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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-01-09 08:20 PM
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1. You're not kidding there.
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  -Air France flight - 216 passengers, 30 nationalities Jackeens  Jun-01-09 08:17 PM   #0 
  - You're not kidding there.  Berry Cool   Jun-01-09 08:20 PM   #1 
  - WTF happened?  Taverner   Jun-01-09 08:21 PM   #2 
  - There is a lot of ocean out there  MissB   Jun-01-09 08:28 PM   #3 
  - What amazes me - and I know less than nothing about these things - is...  Jackeens   Jun-01-09 08:29 PM   #4 
  - The "expert" is no expert.  Statistical   Jun-01-09 08:51 PM   #8 
     - I'm very probably not doing him justice  Jackeens   Jun-01-09 08:58 PM   #11 
  - possibly hit by lightening  spanone   Jun-01-09 09:56 PM   #20 
  - so sad and not a trace either, god, I hope they find something.  bdamomma   Jun-01-09 08:32 PM   #5 
  - AirBus "Fly by Wire" has always been a BIG Problem  FreakinDJ   Jun-01-09 08:39 PM   #6 
  - It's one of those "six of one/half-dozen of another" things.  MercutioATC   Jun-01-09 09:12 PM   #12 
     - I thought Airbus tweaked that problem after this:  cboy4   Jun-01-09 09:35 PM   #14 
     - A catastrophic failure caused by lightning would be a million-to-one shot.  MercutioATC   Jun-01-09 09:41 PM   #16 
     - Yea, no doubt about the lightning .. I was talking about the pilot's  cboy4   Jun-01-09 09:49 PM   #17 
        - Agreed, It's like traction control on a car...on steroids.  MercutioATC   Jun-01-09 10:05 PM   #24 
     - Actually Airbus got caught switching the flight recorder in that crash  FreakinDJ   Jun-01-09 09:59 PM   #21 
        - Link?  cboy4   Jun-01-09 10:03 PM   #22 
           - hows that  FreakinDJ   Jun-01-09 10:06 PM   #25 
              - I'm a little hesitant to accept something from a website for  cboy4   Jun-01-09 10:10 PM   #29 
                 - NOVA did a special about the AirBus Fly by Wire 10 years ago  FreakinDJ   Jun-01-09 10:14 PM   #32 
                    - What difference does the stick make? If you're going to argue the system  cboy4   Jun-01-09 10:17 PM   #33 
                       - You can "Feel" what the yoke is doing  FreakinDJ   Jun-01-09 10:32 PM   #35 
                          - Oh you're lucky you sound like you know what you're talking about.  cboy4   Jun-02-09 12:27 AM   #36 
     - AirBus Fly by Wire has a Looong history of FAILURE  FreakinDJ   Jun-01-09 09:55 PM   #19 
        - Airbus has a fine safety record.  cboy4   Jun-01-09 10:05 PM   #23 
        - You didn.t graduate highschool either did you  FreakinDJ   Jun-01-09 10:10 PM   #28 
           - What kind of comparison is that?  cboy4   Jun-01-09 10:14 PM   #31 
        - Add them all up and you're at less than 10% of human-error crashes  MercutioATC   Jun-01-09 10:09 PM   #26 
           - On the last remark you would be wrong Sir  FreakinDJ   Jun-01-09 10:11 PM   #30 
              - A300s amd A310s both had "limited fly-by wire"...the A320 was the first fully "fly-by-wire:" Airbus.  MercutioATC   Jun-01-09 10:24 PM   #34 
  - I've made several overnight, overseas flights. This is horrific.  XOKCowboy   Jun-01-09 08:46 PM   #7 
  - That' so true XOKCowboy  Jackeens   Jun-01-09 08:51 PM   #9 
  - The first thing I heard when I turned on the TV this morning was a plane was missing....  XOKCowboy   Jun-01-09 10:09 PM   #27 
  - Horrific is the word  malaise   Jun-01-09 08:53 PM   #10 
     - terrible terrible news today.  bdamomma   Jun-01-09 09:40 PM   #15 
  - Sigh!  Catherine Vincent   Jun-01-09 09:31 PM   #13 
  - Makes me shiver.  proteus_lives   Jun-01-09 09:52 PM   #18 
 

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