Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7115 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4976 times:
Interesting and heroic story, but they seemed to spend more time with the fancy graphics than the more televisually boring but more pertinent reasons why it happened. It was the same old problem of tv documentaries being a 30 minute story being padded out to 1 hour.
Also there were the usual clips from the wrong places (e.g. 1-11 on take off from LHR rather than BHX and the landing scene was definitely not at SOU)
Also, how was anyone ever meant to read the credits? Blink and you missed them.
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4948 times:
I really wanted to watch the programme but unfortunately we experience reception problems with Channel 5 in this area. Due to "atmospheric conditions" we normally loose the picture at 9.30pm!
Commenting on the real-life incident, the crew did an excellent job, exactly what any professional flight or cabin crew would be expected to do in a similar situation. I recall, however, that several months after the event a female flight crew member started litigation against BA for stress suffered as a result of the incident. She was probably contacted by an eager lawyer smelling money to be made. It seems lawyers are not only content at making a mint for themselves but also like to ruin the reputation of other people at the same time, as my respect for the crew went downhill when I heard a crew member was suing her employees.
I do not know what happened in the litigation, or whether the case even went to Court.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Glidepath73 From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4911 times:
this is one of the most amazing things I've ever read about aviation incident's / accident's.
My goodness, it is very good written, and really amazing what happened.
There you can see how powerful a loosing of airpressure can be!
Ricci767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4911 times:
Yeah, that was a good program. Next week is the one about the Air france A300 which was hijacked, I saw it on National Geographic not long ago, quite good. No fancy graphics just actors running around a plane with guns and real footage of the french forces shooting at the cockpit. I suggest you cancel all appointments and watch it.
Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1315 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4732 times:
I thought it was a good programme. Ok some of it was a bit wrong, but I imagine its hard to find footage of a BA 1-11 taking off from BHX, so just get any old footage - does it really matter?
One question, when it was talking about the first officer choosing to continue descending, for obvious reasons, it said something like "with this older aircraft not having the provision of oxygen for all passengers"
Is that really true? Somehow I find it hard to believe a commercial airliner flying in 1990 would lack this?