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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by catgirl2548m View Post
but the plane wasnt flying.
Well, not only do I not fly, but I no longer board stationary planes either

I've been on 10 planes in my life, that was enough.
post #32 of 45
Very scary indeed. Glad to hear that everyone was evacuated before the explosion.
post #33 of 45
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Originally Posted by catgirl2548m View Post
awwwww, its ok. u only have to be afraid of the ones with pilots.
not counting miss mew, of course.
post #34 of 45
China just isn't doing well, in the PR department,lately. The plane was probably built somplace else but, the maintenance people are probably China-based.
post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
The plane was probably built somplace else
Prolly so, lol.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew View Post
Very scary indeed. Glad to hear that everyone was evacuated before the explosion.

On CBC radio this morning they were saying they evacuated in 90 seconds. That's pretty awesome.
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
On CBC radio this morning they were saying they evacuated in 90 seconds. That's pretty awesome.
its actully reqiured that all airliners be able 2 be evac in at most 90 seconds. it prolly would of gone even faster in this case if the people had left their hand luggage on the plane.
post #38 of 45
I really gotta start watching the news or any tv for that matter.

I remember just before coming here in '04, everyday for a week was a documentary on plane crashes, it was quite scary but well worth watching as it was very educational.

Majority of crashes happen at take off and landing. Mid air explosions basically only happen when they are dumping excess fuel before landing.

I would get on a plane again happily, just not one operated by China.
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by DIEGO View Post
Mid air explosions basically only happen when they are dumping excess fuel before landing.
could u site an example of a mid-air exploson during a fuel dump?
post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by Karl View Post
Are those built out of cheap composites?
Ooooh, i hate compostits.

all natural is always best for u.
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by catgirl2548m View Post
could u site an example of a mid-air exploson during a fuel dump?
Well don't quote me on this, I'm remembering as best I can about a documentary from 3 years ago. It was a Swiss airline flight, that had a small fire in the cockpit, something to do with the passenger game center over heating. The pilots were supposed to dump fuel and make an emergency landing somewhere, but then poof, the plane vanished if I remember correctly. It was never found but they were in the middle of a fuel dump when it vanished.
I could very well be quite mistaken as I was to understand that the loss of that particular aircraft resulted in Swiss airlines going out of business. They are in business at the moment as far as I know so.......
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by DIEGO View Post
Well don't quote me on this, I'm remembering as best I can about a documentary from 3 years ago. It was a Swiss airline flight, that had a small fire in the cockpit, something to do with the passenger game center over heating. The pilots were supposed to dump fuel and make an emergency landing somewhere, but then poof, the plane vanished if I remember correctly. It was never found but they were in the middle of a fuel dump when it vanished.
yes, that was swissair crash in canada. but it did not explode from fuel dump. either the pilots were ovrcome by smoke in the cockpit or the controle lines were broke by the fire from the ife. they were dumping fuel when they crashd but it was not a factor except that it delaid them in getting the plane to a runway.

but i was just teasing u diego cause planes do not explode from fuel dumping. at least none that i know of and im a bit of a plane crash nerd just ask my dad, lol.
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by catgirl2548m View Post
yes, that was swissair crash in canada. but it did not explode from fuel dump. either the pilots were ovrcome by smoke in the cockpit or the controle lines were broke by the fire from the ife. they were dumping fuel when they crashd but it was not a factor except that it delaid them in getting the plane to a runway.

but i was just teasing u diego cause planes do not explode from fuel dumping. at least none that i know of and im a bit of a plane crash nerd just ask my dad, lol.
LOL I'm no expert in plane crashes and well my memory could be completely shot but uh, didn't that aircraft simply disappear without a trace? thats how they came up with a conclusion that it may have exploded during the dump? I don't know I was watching coz it was very interesting but kinda made me nervous at the same time since I was going overseas alone for the first time. My brain might be playing Chinese whispers on me

I still think the most amazing one was the explosion over Lockerbie in Scotland back in '88. I know that was tragic but to see the plane turn almost to dust is just so scary. Oh, that wasn't a normal crash though so.....

I'd love to pick your brain sometime.
post #44 of 45
new info on the china air fire in the news today. sounds like this has happned with 737s b4 just not w/ a fire as the result.

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/...ap4048225.html
post #45 of 45
another artical about the bolt. this 1 includs a pic of the damage.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20373668/


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