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


#1

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.


#2

Nice! They show a picture of an A380.


#3

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


#4

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

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

http://www.sptimesphotos.com/blogs/80s/uploaded_images/airplane-762729.jpg


#5

Billy, ever seen a grown man…WHOA!!


#6

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


#7

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;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX6uZsZkuNY)

The real Air Bus A310 Aeroflot accident report


#8

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

John


#9

Want!


#10

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.


#11

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.)


#12

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.


#13

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!


#14

Wasn’t the kid’s name Billy?


#15

Joey, actually.


#16

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