Notdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1610 times:
It depends on who you mean by "They." The JL flight crew probably knew within a few minutes of the incident what had happened but there was no way they would relay this to their passengers with over 12-14 more hours flight duration onwards to NRT. I will also state that the crew did not just go about their "MERRY" way as you have proclaimed. The JL crew continued their flight to NRT as they should have and most probably kept the bad news for themselves. As I have stated before in these forums, I was at the old HKG airport in 1991 and took many photos of people climbing aboard the doomed Lauda 767 flying HKG-BKK-VIE in March 1991 and it wasn't until I reached my hotel room in ANC that I saw on CNN that the plane did not make it's destination. There was no mention of this flight during the 10.5 hour trip from HKG-ANC by the crew members of this flight. It's just standard protocol to say nothing than get your passengers into a frenzy or panic when there is nothing that can be done.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8376 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1483 times:
No way would they announce it over the PA. "We are now crossing the Canadian border, our route will take us up past blah blah, over the whatever sea and on down into Tokyo. And by the way, a plane full of innocent people just like you has plunged into a suburb of New York and exploded. Thank you."
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz