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Brown trouser moment at Manchester airport.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Globalti, 22 Feb 2008.

  1. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Some of you may have seen this before: http://www.flightlevel350.com/aviation_video.php?id=8457

    You need your sound turned up. What is really remarkable is the sheer cool and professionalism of the captain.

    Just about anywhere you take off or land in Europe there are people with video cameras trained on your plane hoping for that big money-making break.
     
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Pretty good to think it could still gain altitude, turn and land on the one engine. Good work from the crew.
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I find that pretty reassuring. I wouldn't dare show it to my wife though.

    Mind you, what if there were 2 birds?
     
  4. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Was that just one bird? I thought that one bird was not a problem. Was it an Albatross? Crikey!
     
  5. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    For all their power, modern jet engines are very delicate pieces of machinery - if something hits the compressor fans it usually breaks them and kills the engine stone dead.

    Although their delicacy can come in handy for unwary persons(!) - see this:


    View: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bqcqbCoREv0&feature=related
     
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    They usually stay up, so long as they are going forward.......:biggrin: not even a wobble when the engine was shut off - i.e. when the flames stop.... ;)
     
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Did it survive?
     
  8. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant


    Yeah, with both engines dead, it would have been stuck up there all day!;)
     
  9. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

  10. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Nah....i heard the bird was a write-off ;):biggrin::biggrin:
     
  11. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    What's fake?