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Air Crash Documentary Aired On PTVs (video)  
User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 13039 times:

This is funny, don't know if it's been discussed before but here's a video of what appears to be an episode of National Geographic's "Air Crash Investigation" on an aircraft IFE.
I had a chuckle out of it  Wink

link: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7aa_1231938725


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12973 times:

I watched an entire episode of that show on a Frontier Airlines flight. It talked about how a ground collision between two planes (one of them of course being the A380) was not just likely, but inevitable.

Personally, I'm more scared of distracted automobile drivers talking on cell phones (as well as by other things they believe they can effectively multi-task at) than I am off aviation accidents. Doesn't mean I'm unaware - but it doesn't make me scared at all.



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12953 times:



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1):
but inevitable.

Funny, I always thought most things were inevitable given the proper amount of time.

UAL


User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 799 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12957 times:

Personally I don't see the significance of this.

User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12925 times:



Quoting RichM (Reply 3):
Personally I don't see the significance of this.

Just a very light-hearted chuckle about the video not being very fit for in-flight entertainment, nothing more than that. A little funny thing among the big serious topics on the forum  Smile



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User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 799 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12855 times:



Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (Reply 4):
Just a very light-hearted chuckle about the video not being very fit for in-flight entertainment, nothing more than that. A little funny thing among the big serious topics on the forum Smile

Each to their own I guess. To me, it's no more significant than people hearing about car crashes on the radio when they're travelling in a car.


User currently offlineKris From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12817 times:

I thought it was quite funny - like the original Airplane movie where the in-flight entertaiment was a video of a plane crash!

User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1765 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12791 times:
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Don't forget the infamous Jet Blue cocked nosegear landing where the Hi-Def pictures from the LA news choppers clearly showed the people IN the plane watching the footage of their plane on MSNBCon the seatback PTVs ...

(to take this to a real-life extreme ...)

- litz


User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12759 times:

Probably NOT the best MOVIE to show while on a airplane.
Maybe.

I saw that episode. Mid-air collision... tragic accident.


Fatmir



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2891 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 12740 times:



Quoting Litz (Reply 7):
Don't forget the infamous Jet Blue cocked nosegear landing where the Hi-Def pictures from the LA news choppers clearly showed the people IN the plane watching the footage of their plane on MSNBCon the seatback PTVs ...

(to take this to a real-life extreme ...)

There was a thread about this a few weeks ago I think, but I'll say it again LOL! Anyway, I believe the first time B6 had to make the decision of filtering out what people are watching was on 9/11 where folks were watching footage of a/c crashing into the WTC. The decsion made was not to filter out what people could watch which set the precident. Folks always have the ability to change the channel or turn the TV off or go over to XM radio.

Overall, it is pretty ironic that programs like that are watched onboard flying aircraft!

~H81



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User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1765 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12621 times:
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Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 9):
There was a thread about this a few weeks ago I think, but I'll say it again LOL! Anyway, I believe the first time B6 had to make the decision of filtering out what people are watching was on 9/11 where folks were watching footage of a/c crashing into the WTC. The decsion made was not to filter out what people could watch which set the precident. Folks always have the ability to change the channel or turn the TV off or go over to XM radio.

It should be noted that in the LA News chopper footage, the people in the plane were as glued to the drama unfolding on MSNBC (perhaps more so) than the people watching on the ground.

More than a few noses in those shots were riveted to the PTV screens.

That was one of the first shots of TV chopper HD footage I'd ever seen (LA was first with this, presumably for the car chases), and I can imagine it was really quite eerie to watch, when the outcome wasn't yet known.

You can really see the people in the windows very clearly in the HD picture, some glued to the PTV screens, some glued to their windows, watching LA pass by over and over ...

- litz


User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12578 times:

I may be mistaken, but in the "olden days" (<80s) I seem to remember that if there was an air crash, the airlines wouldn't allow any newspapers covering the story onto the flight for fear of upsetting the passengers.

Things have come a long way.



