Skip to comments.BREAKING Knife Story: Asiana Passengers Almost Burned To Death Waiting For Box Cutters
Posted on 07/10/2013 7:53:21 AM PDT by george76
Reports indicate that passengers aboard crashed Asiana Flight 214 were trapped by their seatbelts while the Boeing 777 burned around them. If only someone had a knife to cut them free, even a small pocketknife
But nobody had any kind of knife, because knives arent allowed on flights that land or originate in the United States. So what happened?
police officers on the ground threw utility knives up to crew members so they could cut the seat belts of those who remained trapped as rescue crews removed the injured.
You read that correctly: passengers were trapped in the burning wreckage, and they had to wait until police showed up with box cutters to cut them free from their seats.
Thanks to the TSAs absurd No Knives On Planes rule, hysterically defended by the Air Waitress union, nobody on flight 214 had a sharp rescue tool to cut them free. How many of them would have burned alive if police and firefighters hadnt showed up within minutes? What would the Air Waitresses have said then? Youll notice that theyre saying nothing right now.
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Some scuttlebutt that one of the 2 exterior victims was actually run over by a fire engine responding to the call.
Anything further on that?
Why can’t people just get out of the way of emergency vehicles?
I wonder why so many were unable to unfasten their seatbelts.
That seems to me to be one of if not the first absolutely mandatory safety issues; that seatbelts can be unfastened in a crash.
Did you see the videos of the trucks arriving? They drove around the airplane for almost five minutes before doing anything and then they were mostly ineffective. I never did see any truck shooting foam into the burning engine on the right side and when the cabin burned they shot foam over the top of the airplane instead of into the open doors.
With all the driving around while people were trying to evacuate it would be hard not to get run over. The firemen didn’t even get out of the trucks to help anyone.
“I wonder why so many were unable to unfasten their seatbelts.”
Thought about that too. It’s designed to be so easy a lib can figure it out. My keychain has a small cutter so I’m always prepared.
I believe autopsy results are still pending.
I believe those same videos showed passengers evacuating the plane with their carryon baggage. How stupid is that?
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Airplane seatbelt buckles are profoundly simple.
How can they possibly not unlatch?
It’s a damn good thing this wasn’t worse than it was.
TSA apparently made a mess of things, refusing access to outside rescue forces until they were screened and cleared, and Customs not allowing victims off the airport until they had approved them. Not really all that surprising if you have been exposed to TSA incompetence on a regular basis, especially from the weekend “C” shifters.
If this had been worse, hundreds could have died due to government ineptitude.
This is the first real accident of the TSA Age,
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That's the whole point.
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“Why can’t people just get out of the way of emergency vehicles?”
Uh... when you’ve just been in a crash, thrown on the ground upon impact, with two broken legs; that could be an impossibility. \likely scenario
I’m calling BS on this. All reports indicate that the airplane was completely evacuated within 90 seconds, before the police would have had a chance to get there. Trying to cut through one of those nylon seatbelts with a utility knife, much less a pocket knife, would have taken longer than that.