Omoo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1914 times:
Flight from Hell
Sydney passengers told of their terrible dreadful fear aboard a Adelaide bound Qantas flight which was advised it was in the best interests of the plane to return to Canberra yesterday due to toilets smelling bad.
Some passengers were bothered that the 196 passengers were told few details of the catastrophe.
They said the plane 'Turned on it's side and flopped like a fish out of water' before turning around.
As a precaution, fire trucks were on standby when the Boeing 747 landed.
Passenger we can't show you his name, but he is a very scared man last night was still recovering from the ordeal.
'It's a good thing I was wearing the brown underwear', the passenger said.
N229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1888 times:
Actually, Tupolev did make the A340 for three months back in 1987, but the program was not a success. Later, attempts failed to sell the aircraft to Western European airlines after the Iron Curtain fell because of the claim that the plane was a direct rip-off from an Airbus model that had not yet been designed.
Also the plane had a tendency to "crack in half like a boiled egg," which sometimes made the toilets smell bad.
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1829 times:
Bits Fall Off Plane
Foreign passengers told of their terrible dreadful fear aboard a Sydney bound Ansett flight which was advised it was in the best interests of the plane to return to Adelaide yesterday due to running out of fuel.
Some passengers were devastated that the 943 passengers were told few details of the unpleasant incident.
They said the plane 'Flew slowly with the engines screaming like Shannon Noll trying to sing' before turning around.
As a precaution, fire trucks were on standby when the Airbus 767 landed.
Passenger Nanna Shep last night was still recovering from the ordeal.
'I was completely terrified until the wheels touched the ground', the passenger said
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
Glydrflyr From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
I tried to use this form to write a funny story, but the "Journalists" from the New York Times and the National Enquirer were downloading so many blanks that the website overloaded and crashed, flopping around like an editorial without an opinion in it!! Remember, next aircraft mishap, some of these reporters will be jamming this site to get their stories ready for the next edition, so maybe we can help them out by filling in the blanks randomly and e-mailing it to them; they won't know the difference anyway, and we'll get our names in the paper and on TV as "Aviation Experts".