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MystikPiglit
16-04-2012, 01:08 PM
Yikes, this is scary:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-17730154

I hope that none of our friends were on that plane.:thumbsdown:

keith
16-04-2012, 01:30 PM
One of the new Airbus A330s

hmmm.

(theres a reason I liked the old 747s ;-)

Deafjeff
16-04-2012, 02:30 PM
Oh dear hope that those people will be eventually on their way to Orlando :sorry:

keith
16-04-2012, 02:37 PM
Oh dear hope that those people will be eventually on their way to Orlando :sorry:

yeah sigh I'm sure they will, thats one of the benefits of virgin over some of the smaller ones

Deafjeff
16-04-2012, 02:38 PM
Such a shame that their holiday has been cut short in some sense :sorry:

Wendy
16-04-2012, 02:41 PM
How scary for the people on board :( the airbuses aren't doing very well just lately :sigh: give me a 747 any day.

Deafjeff
16-04-2012, 02:45 PM
Looks like we are flying on 747 this September (6th)

Slowhand
16-04-2012, 03:56 PM
give me a 747 any day.

Yep, I`ve always been very wary of going on a long haul flight on a plane with less than 4 engines!

Wendy
16-04-2012, 04:02 PM
Yep, I`ve always been very wary of going on a long haul flight on a plane with less than 4 engines!

:yes: definitely

keith
16-04-2012, 04:45 PM
Yep, I`ve always been very wary of going on a long haul flight on a plane with less than 4 engines!

:yes:

MystikPiglit
16-04-2012, 04:57 PM
Oh dear, it appears some of the cabin crew are in need of more training.....

Britchick
16-04-2012, 05:35 PM
Oh dear, it appears some of the cabin crew are in need of more training.....

get off get off! blooming Nora!!!

keith
16-04-2012, 07:19 PM
get off get off! blooming Nora!!!

bet if you asked them where the best shoe shops could be found in orlando/new york etc. they'd have nooooo problem ;-)

Britchick
16-04-2012, 07:41 PM
bet if you asked them where the best shoe shops could be found in orlando/new york etc. they'd have nooooo problem ;-)

and which pilot they'd like to marry :tongue:

Kate
17-04-2012, 10:21 AM
Oh dear - i sooo shouldnt have read that!!!! :unsure:

Wendy
17-04-2012, 10:34 AM
Oh dear - i sooo shouldnt have read that!!!! :unsure:

:hug2: Just think of how many flights go to Orlando and other destinations all the time, it is very rare for something like this to happen.

I must admit though, there is no way you would get me back on that plane, they'd have to bring another one over.

MystikPiglit
17-04-2012, 10:48 AM
The poor reaction from the cabin crew is being discussed on various radio/tv programmes. That is the kind of publicity Virgin definitely don't need. I hope Branson will order training to be stepped up. :nono:

Dawn
17-04-2012, 02:28 PM
My friend and her family are stranded in Orlando. They were due to fly home on that plane yesterday evening. :mental:

Wendy
17-04-2012, 02:43 PM
Hope they get home soon Dawn. I would think Virgin will look after them :yes:

Britchick
17-04-2012, 04:31 PM
you know the important thing is they got everyone off in a timely manner, there was also talk of idiot passengers more worried about their carry on luggage. A few minor injuries is much better than a delay in getting people off which could have much more serious consequences. They will review this episode and learn for the future which will make air travel safer for all of us.

lisaw
17-04-2012, 04:47 PM
Exactly, as terrifying as it would have been to be on that plane the crew did as was needed and turned it around and evacuated safely, it could have been so much worse! Mind you I think they would have had to physically thrown me down those shutes!

uscwest
17-04-2012, 04:58 PM
It does sound like some training is in order. However, as others have said, they got everyone off of the plane safely. I guess, from what I have read there were a few minor injuries and one broken ankle. :sorry:

Britchick
17-04-2012, 06:17 PM
It does sound like some training is in order. However, as others have said, they got everyone off of the plane safely. I guess, from what I have read there were a few minor injuries and one broken ankle. :sorry:

and several free trips with Virgin :yes: lol

mainecoon lover
17-04-2012, 06:19 PM
Apparently the are trained to shout out out out very loudly. I guess if said at lower tone all would not hear or take notice. There is also meant to be 5% of people injured when evacuating on these slides. Check some training ones out on you tube, certainly makes you think. Certainly made me think about getting Beth off safely

MystikPiglit
17-04-2012, 07:54 PM
Mind you I think they would have had to physically thrown me down those shutes!

