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#1 Deerslyr

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:09 PM

One person dead after engine explodes sending shrapnel into the fuselage.

 

https://www.nbcnews....npd_nn_fb_fbbot

 


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:18 PM

Wow. This stuff is so ridiculously rare... an actual catastrophic mechanical failure.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:19 PM

Awful. And here CBS wanted us freaked out by the Allegiant Air expose on 60 minutes.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:21 PM

Holy crap. They weren't talking about the fatality earlier. They did say a woman was partial ducked out of the plane.
Holy crap. They weren't talking about the fatality earlier. They did say a woman was partial ducked out of the plane.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:22 PM

So a bird strike?
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:31 PM

So a bird strike?

Twice


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:40 PM

I think this may be SouthWest's first fatality in it's existence.


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#8 Sidney Porter

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:10 PM

Doesn't Trump take credit for airline safety? Has he admitted fault?
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:06 PM

wow, this just doesn't happen in commercial jets, military jets yes, 737s no


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:00 AM

wow, this just doesn't happen in commercial jets, military jets yes, 737s no

A buddy of mine from high school is a naval aviator.  The pilot of the bird was a naval aviator.  Just heard the cockpit audio and she kept her cool.

 


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:17 AM

"Someone went out". Did that really happen? Damn, she was VERY cool through that.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:20 AM

Dang that is a cool lady.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:14 AM

"Someone went out". Did that really happen? Damn, she was VERY cool through that.

Part of me wants to know the details.

 

The other part of me doesn't out of respect for the dead and the trauma she suffered.  I've got to think that if her head went out the window, that she likely suffocated.  It must have been terrifying.  

 

It's curious that the pilot did not mention the breach in the passenger cabin or the critical injury to a passenger (it's not really clear that the woman died on board... reports I read almost made it sound like she died at the hospital.  Although maybe that is where they "declared" her dead. I suppose it's possible she wasn't aware or it really didn't make any difference as emergency vehicles and ambulances would be at the ready.  Or perhaps she knew she was already dead.  Did you notice that they asked how many "souls" were on board, thereby avoiding distinguishing between the living and the dead so that they would have a body count in the worst case scenario?


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:18 AM

The woman was from Albuquerque. I didn't know her, but a couple of people I know did.
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:26 AM

Yeah, I noticed they asked about SOULS and thought that was weird. This is one freaky story and I really don't need any more anxiety when I fly. I'm not really a 'nervous flier' as long as I don't think about things like this. I know someone who died in a plane crash in Pittsburgh (USAir) in 1994. The plane was on the approach to the airport when it just went straight down into the ground. I can't imagine what that must be like.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:31 AM

This is remarkable. I'm always impressed by folks who do their jobs well in stressful situations. Kudos to all who work so professionally.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:31 AM

Yeah, I noticed they asked about SOULS and thought that was weird. This is one freaky story and I really don't need any more anxiety when I fly. I'm not really a 'nervous flier' as long as I don't think about things like this. I know someone who died in a plane crash in Pittsburgh (USAir) in 1994. The plane was on the approach to the airport when it just went straight down into the ground. I can't imagine what that must be like.

I know it is cliche, but the fact of the matter is you are more prone to being killed by an accident in your car than you are flying a commercial flight.  The odds of this happening must be pretty low relative to the number of flights each day, which in my mind means that now that it has happened, it's not likely to happen for another long while.  


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:39 AM

I saw last night. There's something like 40k flights a day in the US alone. This happens 2-3x a year globally. It's basically never going to happen to you...
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:53 AM

The odds of this happening must be pretty low relative to the number of flights each day, which in my mind means that now that it has happened, it's not likely to happen for another long while.

That's not how statistics works.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:59 AM

Pretty sure "souls" is the traditional way of talking about how many people are on board a plane or boat.  


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