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    Default Do you know anyone who has been in a plane crash?

    Inspired by recent events. Do you know anyone who's been in a plane crash or helicopter crash? Bonus points if it was a commercial flight.


    An apprentice of mine lost his uncle in a Cessna. But that's everyone I know and somewhat of a tenuous connection. A friend of a friend.

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    Default Re: Do you know anyone who has been in a plane crash?

    The landlord who owned the building where I had my first job went down and died in a helicopter crash - shame as he was a nice guy!

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    I was on a flight in Nepal between Kathmandu and Pokara and after disembarking at Pokara, the pilot apparantly got cramp while taxiing and went through the wall of the terminal into the arrivals lounge. If you've been to Pokara you'll know the terminal is no more than a glorifed hut (this was back in the mid 90's too and the airport was nothing like it is today). It made for an entertaining half hour while they tried to free this little plane from the debris.

    I'm pretty certain it was the same plane that took us back a week later too, fucking water was coming through the roof and the pilot passed back a bucket from the cockpit for me to hold.

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    I saw a video last week from the journalists at Vice. They travelled to the Ukraine a few years ago, for Kazantip. The commercial plane they took, had holes in it. I don't think I would have got onboard.

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    Default Re: Do you know anyone who has been in a plane crash?

    I've had a few near misses. Landing at Malaga on Easyjet we were feet from the runway when the plan pulled up as there was something on the runway. Been blown about on aborted landings into Gibraltar and ended up in Morroco or Malaga.

    Back in the day I use to take a small single prop from Cambridge to Manchester and back every week. Bloody scary when you compare the size next to a Airbus and landing was literally wing and pray sometimes.

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    Default Re: Do you know anyone who has been in a plane crash?

    It wil surprise most ppl , just how many incidents there are.
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    Default Re: Do you know anyone who has been in a plane crash?

    Ex-colleague of mine was an a survivor on the 1985 Manchester air crash when he was a child. Fucked him up pretty badly to be honest. You'd be sat there working and suddenly you'd feel this presence behind you. You'd turn round and he'd just be stood there looking at you, say nothing and walk away. Creeping Jesus we called him.. fucking Creepy Jesus more like it.

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    Default Re: Do you know anyone who has been in a plane crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by plug1 View Post
    It wil surprise most ppl , just how many incidents there are.
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    In the history of mankind air travel is relatively new. With all new things there are bound to be teething troubles. (">

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    Default Re: Do you know anyone who has been in a plane crash?

    On the flight back from Yugoslavia in the 80s a passenger was filming some liquid coming running down one of the wings, just after the seatbelt signs went off after takeoff, with his massive 80s camcorder. The fcktard didn't draw it to anyones attention 'til a flight attendant got piseed off with him being in the way and asked him what he was doing ..... 10 mins later we were back on the ground at a tiny airstrip in the middle of nowhere.

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    Default Re: Do you know anyone who has been in a plane crash?

    Quote Originally Posted by plug1 View Post
    It wil surprise most ppl , just how many incidents there are.
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    More than some expect. But hardly any compared to the flight movements there are in a day. Take Heathrow alone. There are over 1300 air movements a day. The biggest incident in the last 30 years was the one where the fuel froze and it came down in front of the southern runway.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hippie on hill View Post
    On the flight back from Yugoslavia in the 80s a passenger was filming some liquid coming running down one of the wings, just after the seatbelt signs went off after takeoff, with his massive 80s camcorder. The fcktard didn't draw it to anyones attention 'til a flight attendant got piseed off with him being in the way and asked him what he was doing ..... 10 mins later we were back on the ground at a tiny airstrip in the middle of nowhere.

    Ha, Ha. It's not like the fuel is stored in the wings or anything...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plug1 View Post
    It wil surprise most ppl , just how many incidents there are.
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    I know it ain't funny, but this one made me laugh

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