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Vasu
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1990 BAC1-11 Cockpit Window Blowout

Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:38 pm

Hey,

Anyone else in the UK watch Aircrash Investigation last night? I thought the story was fascinating, and the crew involved exceptional!

Feel free to share your comments on the incident!

For anyone that didn't / couldn't see Aircrash Investigation, here's a brief outline of the incident:
http://www.atca.org/singlenews.asp?item_ID=2299&comm=0
 
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RE: 1990 BAC1-11 Cockpit Window Blowout

Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:50 pm

Interesting and heroic story, but they seemed to spend more time with the fancy graphics than the more televisually boring but more pertinent reasons why it happened. It was the same old problem of tv documentaries being a 30 minute story being padded out to 1 hour.

Also there were the usual clips from the wrong places (e.g. 1-11 on take off from LHR rather than BHX and the landing scene was definitely not at SOU)

Also, how was anyone ever meant to read the credits? Blink and you missed them.
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RE: 1990 BAC1-11 Cockpit Window Blowout

Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:52 pm

Anyone else notice that the trolley in the cabin read "European Aviation"?  Wink
 
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RE: 1990 BAC1-11 Cockpit Window Blowout

Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:02 pm

I really wanted to watch the programme but unfortunately we experience reception problems with Channel 5 in this area. Due to "atmospheric conditions" we normally loose the picture at 9.30pm!

Commenting on the real-life incident, the crew did an excellent job, exactly what any professional flight or cabin crew would be expected to do in a similar situation. I recall, however, that several months after the event a female flight crew member started litigation against BA for stress suffered as a result of the incident. She was probably contacted by an eager lawyer smelling money to be made. It seems lawyers are not only content at making a mint for themselves but also like to ruin the reputation of other people at the same time, as my respect for the crew went downhill when I heard a crew member was suing her employees.

I do not know what happened in the litigation, or whether the case even went to Court.
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RE: 1990 BAC1-11 Cockpit Window Blowout

Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:15 pm

Vasu,

this is one of the most amazing things I've ever read about aviation incident's / accident's.
My goodness, it is very good written, and really amazing what happened.
There you can see how powerful a loosing of airpressure can be!

And a big respect to the co-pilot. Well done!!!


Thanks a lot for sharing!  Smile

Regards,
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RE: 1990 BAC1-11 Cockpit Window Blowout

Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:15 pm

Yeah, that was a good program. Next week is the one about the Air france A300 which was hijacked, I saw it on National Geographic not long ago, quite good. No fancy graphics just actors running around a plane with guns and real footage of the french forces shooting at the cockpit. I suggest you cancel all appointments and watch it.
 
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RE: 1990 BAC1-11 Cockpit Window Blowout

Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:18 pm

Yeah Backfire it looked very much like it was filmed in a EuroAV 1-11 at Bournemouth!

Out of interest I tried to look in the credits, but as oly720man said, flipping heck they went by fast!
 
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RE: 1990 BAC1-11 Cockpit Window Blowout

Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:38 pm

Have you considered that with the post 9-11 locked Flt Dk door policy the cabin crew pobably would have been able to get into the cockpit quickly enough to save the Capt?
 
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RE: 1990 BAC1-11 Cockpit Window Blowout

Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:58 pm

I thought it was a good programme. Ok some of it was a bit wrong, but I imagine its hard to find footage of a BA 1-11 taking off from BHX, so just get any old footage - does it really matter?

One question, when it was talking about the first officer choosing to continue descending, for obvious reasons, it said something like "with this older aircraft not having the provision of oxygen for all passengers"

Is that really true? Somehow I find it hard to believe a commercial airliner flying in 1990 would lack this?
 
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RE: 1990 BAC1-11 Cockpit Window Blowout

Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:08 pm

I saw this a long time ago on Discovery (so it wasn't a new series as 5 claimed) and really enjoyed it.

I did notice the European Aviation bit, I suppose its the only way to film in a real aircraft (rather than using something which blatantly isn't a BAC 1-11 - like an A320  Silly).

I was amazed the captain survived!
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RE: 1990 BAC1-11 Cockpit Window Blowout

Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:58 am

Quoting Backfire (Reply 2):
Anyone else notice that the trolley in the cabin read "European Aviation"?



Quoting Vasu (Reply 6):
EuroAV 1-11 at Bournemouth



Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 9):
I did notice the European Aviation bit,

Hello guy's!

The film/documentry was filmed at Bournemouth Airport Museum with the Bac1-11 donated by European Aircharter though the aircraft has been swaped over now.

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