Discussion of the more serious side of the Mail's agenda
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By Big Arnold
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#508403
Dramatic moment doors of a Virgin plane were ripped off by authorities and distraught passengers rushed to safety after man 'left a bomb threat written on a sick bag in the toilet'
It was initially reported the doors of the plane were 'ripped off' by authorities but Virgin later clarified they were opened from the inside, likely by cabin crew.


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By Big Arnold
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Terror in the skies as FlyBe plane with 27 people on board plummeted 15,000ft in seconds over the Midlands after sudden drop in cabin pressure
The co-pilot started the descent using the autopilot and then disengaged the autopilot to manually fly a descent at 3,500 fpm

About 250 seconds then.

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By Big Arnold
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Easyjet pilot asks horrified passengers to VOTE on whether the plane should take off because there was only a '50/50 chance' of both engines working

Bonus sadface photo.

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By Big Arnold
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Holidaymakers scream in panic as they are bounced out of their seats when Ryanair flight from Canaries to UK makes terrifying landing

Known outside DMland as a bumpy landing.


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By Zuriblue
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Arnold wrote:
Holidaymakers scream in panic as they are bounced out of their seats when Ryanair flight from Canaries to UK makes terrifying landing

Known outside DMland as a bumpy landing.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4mzHRdAyO" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
If the runway's wet it's best to bang it in so that you get traction. That's better than sliding off the end.

Lufthansa pilots tend to bang it in hard, the gear can take it.
 
By Big Arnold
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Twenty six feet from catastrophe: Terrifying video re-enacts Air Canada plane's near-disaster at San Francisco Airport

A shocking new video shows just how close an Air Canada plane came to hitting four jump jets waiting to take off at San Francisco Airport earlier this month, when it tried to land on the taxiway instead of the runway.
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By Big Arnold
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If anything happens... I love you': Mother films terrifying moment flight from Ibiza to Britain carries out emergency dive as she sent 'final' text to husband
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She said when the captain started shouting on the speaker system about an emergency descent 'all hell broke loose', and thinking the plane was going to ground she messaged her husband saying, 'If anything happens, I loved you'.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4nSuZe5Sw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Big Arnold
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In skies over Surrey, the incredible near miss that wasn't: Heartstopping moment two passenger jets appear to come perilously close as they cross paths over Heathrow

cologne2792, Axminster, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
Appearances can be deceptive. At first glance this does look a bit like a news site.


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By The Rationalist
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Arnold wrote:
In skies over Surrey, the incredible near miss that wasn't: Heartstopping moment two passenger jets appear to come perilously close as they cross paths over Heathrow

cologne2792, Axminster, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
Appearances can be deceptive. At first glance this does look a bit like a news site.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4t1BuEPpk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Am an aviation geek so will give you the pedant's view

It isn't a Boeing 787 but a Boeing 777. The airliners were legally separated and this happens on a daily weekly basis. The photographer was just at the right location and what you see is an optical illusion created by the telephoto lens. You can go onto Planefinder flight tracking software and replay the non-event from August 15th at 3pm. The lower airliner is Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340 Flight VS42 at 9,150 feet. The upper airliner is British Airways Boeing 777 Flight BA272 at 10,850 feet The photographer got the identity of this airliner wrong when he described it as a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It is clearly a Boeing 777. There is 1,700 feet between the airliners and that is nothing abnormal or unusual. In essence it is a non-story and a lesson in perfectly normal air traffic control procedures and photography when using long telephoto lenses.
 
By Big Arnold
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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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