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Pets in cargo compartment
Our hub cities of Phoenix and Las Vegas have extreme temperatures that regularly exceed 100 degrees. For the safety of your pet, US Airways does not accept any animals in its cargo compartments.
US Airways accepts dogs, domestic cats and birds as checked baggage on nonstop US Airways Shuttle flights in the BOS/DCA/LGA markets only. Connections are not permitted. The customer must travel on the same flight. Customers should advise US Airways when they wish to transport a pet as checked baggage on a US Airways Shuttle flight.
Originally posted by Daedalus3Can we confirm if there were any animal losses due to drowning?
Strictly a guess, but the instant they cracked open the doors, cabin pressure would have normalized and the plane would have lowered in the water enough to start taking on water at the base of the open doors. Notice the doors on an Airbus 320 is pretty low. Also, I doubt they even had the landing gear up and locked yet, let alone the cargo holds presurized.
Good lord, that's such a sad thought. I hope that there weren't any animals on board.
I'm not saying it wasn't amazing - but this is a conspiracy site - aren't we supposed to at least question the amazing?
Originally posted by Harlequin
It couldn`t land on a runway - it didn`t have enough time to dump the fuel to land vaguely near MLW
Originally posted by Harlequinit didn`t have enough time to dump the fuel to land vaguely near MLW
Originally posted by Ivar_Karlsen
As most animals are placed in the cargo hold downstairs there are no way one can evacuate them in case of a water landing.
Duping the fuel all over Manhattan skies would have been
too much of a change in the flight characteristics.
The pertinent articles are FAR 25.1001 and the required performance in 25.119 and 25.121.
25.1001 states :
Sec. 25.1001 Fuel jettisoning system.
(a) A fuel jettisoning system must be installed on each airplane unless it is shown that the airplane meets the climb requirements of Secs. 25.119 and 25.121(d) at maximum takeoff weight, less the actual or computed weight of fuel necessary for a 15-minute flight comprised of a takeoff, go-around, and landing at the airport of departure with the airplane configuration, speed, power, and thrust the same as that used in meeting the applicable takeoff, approach, and landing climb performance requirements of this part.
What do you think about the fuel being lighter than water
and helping to keep the plane afloat.
Originally posted by Mikey84In my airline we're allowed to let cats, small dogs, rats and so on to travel in the cabin as long as they are in a company approved container
Originally posted by weedwhacker
and from a pilot's perspective, the best way to ditch is to try to put the tail in first....so it is a nose-high attitude when you impact the water....because, the engines, being under the wings, might cause much drag if they hit first.
Of course, engine mounts are designed to shear under great stresses, and the wings are mostly bouyant, since a lot of the wing structure is hollow
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by Exhile
Exhile......your post is so abhorrent, that I lack the ability to say any more.
Except.....you are a MORON!!!!
(unless you can direct a flock of geese to take down an airplane, then in that mode, you are God.....)