ThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8929 times:
Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 1): I'm pretty sure one A.Netter was on Air France Flight 358
Wow, that must have been quite a scary experience
Well the closest I have ever been is about 1 year ago on a BA flight to Hanover from Brummy where it overran the runway. Wasn't too eventful to be honest, just a little bumpy, it was very wet though. A/C was an ERJ
SA707 From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8679 times:
Flying for SAA as a F/A between 1981-1993 we regularly flew on sister ships ZS-SAS "Helderberg" (crashed off Mauritius NOV87) and ZS-SAR "Waterberg" (crashed in Halifax?? Canada DEC05?? flying for MK Cargo), especially on the FRA & NYC trips. I remember walking into the hotel lobby in Hong Kong to be told by some of my crew members that SA295 TPE-MRU had gone down off Mauritius. Went to my room to check out the news- & sure enough, the aircraft was reported missing!!! Had a briefing on board from the Captain & Purser. We left HKG that evening 23H00PM on SA287 HKG-MRU-JNB. On landing in MRU (+/-4AM), the sea was full of hundreds of little boats looking for wreckage & "survivors". Our flight deck crew went to listen to the ATC recordings between MRU tower & the "Helderberg" and came back very shocked. It was very weird to think that 140 of our clients and 19 of our friends lay below that ocean- most awful feeling. Even worse, on arrival in JNB (the following day, having flown 14hrs Westwards with a refuelling stop in MRU) the Sunday Times was splashed with the news on its front page. Depressing to say the least!!!
ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3335 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8644 times:
Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 19): Don't mean to be a prig here, but how could you have seen them waiting to board, as you would not have gone into the departure area, but directly down to customs?
Old Int'l and TWA terminals at JFK, from the jetbridges you could quite easily see into the departures area, from what I remember. I was 9 and 11 when that happened though, so it could be that my memory has modified the experience slightly, but I distinctly remember that.
Did not actually walk past the departure gates themselves, maybe I should have clarified. Sorry!
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Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 30
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8636 times:
Crossair RJ100 HB-IXM which crashed near ZRH. China Airlines Boeing 747-200 B-18255 on a HKG-TPE (plane crashed around 5 month later on a TPE-HKG flight) Biman Bangladesh F28 S2-ACH which has an accident at Sylet and was written off.
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DeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 690 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8630 times:
I flew on the same a/c that crashed in Shanksville,PA UA Flight 93. The tail number is N591UA. Looking back into my notes I realized that I flew on that plane about a year before it was to crash on a flight from BOS-DEN with my dad to visit my uncle, who was almost killed by a drunk driver in a car accident. Here's a picture of 591UA four days before it would make it's last flight.