Tue Dec 12, 2000 1:19 pm


Has anyone of you been in a crash before during your trip. Can you tell me???


RE: Crash?

Thu Dec 14, 2000 2:01 am

i was on the BA 747-200 from Boston that ran off the runway at Heathrow I was on a short couple of days trip to see my folks in Boston and on the return leg when landing at heathrow. It was very scary. It felt like we were skiding sideways along the runway as i could see the runway stretching out ahed of me at one point and this is not normal as i should have been seeing the side of the runway going past. The plane stopped quite suddenly obviously off the runway due the huge vibrations comming from the landing gear. To tell you the truth i cant realy remeber much more than that as it was pretty scary.
Hope this is some help.

RE: Crash?

Sun Dec 17, 2000 11:02 pm

I was nearly killed in a Fokker 50 near miss back in late 1985, I have posted a message about his before somewhere on the site... more info can be found there.

I believe it was a F50, I can't remember!
Marc Bowers.
SR 103
Posts: 1620
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2000 6:19 am

RE: Crash?

Mon Dec 18, 2000 1:54 am

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Brian J. Gore

SR 103      

RE: Crash?

Mon Dec 18, 2000 2:17 am

I was on a DC-10 of Iberia that was on its take-off roll to JFK when engine number 3 caught on fire. It was exciting feeling the pressure of the a/c as it slowed down!!
Posts: 863
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 1999 7:12 am

RE: Crash?

Mon Dec 18, 2000 10:36 am

Marc Bowers...that must have been tough to do back in 1985, since your profile says you are 13-15! Were you in the womb?
Jason Seiple
Posts: 686
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2000 7:42 am

RE: Crash?

Mon Dec 18, 2000 11:07 am

Actually it wouldn't have been tough for Marc Bowers to do... he claims to me he is an adult. See e-mail copied below:
Just to clear this up, My name is Mr Walsh and for security reasons on the
internet I never use my name usally when buying items. (Unless I use credit

I always use my internet name of Marcus when talking to poeople like you.

I don't mind that you have cancelled the order, I have the cards coming from
Germany and I waited before I posted the $16.00 just to make sure that trade
was going ahead, so I don't get two sets of the same cards, which is
understandable.. Why waste $16,00?

Maybe we can deal in the future?
Don't take this transaction personally- It's not me who collects safety
cards it's my grandson.

Kind Regards,
Mr Walsh.
Posts: 2193
Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2000 4:34 am

RE: Crash?

Tue Dec 19, 2000 3:38 am

Thank God I've never been in an actual accident / incident, but I have been in a BA cabin crew training simulator.
It was a B737 simulator (well actually the first half of of the fuselage but with a normal exit at the rear and "over wing" exits).
I had an idea of what was going to happen from the moment we boarded.
It was like a normal flight to begin with. We boarded at the front (but through the right door) and were welcomed by an FA.
The seat belt signs were on so we sat down. The entire "aircraft" was equipt with shorthaul 1st class seating (very comfy too).
My suspisions were confermed when the air hostess aproached those on the "over wing" exits and told us not to use them (good job too, there was a 20ft drop!).
We "took off" (after a safety announcement) and still during our "climb" the cabin began to fill with smoke (by this time my teachers were in fits of laughter!).
Then we heard BRACE! and although I knew what to do no one did it at first (ofcourse I would on a real plane but I couldn't in front of my mates!)
We then lost all cabin light apart from the lighting on the floor to the exits.
Soon every one was in the brace position (and I was laughing now too).
We "landed" and were told to evacuate (I'm very proud of myself because I was the first to get out of my seat & walk quickly to the rear right hand exit, where there was a platform to go on to).

Within a short time every one was evacuated & some were quite shaken!

I had a great time and am very gratefull to British Airways.

ps. before the "emergency" began, a tiny bit of smoke escaped from one of the machines and imeadiatly fire alarms went off, which has given me great confidence in the equiptment used on aircraft.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: SOBHI51 and 31 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