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787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:52 pm

I only got this sent to me now, but it was out on April 1st.
Worth a read for a little chuckle though, after all this A380 evactuation business!

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?C...815-d984-4f96-9fe7-fcc736ad48ef&#d
 
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RE: 787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:16 am

Nice april fools joke, didnt think it was right when i read the fatality then looked at the date lol.
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RE: 787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:16 am

Quoting A319XFW (Thread starter):
Worth a read for a little chuckle though, after all this A380 evactuation business!

When I read it my thought was that was just about what happened when I went down a slide for real about 25 years ago. It is not satire at all, it is the sad reality of an real evacuation. And it there is any satire, it is the evacuation test itself, not only for the A380, B787, but all aircraft.

I really hope the Dr. Helen Muir and her collueges at Cranfield Univ get to develop computer simulations of what their research shows.
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RE: 787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:11 am

Hahaha! Surprised they didn't include "results" of how the KFC Mega-Huge-Bottomless Bucket o' Wings that was brought on board spilled in one of the aisles, holding up 49 evacuees as the food-purchasing passenger couldn't bare to see even one of those gourmet wing go to waste. Ah, well.

My favorite bit is after the article ends. It says: For More Information: www.boeing.com, www.jennycraig.com Natch.

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RE: 787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:52 am

Well, that was good for a few chuckles. I especially loved the part about the "Oversized Luggage strewn about the cabin."
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RE: 787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:05 am

Brilliant humorous writing , and yet most of it is so true  Silly .
 
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RE: 787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:12 am

I like the information links included Jenny Craig. That was a funny, somehow sad and true, read. Thanks for sharing!!  Big grin
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RE: 787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:13 am

That is sooo funny...

"An additional 74 people suffered minor gluteal trauma when the evacuation slides deflated due to exceeding their rated weight limit."  bigthumbsup 
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RE: 787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:37 pm

HAHAHA LMAO so true though... I'm surprised they didn't mention the army of lawyers that were holding up the evacuation by giving out their business cards...
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RE: 787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:23 pm

Damn, I didn't have a good laugh in a while. Big grin Thank you for sharing. I especially loved the part the passengers having flown with WN and the NW maintenance thing.  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: 787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:22 pm

Quoting Poitin (Reply 2):
when I went down a slide for real about 25 years ago.

May I ask you what happened to your aircraft?

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RE: 787 Evacuation (Warning Satire)

Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:54 pm

Nice one A319XFW, thanks.  Smile
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