I think DH would have thrown me down...... :)

Wendy
17-04-2012, 08:05 PM
I think DH would have thrown me down...... :)

Me too :yes: and there would have to be someone at the bottom to help me up as well.

Britchick
17-04-2012, 10:03 PM
Remind me to sit in front of you lot on a plane lol, can't say I'd relish the idea, I guess if your butt was on fire you'd do it though :yes:

keith
17-04-2012, 10:28 PM
It has to be loud, it has to be fast and they can't let anyone pause at the top. So by all accounts they did they job they had to.

Bit surprised that they're saying no one at the bottom to catch people though. All the training I've seen had a couple of people at the end of each chute to catch people and move them out the way before the next person hurtled down.

Kate
18-04-2012, 11:39 AM
I suppose really that it doesnt matter how much training you've had - you never really know how someone is going to be in an emergency like that do you. I however would need no help or encouragement whatsoever to get off that plane!!

MystikPiglit
18-04-2012, 02:29 PM
I however would need no help or encouragement whatsoever to get off that plane!!

:lol:

catrancher
18-04-2012, 06:02 PM
I dunno... if there's smoke in the aircraft, I think I'd like a different way out than the slides. More like this:


11226.vB

Tom (:macwave:... not one to stand on ceremony. Which way is out?)

Britchick
18-04-2012, 06:22 PM
I dunno... if there's smoke in the aircraft, I think I'd like a different way out than the slides. More like this:



Tom (:macwave:... not one to stand on ceremony. Which way is out?)

someone chatting me up in a bar once told me he was an ejector seat tester.........I'll get my coat :sorry:

catrancher
18-04-2012, 06:36 PM
someone chatting me up in a bar once told me he was an ejector seat tester.........I'll get my coat :sorry:

Actually, he "might" have been telling the truth. If he worked for Martin-Baker and it was anywhere near Higher Denham, near Uxbridge in Middlesex he might not have been lying.

Or... use your imagination. Or not. :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... eject, eject, eject!)

Britchick
18-04-2012, 07:28 PM
Actually, he "might" have been telling the truth. If he worked for Martin-Baker and it was anywhere near Higher Denham, near Uxbridge in Middlesex he might not have been lying.

Or... use your imagination. Or not. :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... eject, eject, eject!)

nah he was a navigator....might as well have been a tax collector :yes::wiggle:

Slowhand
19-04-2012, 08:53 AM
I dunno... if there's smoke in the aircraft, I think I'd like a different way out than the slides. More like this:


11226



Now that is something that I would pay good money to experience....not in an emergency though!

Wendy
19-04-2012, 08:57 AM
Now that is something that I would pay good money to experience....not in an emergency though!

You've got to be joking!!!! :lol: :lol:

Slowhand
19-04-2012, 09:06 AM
You've got to be joking!!!! :lol: :lol:
Well you should know of my appetite for an adrenaline rush by now Wendy. :thumbsup:

Wendy
19-04-2012, 10:26 AM
Well you should know of my appetite for an adrenaline rush by now Wendy. :thumbsup:

I know, but even that's a bit extreme for you surely :unsure:

Kate
19-04-2012, 10:42 AM
I'll stick to rollercoasters for my rush!!

catrancher
19-04-2012, 11:08 AM
nah he was a navigator....

Ahhh... that explains it. We used to call the either "self loading baggage" or the GIB (Guy in Back).

Tom (:macwave:... harkening back to his Air Force days.)

Slowhand
19-04-2012, 11:52 AM
I know, but even that's a bit extreme for you surely :unsure:
Stop calling me "surely". :lol:

Wendy
19-04-2012, 01:51 PM
Stop calling me "surely". :lol:

:taunt: :lol: