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Most Frightening On The Ground Incident  
User currently offline737Captain From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

ATTENTION ALL AIRLINE EMPLOYEES AND PASSENGERS ALIKE!, i would like to know what the most dangerous or scariest thing you have been involved with seen, or done on or around an aircraft while it was on the ground. (Flight crews- feel free to post your scariest pushes or taxi nightmares as well!)
One of mine-
While a new ramper was being trained on how to wing walk during a pushback, the newbie turned her back to the aircraft while it was turning and started to drift directly toward the propeller, luckily there was a more experienced ramper a few feet away from her who ran over and got her out of the way, that was way too close. But it couldve been worse, lucky for her it wasnt.
Best regards, 737Captain

"Why do you insist on man-pawing the glareshield everytime you climb up here?!"
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User currently offlineKempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3266 times:

Deplaning at DCA on 9/11/2001, at 9:40 AM, looking right, and seeing the cloud of smoke from the Pentagon. Then... "This area is being evacuated, please leave the terminal"... Sad and scary. Also, later that day, stuck in US1 traffic in Alexandria, listening to the radio, the two scariest news: "Oh, my God, the tower just collapsed." and later, "There is a fourth plane, headed for Washington" and seeing a business jet approach and land escorted by two Air Force planes.

User currently offlineC17Glbm From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

As a passenger the scariest incident I recall was a windshear that almost led our aircraft to have an engine strike and being swept off the runway at the same time. This happened right at the point of rotation so luckily the crew was able to compensate and bring us up in a safe manner.
Flying for the USAF I recall numerous incidents that would be considered scary but I guess my most memorable moment was trying to fly a combat approach in thick fog and heavy crosswind. Not the easiest thing to do and certainly not that comfortable for anybody inside the aircraft. Since you're landing on a provisional dirt strip with only little lighting available, guiding the aircraft in on basic instructions by ATC is a little stressful at first.

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