Tail cone falls off


#1

:unamused: was there really a passenger in the crapper at that time!


#2

Uh…could you provide us with a little more background (like a link to the story) into the meaning of your post?


#3

Ehhhhh… :confused:


#4

The tailcone is located behind the bulkhead of the cabin. Restrooms are not put there.


#5

I’d say NO, however there is one exception; sort of;

aviation-safety.net/database/rec … 19720126-0


#6

Here’s an example of a tail cone. As you can tell, there really isn’t any room for a restroom.The tail cone is that extension at the end of the aircraft - like the area outlined below:


#7

How the F*** did someone survive an in-flight breakup andfall at 15,000 feet? :open_mouth:


#8

See Wikipedia entry


#9

Also if a bomb goes off and a plane breaks up at FL100, how do you fall 15,000 feet :confused:


#10

Yeah - THAT too!?!


#11

I think the ASN article confused flight levels and metric altitude. The aircraft was at 33,000 feet (10,160 meters) according to the Wikipedia article I posted above.


#12

And Wikipedia is NEVER wrong…


#13

Look at it this way, pika. The aircraft was enroute to its destination. Why would the aircraft be at 10,000 feet when it was only about half way through the flight?

Come on, dude! Open up a space in your brain for logic!

If you read what I posted you will see there is an “Official abstract of final report (english)” available.


#14

Neither is David in this instance.


#15

Thank you. I am right some of the times even if Pika doesn’t like to admit it.


#16

Damn…forgot the sarcasm font.


#17

The plane crashed after the detonation of a bomb in the forward cargo hold. A flight attendant, 22 year old Vesna Vulovic, fell 33,330 feet in the tail section and although she broke both legs and was temporarily paralyzed from the waist down, she survived. She was in a coma for 27 days and it took 16 months for her to recover.

The bomb was believed to be placed on the plane by a Croatian extremist group. On January 27, 1997, 25 years after the crash, Vesna Vulovic returned to the crash-site and was reunited with the firemen who pulled her from the wreckage and the medical team who looked after her in the hospital.


airliners.net by Kjell Nilsson


#18

Ok, I’ll bite, how does one fall 15,000 feet from 33,000 feet :confused:


#19

A mistake in transcribing the info into the ASN report? The NTSB reports the bomb exploded causing the aircraft breakup at approx. 33,000 feet (10,000 meters).


#20

Still seems odd that they pulled 15,000 ft out of the air. 10,000 would make sense, but 15K, where the hell does that come from. Thanks.