Crank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1556 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5402 times:
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
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3920 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5319 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??
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3920 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5259 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 even though unions are often (but not always) a bunch of money-grubbing slugs who care only for how long their coffee breaks are
Skihigh2002 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5248 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.
Jason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5242 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.
N139J From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5216 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.
Mikey From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 193 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5210 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.