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When All Engines Fail

Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:05 pm

I thought I'd share a little gem I found published in my local newspaper, The West Australian, on Tuesday 11 September. It was written by a kid (presumably 9 years old) in Year 4 as part of The West Australian's Young Writers' Contest 2012.

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Has anyone written a fictional aircraft disaster story?
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RE: When All Engines Fail

Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:29 pm

Wow that is amazing coming from a nine-year-old, thanks for posting. Additionally, I love the idea of Freedom Air having Airbus A340-600s....if only 

A few very small errors from the story:
- Freedom Air's ICAO code is actually FOM.
- Airbus A340s have side-sticks - not control columns.
- One can't even see the wingtip from the flight-deck of an A340-300, so one certainly couldn't see an engine from a -600's flight deck.
.....Not that I would expect a 9 year-old (or even their teacher) to know any of these things.


Quoting CXB77L (Thread starter):
Has anyone written a fictional aircraft disaster story?

Not that I can recall.  
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