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   This is your captain speaking. Is there anyone on board who knows how to land a jumbo jet? Fark: Actually, yes, there is

21 Nov 2012 10:37 AM   |   22817 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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Paris1127    [TotalFark]  
"By the way, is there anyone on board who can fly a plane?"

Lufthansa: Es ist eine ganz andere Art des Fliegens, allesamt

21 Nov 2012 08:56 AM
ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  
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21 Nov 2012 09:00 AM
BunkoSquad    [TotalFark]  
Unfortunately he had fish for dinner

21 Nov 2012 09:19 AM
Mentat    [TotalFark]  
Over Macho Grande?

21 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
UberDave    [TotalFark]  
I picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue.

21 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
Dead for Tax Reasons     
Surely you can't be serious

21 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
SurfaceTension    [TotalFark]  
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21 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
Mr. Coffee Nerves    [TotalFark]  
It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.

21 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
jerseygrl     

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.


It's an entirely different kind of flying.

And I'll never get over Macho Grande!

21 Nov 2012 10:39 AM
Grapple     
It's a good thing he doesn't know how much I hate his guts.

21 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
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/wow i can't believe I'm the first.

21 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
WelldeadLink     
Flying for Lufthansa is a real headache.

21 Nov 2012 10:43 AM
PawisBetlog     
Not to be a threadshiatter or anything, but this was the co-pilot who was incapacitated, pilot was still coherent and just needed someone to read checklists, so flight crew would have done so if this guy wasn't on the plane.

Carry on with "Airplane!" references though, they never get old!

Also on that panic screenshot, can you ff about 2 seconds and post that one?

\boobies

21 Nov 2012 10:43 AM
ahchoo     
concentrate... concentrate... I've got to concentrate... concentrate... concentrate... Hello?... hello... hello... Echo... echo... echo... Pinch hitting for Pedro Borbon... Manny Mota... Mota... Mota...

21 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
Fabric_Man     
"Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. The entire flight crew is just fine, but is there anyone on board who speaks Jive?"

21 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
flaminio     
You know what would work really well in this thread? A reference to that classic comedy "Airplane!". I wonder if anyone will post such a reference...

21 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
Mentat    [TotalFark]  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.


It's an entirely different kind of flying.

21 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
indarwinsshadow     
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Sh*t....I missed.

21 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
Kryler     

Mentat: Over Macho Grande?


I don't think I will ever get over Macho Grande.

21 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
SurfaceTension    [TotalFark]  

Mentat: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of flying.


It's an entirely different kind of flying

21 Nov 2012 10:46 AM
Smoke 'n' Pancake     
OK, so the pilot disappeared....but......
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21 Nov 2012 10:46 AM
SurfaceTension    [TotalFark]  

flaminio: You know what would work really well in this thread? A reference to that classic comedy "Airplane!". I wonder if anyone will post such a reference...


Surely you can't be serious! Airplane references always work.

21 Nov 2012 10:47 AM
WelldeadLink     

Kryler: Mentat: Over Macho Grande?

I don't think I will ever get over Macho Grande.


Then you're not high enough.

21 Nov 2012 10:47 AM
WelldeadLink     

Smoke 'n' Pancake: OK, so the pilot disappeared....but......


Monster on the wing got him.

21 Nov 2012 10:48 AM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

Fabric_Man: "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. The entire flight crew is just fine, but is there anyone on board who speaks Jive?"


On it!

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21 Nov 2012 10:48 AM
jerseygrl     
The fog is getting thicker!

And Leon is getting laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrge r!

21 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
Hawnkee     
Hey, you know what they say: "See a broad to get that booty yak 'em, gotta' leg her down and smack 'em yak 'em!"

Cold got to be. Sheeeeeeeeit.

21 Nov 2012 10:50 AM
DRFS Rich     

flaminio: You know what would work really well in this thread? A reference to that classic comedy "Airplane!". I wonder if anyone will post such a reference...


"Nobody puts baby in a corner."

21 Nov 2012 10:51 AM
PawisBetlog     

WelldeadLink: Smoke 'n' Pancake: OK, so the pilot disappeared....but......

Monster on the wing got him.


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WRONG!

21 Nov 2012 10:51 AM
Random Anonymous Blackmail     
I had the lasagna.

21 Nov 2012 10:52 AM
Angry Buddha     
FTA: "...the heroic stranger stepped in to help the captain safely land the plane..."

Is this really heroic? "Heroic off-duty bus driver takes over after regular driver complains of a headache".

21 Nov 2012 10:53 AM
amd1433     

ChipNASA: [kristinhoppe.files.wordpress.com image 427x240]

/wow i can't believe I'm the first.


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// wow i can't believe I'm the first.

21 Nov 2012 10:55 AM
SkunkWerks     
FTA:

"Co-pilot struck down..."

"...the co-pilot of a Boeing 747..."

"...after a co-pilot fell ill..."

"...co-pilot incapacitated..."

