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Fox news begins the cruxcifiction/inquisition

a320drivr

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Fox news reporting that the ditching push button was never pushed. These fox people are dirt bags.
 

landlover

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wait! there really is a "ditching" button in an airbus?
 

Amish RakeFight

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The belly of the fueselage ripped open anyhoo...

I might have even heard that the cargo doors popped open too. Not positive though.
 

Stifler's Mom

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Rhetorical

What is the procedure for a dual engine failure, 3000' above the most densely populated area in the country?
 

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wait! there really is a "ditching" button in an airbus?

Yes there is. It probably isn't nearly as critical as people think. I closes a few small valves below the waterline. If the belly of the airplane rips open, it will not even matter if you push it or not.


The airplane will sink no matter what you do. The ditching push button might just make it sink slower. Everyone got out alive so either way, in this case extra time was not needed.
 

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Heck, it takes me 2 minutes to find the thing when I'm on the ground getting ready to deice......
 

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Lay the blame with NTSB/Feds for all these media "leaks".
 

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What is the procedure for a dual engine failure, 3000' above the most densely populated area in the country?

Exactly!!
 

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Why does that make them "dirt bags" if in fact the button was not pushed in disregard of procedures?
They did no such thing (disregarding procedures, as you put it). They just never made it that far in the checklist... So, would you have them push the button out of sequence (without regard to procedures)? What is proper in the case that you don't have time (or in this case speed/altitude) to run the full checklist. Seems to me that he made the right choice...

Besides, they were "dirt bags" long before this event ever happened, and will be "dirt bags" long after it is forgotten... (All of them, Fox, CNN, NBC, etc...)
 
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Listening to Kitty Higgins, I got the sense that she was quick to clarify any inaccuracies being put forth by the reporters during the conference. She commended the crew numerous times and really seemed in a sense to be defending the pilots from stupid reporter questions/insinuations.

I think the NTSB and FAA are gonna be VERY fair with these guys.
 

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Isn't the ditch button kind of useless? I mean I don't think it's possible to put it down in water and not break something that will allow some water in. Hell, we got an example of a best case senerio of a water landing and it still opened up a little.
 

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Why?

Heck, it takes me 2 minutes to find the thing when I'm on the ground getting ready to deice......
You must not have to deice very often. I can find it with my eyes closed by this time of the year!;)
 

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What is the procedure for a dual engine failure, 3000' above the most densely populated area in the country?

Exactly!!

PIC...."you have the controls. Aim for that river".

SIC..."My controls".

PIC...do the QRC Ditching items (ie Ditch button...press). TEST items...."prepare for ditching in 30 seconds".

PIC...."ok, your doing a good job. Ditch button is done, FAs notified. Anything else I can do for you?".

SIC..."yeah, you can tell Matt Lauer to go f*** himself".

''''''*****

Ever notice when there is a house fire, that the Fire Captain stays outside of the house and barks orders.
 

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PIC...."you have the controls. Aim for that river".

SIC..."My controls".

PIC...do the QRC Ditching items (ie Ditch button...press). TEST items...."prepare for ditching in 30 seconds".

PIC...."ok, your doing a good job. Ditch button is done, FAs notified. Anything else I can do for you?".

SIC..."yeah, you can tell Matt Lauer to go f*** himself".

''''''*****

Ever notice when there is a house fire, that the Fire Captain stays outside of the house and barks orders.


LMAO Pretty funny...
 

FatesPawn

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Originally Posted by najet
Heck, it takes me 2 minutes to find the thing when I'm on the ground getting ready to deice......

You must not have to deice very often. I can find it with my eyes closed by this time of the year!;)

Perhaps it was because the F/O had 35 hours in type and it's on page 3 of the checklist?

Just a thought.

-fate
 

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At this point who cares if it was pushed or not. Everybody is alive. Right! Media scumbags.
 

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Ever notice when there is a house fire, that the Fire Captain stays outside of the house and barks orders.

Actually they are in the house with the attack crew, usually 3rd on the hose telling them where to go/what to spray and communicating with the Chief...who is outside barking orders.
 

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Fox news is now reporting that the "Easy" button was not functioning properly. Seriously, I can't imagine a better outcome for such a perilous situation. Kudos!
 
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