Discussion of the more serious side of the Mail's agenda
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By Daley Mayle
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Arnold wrote:
Thomson jet from Newcastle to Cyprus makes emergency landing in Bulgaria after pilot COLLAPSED in the cockpit

Passengers were left terrified after a pilot collapsed 16 minutes into a flight from Newcastle to Cyprus.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4v2nt1t37" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
After reading this article and a few ridiculous comments I feel the need to correct some points. I was in-fact a passenger on this very flight, the pilot did take ill but this was not 16 mins into the flight, it was over 2 hours into the flight, we went from 35,000 feet to a quick and safe landing in Sofia, Bulgaria. The landing was made quick and safely by the other pilot with assistance from his crew. There was no panic, no drama whatsoever! The landing was to gain medical help for the pilot and never ever was there any other reason, this was NOT an emergency, brace landing. Credit to the Thomson crew on our flight, as with the other pilot they arranged all the hotels and taxis for all the passengers until they were able to obtain another pilot. We are now all safely in Cyprus. The pilot I hear is now out of hospital and we wish him well. This was an unavoidable situation, passenger safety was never at risk. Thank you to Thomsons for being so professional throughout!

514 8
Yep, eight people preferred the Mail's version.
 
By Big Arnold
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Not from the Daily Mash. No really.

The secret meanings of your flight number revealed: How to decipher the direction and importance of your journey - and airlines consider some numerals LUCKIER than others
Flight numbers that may seem chosen at random are actually full of information
 
By Big Arnold
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'I'm about to die, the ground is right there': Young backpacker's euphoria turns to terror as she realises her chute has failed to open in her first ever skydive over the Swiss Alps
as she came centimetres from death when her parachute failed to open during her first skydive.
She managed to stop just in time?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z5D0tF1qFb
 
By Cyclist
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The world's LARGEST amphibious aircraft with a wingspan of 127 feet will arrive by 2022, says chief designer for the Chinese firm building the plane
The AG600 amphibious craft boasts a wingspan of 127 feet (39 metres) - roughly the length of a blue whale
The enormous aircraft has been developed by China to carry out marine rescues and battle forest fires
China built the AG600 amid a more muscular approach to territorial disputes in the South China Sea
The aircraft made its maiden flight in China in December with more tests planned for later this year
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... inhua.html

While they do mention
Hughes' flying boat, better known as the Spruce Goose, which had a wingspan of 320 feet (97 metres) and a length of 220 feet (67 metres) but only made one brief flight, in 1947
They missed a trick by not researching flying bouts in general. The Blohm & Voss Wiking, with a wingspan of 150 feet would have been ideal for the Fail - they could have splashed half a dozen pics of their favourite Austrian over the article.
The Blohm & Voss BV 222 Wiking (German: "Viking") was a large, six-engined German flying boat of World War II. Originally designed as a commercial transport, it was the largest seaplane to attain production status during the war.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blohm_%26_Voss_BV_222
Research FAIL.
 
By Big Arnold
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Passengers' terror as hero pilot lands a Jet2 holiday plane at full speed without wing flaps at Manchester Airport
What? Over 500mph? No wonder the passengers were shitting themselves.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... flaps.html
 
By Zuriblue
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Big Arnold wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:07 pm
Passengers' terror as hero pilot lands a Jet2 holiday plane at full speed without wing flaps at Manchester Airport
What? Over 500mph? No wonder the passengers were shitting themselves.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... flaps.html
He diverted to MAN due to the longer runway and came in a bit hot at 182 knots. the normal approach speed of a B738 is about 155 knots.

I'll get my anorak and thermos.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4bcdc598&opt=0
Bones McCoy liked this
 
By Big Arnold
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The Canadian Boeing 737 was taking off from Belfast International Airport when a mistake by cabin crew meant its top speed was not hit - and take-off was prevented.

Failing to fly at the required height the plane smashed into the light, but thanks to a lack of runway obstacles, was able to avoid hitting anything else.
The error on the Flight Management Computer meant the assumed temperate thrust only delivered 60% of the thrust required for take-off, in July last year.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... light.html
 
By Bones McCoy
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Big Arnold wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:27 am
The Canadian Boeing 737 was taking off from Belfast International Airport when a mistake by cabin crew meant its top speed was not hit - and take-off was prevented.

Failing to fly at the required height the plane smashed into the light, but thanks to a lack of runway obstacles, was able to avoid hitting anything else.
The error on the Flight Management Computer meant the assumed temperate thrust only delivered 60% of the thrust required for take-off, in July last year.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... light.html
That smacks of Google Translate, but you'd think the Mail woudl have at least one native English speaking editor to tidy it all up.
 
By Big Arnold
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Ryan-SCARE! Terrifying moment a passenger jet aborts its landing TWICE after being blasted by 50mph gust before it touches down

It's standard procedure for pilots to circle round and try to land the aircraft again if they feel a sudden blast of wind while descending on the tarmac.

MailOnline has approached Ryanair for comment.
"FRO" with any luck.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... winds.html
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