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Flight 4U 9525

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by securespark, 26 Mar 2015.

  1. securespark

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    My first reaction when I heard about this was that it was yet another terrorist action. Muslim? Well, the co-pilot's name would suggest not, but who knows?

    If the man wanted to commit suicide, surely there would have been another option that didn't kill all his passengers. Perhaps he was mentally unstable.

    Whatever the outcome, I think they will eventually find the real cause.

    One thing, though. Whenever I turned on the BBC TV News, there they were: Frogs, Germans and whoever else spouting off and repeating the same things over and over. It appears that, on this particular day, there was no other news.

    I did notice, however, that periodically the BBC returned to their favourite topic: football.
     
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    ...and that utterly s**t - mind numbingly boring favourite of yours - politics. :rolleyes:
     
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    I agree. Politicians, at least our current crop, are mind-numbingly boring. Worse still, I don't believe a word they say, especially as a GE looms nearer.

    I watched (on and off) last night's 'debate' (which wasn't a debate at all), and was pleased to see both Cameron and Miliband put through the wringer by Paxman. Like all politicians, they did all they could to avoid answering direct questions.

    As I said, I don't think we've had a half-decent PM since Maggie was stabbed in the back by her 'friends'. Certainly, Blair and Brown together managed to ruin this country. We have one hope remaining: Farage. Unfortunately, taking a chance on a new option is not something that the British electorate has the balls to do, so I fully expect this country to continue its journey round the U-bend!

    Incidentally, you're the one who diverted this thread off-topic, so don't anyone blame me!
     
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    For such a grave situation, the authorities were extremely quick to release such a definitive statement.

    Truly awful for anyone connected with it.
     
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    Has aircraft security gone too far? whilst appreciating the cockpit door must be secure against possible terrorists, the door should not be impregnable, there should be some means of opening it in an emergency, this situation must never happen again. Such a loss of life attributed to the actions of one person is a terrible tragedy.

    Wotan
     
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    Or another option: provide a toilet within the cockpit area.

    A secondary advantage would be at those hairy moments having to land in a very strong crosswind!
     
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    yOU STOLE MY WORDS, yes I see no reason why they can't provide a small urinal in the cockpit, or even a urinal bottle.

    I often wonder what happens if a Head or a President of a country who holds the Nuclear button in his suitcase goes mental and takes the whole world with him, let alone a plane with 149 people.

    Another theory is that he knew that area fairly well, as he had flown over it in his training plane, was he contemplating a similar maneuver like the Malaysian plane MH340 where he descended to a very low height to be off the radar and then change his direction to a new destination but the plane came down too close and struck the mountains. Places he could have wanted to divert to Iraq to join IS, hold all them passengers captive, may be not, but who knows the truth!
     
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    Mike, what if the pilot is a female, how is a urinal bottle to be used by her :confused:
     
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    Bless. Mike still thinks aircraft are flown by blokes and served by women.
     
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    The best aircraft still are..........

    Have you seen a woman try to work a tv remote?

    :eek:
     
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  15. someone who knows something about jet liners may well be able to answer this... but surely it can't be beyond software designers capabilities to engineer a solution whereby the plane can wrest control from a pilot if the flight parameters are clearly indicating a crash I.e descending at full speed to zero altitude?
     
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    I was reading today that something like that has been possible for years, but airlines and pilots have been resisting it.
     
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    What about the tower being able to remotely release the lock on the door after a call from the locked out pilot?
     
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