The Plane Crash: C4, 9pm Thursday

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    VintageKrug
    Participant

    This might be worth slingboxing – I think it’s already been aired on US TV:

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-plane-crash

    An international team of scientists, experts and elite pilots deliberately crash land a 170-seat Boeing 727 passenger jet to study the mechanics of a plane crash in real time

    Looks interesting. You can “check-in” and choose a seat for the flight ahead of the programme, and then check back to “discover how this choice would have affected your chances of surviving our crash”.

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-plane-crash/articles/online-check-in

    Looks like it’s going to be a busy flight – over 18,000 passengers have already checked in.


    Papillion53
    Participant

    I think I’d rather not know – although I’m sure this is scientifically extremely interesting, what’s the point? Will it make air travel any safer?

    Stuff of nightmares!


    1nfrequent
    Participant

    I will end up watching this, even though I shouldn’t because I was phobic of flying for many years and only overcame it through necessity and determination.

    1F


    TerryMcManus24
    Participant

    When adopting the crash position try and nick your neighbours cushion.

    Put yours on your lap and cover your head with the other…??


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    Has everyone checked in?

    It’s going to be a busy flight, alongside the other 42,000 people..!


    AnthonyDunn
    Participant

    33D: personally, I would have thought that when adopting the crash position, best to try and drink your neighbour’s scotch and ginger… it should help dull the impact.

    Presumably, if it’s 42,000 onboard, Michael O’Blarney’s “slightly” overbooked….?! Will he be upping the hand baggage surcharge from £50/kg?


    1nfrequent
    Participant

    If those 42,000 people are part of a big stag party, I’m going to be really fed up and will definitely write a strong letter to the airline.

    1F


    TerryMcManus24
    Participant

    1C………..Yes please…….thats OK…… fill it up……


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    Here we go!

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-plane-crash

    Though don’t forget to Tivo the excellent “Man On Wire” on BBC4.


    767prisoner
    Participant

    It was indeed on Discovery Channel the other night. Worth a watch for sure. I’m not spoiling it by confirming that you stand more chance of surviving if you are at the back and if you were in first class your wine would have gone everywhere. Would have been more interesting to see say a 737 classic put through this experiment instead of a 727. Another really interesting documentary is on BAs own entertainment system. It follows a D check of a 747 at Cardiff. I was amazed how far they strip them back and rebuild them.


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    Those interested in the psychology of surviving an air crash would do well to read this book:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nine-Minutes-Twenty-Seconds-Pomerantz/dp/0140291113/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349989926&sr=8-1


    BigDog.
    Participant

    I wonder if the engines had been wing mounted, as most are nowadays, if it would have made a difference?

    The engines, in some circumstances may have dug in creating a different landing dynamic and end scenario.


    skywards
    Participant

    It would be interesting knowing where the best place to sit on a A380 would be…upstairs or downstairs?

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