DEN-HNL From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 164 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1415 times:
I'm sorry EWR 757, but I find it hysterical. I'm not the first and certainly not the last to find humOr in historic events. The flight crew probably deserves a career change after the stunt. I'm sure the proper authorities will/have determine(d) if they are qualified for the job.
From reports I've read they began their descent from 3000 msl two miles late. Their approach angle was 6 degrees on an ILS designed for 3. I do wonder ,however, why runway 8 was active on that night with a wind from 210? Is a 6 knot wind, 130 degrees to the right acceptable? I don't know. Enlighten me.
Oh well, at least they maintained enough control so that NO lives were lost. Sorry if this offends any others, let it roll off your back. Besides, who am I anyway?
Sammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1686 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1398 times:
Not to take sides, but I do recall seeing in a forum, probably here, people making jokes about the accident, such as one about the car that got crushed under the plane, and as to how the owner was going to explain this to their insurance agent. Since there were no fatalities, it seemed "ok" to joke about it. Granted, no accident is a joke. Oh well, to each their own I guess.