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757 Pilot Dies Inflight  
User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 28209 times:

A reserve pilot onboard a UTAir 757 died on a flight to Novosibirsk.

Ignore the fact they show a 737 but article here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...d-flight-239-passengers-board.html

RIP to the pilot and best wishes to his family.

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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2810 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 28047 times:
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Such a sad story. Young too. May he RIP.
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User currently offlinegizmonc From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 24286 times:

Indeed a sad situation. However how did this carrier get 239 passengers on a 757 I went to their website and the site shows it has seating for 228. But still 228 in all coach configuration would be REAL TIGHT.





User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4218 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 23818 times:

"Airline officials insist that the copilot was merely travelling as a passenger on board the aircraft and was at no time in control of it" (my copy and paste won't work, so that is slightly paraphrased)



Talk about news media fail. To give them the benefit of the doubt, perhaps the guy was in the jumpseat commuting and it is in poor translation? If not... what another ridiculous illustration of how the news media just throws some words together like a poorly done college paper and puts it out as news.



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User currently offlineferminbrif From Venezuela, joined Dec 2010, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 23193 times:

Quoting TCASAlert (Thread starter):
757 Pilot Dies Inflight


the headline is inappropriate or merely sensationalist press since the pilot was on board as a passenger and had nothing to do as a crew member of that particularly flight.


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13302 posts, RR: 100
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 22912 times:
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Quoting ferminbrif (Reply 4):
the headline is inappropriate or merely sensationalist press since the pilot was on board as a passenger and had nothing to do as a crew member of that particularly flight.

Agreed. I appreciate the clarification.

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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 22642 times:

Exactly: "Passenger dies in flight, happens to be a pilot."


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User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8585 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 21892 times:
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Quoting gizmonc (Reply 2):
However how did this carrier get 239 passengers on a 757 I went to their website and the site shows it has seating for 228.

Perhaps full load and 11 lap infants? That seems to be a possibility.



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User currently offlinecoolum From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2008, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 21552 times:
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RIP to the pilot, and best wishes to his family and friends at this sad time.

While I agree that the majority of the time the papers do generally sensationalize aviation stories, I can't see much else they could have done for a headline with this one.

He was a pilot for UTair, he did die of a heart attack mid flight, and there were passengers onboard (The number seems strange. Probably more like 229 (228 as per their config plus the pilot in question)).

The rest of the article does seem to be a jumble of several sources and possibly poor translation, which doesn't help to clear things up.

Quoting gizmonc (Reply 2):
But still 228 in all coach configuration would be REAL TIGHT



It's not that tight. The worst config is 235 that the charter operators tend to follow.

Dom



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User currently offlinec3000flyboy From Canada, joined May 2000, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 18380 times:

I was a flight attendant for Skyservice Airlines in Canada and we had 241 seats.

I was also a flight attendant for Canada 3000 and people complained about our 228 then.



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User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6621 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 18320 times:

Quoting gizmonc (Reply 2):
Indeed a sad situation. However how did this carrier get 239 passengers on a 757 I went to their website and the site shows it has seating for 228. But still 228 in all coach configuration would be REAL TIGHT.

Remember the infants!


User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 16244 times:

Quoting ferminbrif (Reply 4):
the headline is inappropriate or merely sensationalist press since the pilot was on board as a passenger and had nothing to do as a crew member of that particularly flight.

Exactly, as stated in the OP, although he was in the jumpseat at the time and was a reserve crew member for that flight, so in that sense he was crew.


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