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The A/C In Cast Away.... Was It A MD-11?  
User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6124 times:

Hi,
I was just wondering, was the Fedex A/C in the movie Cast Away a MD-11 or a DC-10? I dont beleive they showed shots from the outside and the cockpit looked like a MD-10 or MD-11 one, pretty much te same thing. And was the flight operated MEM-KUL?
Thanks for replies

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User currently offlineLh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2380 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6067 times:
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It was a MD-11!
I gues the flight was from HOL (Hollywood) to HOL (Hollywood)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

There are many unrealsitc scenes in teh movie, like Engine No. 2 still running after the crash ... impossible

Mario
LH526



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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6052 times:

When he got on it was an A300 but in flight it magicaly changed into and MD11. Dont you love it when that happens!?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4149 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6043 times:

I saw the movie twice and didn't see any scenes where it was obviously an MD-11...was it the cockpit? Anyway, with all the cooperation FedEx gave the movie-makers, I would have thought that the engine thing in the water after the crash (which was one of the eeriest/spookiest things I've EVER seen!) could have happened. Wouldn't the FedEx folks have seen that as 'impossible' and nixed it from the screenplay?

Here's a question for all of you: What was a package destined for Texas doing on a FedEx flight bound for the South Pacific??

Chris in New Hampshire


User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6032 times:

Yeah I was wondering about that package thing also.


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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3489 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6014 times:

It was an A310 on the ground, and an MD-11 in the air.

User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6010 times:

And, did you guys see much evidence of the crew using their checklists to solve their emergency? Plus, what happened to their satellite phones!  Smile




User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

That was sooooo stupid how they were lost and they were checking on the maps! All they needed to do was look infront of them on the Nav displays.


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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4149 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5983 times:

I think every aviation movie or movie that uses an airliner as a prominent part, needs an expert listed in the credits. You have 'Best Boys' and 'Key Grips'...so why not 'Fly Boy' or 'Fly Gal?' This is the designated expert to make sure the scenes are plausible to the aviation people who look for such things? Union scale would be fine, thank you very much  Smile/happy/getting dizzy even though unions are often (but not always) a bunch of money-grubbing slugs who care only for how long their coffee breaks are

User currently offlineSkihigh2002 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5972 times:

The lady in Texas was shipping the package.. I guess it was going to some guy in the South Pacific. Oh, did the plane depart from MEM? I can't remember... If so that wouldn't work either.. all pacific departures from MEM goto ANC first. They can't make it all the way.

Chris/MEM


User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5966 times:

Regarding not using checklists.... many emergency checklists are required to be committed to memory. In an emergency, there isn't time to fiddle around with a checklist. Responses must be almost instinctive to give the utmost attention to the situation at hand.

User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5955 times:

Shushka, I believe that was a 767- I don't think FedEx even has any A300s. I could be wrong, but that really didn't look like an Airbus to me.


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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5946 times:

They do have A300s and I always see them parked down at SLC. All you have to do is look at the cockpit windows, that gives it away all the time


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User currently offlineN139J From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 5940 times:

Jason Seiple is right. There are read and do checklists (engine start/pre-takeoff etc.) and there are do and read checklists (emergency). During a failure, you do not have time to look for the checklist and read it off. You must do whatever comes to mind, then when things get under control, find the checklist and do what has not already been done.
-Jason
N139J


User currently offlineMikey From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 193 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5934 times:

If you have the dvd verson, you will see some behind the scenes footage of how they did the plane crash scene. You will see it was a md11 because before they put the rest of the effects on the scene, you will see the winglet and the tail.

Mike



Ex LAX, LGB, SNA aviation photographer
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