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OT: So much for the window seat.

dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,282
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  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,753
    A terrible tragedy.
    Birmingham, AL
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,973
    Horrific.  Mother of 2.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,282
    Sad. Kudos to the fellow passengers that tried to help her.
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,881
    Another bad look for GE.  Don't be surprised if this company is no longer around in 5-10 years.
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 12,299
    Terrible, but the reality is that these kinds of failures are very rare.  It is essentially a freak accident.  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 16,717
    The pilot handled it like a boss. Terrible that someone lost their life, but could have been much, much worse. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,855
    The pilot did great landing a twin engine jet liner after one engine blew up and the plane de pressurized. I do want to know if it was one of the new geared turbofan engines.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 12,299
    The pilot did great landing a twin engine jet liner after one engine blew up and the plane de pressurized. I do want to know if it was one of the new geared turbofan engines.
    Unlikely given the age of the aircraft.  
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,227
    The pilot did great landing a twin engine jet liner after one engine blew up and the plane de pressurized. I do want to know if it was one of the new geared turbofan engines.
    Unlikely given the age of the aircraft.  
    It was a 700 series with the same GE turbofans as all the others.  I don't think they're put any of the new geared engines into service on the 737 yet.  I think they look like the RR engines on the 787 with the "serrations/scallops" on the back.

    Still amazing recovery and a testament to aviation safety.  It sucks that someone died, but it could have been a lot more.  Also a reminder to always keep your seat belt securely fastened in flight.  Always buy your kid a seat with a belt, don't do travel free on your lap.  No secured = projectile.
  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,282
    The pilot handled it like a boss. Terrible that someone lost their life, but could have been much, much worse. 
    "The pilot was a veteran of the Navy," Farnan told CNN. "She had 32 years in -- a woman. And she was very good."

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/18/us/southwest-pilot-landing/index.html
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    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • abtaylor260abtaylor260 Posts: 59
    wow. that is terrifying.  
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,684
    Airline inspection regs were the bottom half of the second stack:
     

     
    :tongue:

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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,484
    Took longer than I expected to have some Dillweed blame the Donald!  Didn’t hear Sherlock speak up last year when there wasn’t a single airline crash all year long!  
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364
    First death in 50 years for Southwest, I'd say that's pretty rare.
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,484
    One thing that pretty interesting story was about a guy in a cowboy hat that helped pull the lady who passed away back into the plane when the window next to her shattered out.  

    I saw a picture of him and his wife when they got back on another flight, and he let her have the window seat!  Chivalry isn’t dead, brothers!  
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,684
    thetrim said:
    Took longer than I expected to have some Dillweed blame the Donald!  Didn’t hear Sherlock speak up last year when there wasn’t a single airline crash all year long!  
    :tongue:
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 12,299
    The pilot did great landing a twin engine jet liner after one engine blew up and the plane de pressurized. I do want to know if it was one of the new geared turbofan engines.
    Unlikely given the age of the aircraft.  
    It was a 700 series with the same GE turbofans as all the others.  I don't think they're put any of the new geared engines into service on the 737 yet.  I think they look like the RR engines on the 787 with the "serrations/scallops" on the back.

    Still amazing recovery and a testament to aviation safety.  It sucks that someone died, but it could have been a lot more.  Also a reminder to always keep your seat belt securely fastened in flight.  Always buy your kid a seat with a belt, don't do travel free on your lap.  No secured = projectile.
    Just read that the woman who died had her seatbelt on.   It’s probably why she only went halfway out the plane and not all the way out.  Pretty friggin terrible no matter what.
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • berndcrispberndcrisp Posts: 1,127

    Give all the fat and overweight passengers window seats.

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