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Have You Been In A Plane Crash?  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5673 times:

I was wondering if any of airliners.net members here are survivors of plane crash?


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User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5672 times:

I haven't, but have often thought about what it would be like to experience. Not that I would like to experience it...

-Sam



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5643 times:

I almost caused one when I landed a CUB for the first time, haha. I ended up off the side of the runway before my friend recovered.

User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5588 times:

No. However, I was aboard a DL 727 on approach to LGA in '92/'93 when the no. 2 engine shut down and we had to perform a "priority landing"


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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5473 times:

I haven't, no.

But, there is someone on here that was on board Delta 1141 that crashed at DFW back in 1988.. can't remember his username though.



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5468 times:

Fortunately, I've never been on a flight that crashed, but I came quite close: I was booked, and ticketed, on the Faucett flight that crashed on approach to Arequipa in 1996 - I, together with two friends, cancelled something around a month or two before the flight, because the whole trip that we were planning had increased in price beyond what we were willing to pay...

117 passengers and 6 crew members were on board - none survived.



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5443 times:

I haven't been in a plane crash. My grandfather survived a military plane crash way long time ago.

I was flying on TWA from DFW to CMH the day (Nov. 11, 2001) when AA A300 jet crashed in NY.

I do not know anyone who are survivors of major plane crash ... It would be of my interest to sit and talk with them.



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5427 times:

Here's a thread on Delta 1141 from DeltaAgent1... hope he doesn't mind me posting this...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/1722228



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineOzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5410 times:

I was in the right seat of a vintage light aircraft that crash-landed a few years ago following engine failure. There was a couple of seconds of fear then I spent the rest of the time thinking, "#@%! We're going to bend the plane!" The result, after dodging a tall tree at about 60' AGL, was landing gear torn out, control surfaces damaged on both wings, RH wing forced backwards at the root, damage to the belly and damage to the front fuselage caused by the engine moving back.

After we came to rest (impact forces were like being in a dodgem car) I turned to the pilot and said very matter-of-factly to the pilot, "I'm all right". He said, "So am I". I said, "Let's get out" and we did. Neither of us had a scratch. I hurt myself more while dismantling it a couple of days later, jagging myself on lockwire and split pins. All in all it was a very interesting experience, but one I'd happily never go through again.



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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7174 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5407 times:

I know two people that where going to go on Eastern 401. One canceled a few Weeks before and another just missed the flight. Both are parents of two friends.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5387 times:

We have someone on the forums here whoa has been on the OS Fokker 70 which crash landed on a filed near MUC, maybe he can point out himself because i don't remember his name.

Georg.


User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1609 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5365 times:
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It was Salso that rode out the OS Fokker 70 crash. You can find his story in reply 35:
Have You Ever Seen A Plane Crash? (by RootsAir Apr 6 2005 in Aviation Polls & Prefs)


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5213 times:

Quoting September11 (Thread starter):
Have You Been In A Plane Crash?

No.

Don't want to be in one either.


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineDowningbarry From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5171 times:

Clearly the Delta 1141 crash at DFW was a terrible incident, but I had a quick question about the incident report on http://amelia.db.erau.edu/reports/ntsb/aar/AAR89-04.pdf , that I hope people don't mind me raising.

It says under point 1.5 that the Captain had a first-class medical certificate, but that the first and second officers had a second-class medical certificate. I wondered if anyone could explain how these relate to the current Class 1/Class 2 medicals, and whether it was procedure for the different ranks to have different classes of medical?


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5161 times:

Not been in a crash, but been in an emergency landing on a QF 767-300 at BKK back in 1996, one engine landing, that scared the shit outta me!

Glenn



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5136 times:

Very Nearly, was a very close call.

User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5126 times:

Sean Mendis (B747-437B), I think that is his username, booked a ticket on the flight that crashed into the World Trade Center, I don't remember why he didn't get on the flight.

Anthony


User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3148 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

AU / AR MD-83 rwy 13 skid-off at AEP, 02/01 (I reckon). If that can be considered as an accident. No casualties fortunately, aircraft is still in service.

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3305 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 5003 times:
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I was on the TWA 747 that crashed as TWA 800 2 days before it happened, on my way to JFK-ATH. Freaked me out for a little while.

I was also on the Swissair MD-11 that crashed as SR111 just 8 days before doing JFK-GVA. My mom obviously knows how to book flights!

A close family friend was booked on one of the AA flights that hit the WTC on 9/11. She cancelled 3 days before because her best friend was driving cross-country and asked her to accompany her by car instead of flying. Quite fortunate.

And no, I wouldn't want to be in a plane crash. If, God forbid, it did happen, I think it would mess me up too much. Then it becomes a question of whether or not I'd be thankful to have survived, especially since I always fly with my family, and if they all perished and I didn't it would kill me. Kind of a morbid thought, but I think you guys get what I mean.

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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3771 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 4989 times:

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 16):
Sean Mendis (B747-437B), I think that is his username, booked a ticket on the flight that crashed into the World Trade Center, I don't remember why he didn't get on the flight.

Anthony

I remember hearing about that. Didn't he take a bump & get re-routed via MCO or somewhere in Florida on Delta Express, which ended up saving his life?

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months ago) and read 4983 times:

No. But if I ever do die because of a plane crash I think it'd be really cool to die on a UA flight lol.

User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months ago) and read 4983 times:

Quoting Blackhawk144 (Reply 16):
Sean Mendis (B747-437B), I think that is his username, booked a ticket on the flight that crashed into the World Trade Center, I don't remember why he didn't get on the flight.

Anthony

http://www.airwhiners.net/trip_report/tr0006.htm


User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 757 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4955 times:
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Airlinerfreak -

Thanks for posting that link!

I've never been in a crash, but I did spend a weekend helping to clean up a crash when I was in the Air Force - C-130 crash at Lajes, Azores, Sep 1976, pilot flew it into the ground attempting to find the runway in bad weather, 8 crew plus 60 college students as pax...no survivors. I won't post details of the cleanup here...just believe me that it was horrible! Afterwards my brain did weird things, and it took a LONG time before I could get over that.



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4905 times:

hey never been in one.

my grandma was on a TWA L1011 flight that went off the runway taking off in munich I want to say. pilots were drunk she thinks. they were taking off, and was about ready to lift off when 3 loud explosions went off. then the plane veered suddenly to the right and went off the runway. apparntly, the pilot went over some lights atht were on the sie of the runway and it knocked out the tires. if they had taken off they may not have been able to land.

someone over at airdisaster.com whos screen anme and name is rebecca was on UA 232 and survived and told the story of it.

Alex



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