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Crew Hunts For Missing Plane, Passengers Fume  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6665 times:

Crew hunts for missing plane, passengers fume

http://www.moneycontrol.com/india/ne...plane-passengers-fume/02/00/339898

Quote:
You have heard of planes going missing in flight, but have you heard of a jet going missing at the airport? That's exactly what happened at the new Bangalore International Airport on Monday.

Passengers at the newly opened Bangalore International Airport were in for a rude shock when the plane they were supposed to be flying in went missing!

They were waiting to board Indian flight IC915 to Hyderabad, but just fifteen minutes before departure, airline staff could not locate the plane. Indian's crew then went hunting for the craft for 45 minutes.

One of the waiting passengers, Dr Ramesh said, "Just opening new airports is not enough. One needs people and systems in place. They made us wait for a good two hours for the ticket and then in the queue and then suddenly the signboard said the flight had departed."

As angry passengers demanded to know if the flight had actually left, the hapless Indian staff had no answers.

Adding to the confusion, Air Traffic Control did not respond for over an hour, despite frantic calls by the ground staff. It took over an hour to finally locate the flight, which had apparently been waiting on the tarmac for the passengers to board.

Its hilarious! I could not stop laughing imagining the faces of crew answering the queries of the passengers.

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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6615 times:

Yes, I find that I frequently misplace my 737  rotfl  .

This has to take the cake for a delay.

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2293 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5954 times:

Chalk it up to 400 Hour CFI students flying 73's and Airbi's....India is becoming a rather scary place to fly!

ATCT



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5814 times:



Quoting ATCT (Reply 2):
India is becoming a rather scary place to fly!

I disagree sir. With the poor maintenance in some countries in Africa, you are likely to crash there than India. My friend plans on flying in his home country of India.

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlinePNQIAD From India, joined May 2006, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5660 times:



Quoting ATCT (Reply 2):
Chalk it up to 400 Hour CFI students flying 73's and Airbi's....India is becoming a rather scary place to fly!

Do you mind providing data to back up your ignorant comment? Granted that it should not have taken that long to locate an aircraft but it wasn't that the plane was flying around without getting noticed - it was just sitting on the tarmac - so doubt if any real safety was compromised.


User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6141 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5566 times:



Quoting ATCT (Reply 2):

And that 500 hour guy is sitting next to the Senior Ex-pat pilot from the US or OZ who has +15,000 hours and actually does all the T/O and landings. Your statement is naive and has no facts to back it up.

Also, where exactly do the pilots seem to get blamed here? If the plane was on the tarmac waiting for the passengers it seems the flight crew had probably pre-flighted and was wondering themselves what was going on? (Only speculation) This seems the ground staff and flight operations are more to blame.

ASSFO



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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5051 times:



Quoting ATCT (Reply 2):
Airbi's

This is not plural of airbus. It is in fact not a word at all.


User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

This is quite amusing, I can imagine it now, the crew walks to the gate and the pilot turns to his F/O and says "Dude, where's my plane?"... turns out it was hiding behind the visiting A380 the whole time!

Bad joke, I know, couldn't resist! I think its safe to presume there were a number of red faces at BLR that day!


User currently offlineDitzyboy From Australia, joined Feb 2008, 718 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4805 times:

As organised and efficient airlines can, or should, be - you would be surprised how often debacles of that level occur. I have experienced many similar events that one can look back on and laugh.

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3106 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4803 times:

Quoting ATCT (Reply 2):
Chalk it up to 400 Hour CFI students flying 73's and Airbi's....India is becoming a rather scary place to fly!

What a dumb comment!! My advice to you is to stay away from India in that case.....

[Edited 2008-05-28 18:57:57]

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3106 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4805 times:



Quoting MCO2BRS (Reply 7):
I think its safe to presume there were a number of red faces at BLR that day!

Guess they had to be one up on the new HYD airport....as they don't have KL flying in there, IC was the next best scapegoat.... Big grin


User currently offlineAmritpal From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

Newly built buildings and bridges go missing in India. This was just a plane.  biggrin   biggrin 


Lost in Translation
User currently offlineHypersonic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3129 times:



Quoting ATCT (Reply 2):
Chalk it up to 400 Hour CFI students flying 73's and Airbi's....India is becoming a rather scary place to fly!

ATCT



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 3):
Quoting ATCT (Reply 2):
India is becoming a rather scary place to fly!

I disagree sir. With the poor maintenance in some countries in Africa, you are likely to crash there than India. My friend plans on flying in his home country of India. (You're the ONLY reply to Remain Polite!)

Hunter



Quoting PNQIAD (Reply 4):
Quoting ATCT (Reply 2):
Chalk it up to 400 Hour CFI students flying 73's and Airbi's....India is becoming a rather scary place to fly!

Do you mind providing data to back up your ignorant comment? /quote]

[quote=AS739X,reply=5]Quoting ATCT (Reply 2):

Your statement is naive and has no facts to back it up.



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 6):
Quoting ATCT (Reply 2):
Airbi's

This is not plural of airbus. It is in fact not a word at all.



Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 9):
Quoting ATCT (Reply 2):
Chalk it up to 400 Hour CFI students flying 73's and Airbi's....India is becoming a rather scary place to fly!

What a dumb comment!!

WHAT are you Guys like!?? - Jeez - ATCT makes a flippant, but lets face it, NOT to aggressive comment, & your response is to Rip Off His Head & Sh*t Down His Neck !!! - Dumb, Ignorant, Naive !! - Any More???

Lets hope he may never actually says anything Inflammatory! - What a nice bunch you lot are!
 boggled 


User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2749 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2326 times:



Quoting Hypersonic (Reply 12):
Lets hope he may never actually says anything Inflammatory! - What a nice bunch you lot are!

Yea I know seriously. I love how people just repeat what other people say, I mean, does it make you feel tough or something?  confused  I mean, I'm sure he'd get the point after the first two post stating he was incorrect.



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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3106 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2097 times:



Quoting Hypersonic (Reply 12):
Lets hope he may never actually says anything Inflammatory! - What a nice bunch you lot are!

Well, this is an international forum and one has to use one's head before making comments....the comment was dumb and insensitive and I'm sorry, but your defense does not change that.... smile 


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

I wonder if the gate agent told everyone, 'Sir, I can understand your concern.' That's what the Dell guys always say when you have a problem with your computer.

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