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General Chat Thread, We're All Going To Die in General; Well, perhaps some people now flying might. I think a lot of pressure has been placed on the airlines to ...
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    We're All Going To Die

    Well, perhaps some people now flying might. I think a lot of pressure has been placed on the airlines to fly again. I think passengers are being exposed to some danger here.

    A close neighbour is a retired airlines pilot and he was saying yesterday he wouldn't fly as long as there was volcanic ash in the atmosphere.

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    Airspace is now re-opened to UFOs as well.



    Interesting article at the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8629609.stm
    Last edited by webman; 20th April 2010 at 10:56 PM. Reason: added link to BBC article

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    You can imagine the outrage if a plane falls out the sky within the next week or so.
    I have a friend who is an Air Crash Investigator who holds a full pilot license, he said to me last week he wouldn't go up - even if the risk was only 10%
    That says it all to me.

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    even if the risk was only 10% That says it all to me.
    I think 10% is allot. So 1 in 10 aircraft could get problems. Hundreds come in and out of the UK every day.

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    Well I would rather listen to someone like him who investigates crashes for a living !! His job takes him all over the world as even light aircraft incidents have to be investigated.

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    Im not disagreeing with you. I think its a big risk. I think that if there is any risk at all that it shouldn't be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Im not disagreeing with you. I think its a big risk. I think that if there is any risk at all that it shouldn't be done.
    But the Air Companies have applied pressure on the powers that be. It boils down to money money money, pure and simple - but hey, that's capitalism for you....

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    I agree I think its wrong. In the early Boeing 737 aircraft they had a rudder problem, it caused the aircraft to bank for no reason. They didn't bother investigating the problem. It took 2 planes to crash and one near crash to fix it.

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    Can't confirm anything yet but an Air France flight to Paris reportedly had major damage to the engines, with stories also coming from Germany and Italy. Germany has reportedly closed its airspace again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Can't confirm anything yet but an Air France flight to Paris reportedly had major damage to the engines, with stories also coming from Germany and Italy. Germany has reportedly closed its airspace again.
    Got a link or source for this ?
    My mate says if they engines fail you can drop in altitude very quickly and the crud that builds up on the jet blades start's to come off and you can then re-start the engines. Sounds all brown trousers stuff to me......

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    It's all comments on Twitter at the moment - nothing concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    It's all comments on Twitter at the moment - nothing concrete.
    Ta muchly - will keep an eye on that.

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    #ashtag on Twitter

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    All 4 ba flights that have landed at lhr so far have all reported "strong acrid burning" smells as decending through 6000ft

    3 approached from the north and 1via biggin!


    Sod that. Do I spend the rest of my evening listening to my scanner like a real nerd ? Errrrr no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Sod that. Do I spend the rest of my evening listening to my scanner like a real nerd ? Errrrr no.
    *turns the radio off*

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