US Airways A380?Back to Forum
Anonymous16 Jan 2009
According to this morning’s print copy of the Metro (London edition, page 7), it was an Airbus A380 which crashed into the Hudson River.
That’s pretty amazing, as according to Wikipedia US Airways haven’t even ordered any of the superjumbos.16 Jan 2009
Hmm high quality journalism. None of the US carries have any A380 on order. Not surprising considering the state of the airlines in the US. Most of the metal there is from the 80s and it shows.17 Jan 2009
Initial media reporting of commercial aircraft accidents is almost invariably wrong. As the other poster said, it’s common knowledge that NO US airlines have the A380. It’s a pity the journalist in question didn’t know that. Obviously by now you’ve seen that it was in fact an A320 involved. By the way, the US news reported that a panicked woman in New York called 911 after witnessing the ditching, and told the dispatcher that it was a “US Air DC-9 or 10” (as if those aircraft were even vaguely similar in appearance, not to mention that no major US ailrine has operated DC-10s for almost a decade, and US Air/Airways never has). At least she got the airline correct!18 Jan 2009
It is slightly surprising that not one of the US airlines have ordered a solitary A380 – have any of them ordered the Dreamliner, or is it simply a case of not having any cash to order new planes at all? If that’s the case it doesn’t bode well for the longterm future of US aviation…19 Jan 2009
Until the B787 Dramliner becomes a reality in the air or the oil companies remove TCP’s (toxins) from their engine oils, all jet aircraft carry the potential to poison passengers and crew alike due to the ‘bleed intake’ air from the engines. (www.aerotoxic.org) ……toxic air syndrome is not a pleasant prospect!!27 Jan 2009