L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29514 posts, RR: 59 Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2269 times:
Could be worse
My dad told me the story of the first time that he flew into Tuntatulak Alaska in the early 1970s, when he was interning with the state.
Anyway he remembers landing on the gravel strip and as the plane he is on is rolling out ZZZZZZIIIIIIIIPPPPP!!!! there goes a piece of wing past the airplane........ZZZZZIIIIIIPPPPPP!!!!! There goes a piece of tail......ZZZZZZIIIIIIIIIIPPPPP!!!!!.....There goes a section of cabin....
Turns out at that time the perimiter of the landing field was marked out with chunks of airplanes that had bought the farm there.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
Altairf28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
I think whoever came up with this may have also named the two airports in Oklahoma City. OKC is Will Rogers World Airport and the GA field (PWA) is Wiley Post Airport. There's an idea-let's name our two airports after people who died in a famous plane crash!?!?
A detour is a choice between two tasks, each with its own pros and cons
N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2137 times:
That article is very misleading. They are not just going put the wreckage in their terminal. Rather JAL is establishing a "safety enlightenment center" at Haneda airport (presumably away from the terminal). The public will have to make apply in advance to visit the facility and it will be interpretive material to explain what happened what steps have been taken to prevent another similar accident.
Airfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
FYI below is what was released as the cause of the crash.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Deterioration of flight characteristics and loss of primary flight controls due to rupture of the aft pressure bulkhead with subsequent ruptures of the tail, vertical fin and hydraulic flight control systems.
The reason for the aft pressure bulkhead rupture was that its strength was reduced by the fatigue cracks propagating in the spliced portion of the bulkhead's webs. The initiation and propagation of the fatigue cracks are attributable to the improper repairs of the bulkhead, conducted in 1978, and since the fatigue cracks were not found in the later maintenance inspections, this contributed to the accident."
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2015 times:
As long as it's not on general public display, access is restricted, and is to be used for educational/training purposes, I don't see a problem. However, put something like that on general display, that would be tacky.
Gift4tbone From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 611 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1935 times:
I don't see why you guys are getting all upet about this for? So, ok they aren't going to post it inside the terminal, but if they did would it really be SO bad? Think about this:
Several pieces of the WTC are in memorials all over new york, and new jersey. What would be so bad about making a memorial out of it? Personally, I think that would be better then this safety, walk-through that they are going to do.
Air crashes are important, we need to remember them, we learn from our mistakes. And in plane crashes, people sadly loose their lives in order for the rest of us to fly safer. So whats so bad with giving those who died a memorial?