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IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident  
User currently offlineAirish From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 259 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

IC aircraft in windshield incident

http://web.mid-day.com/news/nation/2005/may/109029.htm


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User currently offlineBiggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Some..er..interesting media reporting !!

"Since the aircraft was invisible on the radar, the air traffic controllers relied on navigation equipment — en route viewer and automatic dependent surveillance (a special communicating system) — to help the aircraft land."

What the heck are they talking about ??  Confused


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Remember this is an Article written by "Aviation Correspondent" out here it passes on as Amusement reading.Believe only the official statements or reports from Experienced Aviation personnel.
Notice how dramatic its made to sound  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineBiggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

I suppose I should have realised that.. Big grin

Great story !!  Smile


User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Quoting Biggles (Reply 1):
What the heck are they talking about ??

About a transponder?



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User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

Quoting Biggles (Reply 1):
"Since the aircraft was invisible on the radar,

Can an aircraft go off the radar during bad weather?

Olly


User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Has nobody heard about the Stealth Airbus that's currently in development?  Wink

Quote: “The screen was completely shattered,” says the passenger

Which layer of the screen is she talking about?

Rgds.


User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
Remember this is an Article written by "Aviation Correspondent" out here it passes on as Amusement reading.Believe only the official statements or reports from Experienced Aviation personnel

That's the problem. This sounds like it was written by a science fiction writer. The media ALWAYS goes for the sensational or mysterious slant totally ignoring facts. Most of us can look at this psycho-babble and see it for what it is BUT some non-aviation travelers believe it and it scares the daylights out of them. How irresponsible. That's not even funny.


User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1655 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

Quoting VictorTango (Reply 5):
Can an aircraft go off the radar during bad weather?

that was probably due to the systems failure at CCU. few days back the systems at the ATC had crashed... since CCU does not have backup (unlike BOM/DEL) the repair had to take time. So, I guess it was due to this that the report says that the a/c was not on the radar.


User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1092 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

your right this was truly amusing reading... I now wont bother reading my book before I go to bed in a short while !! haha
I especially like the detailed description of being sucked toward a hole in the cabin..


User currently offlineIFixPlanes From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Quote:
...how and why the windshield cracked (it’s built with fibre glass and is supposedly as tough as steel) remains a mystery. ...

Fibre glass?!?  banghead   rotfl 
Ingo



never tell an engineer he is wrong ;-)
User currently offlineStealthpilot From India, joined May 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Journalism, amazes you every time  bomb 

As Guru mentioned, there was some radar equipment at CCU that hasn’t been fully operational for a few days, I think that’s what they are referring too. I doubt the weather had anything to do with it.

A passenger heard a loud bang and felt the AC was freefalling? id like to know what he was on!!

-Nikhil



eP007
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

I think I want to become a journalist myself! What a great piece of writing. It's amazing, these people have such a talent that when a flight runs out of coffee they can make it sound like the a/c and pax just narrowly escaped certain death! Truly remarkable!


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