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   Fatal air crash report blames Sun. This is not a repeat from Greek mythology

08 Nov 2012 09:56 AM   |   4760 clicks   |   BBC
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iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
Got too close to the sun, eh?

08 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
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JonathanChance     
Pilots were to busy fapping to the Page 3 Girls?

08 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
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Mad-n-FL     
The Sun was there?

08 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
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kaedric     
www.rightthissecond.co

08 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
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Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
That's why I only fly Daedalus Air.

08 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
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mortimer_ford     
I wear my sunglasses in flight. So I can...

08 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
The other pilot was quoted after the accident..."Icarus? Damn near killed us!!"
/bah dum tish

08 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
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CygnusDarius     
Came here for Greek Mythology puns.

Self-exiling and gouging my eyes out.

08 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
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cgraves67     
That's why I never trust a pilot with wax wings pinned to his uniform.

08 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

CygnusDarius: Came here for Greek Mythology puns.

Self-exiling and gouging my eyes out.


I loved your Mom too......

08 Nov 2012 10:04 AM
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Summoner101     
Should have revved up up like a deuce, just a flyer in the night.

08 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
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mortimer_ford     

cgraves67: That's why I never trust a pilot with wax wings pinned to his uniform.


Remember those little plastic jets Delta gave you when you were a young passenger? Those were cool.

08 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
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p4p3rm4t3     
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wanted for questioning

08 Nov 2012 10:12 AM
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dittybopper    [TotalFark]  
Farkin' Murdoch rag.

08 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
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cgraves67     

mortimer_ford: cgraves67: That's why I never trust a pilot with wax wings pinned to his uniform.

Remember those little plastic jets Delta gave you when you were a young passenger? Those were cool.


I remember that American Airlines gave me my own wings pin on my first flight. My son just flew Delta for his first flight a few weeks ago. He didn't get anything. He slept most of the flight, to the relief of his mother and other fellow passengers. He's only a year old.

08 Nov 2012 10:15 AM
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JackieRabbit     
Flying slowly and into the sun can be tricky. It can be hard to see. Worse, the low sun coming through the propeller can cause what is known as flicker vertigo, which can pretty much incapacitate the pilot; it has even been know to induce seizures. But this guy was a seasoned pilot and must have known that in such a situation, you never look directly ahead for more than a few moments at the time.

08 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
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King Something    [TotalFark]  
For some reason, I suddenly want to listen to Iron Maiden.

08 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
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kbronsito    [TotalFark]  

Sybarite: That's why I only fly Daedalus Air.


Ecuador has an airline called Icarus. A few years back I was on a business trip with my boss and one of our VPs. The VP and I were discussing how idiotic it was to name an airline after icarus instead of deadalus right next to my boss who is terrified of flying. All of a sudden I feel her nails clawing into my arm on the arm rest we were sharing as she started to panic because she forgot to take the pill she usually takes before flights. She was able to make due with some dramamine i had. /csb

08 Nov 2012 10:25 AM
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Smokey the Bare    [TotalFark]  

King Something: For some reason, I suddenly want to listen to Iron Maiden.


For some reason I want to listen to Thrice.

08 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
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grokca    [TotalFark]  

kbronsito: Sybarite: That's why I only fly Daedalus Air.

Ecuador has an airline called Icarus. A few years back I was on a business trip with my boss and one of our VPs. The VP and I were discussing how idiotic it was to name an airline after icarus instead of deadalus right next to my boss who is terrified of flying. All of a sudden I feel her nails clawing into my arm on the arm rest we were sharing as she started to panic because she forgot to take the pill she usually takes before flights. She was able to make due with some dramamine i had. /csb


The story where her fingernails were clawing into you back would have been more interesting.

08 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
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Evil Mackerel     

Sybarite: That's why I only fly Daedalus Air.


Like traveling to the Pegasus galaxy do you.

08 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
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WTP 2     
the only thing that keeps going around in my head is

RA! RA! RA!

08 Nov 2012 10:37 AM
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The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves     

JackieRabbit: Flying slowly and into the sun can be tricky. It can be hard to see. Worse, the low sun coming through the propeller can cause what is known as flicker vertigo, which can pretty much incapacitate the pilot; it has even been know to induce seizures. But this guy was a seasoned pilot and must have known that in such a situation, you never look directly ahead for more than a few moments at the time.


It also tend to burn up your ship.

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08 Nov 2012 10:39 AM
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elkraf     
On his way to the Moon on gossamer wings......just one of those things.

08 Nov 2012 10:40 AM
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danno_to_infinity     
cue the Simpson episode where they had to evacuate the earth. One rocket went to safety, the other rocket, with Homer and Bart, went to the sun. Rosie O'Donnell started a chorus of "Clang, Clang, went the trolley" so Homer and Bart chose to eject from the space craft and explode in the vacuum of space as a preferable form of the sweet relief of death.

08 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
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Snarfangel     
art.penny-arcade.com

08 Nov 2012 10:59 AM
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blatz514    [TotalFark]  
i.qkme.me

08 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
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Porous Horace     
Sun, I am dissapoint.

08 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
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Valiente     
You'd think a British pilot would grasp the concept of "beware the Hun in the sun".

And not to stare at the damn thing.

08 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
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MBooda     
Oh the humanity.
rockmerchuniverse.com

08 Nov 2012 11:51 AM
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meatsack_01     
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

08 Nov 2012 11:53 AM
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DerAppie     

Sybarite: That's why I only fly Daedalus Air.


www.postavy.cz

This is your captain speaking.

08 Nov 2012 12:09 PM
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Grammatik Polizei     

JackieRabbit: Flying slowly and into the sun can be tricky. It can be hard to see. Worse, the low sun coming through the propeller can cause what is known as flicker vertigo, which can pretty much incapacitate the pilot; it has even been know to induce seizures. But this guy was a seasoned pilot and must have known that in such a situation, you never look directly ahead for more than a few moments at the time.


THIS
I nearly taxied into a ditch when flicker vertigo made my brain go blue screen.

Also, that is why you broadcast your positions when near an airfield.

08 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
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puckrock2000     
He was just trying to get rid of one of these:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

/"I'm free, I'm free!"

08 Nov 2012 01:43 PM
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RobSeace    [TotalFark]  
Goddamn Solaris!

08 Nov 2012 04:01 PM
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chatikh     
This is why I don't fly. One minute you're cruising and the next minute, Apollo biatch-slaps you and you die.

08 Nov 2012 04:46 PM
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caramba421     

MBooda: Oh the humanity.
[rockmerchuniverse.com image 196x286]


That's Gill's super-move from Street Fighter 3, right?

08 Nov 2012 05:29 PM
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