"...co-pilot was hospitalized..."


Planes have pilots, you know? Captains? They generally have these even when they lack (functional) co-pilots. Not as "dire" an emergency as stated? Well, after getting past four or so screen-sized images of cockpits and planes (likely stock photos) in the "article", we finally get this:

"A Lufthansa spokeswoman said the man who stepped in was fully licensed to operate and fly the 747.

'In such circumstances it's absolutely normal procedure for the pilot, the flight captain, to continue to operate the aircraft,' she said.

'Also, where necessary, the cabin crew are fully trained and can be called upon to read checklists back to the pilot.

'The procedures are in place for such an eventuality. But the effort of the off-duty pilot were certainly appreciated.'"


So, "appreciated", but the words "dire emergency" and "absolutely vital" suspiciously absent. Hell, even one of the slide-sho- er, article's captions says:

"Calm and controlled: The officer had been travelling as a passenger on the 747 when he was called on to enter the cockpit and help the captain bring the plane down safely (file picture)"

21 Nov 2012 10:56 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

SkunkWerks: FTA:

"Co-pilot struck down..."

"...the co-pilot of a Boeing 747..."

"...after a co-pilot fell ill..."

"...co-pilot incapacitated..."

"...co-pilot was hospitalized..."

Planes have pilots, you know? Captains? They generally have these even when they lack (functional) co-pilots. Not as "dire" an emergency as stated? Well, after getting past four or so screen-sized images of cockpits and planes (likely stock photos) in the "article", we finally get this:

"A Lufthansa spokeswoman said the man who stepped in was fully licensed to operate and fly the 747.

'In such circumstances it's absolutely normal procedure for the pilot, the flight captain, to continue to operate the aircraft,' she said.

'Also, where necessary, the cabin crew are fully trained and can be called upon to read checklists back to the pilot.

'The procedures are in place for such an eventuality. But the effort of the off-duty pilot were certainly appreciated.'"

So, "appreciated", but the words "dire emergency" and "absolutely vital" suspiciously absent. Hell, even one of the slide-sho- er, article's captions says:

"Calm and controlled: The officer had been travelling as a passenger on the 747 when he was called on to enter the cockpit and help the captain bring the plane down safely (file picture)"


R.I.P PLOT

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21 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
SkunkWerks     

amd1433: // wow i can't believe I'm the first.


Surely you can't be serious?

21 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
royone     
Encouraged to fill in...
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21 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
trappedspirit     
Actually those things can pretty much land themselves

21 Nov 2012 10:59 AM
JackieRabbit     
What the hell was wrong with the flight engineer? Stepping in for the SIC is part of his job.

Doctor Rumack: "This woman has got to be taken to a hospital."
Elaine: "A hospital? What is it?"
Doctor Rumack: "It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now."

There is not end of fun from this movie...

21 Nov 2012 11:01 AM
Jixa     
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Maybe he can fly the plane.

21 Nov 2012 11:04 AM
uncleacid     
Does he have clearance, Clarence?

21 Nov 2012 11:04 AM
iron_city_ap     

trappedspirit: Actually those things can pretty much land themselves


Actually, they can actually land themselves. The captain probably could have done it alone, but why do that when you have qualified,experienced help available.

21 Nov 2012 11:07 AM
BenJammin     
I thought those jumbo jets could land themselves with the press of a button.

21 Nov 2012 11:07 AM
95629     
Its kind've funny thinking about this. On any given passenger flight there are probably at least 3-5 pilots riding in the cabin, traveling either on company or personal travel. Sometimes dozens. Mostly wearing normal clothes so nobody really realizes this.

21 Nov 2012 11:07 AM
Whistling Kitty Chaser     
Happends?

21 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
Dead for Tax Reasons     

amd1433: ChipNASA: [kristinhoppe.files.wordpress.com image 427x240]

/wow i can't believe I'm the first.



// wow i can't believe I'm the first.


Good luck we're all counting on you

21 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
BigNumber12     

SurfaceTension: Mentat: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of flying.

It's an entirely different kind of flying


It's an entirely different kind of flying.

21 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
Jixa     
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Thank God! It's Karen Black! [silence]...

She landed a busted plane in "Airport '75"? [more silence]...

It was a movie, in the '70s. [even more silence]...

Ah, you damn kids with your music.

21 Nov 2012 11:15 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

BigNumber12: SurfaceTension: Mentat: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's an entirely different kind of flying altogether.

It's an entirely different kind of flying.

It's an entirely different kind of flying

It's an entirely different kind of flying.


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/this should be the new Airplane meme

21 Nov 2012 11:15 AM
Moose23     
I've landed many a jumbo jet on Microsoft's Flight Simulator. If I was a passenger in such a situation I would readily volunteer my services. Same in a medical emergency. I've done a few transplants in Operation.

21 Nov 2012 11:16 AM
momojoboo     
Golly!

21 Nov 2012 11:17 AM
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