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Singapore Airlines plane hits severe turbulence

Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 06 Jun 2013 3:38 pm

Passengers on a recent Singapore Airlines flight were left surrounded by a chaotic mess after their flight fell 20 metres when it hit severe turbulence...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2335511/Singapore-Airlines-passengers-left-surrounded-chaotic-flight-mess-turbulence-hit-jet-dinner.html

(I'm not normally a 'Daily Bigot' reader, but I'm not sure whether this story was covered in any of the local BCLs).

Looks like the cabin crew handled the situation very well. For all my irritation about SQ over the years, I've always felt that the CCs try to do the best they can at all times. I experienced a similar thing many years ago (on a clapped out DC-10 somewhere over the Pacific). Not very nice at all, and the reason I always keep my seat belt fastened when seated.

Maybe we'll see the return of our chum (what was his name again?) who was scaremongering about the safety of Airbus vs. Boeing planes...
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Postby proxymoron » Thu, 06 Jun 2013 3:57 pm

In Singapore the incident is seen as " glass half full". See this is reported in asiaone today

asiaone[dot]com/News/Latest%2BNews/Relax/Story/A1Story20130606-427808.html


To be fair, you cant criticize anyone for this incident, as this was a case of Clear-air turbulence (CAT). After going through both links, it looks like cabin crew indeed did a good job.

ps- couldnt post the URL.. this the URL text
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Postby BillyB » Thu, 06 Jun 2013 4:11 pm

Wah - that does look like it was quite a ride! I bet there were a few 'coffee stains' in the passengers' underwear, too.........

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 06 Jun 2013 4:20 pm

proxymoron wrote:To be fair, you cant criticize anyone for this incident, as this was a case of Clear-air turbulence (CAT). After going through both links, it looks like cabin crew indeed did a good job.

I agree.

Looking at pic 12 on the site you mentioned, it shows that the plane was just entering Indian airspace when the turbulence struck. I wonder if those pl0nkers on TRE, etc. will pick up on that and blame the poor Indians for this too... :wink: :twisted:
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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 9:19 am

Mi Amigo wrote:
proxymoron wrote:To be fair, you cant criticize anyone for this incident, as this was a case of Clear-air turbulence (CAT). After going through both links, it looks like cabin crew indeed did a good job.

I agree.

Looking at pic 12 on the site you mentioned, it shows that the plane was just entering Indian airspace when the turbulence struck. I wonder if those pl0nkers on TRE, etc. will pick up on that and blame the poor Indians for this too... :wink: :twisted:


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 9:46 am

Only if somebody got raped in the process.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:26 am

I remember a similar incident happening to my sister, one time she was flying Europe > Australia back in the 80s, and it was somewhere over this region.

Everything not strapped down got thrown around, and several people with broken arms and so on from hitting the cabin ceiling.

In fact this is a useful reminder. I used to always leave my seatbelt on, but loose enough so that I could move about somewhat. These days though I seem to have grown complacent...

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:30 am

I'm actually pretty impressed with how speedy the SQ cabin crew are in cleaning up the mess. I've only experience mild turbulence before and boy, this looks very scary!

I feel sorry for the passengers who got hot coffee splashed on them during the turbulence. Ouch!

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:21 pm

JR8 wrote:I remember a similar incident happening to my sister, one time she was flying Europe > Australia back in the 80s, and it was somewhere over this region.

Everything not strapped down got thrown around, and several people with broken arms and so on from hitting the cabin ceiling.

In fact this is a useful reminder. I used to always leave my seatbelt on, but loose enough so that I could move about somewhat. These days though I seem to have grown complacent...


I always ask Jeeves to strap me in when one nod's off in the learjet.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:50 pm

BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:I remember a similar incident happening to my sister, one time she was flying Europe > Australia back in the 80s, and it was somewhere over this region.

Everything not strapped down got thrown around, and several people with broken arms and so on from hitting the cabin ceiling.

In fact this is a useful reminder. I used to always leave my seatbelt on, but loose enough so that I could move about somewhat. These days though I seem to have grown complacent...


I always ask Jeeves to strap me in when one nod's off in the learjet.



Woah ... misread that as asking Jeeves to nod-off on you.

But then again, you are decidedly homosexual ;

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 1:35 pm

JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:
JR8 wrote:I remember a similar incident happening to my sister, one time she was flying Europe > Australia back in the 80s, and it was somewhere over this region.

Everything not strapped down got thrown around, and several people with broken arms and so on from hitting the cabin ceiling.

In fact this is a useful reminder. I used to always leave my seatbelt on, but loose enough so that I could move about somewhat. These days though I seem to have grown complacent...


I always ask Jeeves to strap me in when one nod's off in the learjet.



Woah ... misread that as asking Jeeves to nod-off on you.

But then again, you are decidedly homosexual ;


Would one go and take one's face for a sh*t, please......

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 1:50 pm

BillyB wrote:Would one go and take one's face for a sh*t, please......


Billy Banter ;)

p.s. going to have to give me a clue on this one, no idea what it means.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe4EK4HSPkI
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Postby BillyB » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 1:56 pm

JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:Would one go and take one's face for a sh*t, please......


Billy Banter ;)

p.s. going to have to give me a clue on this one, no idea what it means.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe4EK4HSPkI
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Feck me bunter is that you in the silver lame, tickling my poodles ear?


Looks like a terrier to me!

But that video is really weird, almost as weird as this.......

http://youtu.be/OIX1KSwEtJI

Zoom to 40 seconds in. The top two comments summarise it perfectly!

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 2:17 pm

I won't ask...


That was terrier-ble [etc;]


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