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?
No more public molestations. No more terrorism. Win Win!
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,
Sadly now a days it is not so easy to pick out the muslim extremist as they are coming in all colors of crazy.
That's the whole point.
Costs all of $5
“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.
CHINESE FIRE DRILL
KNIFE BAD! BAAAAAAD! (bleated the sheeple)
they should walk on their butt cheeks while wearing proper reflective vests! /sarc
A bit off topic but in the early ‘70s (73 if memory serves) there was a mid ar collision on approach to NAS Moffett Field between a VP-47 P-3C and a NASA aircraft. Both planes subsequently came to rest as smoking messes on the municipal golf course just off the approach end to the airfield. There was miraculously one survivor, a junior enlisted aircrew man that had been an aft observer on the P-3. He was found later under a parachute canopy that had deployed as a result of the impact. He had been run over by one of the crash-rescue trucks responding to the mess. As a result of being run over, his spine was severed and was, presumably still is a paraplegic. Stuff like that happens in the chaos of an aircraft disaster. It wasn’t me thank God, but it was one of our aircraft and the kid was a shipmate.
They were all shipmates. Hadn’t thought about that in a long time.
boxcutters on planes is the reason the TSA exists
When I have time I will try to research it.
I simply can’t believe something as simplee seatbelt fastening and un fastening is not addressed as a basic safety requirement.
I did consider maybe in a panic people wouldn’t remember how to pull the latch but responders could
VERY strange happening
I am pretty sure that was sarcasm.
Or at least I took it as sarcasm
its funny how after sandy hook they scream “gun control” despite the fact illegally attained guns were used. Yet you never hear them yell “muslim control” after boston, or fort hood or 9-11 or the ‘93 bombings or the failed times square bomber or the failed underwear bomber....
Not stupid at all, knowing that anything left behind would never be seen again either because of fire or theft. Would you leave your laptop or other valuables (that you were loath to leave in your checked luggage) behind if there was any chance of getting them out with you? Suppose you had prescription drugs or other medical supplies with you? Do you think the airline or TSA would replace them?
I’d probably grab my bag. It’s easy enough to carry, isn’t going to cost anybody else time, and I’d rather not have my stuff burned.
Of course, I carry my stuff under my seat, not in the overhead.
There should be a pocket on the seat belt with one of those in it.
Quick, PATENT it!!! Then get it written into FAA regulations.
That's how it's done these days. (sigh)
That’s them! I didn’t know they got out of the trucks to pose for a picture!
Well, maybe not as stupid as it may seem. Without papers they would have been sunk.
You see, our immigration laws are only “broken” for obastard’s people. They still apply and are enforced for just about everyone else.
Law enforcement is all subject to prosecutorial discretion now you know. Wet backs and black panthers always go free. Customs agents, whites and others are jailed and maybe eventually charged with something.
I guess the TSA was looking for any dogs to shoot before they got through.
How can they possibly not unlatch?
Real hard with busted clavicles...spinal swelling and rupture...yer guts all twisted...and prolly broken arms,wrists, and fingers, too....I reckon????
If the passengers on the aircraft were that badly injured, there would have been a lot more than two dead.
I would guess that the impact jarred some seats, jamming the belts and buckles.
Unconscious on the ground?