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posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:20 PM
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reply to post by badgerprints
 


It is. I don't know of another plane that this far into it's service that has not had a fatality, and has only had two crashes. These planes are flying all over the world every day on every long haul route imaginable, including China to London, and they just keep going.




posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:21 PM
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Originally posted by badgerprints
Well, heck.
Maybe It was another model.
Guess I should have done some looking.

OK,
I'm full of it.
Experts say it's one of the safest planes in the world.
Even the ones that have crashed.

Don't mind me.
I've learned my lesson.




Which 777's have crashed? Please do tell?
And how many have died in those crashes?

edit on 7/6/2013 by abecedarian because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:21 PM
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Could be a case of incompetant pilots trying a cross-wind landing. Or a sudden gust of wind trying to flip it over.

Hopefully most people are ok, if not everyone.




this one landed at 45d angle and then straightened out after touchdown, damm almost flipped.
edit on 6/7/13 by EarthCitizen07 because: add video



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by abecedarian

Originally posted by badgerprints
Well, heck.
Maybe It was another model.
Guess I should have done some looking.

OK,
I'm full of it.
Experts say it's one of the safest planes in the world.
Even the ones that have crashed.

Don't mind me.
I've learned my lesson.




Which 777's have crashed? Please do tell?
And how many have died in those crashes?

edit on 7/6/2013 by abecedarian because: (no reason given)



Huh,
Can't get it to post.

"Boeing 777 that crash landed at Heathrow is one of the safest aeroplanes in the world, say experts"

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
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Any way,
I was incorrect about the plane type I was thinking of.
Apologies to Boeing.
edit on 6-7-2013 by badgerprints because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:25 PM
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From witnesses it sounds like it turned 360 then stopped. Also witness mentioned tail touching at end of runway where runway - water meet.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:27 PM
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Sky news reporting now.

Looks as though plane came in and hit edge but did not flip



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:30 PM
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Big plane, descending for approach, moving a bit too slow so throttles and noses up just a little bit late.
... or ...
Big plane, descending for approach, gets sudden wind shear so noses and throttles up, but not in time.

There is a point of no return where the pilot must commit to one action or another, and sometimes the better option is a crash.

edit on 7/6/2013 by abecedarian because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:30 PM
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Looking at the pictures, it's clear that the plane is not on its back. But since the tail is missing, the observers may have thought it was upside down. I don't know.


It is unclear whether an emergency landing had been scheduled, but there were no emergency vehicles on the runway before the crash.


Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco airport


Whether an emergency landing had been scheduled was initially unclear. However, it is understood there were no emergency vehicles deployed on the runway.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by badgerprintsHuh,
Can't get it to post.

"Boeing 777 that crash landed at Heathrow is one of the safest aeroplanes in the world, say experts"

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
777

Guessing this: en.wikipedia.org...
Still... no one died.


edit on 7/6/2013 by abecedarian because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:33 PM
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The witness interviewed seemed to indicate a 360 yaw movement, not a cartwheel as others reported.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by roadgravel
The witness interviewed seemed to indicate a 360 yaw movement, not a cartwheel as others reported.
360 yaw?

So the plane came in and spun 360 degrees horizontal, so at one point was travelling tail first?

Oh man.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by abecedarian
Big plane, descending for approach, moving a bit too slow so throttles and noses up just a little bit late.
... or ...
Big plane, descending for approach, gets sudden wind shear so noses and throttles up, but not in time.

There is a point of no return where the pilot must commit to one action or another, and sometimes the better option is a crash.

edit on 7/6/2013 by abecedarian because: (no reason given)


So basically its vertical speed was too high and it bounced off the runway?

I realise its still early and most of it is speculation at best.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:38 PM
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Next time I fly, I'm going to check if my plane is scheduled to do an emergency landing before I get on.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:39 PM
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Actually that's a forgiving aircraft.....looks like it's indestructable....a beauty.
When I worked at Payne Field, the pilots taking the 777 home for uae, asian,korean and a few others I saw....one went out every three days.....those pilots some reason couldn't get the jet off the runway till way too late....
One was really scary....they wouldn't power up near as fast as the test crew, who would yank that thing up at angle going for the sky. couldn't even see nothing but bottom as I was at the north end by the paint hanger. The other pilots...were way slower going down the runway. And wouldn't get an angle... I questioned their....I'llshut up.
edit on 6-7-2013 by GBP/JPY because: Yahuweh...the coolest of names, I swear



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:39 PM
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According to Fox news (I know
) eye witnesses are saying it cartwheeled after it hit the edge of the runway at a funny angle.

Amazed that so far no reports of injuries


edit on 6-7-2013 by Darkblade71 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:39 PM
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Surely not another fuel problem?



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:41 PM
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I heard on Euronews (tv) that the plane made an emergency landing because of a fire on board. This is however, not clear yet.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:41 PM
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Also it was scrolling across the bottom of the screen that there may have been a fire in the cargo hold?
I have not heard any reporters say anything about that though.



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:42 PM
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Originally posted by EarthCitizen07

Originally posted by abecedarian
Big plane, descending for approach, moving a bit too slow so throttles and noses up just a little bit late.
... or ...
Big plane, descending for approach, gets sudden wind shear so noses and throttles up, but not in time.

There is a point of no return where the pilot must commit to one action or another, and sometimes the better option is a crash.

edit on 7/6/2013 by abecedarian because: (no reason given)


So basically its vertical speed was too high and it bounced off the runway?

I realise its still early and most of it is speculation at best.
I don't know.
Only I can think that would cause it to lose the tail section though is the tail hit the ground first.
So, what situations would cause that?



posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by abecedarian

Originally posted by badgerprintsHuh,
Can't get it to post.

"Boeing 777 that crash landed at Heathrow is one of the safest aeroplanes in the world, say experts"

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
777

Guessing this: en.wikipedia.org...
Still... no one died.


edit on 7/6/2013 by abecedarian because: (no reason given)


Well,
Experts say that they are an extremely safe plane even when they crash. I would hope that no one dying would be one of the main goals.





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