|Quoting A320ajm (Reply 7):|
Also, wasn't there a crash where an aircraft took off but ice in his wings brought him down into a river. The aircraft held together pretty well and many passengers and crew survived.
|Quoting American762 (Reply 52):|
I was under the impression that most airliners were designed, if ditched correctly, to float for several minutes on the water, considering calm seas. But points that say that any aircraft that hits water is absolutely doomed and will break up guaranteed is an ignorant answer with no backing to it what-so-ever.
|Quoting B707Stu (Reply 26):|
I remember in the late 60's a JL DC-8 ditched on arrival at SFO. I believe it was pilot error and he just landed short. The plane floated because it was in shallow water and I remember reading the worst injuries involved some wet feet. I'm sure this incident is in some log somewhere.
|Quoting Christeljs (Reply 28):|
Any aircraft with engines under its wings is pretty much doomed, unfortunately.
|Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 58):|
A question: what if you are sitting on the upper deck of a 747... or even now an A380!?!? Or what if you are a flight Attendant and you are sleeping in the upper part of the fuselage?
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