View Full Version : Plane delays might save your life!!!!

01-05-2006, 01:26 PM
So yesterday I'm getting ready to head back to SoCal from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I get on the plane and get settled in for the 6hr flight. The captain comes on and says we are leaving an hour late because of a packed runway. Everyone is a little irritated but cool.

An hour later we finally get on the runway and as the nose is lifting off the ground, you hear this loud BANG! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Suddenly the nose starts going back down and the whole plan is shaking badly slowing down.

Everyone on the plane is like WTF? The captain comes on very shaken up and a little confused and says that we had an engine failure. Some people on the left side of the plane said they saw the left engine parially blow out.

Had we left on time, that engine would have gone out in the air! Thank God for that one hour delay......cause who knows what would have happened http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

01-05-2006, 01:28 PM
If that happened to me I'd be driving my a$$ back to SoCal.

01-05-2006, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by Anim8rJB:
If that happened to me I'd be driving my a$$ back to SoCal.

LOL!!! The thought did cross my mind.

01-05-2006, 01:31 PM
Wow that is crazy.

01-05-2006, 01:33 PM
Nah, it probably would have failed an hour earlier on the earlier take-off.

What would have been bad is if that had happened 100 feet up and beyond the runway. Eeep.

Either way though, that's scary!!

Jinx FD
01-05-2006, 01:43 PM
we're glad you're still with us.

01-05-2006, 01:44 PM

That's crazy. I'm glad to hear you're okay. Thank god, you weren't in the air.

01-05-2006, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by Jinx FD:
we're glad you're still with us.

LOL!!! So am I http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

01-05-2006, 01:52 PM
A real man would have fixed it!

Jinx FD
01-05-2006, 01:56 PM
with a toothpick! while airborne!

01-05-2006, 01:57 PM
toothpicks and duct tape

01-05-2006, 02:12 PM

01-05-2006, 02:14 PM
Bah, I thought this was gonna be a Lost thread...

01-05-2006, 05:04 PM
After a stiff Martini!

01-05-2006, 05:27 PM
While holding onto his enemys beautiful assistant with the other hand.

01-05-2006, 06:39 PM
That is nuts, I would have been doing some driving as well. Macgyver is the man.

01-05-2006, 09:29 PM
Trip would have wet his pants and cried like a girl.

01-05-2006, 09:51 PM
This is true. While in the Army, I was in a military cargo jet crash because we were ahead of schedule.

01-05-2006, 11:06 PM
Deep down inside, I always knew being on time was dangerous, and very cliche.

01-05-2006, 11:28 PM
Originally posted by Uziyahu-IDF:
This is true. While in the Army, I was in a military cargo jet crash because we were ahead of schedule.

**** dude that is some crazy sh1t!!