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AF447 Documentary On The BBC On Sunday  
User currently offlineLGWGate49 From Sudan, joined Nov 2009, 134 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 16128 times:

BBC2 in the UK is showing an hour long investigation into AF447 on Sunday at 10pm UK time. It's called 'Lost, The Mystery of Flight 447'.

In the meantime there is a report today in the Daily Mail. Never my preferred read, I'm not sure how many of it's theories have been covered in the topics on this forum already.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...th-disaster-killed-228-people.html


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User currently offlineyanqui67 From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2005, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15506 times:

Does anybody know if tis will be shown in the US television? I would love to watch this.

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 15344 times:
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I'll definitely watch it, something interesting to watch rather than the usual dross. Will be interesting to see what issues the programme will focus on as we hardly know anything about AF 447 other than the pitot tube problem.

Quoting yanqui67 (Reply 1):
Does anybody know if tis will be shown in the US television? I would love to watch this.

As it's on the BBC you might want to check the BBC world listings just incase.



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 15344 times:

Thanks for that, just set it in my skyplanner.

User currently offlineDL747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 12580 times:

I too would love to see this show if it comes on BBC America or another American TV station or network. If anyone sees that is is scheduled to air here in the USA, please post details/dates here!

User currently offlinealasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 12420 times:

They had to go with that for the title of course  

User currently offlineyanqui67 From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2005, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 12317 times:

I searched and I coudnt find a listing for America. Will have to keep a sharp eye for it.

User currently offlineComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1019 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11776 times:

BBC has a video player called the iPlayer or something like it. If you go to their website you should be able to find it. You can watch all BBC programing up to one week old via video stream on the web.

User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5669 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11763 times:
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For those of us in the antipodes, well Australia anyway it is on the Nine Network 1/6/10 at 21:40, in the Eastern states at least so as they always say.."check your local guides"

Cheers



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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3152 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11716 times:

Here is a link.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/

I don't know if you can watch from outside UK.



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User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 11653 times:

As far as I know, unfortunately iplayer is only available inside the UK. I will watch out for this tonight then.


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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 11614 times:

From the BBC

Quote:
BBC iPlayer is our service that lets you catch up with radio and television programmes from the past week.

If you are in the UK and connected to the internet you can:

Find and play programmes from the past seven days and watch them on the website through Click to Play (streaming). This works on Windows, Macs, Linux, Nintendo Wii and iPhones - and we're working on more ways.
Download and stream HD programmes.
Access BBC iPlayer on certain mobile phones.
Download programmes onto your computer, if it supports BBC iPlayer Desktop.
If you are outside the UK and connected to the internet you can:

Listen live and listen again to most of our radio programmes

So it looks like you will have to wait till it comes onto BBC America Im afraid.


User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 11434 times:
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No wonder many parts of the documentary will be soon available on YouTube.  


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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10598 times:

Just in case anyone has forgotten, its on now on BBC2. Looks good so far..

User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10594 times:

thanks would have missed it only for your reminder   

User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12398 posts, RR: 37
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10470 times:

It's very good; in all fairness, it is a very professional presentation - no hyperbolic, sensationalist BS ... technical terms well explained (such as super-cooled ice crystals and their effect on metal, as I'm just watching). A worthy effort and one of which I hope producers of future examinations into air crashes will take note (I know the NG ones are very good, but there are others which can be sensationalist and over-dramatic).

They're now discussing the effect of super-cooled ice droplets on the A330's pitot tubes. My question is (and hopefully it will be answered): would the new pitot tube design have fared any better?


User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10317 times:

WOW

Well done BBC for showing that.

Quiet a few interesting suggestions made..


User currently offlinejamies80085 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10282 times:

i think that may have even been better than air crash investigation, very un bias and a very fair view of the accident.


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User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10073 times:

Great work on an excellent doc. 


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9922 times:
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It was a fantastic documentary, much better than i thought it would be, just the known or possible facts and scenarios were discussed. I just wished they would expand a little bit more on why and how the pilots ended up in a fierce thunderstorm.


In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineLHRspotter From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9735 times:

It's interesting how they didn't mention some quite certain facts but still alluded to them in the film. It is widely believed that the captain was taking his break at the time of the event and they used quite a young actor for the role of pilot flying which would be consistent with the F/O being in the left seat - he was 32 years old.

User currently offlineTalaier From Spain, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9660 times:

BBC iPlayer definitely is the best invention from the BBC so far 

Very well compelled and thorough.


User currently offlineanshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9522 times:

Quoting LHRspotter (Reply 20):
. It is widely believed that the captain was taking his break at the time of the event and they used quite a young actor for the role of pilot flying which would be consistent with the F/O being in the left seat - he was 32 years old.

If you noticed, the man in the left seat had only three stripes. It might have been a mistake, but since you brought this point up, just thought I'd mention it  

Excellent documentary, glad to see that they stressed upon the fact that nothing can be said for certain until unless the black boxes and CVR's are found. Good job, BBC.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13154 posts, RR: 78
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8989 times:

I agree this was very good, why can't reporting on aviation be as balanced and sensible as this more often?

Compelling too, that rare occurrence of supercooled water was an eye opener.


User currently offlineGroup51 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8600 times:

It was like watching a tv-adaption of the threads we've had here on Airliners.net. I loved it. I was particularly pleased that the American didn't compromise his point by saying the B-word. Very well done BBC, and to be honest, slightly unsettling!

In fact, I was thinking, if the air speed indicator fails, would GPS be any use as a worst-case back-up?

[Edited 2010-05-31 04:05:04]

25 Post contains links BG777300ER : http://watch-tv-episodes-online.com/...-the-mystery-of-flight-447-online/
26 Pihero : Thanks for the link, BG777. A program that's generally of a better quality that a few I've seen ( the Dicchan series, for instance ) but it couldn't h
27 Aesma : Thanks for the link BG777300ER. I'm nitpicking but the 3D aircraft they used has a mix of old and new AF livery, I doubt F-GZCP was half painted. I ne
28 Post contains links and images grimey : F-GZCP had the "old" AF livery, I noticed that aswell, the picture below was taken hours before it crashed. View Large View MediumPhoto © Vincent Ed
29 trystero : Thank you for the link and the coments.[Edited 2010-06-01 15:37:01]
30 loalq : Many thanks for the link, no iplayer here or any upload to youtube yet... One issue came to my mind: I got the impression that the documentary somehow
31 Eagleboy : Really liked this docu, enjoyed being the wrong word. Very calm and clear, as stated above, no dramatics or hyberbole. True. They clearly explained t
32 Kaiarahi : GPS gives you ground-speed, not air-speed.
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