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Anyone else see the programme on ch5

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banned6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Volcanic Ash: Flight of Terror

The harrowing story of British Airways Flight 009, which filled with sulphurous smoke after flying into a cloud of volcanic ash in 1982, causing all four of the 747's engines to fail and sending the aircraft and its 263 passengers plunging toward the Indian Ocean


Perhaps the goverments reaction to the recent events was'nt such an over-reaction after all
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banned6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Was watching it a few minutes ago, shocking stuff.

Would put you off flying for a while... Unfortunately, I have a holiday in August so lets hope the volcano plays nice until I get back! :)
#2
did anyone survive?
#3
I watched it last week.
The UK was not the only country to limit flights. For a while much of Europe was closed down. If the UK overreacted so did many other countries.
Many people seem to have taken the viewpoint that it would have been ok to fly at a different altitude.
This report seems to suggest otherwise.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/8632583.stm
#4
ive seen it before, ive watched all the series of air crash investigation there very interesting but it has put me off flying forever lol i will never get on a plane again. ive never been keen on flying anyway but after watching these and seeing it can be something so simple that can cause a plane to crash. ive always thought its not natural for something so heavy and big to be able to stay up in the sky.
banned#5
it certainly put the authorities reaction into perspective, Always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to safety IMO
banned#6
Eez1
did anyone survive?


They all did, only due to a lot of skill by the crew, and a bit of luck
#7
pink-ka
ive seen it before, ive watched all the series of air crash investigation there very interesting but it has put me off flying forever lol i will never get on a plane again. ive never been keen on flying anyway but after watching these and seeing it can be something so simple that can cause a plane to crash. ive always thought its not natural for something so heavy and big to be able to stay up in the sky.


But its also un-natural to travel forwards at 70mph but most people are prepared to accept that.
Modern world and all that. :w00t:
#8
lottysdad08
They all did, only due to a lot of skill by the crew, and a bit of luck


good :-D i thought it was gonna be a sad ending the way op described it.
suspended#9
Those incidents (A Singapore Airways jet also had a similar incident) from 1982 were from planes flying through dense ash clouds at night time, meaning they had no idea where the ash cloud was, and of course satellite and weather reporting equipment was of a much lesser standard than 2010.

The UK and Europe being over 1000 miles from Iceland meant that the ash cloud was nowhere near dense as the ash had greatly dispersed by the time it had reached us meaning there was no danger to anybody.

The airline companies performed test flights and found there was no danger, confiming the overreaction from the Met-Office.
suspended#10
It's quite funny how Iceland for the first time decided to close some of it's airports (Only half) on friday due to the ash.
Yet the airports are not thousands of miles from the volcano.

Link
banned#11
dcx_badass
I love flying (15 'proper' flights last year), but I still think this decision was money related and rushed.


The decision to stop the flights, or to restart them,
#12
DarkKnight
It's quite funny how Iceland for the first time decided to close some of it's airports (Only half) on friday due to the ash.
Yet the airports are not thousands of miles from the volcano.

Link


You sometimes really do 'appear' to be a prize one idiot. It is not so much about distance but what the prevailing wind direction is at various altitudes. Also rotor or prop based aircraft are not affected to the same degree as jet based engines.
If you actually followed some of the links and read a bit you might begin to understand what all the fuss was about. Phew!
suspended#14
WoolyM
You sometimes really do 'appear' to be a prize one idiot. It is not so much about distance but what the prevailing wind direction is at various altitudes. Also rotor or prop based aircraft are not affected to the same degree as jet based engines.
If you actually followed some of the links and read a bit you might begin to understand what all the fuss was about. Phew!


