Crash65 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 74 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2806 times:
Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 1): So, the captain smelled smoke, went looking for it, found none, and landed.
I am hoping your sarcasm is directed at the reporting rather than the actions of the flight crew. The lessons of Swiss Air 111 apply to any incident of smoke or fumes detected on the aircraft. Get on the ground ASAP and you can second guess the decision for the rest of your life. There were never any actual flames detected in Swiss Air 111 or Value Jet 592 until almost the very end of those two very unfortunate events.
I did, it is just difficult (at least for me) to fully interpret what is in someones mind when I read their posts. It wasn't my intention to direct any angst what so ever towards you, I just wanted to clarify for myself, and possibly any others, that might read your post and not be sure. Plus it was an opportunity to bring up some of the previous, very serious, incidents where things didn't work out so well.
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