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Pic You Can Scare White Knuckle Flyers With

Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:59 pm

Looks like a near miss, but really is only another day at the office on hold for LHR:

http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,770678,00.html
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:06 am



There's some discussion about it here.




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RE: Pic You Can Scare White Knuckle Flyers With

Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:11 am

Thanks 2H4. I just try to avoid Gen_av  Smile
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RE: Pic You Can Scare White Knuckle Flyers With

Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:16 am




Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 2):
I just try to avoid Gen_av

I can't imagine why...  Wink




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RE: Pic You Can Scare White Knuckle Flyers With

Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:25 am

The pathetic thing is that the Aftonbladet.se article just rehashes the incorrect facts of the BBC one...

And they forget that.
- Vertical separation is 1000ft, but if they were at the same altitude horizontal separation would be much greated.
- JAL has no 330s.
- The A300 is not really a small aircraft.
- This sort of thing happens every day around LHR and other airports. I've been in planes where a 747 has whooshed by only 1000ft above. Hardly uncommon.
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RE: Pic You Can Scare White Knuckle Flyers With

Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:30 am

The media & the 1st pic said everything  Smile
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RE: Pic You Can Scare White Knuckle Flyers With

Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:35 am


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RE: Pic You Can Scare White Knuckle Flyers With

Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:11 am




To truly scare the pax, one needs only to show them the size of the bolts that hold the engines on (in the case of an airliner), or the size of the bolts that hold the vertical stab and wing on (in the case of a single-engine Cessna).




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RE: Pic You Can Scare White Knuckle Flyers With

Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:31 pm

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 7):
To truly scare the pax, one needs only to show them the size of the bolts that hold the engines on (in the case of an airliner), or the size of the bolts that hold the vertical stab and wing on (in the case of a single-engine Cessna).

I once showed a friend visiting the size of a nut from a cone bolt & how it held the Engine.My Friend took the train back home  Smile

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RE: Pic You Can Scare White Knuckle Flyers With

Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:14 am




Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 8):
I once showed a friend visiting the size of a nut from a cone bolt

You read my mind, Mel.  biggrin 




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RE: Pic You Can Scare White Knuckle Flyers With

Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:27 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 4):
- JAL has no 330s.

It looks like a 77W to me.

Also, the Aftonbladet article says:

"Det japanska passagerarplanet var en Boeing 777"

I assume that that roughly translates to "the Japanese passenger plane was a Boeing 777."

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RE: Pic You Can Scare White Knuckle Flyers With

Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:50 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 10):
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 4):
- JAL has no 330s.

It looks like a 77W to me.

Also, the Aftonbladet article says:

"Det japanska passagerarplanet var en Boeing 777"

I assume that that roughly translates to "the Japanese passenger plane was a Boeing 777."

It does say that, but it used to say "Det Japanska passagerarplanet var en airbus 330" or something like that. They changed it last night, I assume after receiving a bunch of emails, among others from me.
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