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Psychokenesis

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#1 11 years ago

Pilot's Move Averts Possible Plane Crash - AOL News

OH boy...You could get me off that plane fast enough. I've been a small plane...the only time I've flown and it did that same thing on approach...and let me tell you it's terrifying.




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#2 11 years ago

I have to admit, for once, that very nearly was disaster. Usually with these sorts of things the media tends to exaggerate the risks, but if the wing had caught the ground much harder, it would have probably spun the aircraft around. I have just recently been involved in designing a hypothetical replacement for an A320, the landing gear allows about 10 degrees of roll on landing and take-off before the engine nacelles and wing-tips touch the ground. Normally cross-wind operating conditions wouldn't take you even close to that, those must have been pretty strong gusts.




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#3 11 years ago

That day there was a rather strong storm over Germany, several people were killed by falling trees. This wasn't the only plane that had to abort a landing, it was the only plane that got this close to a crash, though.

Apparently the passengers were unharmed, but taken into "psychological care" by the airline.




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#4 11 years ago

Apparently, North European pilots have become increasingly aware of the possibility for a crash. YouTube - Plane Crash in Denmark




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#5 11 years ago

I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by "increasingly aware of the possibility for a crash". I heard the "psychological care" bit too. It did amuse me, I mean in the end, nothing happened, I can understand being very afraid at the time and suffering from a mild degree of shock afterwards but the idea that anyone needed "psychological care" I find difficult to believe. I have been far closer to death (It was in a kayak and mostly my fault though bad product design can take some of the blame) at least once and it hardly bothered me at all.




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#6 11 years ago
Saquist;4245607...I've been a small plane...

You must get terrible gas.




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#7 11 years ago
Crazy Wolf;4246047You must get terrible gas.

I get terrible gas too, and I'm not even a plane.

I've always been amazed by these saves that some pilots can perform. I hope I'll never have to perform one once I become a pilot, but I hope I'll be able to if I need to.




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#8 11 years ago

I saw this in the news this morning. Sitting on that plane while the pilot was doing that has to be one of the most terrifying experiences ever especially if they got the window seat.




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#9 11 years ago

Har Har guys....:rolleyes: I've been in a small plane...

Can you imagine what these people were like in the cabin? you're looking out the window and you see run way and then grass and then sky and then grass again and the run way one more time..

Yikes!




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#10 11 years ago
aeroSPACE_engineer;4246035I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by "increasingly aware of the possibility for a crash". I heard the "psychological care" bit too. It did amuse me, I mean in the end, nothing happened, I can understand being very afraid at the time and suffering from a mild degree of shock afterwards but the idea that anyone needed "psychological care" I find difficult to believe. I have been far closer to death (It was in a kayak and mostly my fault though bad product design can take some of the blame) at least once and it hardly bothered me at all.

It does sound a bit exaggerated, but my guess is that the airline wants to prevent any sort of fear manifesting in their customers.