I was refering to the airports being open, not the airports being ash covered or not.
The airports being open meant that they allowed flights to and from the airport, therefore a possible risk as the ash does not just disperse in the direction of the wind

The ash will eventually spread, well it has already spread to around half the world due to different weather patterns. Of course a larger eruption could spread to the entire world.
#15
DarkKnight
Those incidents (A Singapore Airways jet also had a similar incident) from 1982 were from planes flying through dense ash clouds at night time, meaning they had no idea where the ash cloud was, and of course satellite and weather reporting equipment was of a much lesser standard than 2010.

The UK and Europe being over 1000 miles from Iceland meant that the ash cloud was nowhere near dense as the ash had greatly dispersed by the time it had reached us meaning there was no danger to anybody.

The airline companies performed test flights and found there was no danger, confirming the overreaction from the Met-Office.


+1

This program is part of the propaganda to justify the over reaction to a bit of dust from a volcano 1,000 miles away I still think something else was going on
banned#16
you do realise it was a fictional film, not a documentary lol
#17
miles136
+1

This program is part of the propaganda to justify the over reaction to a bit of dust from a volcano 1,000 miles away I still think something else was going on


nutter:lol:

go join darknight in conspiracy corner:whistling:
suspended#18
casparwhite
nutter:lol:

go join darknight in conspiracy corner:whistling:


What's there to conspire about with a volcano eruption?
#19
that shows special effects were brutal to say the least!!
#20
csiman
you do realise it was a fictional film, not a documentary lol



Only fictional in as much as it wasn't recorded live as it happened.
But it was telling a true story. :?
#21
csiman
you do realise it was a fictional film, not a documentary lol


it was based on a true story, air crash investigation covered this story too, what is fictional about it??:?
#22
DarkKnight
Those incidents (A Singapore Airways jet also had a similar incident) from 1982 were from planes flying through dense ash clouds at night time, meaning they had no idea where the ash cloud was, and of course satellite and weather reporting equipment was of a much lesser standard than 2010.

The UK and Europe being over 1000 miles from Iceland meant that the ash cloud was nowhere near dense as the ash had greatly dispersed by the time it had reached us meaning there was no danger to anybody.

The airline companies performed test flights and found there was no danger, confiming the overreaction from the Met-Office.


Sciolist (n.) Someone with superficial knowledge who pretends to be an expert on some subject.
suspended#23
lilsmithy
Sciolist (n.) Someone with superficial knowledge who pretends to be an expert on some subject.


Unintelligent:

1.
deficient in intelligence; dull; stupid.
2.
not endowed with intelligence.

You don't need to be an expert on the subject to know about it.
You just need intelligence, which you appear to lack.
#24
DarkKnight
Unintelligent:

1.
deficient in intelligence; dull; stupid.
2.
not endowed with intelligence.

You don't need to be an expert on the subject to know about it.
You just need intelligence, which you appear to lack.


+1

DK they just all role over and belive what ever they r told
suspended#25
miles136
+1

DK they just all role over and belive what ever they r told


Exactly.

It's now emerged that the ash cloud was so thin in density that they could hardly even know it existed.
With it being only 1/20th of the new safe limit put in place.

So another confirmation that i was right. See, that's what they get for believing everything the government says.
#26
havr you got a credible source for this DK........just had quick look and all i can find is daily mail articles.......but where did they get the info?

got a decent source?
suspended#27
casparwhite
havr you got a credible source for this DK........just had quick look and all i can find is daily mail articles.......but where did they get the info?

got a decent source?


It's in most of the papers today.
#28
DarkKnight
It's in most of the papers today.


so do you have a credible source or not?:?
suspended#29
casparwhite
so do you have a credible source or not?:?


Aviation chiefs admitted it. And most of the main news companies reported it.
#30
DarkKnight
Aviation chiefs admitted it. And most of the main news companies reported it.


so do you have credible links or not?

im not talking about ridiculous unfounded sensationalism from the tabloids
suspended#31
casparwhite
so do you have credible links or not?

im not talking about ridiculous unfounded sensationalism from the tabloids


I never made the reports, the media companies did.
So you will need to be asking those companies for links, not me.

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