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User currently offlineUnitedFirst From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 478 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Even though almost all safety cards show that the airplane can make emergency landings on water, I've never actually heard of an aircraft doing so. Is this something that is actually tested when aircraft are built?


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2647 times:

As far as I know, the only attempted ditching of a jetliner was a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines 767 that ran out of fuel and came down just off the shore in the Comoros about ten years ago. Maybe half of the people onboard survived.

"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2627 times:

There is another aircraft, (DC-9??) that performed a sucessful overwater landing, but I'm not sure of the details.


User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2590 times:

This topic is enlightening...it was for me...


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User currently offlineA330341 From Australia, joined Jul 2003, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

In January 2002, a Garuda Indonesia B737-3Q8 (PK-GWA) made an emergency landing on a river in center java near the city of Yogyakarta when it suffer from a double engine flameout while descending to JOG.


User currently offlinePecoua From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

There was a successful ditching back in the early 70s. An ONA DC-9 was leased out to ALM Antillean Airlines (the plane was wearing full ONA colors though). JFK to STM when it had to deviate around strong thunderstorms and ran out of gas. It went down in huge swells of the Caribbean Sea and remained intact...the evacuation was a nightmare however to the point where one of the life rafts was inflated by mistake in the galley at Door 1R. In fact, the flight attendants were walking up and down the aisles helping people get ready for the water landing when the plane hit the waves...absolutely no communication from the cockpit crew...they were ONA and the FA's were ALM...it was a very interesting sinerio...many lived...can't remember the numbers.

Hope this info helps.

User currently offlineM717 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 608 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

There are several "classic" cases that seem to make it into all of the airlines' CRM classes. This ONA ditching is one of them.

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