren't used to being in aircraft, so anything out of the ordinary can be really scary,

b) The opportunity to get their / your name in the papers doesn't happen too often for most people so you can't really blame the passengers for talking the story up a bit!

Go gently with Joe public, by all means lambast the press
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 10:24
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Standard Journo use of the words plummet and plunge when talking about aircraft incidents.... makes it sound more dramatic. Must have been bad particularly for the poor old lady who tripped as she left the plane. Not too sure if that was caused by the depressurisation. Anyway well done to the crew who as per usual fail to get a mention for a job well done!!
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how did they get a photographer to 12000 ft to take the snap of the plunging jet
its not even a minibus
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Just an SLF with 4hours in log book

have to say this article made me laugh out loud, not a good response in a busy office, but i digress

the comment form the un-informed (hard to believe some-one being less informed than me, but hey) "sounds like a major technical fault!" lol

wasn't on this flight obviously, but always impressed by the proffesionalism of flight crews such as yourselves in these situations.

loved the picture of the 737? when the article was about 319, carefully rotated to make it look like it was "plumeting" i think they missed a trick there, surely a 45deg nose down with a dropped nearside wing would have been more dramatic

bloomin' pish!
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 11:08
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This cringy "COME ON LET'S FLY" has always irritated me.
So "COME ON LET'S PLUMMET" is the way to go!!!
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 11:15
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Do you really think it "sells papers".

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

er...because it does sell papers.

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Old 5th Jul 2007, 11:53
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So how long does it take to plummet 23000ft, as opposed to merely reducing altitude quickly and safely? Assuming you don't want to rip the wings off. As for screaming, I would have though the oxygen masks would have muted most of that, and those who chose not to bother with the mask would probably have stopped pretty soon for other reasons...
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Sensationalist journalism at its best... (or is it worst?)

I was rather amused when after reading about 'fears of a terror attack' and 'plummeting jets', that the reporter then went on to describe the horrific injuries that the lucky to be alive passengers suffered.

One woman was taken to hospital suffering acute pain in her ears
a ten-year-old girl was treated by paramedics for discomfort in her ears.
An elderly woman was treated for an injury after tripping while leaving the plane
You can understand the panic that the travelling public would have faced... unless they are very unlucky and are a bit of a jinx, then this is probably the first time they have experienced something like this, so fear, etc is very understandable. It's easy, cheap, headline grabbing stuff that in reality has no real news worthiness.


lan Royland, 40, a band leader from Chelsea said: "When the oxygen masks suddenly shot down I practically fainted.
That's why they drop down matey, to stop you from passing out... put the damned thing on!
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lan Royland, 40, a band leader from Chelsea said: "When the oxygen masks suddenly shot down I practically fainted.

That's why they drop down matey, to stop you from passing out... put the damned thing on!


Well I'm sorry to say that although I fly just about weekly I am not the world's happiest bunny, (couple of scotchs help), and I would certainly be er...startled if they deployed. I think the pax may have been using a figure of speech

So you may be the consumate aviation professional and wouldn't bat an eyelid but please spare a thought for us mere SLF.

Feel free to shoot the press tho..
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My reader view

Just posted my reader view on the article. I bet they don`t print it!!!
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 13:01
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I wasn't having a go at the pax, Ian Royland, it was tongue in cheek.

I know for a fact that I would be more than a tad concerned if I happened to be on a flight that initiated an emergency descent. As an ATCO though, that fear would probably be caused more by the worry of what other A/C we might hit on the way down, rather than the actual descent itself... the pilots are well trained and very skilled in dealing with emergencies.

Of course, as a passenger, I would neccesarily be privvy to what had caused the descent, or what the cause of the depressurisation was, so that in itself would compound the fear.

During this incident there was understandable and perfectly normal reactions from the passengers, it's just the fact that the journo has managed to twist it so that although it was a well executed (and therefore safe) manoeuvre, it was an incident that endangered the lives of thousands!!
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"As an ATCO though, that fear would probably be caused more by the worry of what other A/C we might hit on the way down, rather than the actual descent itself"


Thanks for that...it wasn't even on my list of worries until now..
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its not even a minibus
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