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First Air Survivor Interview

Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:30 pm

An interesting interview and insight from one of the survivors, I tried to ad it to the old thread but it was too old.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/canew...lute-bay-plane-crash-26667190.html
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:02 pm

Thank you for posting this. Very interesting to hear about the accident from her point of view.
(The views on this site are my own and no one elses)
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:05 am

Thank you for sharing. This is really interesting. As I said in the other thread, my heart goes out to the survivors and the victims families.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved, than those who falsly believe they are free" -Goethe
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:07 am

Man, totally crazy. I am trying to find the orig thread, does someone have the link (sorry I always seem to have a hard time finding things via search on A.net)
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:55 am

Saw this last night on The National.. it's a riveting interview. She seems so focused and practical. I guess that scientific background just kicked in. I hope the three survivors heal quickly. What a thing to go through, my heart goes out to the victims and their friends and families
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:01 am

Quoting BlueBus (Reply 3):
I am trying to find the orig thread, does someone have the link (sorry I always seem to have a hard time finding things via search on A.net)

The original thread.
First Air 737 Crashed In Canada (by nostrum Aug 20 2011 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:57 am

I missed the broadcast last night, and really wanted to watch, glad that its available online. A very strong woman for sure, all of them really. Crazy coincidence with the military exercise happening in Resolute at the same time. Just incredible to think that anyone survived. Her explanation of the impact and rolling across the tundra was so matter of fact and surreal. I hope the community of Resolute and the families affected heal from this tragedy.
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:34 pm

One of the most riveting interviews I have EVER watched, in regards to an airliner accident. I taped it to watch it again.
Nicole Williamson was so poised, and detailed in every description of the accident. Nothing sensationalistic, like what we are used to seeing on any U.S. Channel.... Thank you to CBC And Peter Masnbridge for being so gentle and dignified during the interview. Nicole was absolutely nothing short of amazing to listen to.

I wish Nicole, and the other two survivors a speedy recovery, and my deepest sympathies to everyone affected by this tragedy.
AC.WA.CP.DL.RW.CO.WG.WJ.WN.KI.FL.SK.ACL.UA.US.F9
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:05 pm

Quoting rikkus67 (Reply 7):
Thank you to CBC And Peter Masnbridge for being so gentle and dignified during the interview.

As a sidenote, the CBC's Peter Mansbridge has his own direct connection with the airline industry in Canada's north. He was an airport agent for YWG-based regional carrier Transair (which was acquired by Pacific Western Airllines in 1979). He was based at Churchill (YYQ) in northern Manitoba (the best place to go to see polar bears in the wild) when he was hired by the CBC to work for their local northern operation. Apparently a CBC manager wating for a flight heard him make the boarding announcements and thought he had a good voice for radio and asked him if he was interested in a CBC job. And the rest is history.
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:37 pm

She seems very poised considering what she's been through. I can't seem to find a seat map for a 732-C and since AS retired theirs a while back I can't remember if 17A is over the center wing box. It is on their 734-C. Reminds me of AA Flight 965 where the passengers who survived were all seated within 2 rows of each other.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 8):
As a sidenote, the CBC's Peter Mansbridge has his own direct connection with the airline industry in Canada's north.

I have a lot of respect for Mansbridge. We're very fortunate to get the CBC and am able to watch The National where I live.
The beatings will continue until morale improves
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:47 pm

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 9):
I can't seem to find a seat map for a 732-C
possible configuration of Air North accident plane


Taken from a website of an Air Inuit 737QC (I revised the layout), this would be the probable layout of the Air North plane. I am pretty sure Nicole said that the Cargo started right in front of her.
AC.WA.CP.DL.RW.CO.WG.WJ.WN.KI.FL.SK.ACL.UA.US.F9
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:32 am

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 9):
I can't seem to find a seat map for a 732-C and since AS retired theirs a while back I can't remember if 17A is over the center wing box.

Click the 4th gray button from the left below the aircraft for the configuration used on that flight. It was in the 5 pallet configuration.
http://www.firstair.ca/about/fleet/boeing-737-200-combi/
 
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:58 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):

Click the 4th gray button from the left below the aircraft for the configuration used on that flight. It was in the 5 pallet configuration.
http://www.firstair.ca/about/fleet/boeing-737-200-combi/

Thanks to both of you. The combi's I'd flown on were almost always in the 3 pallet configuration. So much for my theory.
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RE: First Air Survivor Interview

Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:37 pm

My apologies to anyone at Air North. I inadvertantly listed the wrong airline when I was editing the picture I posted.
AC.WA.CP.DL.RW.CO.WG.WJ.WN.KI.FL.SK.ACL.UA.US.F9