I've read and responded to the previous threads regarding ABC-TV's science fiction series Lost. The title of this thread is a quote from the captain who met his demise by being sucked out of his cockpit by an unseen creature in the jungle. Forgive me if this has been asked/covered before but:
1. Are there any true incidences of an airliner crashing on an uncharted island, the Amazon or some other remote locale and, the passengers and crew presumed dead? (since WWII) Where the wreckage was never found? But, years later discovered and rescued? I'm excluding the prop plane that crashed in the Andes where the survivors had to eat the dead to stay alive.
2. Could it happen today, even with global satellites?
3. Though it is TV and a product of the writer's imagination, engines of a downed jet still spooling is a little off course to say the least. Fuel lines and of course the cockpit was severed.
4. Getting back to Lost, I believe that over the course of the next few weeks, more recollections will be made regarding the crash with scenes of the airliner plummeting toward obscurity. The scene where the aft cabin/tail section breaks away in mid-air.
BTW, I enjoyed the reviews of my fellow A-Netters. True, the aviation scenes were about as authentic as a propeller plane starring in the 1950's cinematic tour de force "Jet Over The Atlantic." But, this series sure as hell beats the crap they currently air on TV. It is not about some wimpy yuppies who work and live in New York and work in the media. It is not starring a blow hard pompous bilionaire with perpetual bad hair days. And, thank God, it is not about poor schmuck on hurl inducing videos doing stupid things or scantily clad people chowing down on larva and goat innards!