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Goose_Green
01-17-2008, 08:11 AM
Latest news from BBC News website BA aircraft crash lands (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7194086.stm)

Goose_Green
01-17-2008, 08:11 AM
Latest news from BBC News website BA aircraft crash lands (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7194086.stm)

Celeon999
01-17-2008, 08:42 AM
Saw it in the news http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Was the crash itself cought on camera ?

Have only seen footages of the plane already on the ground and all passengers evacuated.

I heard three people got injured, nonetheless a successful emergency landing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Maverick_U2007
01-17-2008, 09:05 AM
Just heard on 5 live that it was 'glided in'...no engines, top Pilot that one!!!!!!

Hope he is on my flight to Cyprus in March??

Maverick

klcarroll
01-18-2008, 01:32 PM
yeah! ....The current buzz is that the engines failed to respond to a "power-up" during the final approach.

If that's true, ....then that pilot and co-pilot did one hell of a job! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

klcarroll

Realjambo
01-18-2008, 02:40 PM
It's been discussed on the radio in the car all day, as you would expect - praise coming in for the pilot in handfuls which I totally agree with.

What had me shaking my head however, was one caller who suggested, and was given air time to give his opinion, was that it might have been terrorism after all, with the caller proposing 'someone' has gotten hold of a electro-static gun device and it was this that shut down all electrical power aboard the aircraft.

I sincerely doubt that! The 777 has a near perfect safety record, and what ever bought this one down in this fashion will, I am confident, be something that Boeing will learn from , and quickly adopt and implement procedures to prevent it happening again. I think that particular caller has been reading too many novels. That said, if I am wrong, I'll gladly hold up my hands and admit it, but I rather suspect the cause is mechanically based.

At the end of the day, nobody was seriously hurt, and lessons will be learnt and that's the main thing I say.

I loved the statement about the crew de-brief I heard today, in that the crew were interviewed by accident investigators last night, and then they went for a curry!... I'd have fancied a few pints a good curry after that ordeal too! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

klcarroll
01-18-2008, 02:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">......one caller who suggested, and was given air time to give his opinion, was that it might have been terrorism after all, with he caller proposing 'someone' has gotten hold of a electro-static gun device and it was this that shut down all electrical power aboard the aircraft. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, ....Well, .....I don't think we have to devote too much thought to that theory!!! ....After all, there are still people who believe that Crop Circles are caused by Space Aliens!

klcarroll

Realjambo
01-18-2008, 02:57 PM
Exactly! I couldn't believe this guy was given air time!

JU88
01-18-2008, 03:25 PM
great now I get to **** my pant on 777s as well as 767s,757s,747s and 737s
I dont like flying airliners period, I wish Boeing would build me some kind of modernized B-17, it would take ages to get anywhere but they were one of the toughest planes built - just so long as I dont have to ride in the Belly turret.

Goose_Green
01-18-2008, 03:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by klcarroll:
...After all, there are still people who believe that Crop Circles are caused by Space Aliens!

klcarroll </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

But they are...aren't they? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

geoffwessex
01-18-2008, 04:01 PM
Electro Magnetic Pulse has been known about for a long time and, aside from the obvious blast and resultant radiation contamination, the "EMP" was a serious consideration in terms of "How to survive a nuclear attack" - without communications and electrical supply. There was no answer.

Could it be done as a terrorist act? Well there are websites out there where you can get a kit and plans for less than $200, so in the wrong hands I believe this is a serious possibility. I won't put the URL of the websites on here, but you can Google "Electromagnetic Pulse gun".

Flights into and out of Heathrow fly over Southall and Feltham. You do the maths of probability.

Goose_Green
01-18-2008, 06:00 PM
The pilot sure did a great piece of flying.

I've found some related links; Landing at Heathrow (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7196158.stm) - No thrust on BA plane (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7196962.stm)

Celeon999
01-19-2008, 01:09 AM
I just heard that the co-pilot landed the plane and is therefore the hero now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

JU88
01-19-2008, 07:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
I just heard that the co-pilot landed the plane and is therefore the hero now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is correct, amazingly his sir name is 'Coward', nothing could be further from the truth!