Thai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 15 Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1614 times:
Hi all ,
a few weeks ago , I was on a 747-400 back from Phuket. Couldn't quite remember the regi, but I do remember the name was " Dararasamee". I didn't feel like I was flying any unique 744. But yesterday, I was reading a TG 40th anniversary magazine, and i found out that a few years go ( 4 - 5 years ) this plane was flying from Tokyo to Bangkok when baby girl was born inflight and survived, the baby was named after the plane, Dararasamee. When i was onboard the plane, I didnt know something this unique happened in this plane, to me the plane was just a regular TG 747-400...
UK FLY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1467 times:
No, but I have flown on an Aircraft with a interesting but short lived Future.
in october 97 i flew 757 G-BYAG from Humberside to Majorca
and in 95 I flew the same aircraft from Luton to Malaga.
then in 99 is crashed at Gerona.
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1924 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1467 times:
I have flown on a ValuJet DC-9 (I can't remember the tail number although I believe it was N933VV) that had an engine fire and at the time was being flown by Capt. Kuveck (spelling?) the lady who later commanded flight 592 on that dismal day. I have also flown on an Eastern L1011 (N308EA) that had reports of ghost sightings in its log books.
AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1416 times:
I don't remember that the aircraft was identified as the Gimli Glider anywhere on it, it was only the registration and fin number that identified it as such. I flew on it in 1997 before connecting to an A340 to ZRH.
I don't remember who the Captain was on that flight, I didn't pay particular attention. I didn't realize it was the Gimli Glider until getting off the aircraft (I was very excited to be going to Europe at the time), so I wasn't really paying attention before boarding at YYC. I do believe that at some point I have flown on an aircraft with Captain Pearson, but I don't remember exactly when.
Personally I love it when aircraft get names. I would like to see AC paint "the Gimli Glider" on the nose of #604, but I think the reason why it hasn't been done is because certain passengers probably wouldn't want to know. Still, whenever I see an AC 762 I always check the #'s to see if it is 604.
AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1402 times:
The Gimli Glider was the 767 that ran out of fuel over Red Lake, Ontario in 1983 and the pilot successfully glided to a landing in Gimli, Manitoba. Captain Pearson (the pilot on that flight) was an experienced glider pilot, and nobody was hurt in the incident, although the nose gear collapsed on landing. That was a good thing, however, because the strip he landed on was a former air force training base that had been decommissioned and was being used as a racing strip, and if the gear hadn't collapsed the aircraft probably wouldn't have stopped in time to miss people on the track (err, runway). The aircraft suffered some damage and had to be flown to the Air Canada base at Winnipeg for it to be repaired. The reason for the accident was a faulty fuel control computer, and with it's failure the crew miscalculated fuel, as the aircraft was configured using the metric system.
Thai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 15 Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1380 times:
As an add-on...
When I board a Thai Airways' plane, i usually ignore the Regi of the aircraft but instead memorize the airplane name, and the tragic TG A310-200 than ended up in the mud in Surat Thani last year, I was onboard the aircraft on the same short flight of BKK - Surat Thani 5 years ago, the name of the aircraft was " Pitsanuloke " , a province in Thailand
PS. , all aircraft of TG are named by H.M the King
TAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1347 times:
Ive flown on VH-OJH, however this was before it "made history" so to speak.
Ive also recently flown on a QF737 of which was at Sydney when they had the huge hail storm. It still has thousands of dents in it. I was surprised it was still deemed airworthy. Some of the dents were massive.
The entire fuselage and wind had these black circles around the dents. I asked the captain when I was up in the flight deck. He got out the service log and confirmed my theory.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4210 posts, RR: 36 Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1346 times:
the more interesting ones are:
- PH-DDA, the beautiful DC-3 Dakota of the Dutch Dakota Association. I flew it in 1994, and it crashed in sea 2 years later
- OD-AGB, a 1960 vintage Boeing 720B on one of its last scheduled passenger flights with MEA in 1995. On that moment, it was the oldest passenger jet in service.
- G-APEY, a Viscount, on one of its last flights of the farewell tour (and one of the last Viscount pax-services) on 23 Nov. 1997
- N720TW, a TWA 757 on it's second day of service,
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3918 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1334 times:
Two months before the plane crashed, I was on the ill-fated United DC-10 that went down in Iowa in 1989. The plane was N1819U, and I flew it as United 106 from LAX to ORD. The fact that the problem that caused the crash was there even when I flew the plane caused me some concern.
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1313 times:
Well, I flew on Cathay's 777-300 B-HNG to SIN last Monday. I believe it is the last plane delivered to CX at Kai Tak, just a couple of weeks before the place closed. This also makes it one of the only two 777-300's (together with B-HNH) in the world to have ever done the IGS approach into Kai Tak.
TAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1308 times:
Yeah it was
I flew it from Perth-Sydney.
I may of flown the QF743 that had it landing gear collapse aswell. Ive got a 1 in 2 chance that I had. Ive eliminated 4 of there aircraft when they have only six leaving 2. If you can make sense of that, well good for you