So last night I watched this episode of some plane crash show....I know it's long but I promise its worth it
It was a DC-10, and as the were climbing, the captain took his seat belt off, but the first officer didnt. Well when they got to 17.5k feet, the captains window blew out and it sucked him out of the plane.
But wait, it gets better, his leg got caught, so he was just flapping around on the outside of the plane. Well one of the stewards saw this and grabbed his leg, eventually there were three people holding on to him why the copilot decended. Eventually they told the copilot, i think he's dead, should we let him go? Copilot said no, because he might go right into one of the engines, so the held onto him all the way until they landed. They took the captain to the hospital, and guess what? He woke up in the ambulance. HE LIVED, DUDE FVCKING LIVED. Totally normal guy, went back to flying for the same airline after 5 months
@Not him again, that story is crazy! I don’t know if I could go back... airplane tried to kill me!!!
@seeUpee, I can't decide if I would never leave my house again, or just start doing all crazy shjt bc I am invincible
@Not him again, you knocked at hell’s door and walked away... I wouldn’t keep knocking bc eventually someone will open it
@Not him again, do you happen to remember which show or episode you were watching? There's a show on Smithsonian about plane crashes and I love it! This episode you just described sounds like a must-see
@The Blue Sour Patch, Mayday: Air Disaster Investigations, the episode is called "blow out". Its on prime
@seeUpee, I would go back but I would never unnecessarily undo my seatbelt.
@Not him again, not a dc10 but yeah any airline pilot or mech knows the story importance of proper hardware and procedures.... Just cause it kinda fits doesn't mean it's right, the window blew out cause the mech used a screw that was just a bit shorter then the specified one, didn't fully engage the nut plates and failed not after the first flight but a few flights later. That whole flight got super lucky cause the dive was due to the captains legs being hooked to the flight controls and the cockpit door blew in and jammed behind the throttles
@Tranceraver, it wasn't a DC-10, it was a modified (sold and modernized version of the design of it), but you are completely right. But on that show, they recreate images, but not the Blackbox sounds.
@Not him again, no the bac-111 is a short range single aisle airliner, the dc10 is a wide body double aisle long range international airliner the reason they where so afraid of letting the pilot go is like most short range liners of the day it had fuselage mounted engines so the pilot would have been headed right at them if they let him go, there was a dc10 that had a cabin window fail and it sucked a passenger out. That guy did NOT survive.
@Tranceraver, I forget what the name of the plane actually was, but it was akin to a DC-10 design, but yes you are right.
Hell if I take off important parts of a car engine or anything, I don't never just eye match them. Whenever I work on a car, I lay out each bolt as it came out. I also used to be a parts salesman for Freightliner before my current job, and I know how much that shjt counts
@Not him again, it's my nine to five and any maintenance related accidents or incidents are always drill into you during schooling because as we say "you can't pull over to the side of a cloud" you've got 1 chance to get it right or people can and will die and probably horribly
@Tranceraver, TBH, I've never actually flown before, because I'm incredibly afraid of heights, but I grew up with a dad who is a brown belt in....I forget, and his dad who fought in WWII. I used to work work for MSD, which is the sewer company here in STL. There were more than at least a dozen times they sent me down into something wearing an oxygen mask...however some are so deep it wouldn't reach, so I just said keep me on the cable
This doesn’t make it any better!