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User currently offlineLovetojetblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12344 times:



Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (Thread starter):
Air Crash Investigation

its called "air emergency"

one time i was on a B6 flight JFK-JAX
and was watching air emergency on ngc. i took a trip to the back lav and needless to say didn't see any other ptv's tuned to ngc



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User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12196 times:



Quoting Lovetojetblue (Reply 12):

its called "air emergency"

It's called Air Crash Investigation here as well.



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12166 times:

This has been discussed once already. But anyway I find it quite amusing!


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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4471 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 12117 times:

On my first ever cruise last year, one of the movies showing on the satellite tv service piped into our cabins was..... Titanic!

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 12114 times:

1) This topic has come up before not long ago on this very same video ...
2) Airlines do not control what is broadcast and have now way to screen it

[Edited 2009-01-14 19:01:21]


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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 12056 times:

I guess it's one thing to watch it on your PTV; another to show it on the "big screen" for everyone to see.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineComairGuyCVG From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 337 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 11535 times:



Quoting Litz (Reply 7):
Don't forget the infamous Jet Blue cocked nosegear landing where the Hi-Def pictures from the LA news choppers clearly showed the people IN the plane watching the footage of their plane on MSNBCon the seatback PTVs ...

I couldn't imagine what that would be like. That's what you call a reality show!


User currently offlineBen175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 696 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 11345 times:

Not a movie on PTV, but I was flying QF SYD-PER a day after the Manila accident, and when the hostesses were giving papers out, they jokingly said "Ignore the first page! :P"

User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 11045 times:

Last november I flew DJ from MCY-MEL. DJ's has a pay per view IFE system called Live2Air but while on the ground DJ show CNN on every seat during boarding. Earlier in the morning a NZ A320 crashed into the Mediterranean sea on a test flight. During boarding CNN were reporting the accident and had a huge caption "AIR NEW ZEALAND JET CRASHES" plastered over the PTV's on every single seat. After the crew noticed they turned the IFE off untill take off





Vhq



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User currently offlineThegivenone From Austria, joined Jan 2008, 192 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10631 times:



Quoting RichM (Reply 3):
Personally I don't see the significance of this.

Don't they edit all movies shown on IFE to remove air crash related content?


User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10574 times:



Quoting Thegivenone (Reply 21):

Don't they edit all movies shown on IFE to remove air crash related content?

Some airlines that offer their own entertainment system ie. AVOD do edit the content they show. I know BA edited Casino Royale to remove the VS branding. But airlines that show satellite television like in the instance of this video can't really do anything to edit the content the aircraft receives from the sattelite.



Vhq



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User currently offlineKonstantinkoll From Germany, joined Aug 2006, 99 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9303 times:

I'm waiting for the day when they show "snakes on a plane" on one of my flights...

User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9255 times:



Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 22):
Some airlines that offer their own entertainment system ie. AVOD do edit the content they show. I know BA edited Casino Royale to remove the VS branding.

Wouldn't they need the permission of the producers of the movie to do this? When a brand name is clearly identified in a movie it is often because the company concerned had made an investment towards the movie's production costs or contracted with the producers as a form of advertising. If this was the case with VS and the Casino Royale movie I can't imagine SRB being too happy about this.


25 Goldenshield : When did you cruise, and what line/ship? Last year was my first cruise as well, and both Titanic and The Poseidon Adventure were on TV the first nigh
26 Bartonsayswhat : every time i fly westjet i check discovery channel just to see if it is on, i love the looks on the other pax faces. last time i found it the lady nea
27 HRC773 : I don't think it's a huge deal but whoever made that video selection paid no attention to detail. Back when I worked as a f/a we were taught to choose
28 CURLYHEADBOY : In my country I get the same show both called "Air Crash Investigation" and "Mayday". The episodes are the same.
29 RichM : What actually annoys me is the fact that this may bother some people and may cause worry, I'm guessing this was why this thread was created. I have no
30 CURLYHEADBOY : I created the thread, Rich. But I did so just because I thought the video was funny and wanted to share it, I for one would not be upset from watchin
31 Acidradio : I once wrote a speech on air crashes for a class, while flying on a red-eye NW from LAS-MSP. I was the only person awake. Well, except for my seatmate
32 LAXdude1023 : In 1999, I saw the movie Con-Air on an EVA flight from LAX-TPE-KHH.
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