Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, December 29, 2014

Here We Go Again; Aviation Edition

Hopes were fading on Sunday night for the safe return of 162 people aboard the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 after the first day of the search was called off in Indonesia owing to failing light. The government in Jakarta said it did not “dare to presume what [had] happened” to the aircraft.

In what appeared to be the third mysterious air tragedy to beset south-east Asian air travel this year, the Airbus 320-200 passenger jet took off from the Indonesian city of Surabaya for Singapore at 5.35am on Sunday, but lost all contact with air control at 6.17am.
I hope that they can find the wreckage and the data and voice recorders in short order, before the conspiracy theorist whackaloons come up to full speed.

4 comments:

Nangleator said...

Bet you could get Republicans to start an investigation of black holes in the air of the southeast Pacific. You'd just have to prime the pump with a little reminder... "Black holes are black; the president is black..."

CenterPuke88 said...

Too late on the stopping the theories. On the other hand, the " leaked" radar plot showing an airspeed too low is interesting, but only interesting until more is explained about the smoothing programs for the radar in use.

That being said, I probably wouldn't be long on Airbus stock right now.

Comrade Misfit said...

"If it ain't Boeing...."

Marc said...

I love the fox take that the metric system may be to blame. Being stupid should be painful, not a requirement for employment.