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757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:09 pm

A reserve pilot onboard a UTAir 757 died on a flight to Novosibirsk.

Ignore the fact they show a 737 but article here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...d-flight-239-passengers-board.html

RIP to the pilot and best wishes to his family.
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RE: 757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:19 pm

Such a sad story. Young too. May he RIP.
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RE: 757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:31 am

Indeed a sad situation. However how did this carrier get 239 passengers on a 757 I went to their website and the site shows it has seating for 228. But still 228 in all coach configuration would be REAL TIGHT.



 
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RE: 757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:47 am

"Airline officials insist that the copilot was merely travelling as a passenger on board the aircraft and was at no time in control of it" (my copy and paste won't work, so that is slightly paraphrased)



Talk about news media fail. To give them the benefit of the doubt, perhaps the guy was in the jumpseat commuting and it is in poor translation? If not... what another ridiculous illustration of how the news media just throws some words together like a poorly done college paper and puts it out as news.
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RE: 757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:08 am

Quoting TCASAlert (Thread starter):
757 Pilot Dies Inflight


the headline is inappropriate or merely sensationalist press since the pilot was on board as a passenger and had nothing to do as a crew member of that particularly flight.
 
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RE: 757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:21 am

Quoting ferminbrif (Reply 4):
the headline is inappropriate or merely sensationalist press since the pilot was on board as a passenger and had nothing to do as a crew member of that particularly flight.

Agreed. I appreciate the clarification.

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RE: 757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:31 am

Exactly: "Passenger dies in flight, happens to be a pilot."
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RE: 757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:02 am

Quoting gizmonc (Reply 2):
However how did this carrier get 239 passengers on a 757 I went to their website and the site shows it has seating for 228.

Perhaps full load and 11 lap infants? That seems to be a possibility.
 
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RE: 757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:19 am

RIP to the pilot, and best wishes to his family and friends at this sad time.

While I agree that the majority of the time the papers do generally sensationalize aviation stories, I can't see much else they could have done for a headline with this one.

He was a pilot for UTair, he did die of a heart attack mid flight, and there were passengers onboard (The number seems strange. Probably more like 229 (228 as per their config plus the pilot in question)).

The rest of the article does seem to be a jumble of several sources and possibly poor translation, which doesn't help to clear things up.

Quoting gizmonc (Reply 2):
But still 228 in all coach configuration would be REAL TIGHT



It's not that tight. The worst config is 235 that the charter operators tend to follow.

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RE: 757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:38 am

I was a flight attendant for Skyservice Airlines in Canada and we had 241 seats.

I was also a flight attendant for Canada 3000 and people complained about our 228 then.
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RE: 757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:43 am

Quoting gizmonc (Reply 2):
Indeed a sad situation. However how did this carrier get 239 passengers on a 757 I went to their website and the site shows it has seating for 228. But still 228 in all coach configuration would be REAL TIGHT.

Remember the infants!
 
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RE: 757 Pilot Dies Inflight

Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:33 am

Quoting ferminbrif (Reply 4):
the headline is inappropriate or merely sensationalist press since the pilot was on board as a passenger and had nothing to do as a crew member of that particularly flight.

Exactly, as stated in the OP, although he was in the jumpseat at the time and was a reserve crew member for that flight, so in that sense he was crew.
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