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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9531 times:

I don't think he meant it to be funny, but the pax thought it was! I was flew out of LHR yesterday, and just before takeoff, the First Officer says "Ladies and Gentlemen, if you look out the left side of the aircraft, you'll see the 777 that crashed here a couple weeks ago". Now, I appreciated it, since I was interested to see it, but everyone thought it was a bit strange for an airline to point out a crashed plane moments before takeoff! There was general laughter in the cabin, so no harm done, I suppose, although a nervous flyer wouldn't appreciate such things.
The 777 itself is on rubber blocks, tied down securely, and surrounded by lots of equipment. Obvious damage was flaps, horizontal stab, and the RH engine at a weird angle. If the crew hadn't said anything, it would have missed the attention of most pax. At first glance it looks like any aircraft in heavy maintenance. It was an unexpected bonus to an otherwise painful experience in Terminal 3, with half the planets population stuck in that small eating hall.

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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9445 times:



Quoting Avt007 (Thread starter):

That would have been a bit un-settling for me. Where you on a T7 yourself?



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3900 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9448 times:

Very strange thing to announce...

User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9365 times:

I assume you werent on BA right?


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9003 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9371 times:
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I hope it wasnt a BA 777 you were on! THAT would not be very good for the passengers!
Its like the Mandarin MD11 taxiing by the crashed MD11 of the same airline....

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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1784 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9288 times:

Not the most tactful thing to say i agree but it was on the news across the UK fpr a good few days and the outcome and general coverage was positive and therefore I feel that most passengers would not have been made uneasy by the comment. It must also be remembered that pilots are used to flying and therefore think of these things rationally. For example, how many people slow down to have a look at a motorway crash???


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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 9052 times:

I was on an AC 763. A Ba T7 would have been nice!

User currently offlineCloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8635 times:

Maybe it was a distraction - what was on the other side of the plane?


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User currently offlineBillReid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 1006 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8522 times:

Sounds like AC.

Some time back I was on WJ. The pilot came on and said " we're holding here because the aircraft with the two dead leafs on the tail has stopped and is blocking our departure." I think some passengers were looking out the window for the last placed Toronto hockey team after that comment.



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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8490 times:

The dead leaf comment is weird. Not really humorous and potentially offensive after all the national flag of Canada centrally features the same leaf.

User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6914 times:

maybe it was an orange jazz plane? hence the "dead" leafs comment... not so offensive IMO

User currently offlineSuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6882 times:



Quoting Avt007 (Thread starter):
Ladies and Gentlemen, if you look out the left side of the aircraft, you'll see the 777 that crashed here a couple weeks ago"

It sounds like the setup to a great line after it...only he forgot the line after it.

Something to the effect of, "lucky for you, you are flying Air Canada and we decide to go the extra 300 feet to make your flying experience a pleasurable one."

But seriously, I am not taking a cheap shot at the pilots of the BA 777. From everything I read, they did an amazing job and because of them saved 300+ lives.



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User currently offlinePanAmerican From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6700 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 4):
Its like the Mandarin MD11 taxiing by the crashed MD11 of the same airline....

Exactly my thoughts...

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Wonder what that captain had to say. He probably tried to distract his passengers as well by making them look to the left of the plane  Wink.
Still amazing so many people got out alive...



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9003 posts, RR: 76
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6626 times:
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Quoting PanAmerican (Reply 12):
Wonder what that captain had to say. He probably tried to distract his passengers as well by making them look to the left of the plane Wink.

Maybe something like this: DONT look to the right! Big grin And I bet everybody looked to the right Big grin

but must've been a weird feeling for the crew as well! Maybe they knew people from the other crew....

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User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6602 times:

I'm sure we've all said something without thinking. I was talking to a dead header on one of my flights and said something to the effect of crashing when I get to the overnight. Some of my pax over heard me. It dawned on me what I said. At least it got some chuckles. I apologized after I said that, and told them, I meant I was going to sleep as soon as I get to the overnight.


