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FR Incident - The Media Can Be Very Informative  
User currently offlineGT4EZY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

After hearing about the FR decompression incident, I came across this article from the BBC.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7582087.stm

Whilst it doesn't get too technical, it details very well the situation that surrounds a decompression and proves that sometimes the media can be quite accurate when it comes to informing the public. Whilst I am not really a fan of Ryanair, it also blows the assertion by some passengers in earlier reports that communication was non existent and that Oxygen masks weren't working.

Well done BBC, a very informative article in response to the actual incident.

[Edited 2008-08-26 05:53:55]

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User currently offlineCloudyapple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2455 times:



Quoting GT4EZY (Thread starter):
Well done BBC, a very informative article in response to the actual incident.

Indeed. But that's the BBC and they are expected to deliver high quality pieces. Now let's see how the Sun portrays this incident shall we?


User currently offlineDALCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Big thumbs up for mr. Tom Symonds.

His story makes people to understand more about why a flight / cabin crew member acts the way he/she does in certain situations.

Also big thumbs up for the FR crew who safely landed their airplane.

rgds,
Joost ( D-ALCE )


User currently offlineACEregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Yeah I think thats a great piece and totally backs up what I had added earlier on the FR incident thread, about how we at EZY act in the same situation. In that meduim perhaps it will raise awareness of exactly what is going on. As am sure most of the travelling public will have not read my insight on this forum.

[Edited 2008-08-26 06:16:31]

User currently offlineTonystan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2390 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 1):

Indeed. But that's the BBC and they are expected to deliver high quality pieces. Now let's see how the Sun portrays this incident shall we?

Sadly the BBC has been anything but "high quality" in recent years, a major bone of contention in the UK at the moment!


User currently offlineGT4EZY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2289 times:



Quoting ACEregular (Reply 3):
Yeah I think thats a great piece and totally backs up what I had added earlier on the FR incident thread, about how we at EZY act in the same situation. In that meduim perhaps it will raise awareness of exactly what is going on. As am sure most of the travelling public will have not read my insight on this forum.

Absolutely. Many people diregard the basis on which cabin crew are placed on board on aircraft and that they themselves know how to handle emergencies yet in a decompression and subsequent emergency descent, they expect us to go down the cabin offering reassurance and communication. They forget that we need to breath aswell.

As for decompressions, even without an emergency descent, many passengers see the deployment of masks as a pre-empt to a crash. Obviously this is totally untrue.


User currently offlineDiesel1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2194 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 1):
Now let's see how the Sun portrays this incident shall we?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1607742.ece


User currently offlineKris From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2151 times:



Quote:
THE SUN - “Mine wasn’t filling up with oxygen and neither was my son’s,” he said. “He was hyperventilating. I looked at the lady on my left and her’s hadn’t filled up either. From where I was sitting I could see about 20 masks and only a few of them were inflating.

Is this the criteria for the passengers to scream that the oxygen masks weren't working?

That little bag is not designed to inflate my friend.... It's a rebreathing bag to make the masks a little bit more efficient, but if you'd listened to the safety speech by the Flight Attendants before your aircraft took off you'd know that wouldn't you....?


User currently offlineGpbcroppers63 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

From that article in The Sun:

Quote:
Mr Hadow, whose son was one of those taken to hospital after the incident, said a number of oxygen masks inside the cabin had failed to inflate.

Since when do oxygen masks inflate?  Confused


User currently offlineGT4EZY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2023 times:



Quoting Tonystan (Reply 4):
Sadly the BBC has been anything but "high quality" in recent years, a major bone of contention in the UK at the moment!

Whilst the whole UK Broadcasting industry has been plagued recently (i.e phone scams etc), BBC News demonstrates a very high quality of journalism through it's various outlets and this is demonstrated when it reports impartially about the BBC itself. e.g phone scams, Hutton enquiry etc.


User currently offlineMortkork From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Who is this guy, what does he expect? "Ladies and Gentlemen, we are soon going to have an emergency. Your oxygen masks will soon drop and we will start an emergency decent. Please remain calm and enjoy the continued service. We will be going down on the count of three. 1...2...3"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7581000/7581641.stm


User currently offlineBoeing747_600 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1837 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 1):
Now let's see how the Sun portrays this incident shall we?

Well, anyone who spends hard earned money on a Rupert Murdoch rag deserves all the misinformation that he or she gets Big grin


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