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Guess Who I Was Talking To Today?  
User currently offlineGREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 508 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10066 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?


Ron Paul 2012
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User currently offlineATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9822 times:

GREATANSETT:

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.



Ignorantia juris neminem excusat.
User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9794 times:

ATL2CDG -

Try doing a search anywhere on the internet for United flight 811. It is VERY real.

http://www.airdisaster.com/eyewitness/ua811.shtml

[Edited 2004-07-12 04:11:31]

User currently offlineATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9751 times:

All:

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.

Again, my apologies.



Ignorantia juris neminem excusat.
User currently offlineBobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9745 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.



User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9724 times:

If he got sucked out, how did he get to fly again? He was lying to you.


Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
User currently offlineLambertstl777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 218 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9722 times:

Greatansett,

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....



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User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9717 times:

LOL! Anyone else find the fact that for being scared shitless on a United flight, he gets free lifetime flights on United???  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9708 times:

 Laugh out loud

I agree JAL777.. Kind of ironic, isn't it?.. Big grin



Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9679 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.

UA777222



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9668 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!


User currently offlineUalonghaul From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9658 times:

The show about this accident is very cool, those parents from NZ? who drove all over the US and researched the accident and figured it out before the NTSB.

Very cool program, and a miricle that the crew was able to land the plane.

ATL2CDG- How do you not know about this incident??


User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9648 times:

The nine people who did die were all sucked out of the airplane.. correct? At least one person went directly into the number 3 engine..


Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9638 times:

Ualonghaul:

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.



Ignorantia juris neminem excusat.
User currently offlineUalonghaul From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9610 times:

Hindsight is 20/20, misunderstandings are your own fault.

User currently offlineATL2CDG From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 296 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9587 times:

Ualonghaul:

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.



Ignorantia juris neminem excusat.
User currently offlineTasha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9569 times:

Hmmmm....
So how I find all of this VERY difficult to believe.

Tasha  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineBobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9542 times:

ATL2CDG- Easy mistake man, dont worry about it....


Tasha- Its a SMALL world....anything is possible.


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9507 times:

Blackbird1331 said:
"If he got sucked out, how did he get to fly again? He was lying to you."

Read what the original poster said. "I was talking to a man called Anwa Khan.....he was sitting next to some guy called Jeri...Jeri was sucked out"

So the guy he talked to obviously didn't get sucked out  Smile

Tasha said:
"So how I find all of this VERY difficult to believe."

Why? There is no doubt it happened.

Airbus_A340




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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9457 times:

Dated a girl who's aunt was killed in that AA 757 that crashed into the mountain in (Colombia?).

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9396 times:

Yeah, you remember about AA 757 was crash into the mountain in COlumbia. This is not pay attention what he was doing with the landing in BOG.

User currently offlineGREATANSETT From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9374 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.

[Edited 2004-07-12 06:02:53]


Ron Paul 2012
User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2109 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9349 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.



Here Here for Severe Clear!
User currently offlineSpoon04 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9299 times:

ATL2CDG, I REALLY think someone owes you an apology. Very ugly reply Ualonghaul...

User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9224 times:

If I were Anwa, I'd ask to have my UA flights turned into AA flights. I'd feel safer!


Hey Obama, keep the change! I want my dollar back.
25 GREATANSETT : Anwa can change to any Star airline (I don't know why), but in 1988 he only had the choice of UA.
26 Smcmac32msn : Anwa probably didn't have a choice back in 1988, because the Star Alliance wasn't around back then.
27 CPH-R : A minor correction: .. because of Malfunctions that Boeing refused to acknowledge.. IIRC, Boeing were aware of this particular problem, and had issued
28 BeechNut : I met Captain Bob Pearson on a flight from YVR to YUL via YYZ once. A very fine gentleman. For those wondering "who the heck is that", he was the capt
29 Post contains images Ual777contrail : SMCMAC32MSN, You may feel safer on AA but you really wouldn't be. According to the Aviation Safety Network AA has had 77 occurrences in their long his
30 Bullpitt : My old boss was on his way to the airport to catch the Aviaco flight to Santander (SDR)when he got called back to a meeting. Some of his colleagues di
31 Greg : Yes, talk to the victims. And then let me know how unneccesary lawyers are.....
32 Post contains images ACAfan :
33 Post contains images Vimanav : On JUN 24, 1982 a BA B742, G-BDXH enroute to PER from KUL commanded by Capt. Eric Moody, ingested volcanic ash from an erupting Mount Galunggungg. All
34 Ianm1977 : I watched an interesting doc on sattelite here in the U.K. (they did a series and this was one of them). it followed the parents of a New Zealand man
35 Slider : If I recall, this was the accident in which the NTSB went back and re-opened the investigation and changed their final report. It also proved that the
36 ArmitageShanks : The guy we bought our house from lost his wife and mother in that UsAirways 737-400 that overran the runway in LGA. They were the only two killed.
37 GREATANSETT : I actually met Anwa at my Dads office. My dad worked for Ansett and now Air New Zealand but NZ is retiring the 737 fleet and so he will get the axe so
38 Btv92 : 2 weeks ago,the National Geographic channel on cable aired a one-hour documentary on this accident.It occurred in March 1989,not 1988. The plane did m
39 MD11Engineer : In both cases, the UA incident and the Turkish Airlines DC-10 accident over Paris, both manufacturers and airlines blamed it first on some ramper, who
40 AA300B : ive heard lots of coments about that flight.....it was in route from honolulu to sydney.....
41 Lambertstl777 : "IIRC, Boeing were aware of this particular problem, and had issued a warning/advisory to the airlines, urging them to replace the locks on the cargo
42 TriJetFan1 : AA300B- Welcome to A.net Anyway, thats is a very interesting story, all of of you. Now its my turn: my grandma's close friend was killed on SwissAir F
43 TUGMASTER : As a post script to all of the above, the parents of the NZ gentleman that died,the ones who found out the real reason behind the tradegy have actuall
44 Post contains images Slider : Boeing waited until they had all sorts of experts up their a$$, and going to all sorts of media, to actually do something. There's no doubt they were
45 Laddb : The family that lived next door to us when I was growing up, and who's son was in my school, were aboard TWA flight 847 that was hijacked in 1985 from
46 Lono : I know a guy who get free flights (first class) on AS He was on the AS flight that went over the end of the runway in KTN back in 1976 I think... He h
47 Iairallie : My former neighbor was killed in private plane crash and a former supervisor was killed on the Swiss air crash a few years back. I came into the offic
48 Raptor72 : Me and my former girlfriend were supposed to be on SR 111 (MD11 crashed off Halifax in '98) heading back to Switzerland after our vacation. Luckily we
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