Discussion of the more serious side of the Mail's agenda
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By Big Arnold
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Revealed: Germanwings flight 4U9525 received safety warning just four months ago after sister plane went into tailspin
The European Air Safety Agency (EASA) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive after an Airbus A321 went into an uncontrollable dive north of Pamplona, Spain before recovering.

According to the safety warning, the Lufthansa jet, with 109 passengers and crew aboard, was at 31,000 feet when it started to descend without any input from the pilot, at a rate of 4,000 feet per minute, before the flight crew managed to regain control at 28,000 feet.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z3VJfchDlx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Big-Iain
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More scaremongering.
Passengers' terror as Singapore Airlines Airbus plunges 13,000 FEET as BOTH engines fail in bad weather off Hong Kong

Heck, I might panic if both engines failed, and the plane plunged 13,000 ft.

However, "'Both engines experienced a temporary loss of power, although one engine returned to normal operations almost immediately."
In fact, the event happed four days ago, and it seems that the passengers didn't even know about the event at the time. No evidence of Tweets, Texts, Law-Suits, or even Terror. The DM can't even scare up a "I thought we would die" rentaquote. Rather than plunging, the aircraft slowly descended to a one-engine cruising altitude...relit the engine...and climbed back to altitude. Such a trivial event that the pilot didn't even divert to the nearest airport.

So...quality reporting by the DM. As usual.
By Paul
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Shocked passenger takes photo of airport worker using TAPE on engine shell of easyJet plane moments before take-off

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... z3bc3ei4QN" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

ffs
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Speed tape is used a lot in motor sport for sealing panels to prevent aerodynamic damage.
By Siuan
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Wikipedia:
Speed tape is an aluminized pressure-sensitive tape used to do minor repairs on aircraft and racing cars. It is used as a temporary repair material until a more permanent repair can be carried out. It has an appearance similar to duct tape, for which it is sometimes mistaken, but its adhesive is capable of sticking on an airplane fuselage or wing at high speeds, hence the name.
Mail Online:
Speed tape is an aluminised pressure-sensitive tape used to do minor repairs on aircraft and racing cars. It is used as a temporary repair material until a more permanent repair can be carried out.
It has an appearance similar to duct tape, for which it is sometimes mistaken, but its adhesive is capable of sticking on an airplane fuselage or wing at high speeds, hence the name.
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By Big Arnold
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Terrifying moments when THREE planes are struck by LIGHTNING as they fly through thunderstorm over London
Luckily the plane was not affected by the strike and landed unscathed
The Icelandair flight from Reykjavik to London was approaching Heathrow airport last night at around 8.30pm when it was hit by the lightning but it somehow managed to escape unscathed.
It's a miracle! Oh....
Lightning strikes are fairly common, and aircraft are designed to cope with them.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z479vnWJTt" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Big Arnold
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Passenger jets came within 700ft of colliding over Gatwick airport after air traffic controller MISSED first plane on his radar and then went on his break
Separation between the aircraft was reduced to 700ft vertically and around two miles horizontally.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4J6Brx97R" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By bluebellnutter
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but then "planes just over two miles away from each other" doesn't really strike TERROR into the hearts of the readership. Plus as someone who goes to Rusper, I would imagine there's a fair few Mail readers there who can be truly TERRIFIED.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Paul wrote:Shocked passenger takes photo of airport worker using TAPE on engine shell of easyJet plane moments before take-off

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... z3bc3ei4QN" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

ffs
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