Topic Author
Posts: 2610
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:18 pm

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.

Has anyone written a fictional aircraft disaster story?
Boeing 777 fanboy
User avatar
Posts: 2806
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:42 am

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.  
Most recent planes I've been in: A318 F-GUGQ, A319 F-GRHR, A320ceo D-AIZH, A320neo D-AINE, A330-300 VH-QPD, A350-900 B-LRA, A380-800 D-AIMH, B737-600 LN-RPA, B737-700 OY-JTY, B737-800 LN-NGA, B767-300 ZK-NCI, B777-200 ZK-OKD, B787-9 ZK-NZH, CS100 HB-JBG

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos