NZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 958 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1286 times:
I was wondering about that myself. At first I thought it was a 747, as when they got to the front of the fuselage in the jungle, it looked like it had a slight hump, but in the 'inside scene' the flight deck was on the same level as the passenger deck. I think it may be a Tristar, and it is easy to get one from the scrap yard.
NZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 958 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1280 times:
Actually Rob, I think you may be right it did look more like a DC10. During the start when Jack asked the fat guy to stay with the pregnant woman. Then saw that the tail was going to fall, so quickly ran over to get them to run. The falling tail did look more of that from a DC10. It didn't have the bulk that the Tristar has.
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4522 posts, RR: 26 Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1068 times:
Well, the engines on N736PA were running at the time that the KLM plane hit them. The pilots couldn't shut them off because the entire roof (where the cut off switches are) was removed from the cabin.
I was reading an account of it (I think from Dorothy Kelly) and they had to move people away from the engines as they were still running. As they were laying on the ground, the cowlings were distorted and they began to throw out bits of metal and catch fire.
Pretty similar to what happened in Lost.
So yes, it can happen, and has happened - though in the Lost case, considering the plane fell from a great height, it shouldn't have been possible.
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!