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    to lighten the mood


    Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off?
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    He's all right now.

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    your not kidding they were lucky......
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    Cheers to the pilot doing a great job.

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    How many people read a paper when the emergency briefings are taking place???

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    When I worked for an airline, the operations manual said that a 737, "should remain floating for long enough to evacuate the passengers" in the event of a landing on water. That's true, and if you gently lowered the 'plane onto a river with a crane it would float.
    Putting it down gently enough so it didn't dig it's nose or tail in and break up with no engines was the skillful bit. A modern jet liner isn't really designed for gliding, and tends to resemble a stremlined brick without power. The pilot (who according to the BBC this morning is a crash investigator and export on air safety) has my highest regards for his skill. I've flown 737 and 767 simulators (I used to fix them for a living) and handling them at low speed and low altitude is incredibly hard.

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    Just been reading that report and all I can say is hats off to the pilot! Apparently he's also a qualified glider pilot which I bet must have contributed to him being able to land it the way he did - not to mention being an ex fighter pilot too!

    Simply an amazing piece of piloting!

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    Wish i was on it - how exciting would that have been

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    I bet he forgot all about the passengers seated behind him and switched to survival mode. He would have wanted to save his own ar$e at that stage...for sure.


    Well done anyway, very skillfull.

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    Thumbs up for the pilot,he did a great job there and deserve's a medal.........

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