Skip to comments.(7/25/08) Qantas Plane Dives 20,000 Feet After Hole Ripped Mid-Air in Fuselage
Posted on 07/25/2008 6:58:31 AM PDT by cardinal4
MANILA, Philippines A Qantas flight en route to Australia from London made an emergency stop in Manila on Friday after a loud bang punched a hole in the Boeing 747-400's fuselage, officials and passengers said.
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I hate it when that happens..
Any bomb involved?
I wonder if this has already been posted. I wonder if this is from the AP which banned on FR.
Sounds like a door blew. Door seal, maybe?
AP-via Fox-via my blog. Is that not allowed?
I am so sick of these idiot journalists who know nothing, obivously failed grade school composition and think that they are fit to instruct the rest of the world on what are the important things that they should discuss.
Unless it is the shockwave from the detonation of a high explosive, a loud bang did not punch a whole in the fuselage. Something punched a hole in the fuselage, or there was a structural failure resulting in a hole in the fuselage, during which even a loud noise (i.e. bang) was made.
Idiots. Flunked grade school science as well as composition.
ap writer writes “loud bang punched a hole.” I wonder if he knows the difference between cause and effect.
I say make any outlet using the term "news" into a non-profit. Instantly, two things will happen: far fewer outlets using the term "news", and far more factual stories coming from those who do.
This AP article/via St. Pete Times, calls the explosion “mysterious,” but explosives experts were called in.
“Why can’t reporter write accurately. The plane did not “dive” or “plunge” or whatever 20,000 ft. The pilots executed an emergency descent to 10,000ft. The plane was entirely under the control of the pilots at all time during its flight.”
“I am so sick of these idiot journalists who know nothing, obivously failed grade school composition and think that they are fit to instruct the rest of the world on what are the important things that they should discuss.”
see nothing wrong with either word. Was this plane in a steep descent? If so, that’s exactly what a dive is when referring to a plane, according to the dictionary, and therefore is being used perfectly. Did it plunge? I don’t know, but according to the story that was a quote from passengers. Is the reporter supposed to stop and say, “Hey, IMO you weren’t officially in a plunge so quit using that word?”
In any event, if I’m on a plane when I hear a loud pop, feel sudden decompression, watch the oxygen masks come down, notice that the floor is buckled and there’s a hole, and then feel a quick descent, I’m going to be scared you-know-whatless. You can assure me all day long that it wasn’t a “plunge,” but it hardly matters.
Oh...but remember...the truth matters not to them...it’s all about the drama!
Hehehe - one of the best movies ever - ten minutes to Wapner, definitely, ten minutes to Wapner...
“Oh...but remember...the truth matters not to them...its all about the drama!”
Let’s see, you’re on a plane when you hear a loud pop, feel “explosive” decompression, watch the oxygen masks come down, notice that the floor is buckled and theres a hole, and then feel a quick descent. Passengers are applauding the crew in relief and some are throwing up. I’m not sure about you, but in my book that qualifies for “drama” no matter how any reporter describes it.
We have that on radio, it's called National Liberal Radio and the show All Things Liberal. On TV, it's the Liberal Broadcasting Service. In print, it's the Congressional Register.
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