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Any Update?(CI Pilots Who Took Off On ANC Taxiway)  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Any update on those China Airlines A340 pilots who took off from ANC's taxiway? Are they still flying?  Wow!

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User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

The Captain is now head of Taiwan's Aviation Safety Administration.

User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

The captain became head of aviation safety? You're not serious, are you?  Wow!

Didn't the NTSB start an investigation on this incident? What was the outcome?


User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

Fortunately, I was joking.

User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

BWI was kidding, he's now head of the National Transportation Safety Board.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

He landed that flight at Beijing, instead of Taipei, by accident.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

That's right, and I found that responsibility lies solely with the taxiway because it was mistakingly in the spot where the runway obviously should have been. Therefore, the CI A340 took off from a taxiway that should logically have been a runway, as planes only take off from runways, not taxiways. Big grin

User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

Sorry, I thought you meant I was the head of NTSB.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Now that would be ridiculous.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

What? Me being head of NTSB, my findings on the incident, or both? Give me a little bit of a break; it's 2 in the morning.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

the former. just pulling your leg.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

I thought the CI pilots couldn't fly the A340s anymore because they used up their tokens.(needed when they sit down at the controls, otherwise the planes wouldn't move) Unfortunately, their mommies wouldn't let them buy more tokens... Big grin

User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

Here is an NTSB update:

"The fault lies not with the taxiway per se, but rather with the taxiway lights. They found it convenient to change color from blue to white as the CI A340 approached. This must be the absolute gospel truth. This is the story that the pilots gave the investigation team. If the plane had crashed and the pilots died, then it would have been much easier and more convenient to blame pilot error (we would have done this), but since the pilots gave the one and only side to the story (The taxiway lights took the fifth amendment and refused to testify, fearing criminal action), then we must go on their story. Furthermore, the A340, with a reputation of having poor takeoff performance, was saved from certain collision with the snow berm only when Superman can out of nowhere and lifted the plane above the berm. This must be the truth. It's what the pilots said, and we know they would never lie to us. So the pilots are not guilty of any wrongdoing, and will be restored to normal flight status without further delay"


User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

I knew that Superman had something to do with that story, we're so lucky he's here, yesterday he saved me from a car accident.

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