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The Tail of Daniel the Duck and Why People Who Bring Emotional Support Animals Onto Planes Are Terrible.

 

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https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2018/01/23/fur-and-fury-at-40000-feet-as-more-people-bring-animals-on-planes/

 

When Marlin Jackson arrived at his row on a Delta flight from Atlanta to San Diego in June, the middle seat was already occupied by a man with a sizable dog on his lap. Jackson squeezed by them to his window seat, and the Labrador mix lunged at his face. The attack lasted about 30 seconds, according to Jackson's attorney, and left him with facial wounds that required 28 stitches and scars that are still visible today.

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On 25/01/2018 at 9:42 AM, Donward said:

The Tail of Daniel the Duck and Why People Who Bring Emotional Support Animals Onto Planes Are Terrible.

 

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https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2018/01/23/fur-and-fury-at-40000-feet-as-more-people-bring-animals-on-planes/

 

When Marlin Jackson arrived at his row on a Delta flight from Atlanta to San Diego in June, the middle seat was already occupied by a man with a sizable dog on his lap. Jackson squeezed by them to his window seat, and the Labrador mix lunged at his face. The attack lasted about 30 seconds, according to Jackson's attorney, and left him with facial wounds that required 28 stitches and scars that are still visible today.

 

I've seen some interesting videos on YouTube from people who have working dogs, complaining about others who constantly try to pet, offer treats to and generally interfere with their dogs (and respond in an uppity manner when asked to stop doing what it says not to do on the dog's jacket), or who put a jacket on their own untrained pets (because you can allegedly buy such jackets at stores like Walmart if you feel like being treated with undue deference) and causing trouble like this. Below is a particularly unhappy incident that left me feeling a little gobsmacked:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY0IGYPz0nw

 

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Posted this in the wrong thread earlier:

 

Gutsy lady:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/investigators-in-fatal-southwest-flight-want-to-know-why-engine-fan-fractured/2018/04/18/e1d72ddc-430a-11e8-bba2-0976a82b05a2_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c13da02fcc1b

 

Bit surprised something along the lines of an armour belt doesn't protect the fuselage of these aircraft in the vicinity of the fans.....This seems a fairly common (by aviation standards) failure.

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19 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

 

Bit surprised something along the lines of an armour belt doesn't protect the fuselage of these aircraft in the vicinity of the fans.....This seems a fairly common (by aviation standards) failure.

 

There's supposed to be, the armour failing is a bigger story than the blade failure IMO

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To elaborate, the engine nacelles are supposed to be rated to contain errant fan blades.

 

They are not, however, rated to contain larger, heavier debris, such as large portions of turbines.

 

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Like that chunk on the right. Designing the nacelles to contain them would make them obscenely heavy.

 

(On another website I once saw somebody argue that the DC-10 should never have been given an airworthiness certificate because the nacelles didn't contain the broken turbine on United 232 (that's it above).)

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https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=217634

 

ERJ-190 flight controls don't work, plane flails around uncontrollably for a while.

 




Immediately after take-off, with adverse meteorological conditions, the crew felt that the aircraft was not responding adequately to the commands, developing oscillatory wing movements.
The crew, using all the aircraft control resources for its 3 axis, immediately tried to counter the movements, however without understanding the cause for the flight instability and without being able to engage the autopilot.
Realising that they were without effective control of the aircraft, only being able – with considerable effort – to minimize the oscillatory movements, with high structural loads involved during some recovery manoeuvres and using crossed commands.
The crew immediately declared emergency while trying to diagnose the cause for the abnormal roll of the aircraft, continuing to struggle to gain its control, having no malfunction indication from the aircraft systems, just the continuous alerts for abnormal flight attitudes.
The flight requested to return to Alverca. About 13:37 UTC the flight requested to climb to FL100, again stating they had "flight control problems".
The situation did not improve, and the performed trajectories caused the aircraft and the persons on board to sustain intense G-forces, and causing the aircraft complete loss of control for some moments at multiple instances.
Considering the situation criticality, the crew requested several times for headings in order to be able to reach the sea for ditching, not being able, however, to keep the intended headings.
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They did manage to land safely, and it looks like they did a decent job resolving the problem.

