GREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 506 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9746 times:
You would never believe this but today in Sydney I was talking to a man called Anwa Khan. He was on a UA flight to Sydney in 1988(I think) and he was sitting next to some guy called Jeri. The aircraft was a 747-200, the cargo door was not secured and it tore off in mid flight. Jeri was sucked out of the whole in the aircraft. This was the most interesting conversation I have ever had with anyone. He sued UA and received free flights. Now he flies almost weekly. Anyone ever met anyone like him before?
ATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9502 times:
I can find no record of such an incident in the NTSB database and have no recollection of such an event occurring. I do recall a fatal event involving a United 747 series airliner departing from Hawai'i sometime in the past.
I think you were had by someone trying to get some attention.
ATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9431 times:
My apologies. I misread the original poster's synopsis; I thought the flight originated in SYD, not was en route to SYD. As such, I'm recalling the same flight, UAL811 HNL-SYD; I was simply mistaken as to the flight inferred by the original poster.
Bobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9425 times:
*Anyone ever met anyone like him before?*
uh i guess you could say that.
Ive met Al Hanes. I didnt get to really talk to him just shake his hand at a convention he spoke at.
Met a guy last year that his parents where on board AA 191 (DC-10 out of ORD) VERY interesting conversations....about how AA/McDD tryed to screw him over....
Girl i went to school with and still very good friends with to this day her dad was on board Delta ??? (727 crashed on TO out of DFW) He got millions and free air travel but doesnt use them, he flys AA.
Lambertstl777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 218 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9402 times:
The accident you're talking about was UA flt. 811 (Honolulu - Auckland & Sydney) Because of Malfunctions that Boeing refused to acknowledge, the cargo door burst open over the Pacific Ocean, ripping a whole from the cargo hold to the top of the 1st floor of the cabin. 9 people died. The few that were sucked out of the plane Didn't survive.. It was a 747-122 that made an emergency landing in Honolulu shortly after the incident. Hopefully you don't mean "Jeri" sued UA, because Jeri wouldn't have survived, if he actually was sucked out of the plane.. It's unacceptable how it takes the loss of lives for the NTSB, and companies involved to realise problems staring them in the face, and have them fixed.. The problem with the 747 had been reported many times before this incident, yet Boeing covered it up. This plane, N4713U, was put back into service after being repaired....
Triple shifts everday 6/19 - 7/1..Won't be on much
Ua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12 Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9359 times:
WOW! Very very very very chilling. I think it had to be an experience to get the chance to speak to a survivor of the incident who not only was aboard the a/c but was next to the hole. I'd like to take a section out of this real quick;
For the first few minutes the cabin crew just "hung on" trying to take in what had happened. It was obvious that some passengers had been sucked out as part of the floor was missing. Because of the noise it was impossible to communicate with anyone at that stage. Because of the fact that it was night there was no reference points and from my perspective it was impossible to gauge how high we were. The crew were pretty quick in pulling themselves together and started to render assistance to the passengers closest to the hole, some of whom appeared to be in danger of being sucked out
So next time you think they're there to serve you drinks and give you pasta or chicken think again. I tip my hat to this crew even though souls were lost.
Deltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1402 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9348 times:
I had a co-worker who was on AA 1420 (LIT crash). He talked about the people sitting ahead of him who were killed and wading through a swampy area smelling and being covered with fuel. He has been suffering from PTSD since the crash and left our company. Sometimes he would wake up in the middle of the night thinking that he smelled jet fuel and had to run. Really sad!
ATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 11 Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9318 times:
Read my second reply. I was well aware of the incident; I thought the original poster was recalling another incident of which I was not aware. I misunderstood, and after re-reading the original post, it is obvious that the flight which I recalled and the one in question were one in the same.
ATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 11 Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9267 times:
Hindsight is 20/20, misunderstandings are your own fault.
I don't appreciate being talked to like a third-grader. I admitted that it was a misunderstanding on my part and apologized. Please don't chide me over something that has little consequence in the greater scheme of things and for which there is no need.
GREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 506 posts, RR: 4 Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9054 times:
Sorry I should of made myself clearer in my original post. Jeri, the guy sitting next to the man I was speaking to was sucked out of the aircraft. Anwa ended up suing UA but he received no $ as he just wanted the aircraft serviced better ie fix the problem that caused the accident in the first place.
HaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2081 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9029 times:
GREATANSETT, very interesting and chilling at the same time. I could not imagine being in the seat next to the piece of floor missing, with a several hundred mile per hour windstream and especially at night. Sobering situation, very sad indeed.
And ATL2CDG I'm on your side. When I first read your post, I was like "how does he not know about that accident?", but you followed up nicely and don't deserve the remarks some have gave you.