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User currently offlineRB211TriStar From United States of America, joined May 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6293 times:



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 9):
The dead leaf comment is weird. Not really humorous and potentially offensive after all the national flag of Canada centrally features the same leaf.

Not all cultures are as easily offended as us Americans. A trait we might find beneficial to learn.


User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 798 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6154 times:

I don't see it as a problem to be honest. I also have little sympathy for those who fear flying due to ignorance, which probably accounts for most of those who are afraid of flying.

If I was driving my car and pointed out to my passengers that there was a crashed/damaged vehicle to our left, would it worry them? - Most likely not, I'm sure this would also be the case for most people too. So why does the situation have to be different where planes are concerned? I personally put it down to ignorance, in the sense that people just don't understand and have views based on misconceptions.

- RichM


User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4936 times:



Quoting RB211TriStar (Reply 15):

Not all cultures are as easily offended as us Americans. A trait we might find beneficial to learn.

Assume much? I wasn't born American, I've only been one for 2 years.


User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4867 times:

It's actually true!
As crew you don't look at it that way that it might frighten people, it was just great show to me as well!
I remember sitting in the flight deck on landing into LHR the day it happened! I had to see it; all lights around it and investigations going on!


User currently offlineBandA From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4781 times:



Quoting Cloudboy (Reply 7):
Maybe it was a distraction - what was on the other side of the plane?

LMAO



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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4578 times:



Quoting Avt007 (Thread starter):
. It was an unexpected bonus to an otherwise painful experience in Terminal 3, with half the planets population stuck in that small eating hall.



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 1):


Quoting Avt007 (Thread starter):


That would have been a bit un-settling for me.

Going through T3 at LHR is an unsettling experience for most people.


User currently offlineBartonsayswhat From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4413 times:



Quoting Avt007 (Thread starter):
"Ladies and Gentlemen, if you look out the left side of the aircraft, you'll see the 777 that crashed here a couple weeks ago"

reminds me of a few months ago , whilst non aviation related still amusing, on BC Ferries. the museum in YYJ was having this huge special Titanic exhibit, and there where adverts every where, especially on the ferries. got a laugh about advertising for a sunken boat whilst on a boat.


User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4332 times:



Quoting SuseJ772 (Reply 11):
But seriously, I am not taking a cheap shot at the pilots of the BA 777. From everything I read, they did an amazing job and because of them saved 300+ lives.

300+ lives??!! On a BA 777-200ER? BA038 had 16 crew and 136 passengers onboard, for a total of 152 souls on board. The configuration was 14/48/30/122 for a total of 214 seats on a 4-class aircraft.


User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4185 times:



Quoting LHR777 (Reply 22):
Quoting SuseJ772 (Reply 11):
But seriously, I am not taking a cheap shot at the pilots of the BA 777. From everything I read, they did an amazing job and because of them saved 300+ lives.


300+ lives??!! On a BA 777-200ER? BA038 had 16 crew and 136 passengers onboard, for a total of 152 souls on board. The configuration was 14/48/30/122 for a total of 214 seats on a 4-class aircraft.

So nobody on the ground was at risk?


User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3959 times:



Quoting EDICHC (Reply 23):
So nobody on the ground was at risk?

Obviously not, as it landed within the airfield boundary. Had it landed outside the airfield boundary, then several cars in the staff car park would have been taken out.


25 Xtoler : We call that "rubber necking". Just pay attention and taxi! Just kidding. Something like that is hard to miss, and you're right, we don't think of it
26 Post contains images Avt007 : Then again, I always liked the inflight movie on "Airplane".
27 Zkpilot : classic... I don't think its offensive in the slightest. If the leafs ain't green then they're dead! and it must have been frustrating being stuck be
28 Johruk : I would not quite agree that it is due to ignorance for everyone. I think there are genuine reasons why some people are/become frightened of flying.
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