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IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Sun May 08, 2005 8:07 pm

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Biggles
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Sun May 08, 2005 8:15 pm

Some..er..interesting media reporting !!

"Since the aircraft was invisible on the radar, the air traffic controllers relied on navigation equipment — en route viewer and automatic dependent surveillance (a special communicating system) — to help the aircraft land."

What the heck are they talking about ??  Confused
 
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HAWK21M
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Sun May 08, 2005 8:26 pm

Remember this is an Article written by "Aviation Correspondent" out here it passes on as Amusement reading.Believe only the official statements or reports from Experienced Aviation personnel.
Notice how dramatic its made to sound  Smile
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Biggles
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Sun May 08, 2005 8:31 pm

I suppose I should have realised that.. Big grin

Great story !!  Smile
 
curlyheadboy
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Sun May 08, 2005 9:04 pm

Quoting Biggles (Reply 1):
What the heck are they talking about ??

About a transponder?
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VictorTango
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Sun May 08, 2005 10:10 pm

Quoting Biggles (Reply 1):
"Since the aircraft was invisible on the radar,

Can an aircraft go off the radar during bad weather?

Olly
 
Jamie757
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Sun May 08, 2005 10:25 pm

Has nobody heard about the Stealth Airbus that's currently in development?  Wink

Quote: “The screen was completely shattered,” says the passenger

Which layer of the screen is she talking about?

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CosmicCruiser
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Sun May 08, 2005 10:47 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
Remember this is an Article written by "Aviation Correspondent" out here it passes on as Amusement reading.Believe only the official statements or reports from Experienced Aviation personnel

That's the problem. This sounds like it was written by a science fiction writer. The media ALWAYS goes for the sensational or mysterious slant totally ignoring facts. Most of us can look at this psycho-babble and see it for what it is BUT some non-aviation travelers believe it and it scares the daylights out of them. How irresponsible. That's not even funny.
 
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AirIndia
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Mon May 09, 2005 1:09 pm

Quoting VictorTango (Reply 5):
Can an aircraft go off the radar during bad weather?

that was probably due to the systems failure at CCU. few days back the systems at the ATC had crashed... since CCU does not have backup (unlike BOM/DEL) the repair had to take time. So, I guess it was due to this that the report says that the a/c was not on the radar.
 
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Mon May 09, 2005 1:16 pm

your right this was truly amusing reading... I now wont bother reading my book before I go to bed in a short while !! haha
I especially like the detailed description of being sucked toward a hole in the cabin..
 
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IFixPlanes
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Mon May 09, 2005 7:00 pm

Quote:
...how and why the windshield cracked (it’s built with fibre glass and is supposedly as tough as steel) remains a mystery. ...

Fibre glass?!?  banghead   rotfl 
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stealthpilot
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Tue May 10, 2005 1:02 am

Journalism, amazes you every time  bomb 

As Guru mentioned, there was some radar equipment at CCU that hasn’t been fully operational for a few days, I think that’s what they are referring too. I doubt the weather had anything to do with it.

A passenger heard a loud bang and felt the AC was freefalling? id like to know what he was on!!

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ACDC8
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RE: IC Aircraft In Windshield Incident

Tue May 10, 2005 1:43 am

I think I want to become a journalist myself! What a great piece of writing. It's amazing, these people have such a talent that when a flight runs out of coffee they can make it sound like the a/c and pax just narrowly escaped certain death! Truly remarkable!
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