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Anonymous11 Oct 2012
This might be worth slingboxing – I think it’s already been aired on US TV:
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 time11 Oct 2012
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”.
Looks like it’s going to be a busy flight – over 18,000 passengers have already checked in.11 Oct 2012
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!11 Oct 2012
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?11 Oct 2012
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.11 Oct 2012
Those interested in the psychology of surviving an air crash would do well to read this book:11 Oct 2012
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.11 Oct 2012