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The FlyBe Fire In The Air

#1 by Voltman , Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:20 am

An aircraft engine catches fire mid flight and FlyBe say ..."At no time was the safety and well-being of passengers compromised."

I don't really want to argue with an idiot but I think a plane with a burning engine is inherently much less safe than the same plane before the engine caught fire.
Belfast plane: Emergency declared as engine catches fire


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RE: The FlyBe Fire In The Air

#2 by astwood , Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:27 pm

Thats the only airline ive flown on a quick trip to glasgow


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RE: The FlyBe Fire In The Air

#3 by Sheldonboy , Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:29 pm

Good job they don't usually have a Christmas tree on a plane.


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RE: The FlyBe Fire In The Air

#4 by Slow Jo , Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:32 pm

Never ever been on an airplane ,may be one day.


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RE: The FlyBe Fire In The Air

#5 by astwood , Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:33 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #4
Never ever been on an airplane ,may be one day.


That was my only flight ive been on


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RE: The FlyBe Fire In The Air

#6 by Sheldonboy , Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:41 pm

Quote: astwood wrote in post #5
Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #4
Never ever been on an airplane ,may be one day.


That was my only flight ive been on

A plane is no great deal these days astwood, a bit of a cross between a coach and a cigar Tube.


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RE: The FlyBe Fire In The Air

#7 by astwood , Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:44 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #6
Quote: astwood wrote in post #5
Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #4
Never ever been on an airplane ,may be one day.


That was my only flight ive been on

A plane is no great deal these days astwood, a bit of a cross between a coach and a cigar Tube.



I liked it SB it was like being on a sheet of cotton wool (up on top of the clouds)


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RE: The FlyBe Fire In The Air

#8 by Voltman , Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:31 am

Flying is fine, it's the security and cattle herding that surrounds air travel that spoils it.


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RE: The FlyBe Fire In The Air

#9 by tca , Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:02 pm

having spent most of my working life flying around asia and backwards and forwards to the uk, I quite enjoy flying, the long haul is the worst, I can only do the uk if I have a two day stop in singapore or hong kong, 21 hrs in one hit is a too much, maybe first class or even business class is ok, but never in cattle class, my first flight was london to paris, twin prop in 1969, since then I have only had one flight delayed by fog would you beleive mid summer in melbourne, one breakdown for 8 hrs in Hawaii, never missed a flight by being late, and only one weird experience that being just left singapore on an jumbo, around 1000 ft or so an alarm came on, voice says , we have a problem, pull down your mask and breath, well no masks came down, people starting to find a way to get them, idiots, the guy beside me says we going to die, i said mate listen, can u hear 4 engines at full throttle?, are we still going up? if there was a big problem we would not be going higher, low levels we dont need the oxygen, just relax, turned out it was a computer error, flying is very safe, better odds than driving your car, steer clear of the USA, and russia and you should be fine.


 
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RE: The FlyBe Fire In The Air

#10 by Sheldonboy , Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:34 pm

Its a good job both engines didn't fail. They would have been up there all day.


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RE: The FlyBe Fire In The Air

#11 by Voltman , Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:18 pm

Unless they had to come back down for more fuel.


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