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Ever Been On A Flight That Crashed The Day Before?  
User currently online727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6498 posts, RR: 20
Posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6605 times:

Were you spooked, nervous?  Nuts

Did they CHANGE the flight # the next day?


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
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User currently offlineBoingGoingGone From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6543 times:

If it's a crash - crash, they change the number. If it's merely an incident, then they don't change it.

User currently offlineSunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6429 times:

I have been an agent working at least 2 DL flights that ended up as
crashed.


User currently offlineJacques60 From France, joined Jul 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6244 times:

Not a day but a week after, on 17 June 1975 , same flight number AF191 BKK/CDG via BOM where N28888 was burned to ashes after an aborted take off. Pax and crew all evacuated safely thank god !
I felt somewhat uncomfortable when I saw the tail fin along the runway upon landing !


User currently offlineJacques60 From France, joined Jul 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6170 times:

Correction : actual flight N° was AF193/18JUN

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6057 times:

Sometimes they continue to use the same Flight Numbers. Eastern 401 crashed in 1972, yet you could still fly Eastern 401 from JFK to MIA until 1988.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5923 times:

I thought they retire the number if there is a crash. I don't recall there ever being another Northwest Flight 25 after the Aug 17 1987 crash

User currently offlineCLEspotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5856 times:

TWA Flight 800 the day before. Still have the ticket.

User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5840 times:

I thought they retire the number if there is a crash.

Only if it's an oddball number. I.E. flight #1 wouldn't be retired.

[Edited 2003-09-18 04:12:02]

User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5751 times:

CLEspotter, WOW! That's pretty eerie.

TW



Two A-4's, left ten o'clock level continue left turn!
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5731 times:

Ever Been On A Flight That Crashed The Day Before?

If the plane crashed the day before you flew on it, then there is no way you could have been on that plane when it crashed the day before.

The day before would have been the current day.

FB05



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5568 times:

If the plane crashed the day before you flew on it, then there is no way you could have been on that plane when it crashed the day before.

Flight silly... not plane.

Flyingbronco -

This is an international forum. Your comments are completely out of line under any circumstance.

N


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5557 times:

AA Kept the 001 flight number to this day on the same route (JFK-LAX) that it crashed.

User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5517 times:

Northwest Airlines Flight 255, not 25, crashed on August 17, 1987. Out respect to those crew members and passengers whose lives were lost, the airline retired the flight number that day.

Iflewrepublic



Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4133 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5346 times:

the closest to that I came was when I flew on a United DC-10 about a month before it crashed in Iowa due to a catastrophic failure of the #2 (tail-mounted) engine. The fan disk failure was a pre-existing problem that was evident even while I flew this plane, on a LAX-ORD flight back in the 1980s.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineMarcell From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5243 times:

This might be a little bit off topic, but the same day or day after September 11, Scandinavian Airlines changed the flight number of their daily CPH-EWR from SK 911 to SK 909.

User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5177 times:

I my self have cannot go to that extent however I did fly on QF VH-OJH back in 2002 to Hong Kong (the same plane that overshot the runway in Bangkok in 1999), Heard the damage bill was 100 million dollars. She still flys so perfect no imperfections


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User currently offlinePetazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5098 times:

My mother flew on TW Flight 800 the following day. They did not change the flight number immediately. She said it was very odd!

She still has her ticket from the day of the actual crash- the only reason she did not take that flight was because her doctor told her to wait for results of a Lyme disease test! Needless to say, my mother and that doctor are very good friends now! She was interviewed by all the papers in France when she go to the other side of the pond as the word had been leaked that she was actually booked on the fatal flight 800.

Needless to say, TWA did not charge her a change fee to fly the next day  Smile

** as for people criticizing English grammar on this forum- go jump off a cliff. Better yet, go join a grammar forum. This sight relies on posts from non-native speakers to sustain its diversity and interest. Don't bash those people.


User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4988 times:

the closest to that I came was when I flew on a United DC-10 about a month before it crashed in Iowa due to a catastrophic failure of the #2 (tail-mounted) engine. The fan disk failure was a pre-existing problem that was evident even while I flew this plane, on a LAX-ORD flight back in the 1980s.

Chris in NH


What? That is an incredibly arrogant statement.

You're saying that this mechanical anomaly was blatantly obvious to you, an untrained average passenger riding in the cabin, with no view of the engine itself; yet it went undetected by the maintenance and flight professionals of one of the world's largest airlines? That's ludicrous.

Even the flight attendants, who work underneath the behemoth DC10 #2 power plant day in and day out would have detected a deviation in the noise.

Your audacity is insulting.

Travis





User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8142 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

Travatl, I think what our friend is saying is that the flaw in the disc on that ill-fated UAL DC10 was already in place (indeed the damage was done before the engine left the factory), not that he was aware of it on his flight to Vegas in the mid 80s. 'Pre-evident' should probably have been substituted with the slightly different 'pre-existing'. And as for you Travatl, you shouldn't be so harsh if you don't know what you're talking about either: (1) an engine that's about to blow will sound exactly like one which is in perfect working order, you don't get ANY warning with jets; and (2) in the rare instance that an engine sounds "kinda funny" (frankly, it would never work out this way but we'll see it through...) a flight attendent would be fairly unlikely to either notice, report it or be taken seriously on such an intangible mechanical issue that takes place outside the aircraft.


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4275 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

Petazula,
Was your mother the one interviewed by the New York papers on July 18, 1996, holding a ticket for the ill-fated flight from the day before? If so, I remember that.
She is more than just a little lucky... I would imagine something like that would be a life changing experience.

TWA didn't change the '800' flight number for a couple of days, but that route was flown by 767s after the crash.




None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineSqCxlover From United States of America, joined May 2003, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

SQ mantain flight SQ6 for another 2 weeks before changing to SQ 30/29.

I flew 9V-SPK three times in the year which was crashed.

HKG - SFO Jan
SFO - HKG Jan
SFO - SIN July

I was seated 1B on all flights.




User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

Not a good discussion, especially if 200 or 300 lives were lost on that flight.
I would rebook a later flight if that senario happened.



The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul.
User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4492 times:

In january 1992, I flew on an Air Inter Airbus A320 F-GGED between Paris-ORLY and LYON-LYS.

On its next segment LYS-SXB (Strasburg) the plane crashed on the mount Saint-Odile, a few miles out of SXB airport, 10 mn before landing.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4427 times:

I photographed Air Sunshine Cessna 402 N314AB at FLL just 48 hours before it crashed in the Bahamas, killing 2 and injuring 8...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
25 Petazulu : Richierich, I am not sure if that was my mother. She was on the front page of the french newspapers (one I remember in particular was Ouest France). A
26 Post contains images Britair : Dear VC-10, FlyingBronco et al, Before you jump down 727Lover's throat, I would like to add that what he posted was perfect English and has been misco
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