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berg417448
03-28-2007, 03:37 PM
"A jet aircraft with 270 passengers on board was within 35 seconds of crashing into a blazing Russian satellite as it was falling back to earth yesterday.

Pilots of the A340-300 Airbus suddenly saw fiery debris streaking through the midnight darkness, directly ahead of their aircraft, which was travelling at about 800kph (500mph)...."

more here:


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article1582379.ece

LStarosta
03-28-2007, 03:42 PM
*******it, USSR, get yer f*cking satellites to stop falling out of the sky!

MEGILE
03-28-2007, 03:45 PM
Chances of collision

1 in trim on a slider.

ploughman
03-28-2007, 03:46 PM
Goddamit! I told them to get that satellite magnet off that Airbus!

LEXX_Luthor
03-28-2007, 04:03 PM
A jet aircraft with 270 passengers on board was within 35 seconds of...

Pilots...saw fiery debris streaking through the midnight darkness (goshlee!), directly ahead of their aircraft, which was travelling at about 800kph (500mph)...."
35 seconds
500mph
Missed by a mile. mmm....5 miles.

WWSpinDry
03-28-2007, 04:07 PM
If I were flying the Airbus we'd have been goners. Flippin' flak would even fall from space to hit me, judging by what happens in the sim.

SithSpeeder
03-28-2007, 07:14 PM
Satellite Safety Tip #14:
If you see a bright streak in the sky coming at you, duck.

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T_Tachyon
03-29-2007, 06:26 AM
Too bad the satellite missed, I was looking forward to some fireworks.

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J/k , being an evil persona...I must play my role to the end.

scottmal1
03-29-2007, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by T_Tachyon:
Too bad the satellite missed, I was looking forward to some fireworks.

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J/k , being an evil persona...I must play my role to the end.

Bet the 270 passengers and crew don't share your enthusiasm!