Passenger jet makes terrifying 10,000ft climb...


According the UK’s Daily Mail An Air France A320 had to make a 10,000 foot climb to avoid a colision because pilot was ‘showing off’ to a child on a flight enroute from the UK to Paris.


Nice! They show a picture of an A380.


A 10,000 ft climb to avoid collision? That must have been one big plane they were avoiding. LOL


Yes, it was the new 9,000 foot long Airbus.

Billy and the Capt. had to interrupt their conversation about gladiators to miss it!


Billy, ever seen a grown man…WHOA!!


I have an LA Lakers Jersey with Murdox on the back.


I’m not sure why the Drudge Report has been reporting stories from the Daily Mail lately, basically the National Enquirer of London.

On the other hand, here’s a 15 year old at the controls;

The real Air Bus A310 Aeroflot accident report


10,000?? Sheesh, You normally don’t fly that route much above Fl 220 anyway.





I’m certainly no fan of the Daily Mewl, but the same story appeared verbatim in a number of other UK newspapers. Looks like it was a stringer or agency feed; but still ought to have received some editorial restraint.

I guess that wouldn’t be good for circulation though, ‘shock, horror, plunge, terror’ sells much better. Sigh.


Sad fact of life that people won’t pay for news but will for entertainment.

As my old friend Tom Paxton from my Greenwich Village days sang:

Seems like the whole damn world’s gone wrong
Saint Joe McCarthy is dead and gone
How do I know? I read it in the Daily News
Don’t try to make me change my mind with facts
To hell with the graduated income tax
How do I know? I read it in the Daily News

(Emphasis added.)


I have checked with legitimate aviation sources, all state this is a bogus story. Unless someone can point me to some facts, I’m left with the impression this did not occur.


But Robb, they wouldn’t be able to print it if it weren’t true right?

“Hey Timmy, ever seen a grown man naked?”-Airplane!


Wasn’t the kid’s name Billy?


Joey, actually.


I sit corrected. I asked the local Airplane quote guru and I’ll have to laugh at him for being wrong.