Is This Airline/airplane Safe?

Thu Sep 21, 2000 3:19 am

Hi guys!
I'm gonna fly for the first time in a few minutes,
I'm standing at the gate looking at the plane, and
suddenly I got a wee bit nervous, so I wanted to ask
all the experts on this forum: Is my life in danger?
Should I stay at home? To give you a base for an
opinion, here are some details about my flight:

The airline is Korean Chinaflot Airlines

The aircraft type is .... on the plane it says ...
"Tupolyushinov 320-200"

The plane has one and a half engines, forty wheels and
three wings, at various points along the fuselage.

The computer of the plane is running on a Windows 3.11
operating system, with FlightSim 4.0 for an autopilot.

The pilot is a Bavarian, and I just saw him rolling
a barrel of beer into the cockpit...

The copilot is a Scot, he is currently arguing with the
Esso guy about the fuel price and eventually orders half
the amount originally planned.

The destination of the flight is Gimli, Winnipeg, Canada.

The passengers are all chainsmokers, but this is a non-smoking
flight, and they all have baseball bats ready for becoming

Oh, and the stewardess looks surprisingly similar to that mean
old maths-teacher I had in sixth grade...

And finally: I just saw that the plane has no flaps at all,
so it cannot extend them, but it has got the spoilers permanently
deployed and one winglet just fell off and hit a maintenance guy on
the foot, so he kicked the half engine, which is now swaying losely
under the third wing.....

And remember, guys, I need an honest answer, your real opinion,
and not the "flying is the safest mode of transport"-stuff that
the travel agent told me when she booked me my 5000$ economy-class

Don't you think this kind of post (i.e. asking us to tell people why they should not be afraid) are a bit annoying sometimes?

RE: Is This Airline/airplane Safe?

Thu Sep 21, 2000 4:00 am

YEEEEESSS. Definitely !!
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RE: Is This Airline/airplane Safe?

Thu Sep 21, 2000 5:13 am


My views as expressed above are my views alone and do not constitute the views of my employer.
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RE: Is This Airline/airplane Safe?

Thu Sep 21, 2000 5:54 am

Gee, I was wondering what became of all those derelict Aeroflot planes on display all over Russia! Sounds like parts were pirated and assembled to create your special aircraft!

(This post reminds me of a picture I wanted to have taken of me on the steps of a gangway pushed up to the side of one of those derelict aircraft, an IL18, obviously battered, and send it to my parents with the inscription, "My last flight on Aeroflot.")
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RE: Is This Airline/airplane Safe?

Thu Sep 21, 2000 10:37 am

Tell us if you survive. I guess we'll be able to find out on MSNBC.
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RE: Is This Airline/airplane Safe?

Thu Sep 21, 2000 11:30 am

I would love to fly on an airplane with one and a half engines. I want to be the first in the world to do that. Oops...I forgot about the A340  

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