Ktliem@yvr From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 161 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2705 times:
For those of you in North America.
NBC Dateline will dedicate their April 2 broadcast to the Air Transat mishap over the Atlantic.
Here's the announcement from NBC:
TUESDAY, APRIL 2 - 10:00 PM ET
On a wing and a prayer
A routine flight suddenly becomes an emergency unlike any seen before--miles out to sea, their jumbo jet glides with no power and no place to land. Then, something happens that makes aviation history.
CX829 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2239 times:
I personally think that running out of fuel should have never happened. From my understanding, Capt Robert Piche thought it was a fuel imbalance, shut off one of the engine valves and tried to cross-feed to the other engine. What he didn't realize (till the last min.) was that the engine was actually malfunctioning and all that was transferred ended up over the water as dumped fuel. It was engine fuel leak.
Therefore I don't see him as a hero. I see him as an idiot, who, in a desperate/panic mode, landed the plane safely without power, flight controls and fuel. The PIC (and maintenance) together have to ensure flight is carried out safely. Well, they didn't. They made the pax go bananas, like a ride to hell.
CX829 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2127 times:
I don't think the program would tell us any more than we already knew, cuz the investigation reports haven't been released yet. It's just another selling point for the TV station to get more audience. But we'll see.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16111 posts, RR: 57 Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2126 times:
CBC had a good documentary about this last fall. Maybe this NBC one will be a re-broadcast of the CBC one, if not their own production.
If it's an American production, watch for a million inaccurate facts about Canada and/or Portugal and/or Air Transat and/or the Azores and/or the A332. etc. etc. in typical American fashion about foreign events.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
Nicolasrolland From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 164 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2029 times:
Is Captain Piche an idiot like CX829 said in this feed?
I wonder really maybe the act that you describe is not very intelligent but to land this huge aircraft after gliding Im sorry but it is still a remarkable act and to do so is a proof of stable and good nerve... knowing as much as captain can know about airplane .. my gosh he remained calm (I guess and hope hehe) and he glide all the way down to ground hehe
come on people let's all see how american will describe this lovely event
25 Dripstick: ...so, if you are a passenger staring aimlessly out the window on this ScareBUS and suddenly notice fuel streaming from an engine...DAH!?! Maybe it wa
26 BWIA330: Hey, I sure wont miss this. I want to see exactly what they say about the aircraft. Regards, BWIA330
27 Cmk10: I'm gonna pass. I hate Dateline, when they tried to do a Post 9/11 story about UA 62 (the one that got crashed intentionaly) they used stock footage f