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12-08-2006, 12:44 PM
Your computer decides that when the Cable guy is at your house hooking up your high speed Internet is the perfect time to pretend like it doesn't know how to boot Windows?

Almost enough to make me want to buy a Mac, or even (gasp!) a console!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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12-08-2006, 04:57 PM
Yeah, they do wobble a wee bit don't they. Still, that's a pretty nice landing considering they've just had the worst day of their aviation careers., as you say, they land on the left and then lower it down, down, down.

As an aside, as I watched the plane come in I couldn't help noticing what a green and pleasant land we live in. Even in Birmingham. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Dum spiro, spero

12-08-2006, 05:00 PM
we sumised the crew took so long to vacate as they were searching in their flight bags for their licences so that they could leave them behind on their seats............ was probably their last 737 flights unfortunately http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

12-08-2006, 05:06 PM
It's funny you should say that as the only other similar thing I've ever seen was an Italian twin collapsing its nose gear at Fairford (live) and the crew were out the back in about a millisecond once the aircraft had come to a stop. I really expected the doors to be popping open as soon as that 737 ground to a halt...<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Dum spiro, spero

12-08-2006, 05:16 PM
Whats the story behind this clip?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


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12-08-2006, 05:27 PM
Inital AAIB report here Gibbage, what it isnt saying though is from reliable sources...... and I mean reliable.. was when i departed EGNX he had 15 mins fuel max remaining and the final flight was over 10 mins...........


quotes from PPrune

A team of pilots who crash landed a cargo plane at East
Midlands Airport, causing its runway to be closed for
several hours, have been sacked. Thousands of passengers
had to be moved to other airports after the cargo plane
landed on its nose at Birmingham Airport on 15 June
after first landing on the grass at East Midlands.
Cargo company TNT said despite the Belgian pilot showing
skill in his handling of the situation, the incident was
down to human error. The automatic pilot system was
disengaged due to a 'momentary lapse', and this lead to
the accident.
The aeroplane remained on the runway, causing all
take-offs to be cancelled for six hours and arrivals
only resuming in the afternoon. More than 200 flights
had to be diverted or were delayed.
The Air Accident Investigation Branch is investigating
but TNT said it operated a 'zero accident tolerance

Freight operator TNT Airways has fired the two pilots involved in the Boeing 737-300 landing accident at the UK's Birmingham airport in June, after concluding that human error played a central role in the event. The crew diverted to Birmingham after an aborted attempt to land at Nottingham East Midlands airport resulted in the 737's right main undercarriage being torn from the aircraft.
While TNT acknowledges that the crew demonstrated skill in recovering the damaged aircraft and making an ultimately successful emergency landing, they had been the "catalyst for the difficulty. It's with profound regret that we've taken this action," the company says. The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch is conducting an inquiry into the accident.

12-08-2006, 06:44 PM
Aww, the poor 737, crumpled up like an old tin can...

The fire engines arrived very fast, but didn't actually start throwing foam for quite a while it seemed.

By the way, has anyone seen the alley scene from 'Team America'? I was reminded of that by this video...<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


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12-08-2006, 07:05 PM
I've gotta say, he kept that thing centered very nicely!
Too bad it still comes down to it being his fault for the whole thing.
Good landing though!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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