Get out Jump Terror as 190 flee smoke jet

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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:26 AM
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Get out Jump Terror as 190 flee smoke jet


www.thesun.co.uk

Crew screamed “get out” and “jump” at 189 travellers when the pilot made an emergency stop just as the nose of the Jet2 Boeing 737 lifted for take-off.

Passengers dashed through emergency exits and a handful clambered on to a wing — and had to jump to the ground as there was no emergency chute. Five people were injured in the escape at Glasgow Airport.

Jean Walker — on the flight to Alicante in Spain — said: “It was terrifying. We were about to take off when the plane started shuddering.
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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:26 AM
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Im not sure what happened here, but it appears the plane caught fire on take off.

I suspect it was something to do with a fuel line, or an engine fault as it happened when the engines were at full power.
Im glad the 190 people got off unharmed, these things can turn out a lot worse..it could have happened 30k feet up.

Here is the video:



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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:40 AM
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Originally posted by AmberLeaf

Get out Jump Terror as 190 flee smoke jet



And this is why people need to be paying attention to the safety advice given at the start of each flight.
Dont be playing with your toys, your ipad, the magazine or the entertainment system.



Originally posted by AmberLeaf
... and a handful clambered on to a wing — and had to jump to the ground as there was no emergency chute.


....which they would have known in advance if they'd took the time to read the safety card, locate the nearest exit and be prepared.

But people are lazy, so it doesnt happen.
Looking at the video, not a single person bothered to pay attention to the instruction to NOT use shoes on the slide, either.




posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:46 AM
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i had 4 friends on this flight,,they said it was a terrifying experience,, they flew out on a later flight,,, i dont know if i would have got back on another plane after that,,i,m a scared flyer to begin with,, think this would have finished me altogether with flying



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:49 AM
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How close was that to a nightmare....And they walked away...
another few seconds and that plane would have been airborne and probably nosedived at the end of the runway or into the surrounding Housing estates...Game Over.

This is why i dont fly much...



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 05:32 AM
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The chances of this happening are so slim, you probably have a better chance of being hit by a meteor, than being on a plane this happens on. I've flown a lot over the years (20,000 frequent flyer miles in under six months, on flights from twenty to forty five minutes) and never had to turn around, or even had a slight hiccup on the plane.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 06:23 AM
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I have to say that the comments by one poster about the possibility of a fuel line fire on this plane are somewhat ill informed. The outcome of a fuel line fire in any aircraft which operates using aviation fuel would have been far more catastrophic, since the stuff burns like hellfire, that is to say it touches off rapidly, and burns very very hot. I believe there was a China Airlines flight that was grounded by a fire, where the fuel touched off, and the damn thing pretty much exploded.

www.youtube.com...

Here it is (above link goes to raw footage). The plane was at Okinawa airport when this occured. If you want passenger numbers and so on, read the explanation below the player _

I would say that this fire was more than likely electrical in nature, rather than having to do with a fuel line being compromised. Also, there is no evidence that the fuel in the aircraft touched off, because as you can see from the example I have provided, there would have been quite a large explosion involved with such a thing.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 06:48 AM
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I'm actually being hydraulics from the little we know. Hydraulic fluids are easy to touch off, but won't burst into flame like fuel. The one and only aircraft we had come back on fire with a fire warning light lit, was due to a ruptured hydraulic pump. All of the damage was limited to the engine and around the pump area.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 07:17 AM
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Good thinking. I am sure you will agree though that the chances of this fire having been a fuel fire are pretty much nil, due to the lack of any explosion or indeed billowing flame tens of feet high?



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 07:20 AM
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The fact that they towed the jet after immediately says not fuel. Even if fire crews had been spraying retardent on the jet as it stopped, it probably would have gone up. At the very least it would have had a lot more damage.
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posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 09:58 AM
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They said the front wheel was off the ground and than it slammed back down..obviously the pilot aborted the take off after Vr (or rotate speed).

But if the pilot had already passed V1, the speed at which you can not abort a take off, why did he stop the plane?

I thought that more accidents were caused because of pilots freaking out and trying to stop a take off when they could have just completed the take off and circled and landed.

However there just isn't much information on what happened mechanically to pass too much judgement, maybe there was some catastrophic failure affecting the control of the plane or something. Will be interesting to find out more on what happened.



posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 10:12 AM
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I've seen several pilots panic (oh wait, pilots don't panic), I mean be over cautious, and choose to abort past V1. More than expected worked out better than I expected them to. You CAN stop, if you immediately deploy spoilers, thrust reversers, and go to maximum braking. You have very little margin for error, so you have to decide fast to abort or go. I think in this case, he made the right choice. The last thing you want to do if there is a fire is go airborne.





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