Danv1982 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
i was on the BA 747-200 from Boston that ran off the runway at Heathrow I was on a short couple of days trip to see my folks in Boston and on the return leg when landing at heathrow. It was very scary. It felt like we were skiding sideways along the runway as i could see the runway stretching out ahed of me at one point and this is not normal as i should have been seeing the side of the runway going past. The plane stopped quite suddenly obviously off the runway due the huge vibrations comming from the landing gear. To tell you the truth i cant realy remeber much more than that as it was pretty scary.
Hope this is some help.
Jason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1244 times:
Actually it wouldn't have been tough for Marc Bowers to do... he claims to me he is an adult. See e-mail copied below:
Just to clear this up, My name is Mr Walsh and for security reasons on the
internet I never use my name usally when buying items. (Unless I use credit
I always use my internet name of Marcus when talking to poeople like you.
I don't mind that you have cancelled the order, I have the cards coming from
Germany and I waited before I posted the $16.00 just to make sure that trade
was going ahead, so I don't get two sets of the same cards, which is
understandable.. Why waste $16,00?
Maybe we can deal in the future?
Don't take this transaction personally- It's not me who collects safety
cards it's my grandson.
Englandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1215 times:
Thank God I've never been in an actual accident / incident, but I have been in a BA cabin crew training simulator.
It was a B737 simulator (well actually the first half of of the fuselage but with a normal exit at the rear and "over wing" exits).
I had an idea of what was going to happen from the moment we boarded.
It was like a normal flight to begin with. We boarded at the front (but through the right door) and were welcomed by an FA.
The seat belt signs were on so we sat down. The entire "aircraft" was equipt with shorthaul 1st class seating (very comfy too).
My suspisions were confermed when the air hostess aproached those on the "over wing" exits and told us not to use them (good job too, there was a 20ft drop!).
We "took off" (after a safety announcement) and still during our "climb" the cabin began to fill with smoke (by this time my teachers were in fits of laughter!).
Then we heard BRACE! and although I knew what to do no one did it at first (ofcourse I would on a real plane but I couldn't in front of my mates!)
We then lost all cabin light apart from the lighting on the floor to the exits.
Soon every one was in the brace position (and I was laughing now too).
We "landed" and were told to evacuate (I'm very proud of myself because I was the first to get out of my seat & walk quickly to the rear right hand exit, where there was a platform to go on to).
Within a short time every one was evacuated & some were quite shaken!
I had a great time and am very gratefull to British Airways.
ps. before the "emergency" began, a tiny bit of smoke escaped from one of the machines and imeadiatly fire alarms went off, which has given me great confidence in the equiptment used on aircraft.