Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1271 times:
I was on a Lao Aviation 737-200 which crash landed at Wattay International Airport, Vientiane, Laos. Funny thing was - even though we were probably in some peril the whole thing kind of happened in slow motion and it didn't affect me at all. In fact, I was perfectly happy to get on another Lao Aviation plane for the return flight to BKK!
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4329 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1128 times:
One of the teacher in my high school was in the Little Rock crash when the American Airlines MD80 landed there in a very powerful thunderstorm killing the pilot but not the passenger but did a big amount of damage of the plane.
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6507 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1048 times:
Wasn't the reason because of chafing of wires and hydraulic lines in the aft fuselage, leading to a fire that spread quickly in the vaporised fluid to engulf the entire plane eventually? The fire also diabled the pressurisation ensuring they could not open the doors, and died. All of them
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1025 times:
I saw a dramatisation of that Saudia Airlines L1011 accident. The reason why nobody survived that fire was that the pilots were incompetent. The flight engineer was an old American dude who was almost blind and didn't even know how to read his panel in front of him then to top it off the captain chose not to evacuate the aircraft on the runway but instead to taxi it back to the terminal and the aircraft was consumed by fire along with all the pax and crew.
LXLGU From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 976 times:
Was involved in a Piper Chieftain accident at
Sun City South Africa in 1983.Aircraft stalled on takeoff.
We crashlanded in a field.The right wing sheared off.
7 pax on board-just minor injuries.
Joke is-a tractor and trailer came to fetch us and that
also got stuck in a gully and turned on its side
I know one of the pax on board has never set foot on
an aircraft again
I guess it wasnt our time!
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 920 times:
I read up about that L1011 fire on a website somewhere... apparently the fire started while they were still in flight, and landed safely, but then the pilot taxied without starting emergency procedures (presumably to keep the airport open), all 301 passengers and crew died .