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https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/gatwick-drone-chaos-enters-second-day-after-all-flights-ground-in-major-security-alert-a4022191.html

 

Someone has been flying at least two drones all around Gatwick, forcing the place to shut down

 

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Tens of thousands of plane passengers face a second day of chaos with flights in and out of Gatwick cancelled after two drones were spotted flying over the airfield.

As of 9.45am on Thursday the runway remained closed and all flights were suspended after a Wednesday night of total mayhem sparked by the major security alert.

Twenty police units from two different forces are desperately searching for the suspects who have been flying drones over the airfield since about 9pm on Thursday. 

 

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On 5/6/2019 at 4:28 AM, Belesarius said:

 

 

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   The crew of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane that crashed at the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport, made a number of errors during the approach, follows from the document of the Federal Air Transport Agency, the text of which is given by RIA Novosti.

   In particular, there it is noted that the pilots, contrary to the instructions, did not release the flaps during the descent of the aircraft. “In the “direct mode"/" minimum fcs mode, automatic release of brake flaps is not provided, the crew did not made manual release," the document says.

   Rosaviatsia also confirmed information that the aircraft was landing with an excess of the maximum mass by 1.6 tons: at the time of descent its weight was 42.6 tons. The speed at the time of landing was not exceeded: it was 155–160 knots ( 287–296 km/h). According to the flight manual, the normal approach speed for the conditions was 155 knots, Rosaviatsia explained.

   The SSJ 100 aircraft of the Aeroflot airline, which was flying from Moscow to Murmansk, made an emergency landing at Sheremetyevo on the evening of 5 May. According to preliminary data, after takeoff, lightning hit the liner, which led to problems with electronics on board. The aircraft commander decided to return to the airport of departure. During landing, the plane hit the runway and caught fire. As a result of the crash, 41 people died.

 

   Reposting this from discord:

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   "As usual, in the event of an aviation accident in Russia, the entire tape and all media are filled with stories about hero pilots. As usual, all these stories end with the appearance of unobtrusive corners of investigations with wondrous stories of how these “heroes” drop planes out of the blue, take off at stall speed, arrange a run with brakes pressed, turn on the gas instead of the reverse after they touch the ground, roll out of the strip perfectly familiar to a big airport, fly drunk, etc. etc.

   In the USA, there was not a single plane crash with significant casualties on large regular lines since 2001, in the PRC - since 2010. One large crash with corpses per year is stable in Russia, with an order of magnitude less flight time. According to statistics from international organizations, air traffic safety in the Russian Federation and the CIS in 2018 was the worst in the world — worse than Africa.

   And the blame in almost all cases in the Russian Federation and the CIS - only on flight crews. For a purely technical failure in the last 20 years in the Russian Federation, only the landing of the ancient An-24 on the Ob river is recalled due to engine failure in 2011. Everything else is the feats of the heroes - pilots.

Soviet and Russian aviation technology demonstrates virtually phenomenal wonders of reliability, especially taking into account the conditions of a certain technical and cultural backwardness (we will speak honestly) in which it is created and operated. But the tech - Russian, Western - is powerless in front of the negative features of national culture, besides, it is also impudently propagandized and passed off almost as a good thing..

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   New heroes put SSJ100 in Sheremetyevo, killing half of the passengers, and essentially repeating the deed of heroes on the Tu-22M3 in Severomorsk-3 - the latter, however, had that excuse that they were landing in zero visibility conditions and every single of them died. Sheremetyevo's heroes, instead of shutting up, give interviews to the media, accompanied by a media choir singing hosanna. "Well, you are real men, for the luck!" While the MAC does not print the results of the investigation. But the passengers are to blame with their suitcases, yes.

   There is no need to talk about the technica problems of SSJ at Sheremetyevo  - in the US and PRC civil aviation aviation accidents with failures in recent years do not become disasters. It is thanks to the flight crew. In Russia, the flight crew of the GA regularly makes a prerequisite for the accident into disasters.

But in abundance of stories about the bad Superjet and bad Pogosyan. Yes, it is Pogosyan who is to blame for the fact that of the three SSJ100 lost in the history of operation, one was most stupidly driven by the “ace test-pilot with a big heart” into the mountain, the other was smashed by glorious pilots in their native and familiar by heart Yakutsk airport, and now the third has been smashed and burned along with passengers at the capital’s main airport."

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In recent years about 400 pilots went to PRC alone from Russian "big" civil aviation/lines
Because salaries in China were several times higher

 

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