Aaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8584 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 13132 times:
I *HATE HATE HATE* news coverage of aviation events. The CBS 2 story was terrible, and the reporter from ABC 7 was only slightly better. DO SOME RESEARCH SO-CALLED 'journalists'. They make it sound as if it's a huge undertaking to fly an MD-80 on one engine.
If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5552 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 12701 times:
Actually, I thought the Channel 2 coverage was ok. Jim Tilmon, who does weather and science stories is a retired AA captain, and his son is a pilot with US. He usually makes the other reporters look like a bunch of idiots.
The only journalist who handles aviation stories well is Lester Holt. His father was an Air Force mechanic.
Flick70 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12097 times:
Ok, this is spooky! I flew PHL-ORD last night (9/15/04)! Our flight (AA Flt#1569) was delayed due to ATC traffic, and I ended up landing in ORD at about 11:30 PM CDT instead of the scheduled 7:14 PM CDT.
I didn't get the reg# of the plane, but can anyone in the know tell me if this was the same bird?
/// Braniff - We Get You There In Flying Colors /// (until Putnam got ahold of us)
TrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11545 times:
This is why these pilots get paid the big bucks and why flight training is so extensive. Excellent job to those pilots who safely brought those passengers/crew and aircraft back home safely. As for the bird(s), well im sure it didnt feel a thing.
: I *HATE HATE HATE* news coverage of aviation events. The CBS 2 story was terrible, and the reporter from ABC 7 was only slightly better. DO SOME RESEA
: The first report says it landed on a taxiway - CRAZY!!
: My father flew AA 1941 PHL-ORD today on an MD80. When i overheard something on the local news i heard the words "American Airlines", "chicago", "phila
: During the brief local news coverage of this incident in the local PHL news, they were interviewing the passengers who had been on the flight and had
: I was number 8 for take off on runway 32 left from t-10. I couldn't hear any emergency because tower freq, was 132.7 instead 120.75. The only thing th
: USA Today is reporting it was a goose that was sucked through the engine. I'm no expert on birds, but I'm pretty sure that a goose is a good-sized bir
: Who gives a hoot if it landed on 9R or 32L or 22R or 14R. What's important is that it didnt land on Golf Mill Mall or someplace like that and that ev
: I haven't seen a report indicating from which the flight departed, but the FAA spokesman said it landed on 32L. Also, based on the location of where t
: Yeah of course it landed safely. Considering the fact that pilots train extensively on engine-out take-off procedures, the chances of the plane "land
: On the report from http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/today/sky.htm which stated, "One goose believed to have died". DUH! Yeah, ever heard a bird