AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2945 times:
I imagine tail strikes (though generally not good for the aircraft and rather un-nerving for the passengers) aren't all that uncommon in the aviation industry. Now that China Airlines is under a news media microscope, they won't be able to fart without somone reporting what they had for breakfast.
AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2896 times:
The elevator is the set of "little wings" that stick out from the side of the fuselage below the vertical stab. Also, China Airlines has pretty much assumed the role of the former Valujet. They have a disastrous safety record, everyone knows it, and no matter where they go form here-no one will let them forget. Its a shame, because they could technically stil be saved, all though they have many problems to work out. The cancellation of the DL codeshare isn't going to help either, although it is smart on DL's part.
DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2815 times:
That wasn't the plane that a member of airliners.net was going on was it?
I remember a couple of days back, a member posted a topic: "Should I Fly CI?"
And people told him to! He also mentioned he was flying on a 737!
Cpt Underpants From Canada, joined May 2001, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2540 times:
Check your definitions. Someone doesn't need to be hurt or killed for it to be an accident. This one is an accident, because there was significant structural damage to the aircraft during flight operations. While it might not look like it to the untrained eye, a tail strike almost always costs in the millions of dollars to repair.