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by lebda
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 46
Views: 10517

Re: AS new interior

Not sure about the color scheme and the bulkhead but anything is better than the current fabric bulkhead that debuted in 1990. BLASPHEMY! ps. Yes there's "mood lighting" on the 73Gs. I don't think it's like the 739ERs though where there's a huge selection of colors they can use. I think i...

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by lebda
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 11608

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

You shouldn't "encourage" anyone based on gender. End of story. That is sexist. You can interject whatever self-projected emotions you want to an argument, it doesn't make it true. Let's just talk facts here. As far as the article goes, it's clear that you didn't comprehend the important ...

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by lebda
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 11608

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

You are aware that aviation causes different physiological dangers to women? For example: women who are pregnant cannot be exposed to the significant increase in cosmic radiation from flying. When I was in the military, women had to sign waivers absolving the government of responsibility to damage ...

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by lebda
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 11608

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

the simple fact is that Aviation really isn’t suited to most women, long hours including days away from home, high stress, repetitive but demanding work load, work which requires you to start and end work and any hours of the day. This is hilariously insulting. Are traditionally "girly" j...

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by lebda
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 11608

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

the simple fact is that Aviation really isn’t suited to most women, long hours including days away from home, high stress, repetitive but demanding work load, work which requires you to start and end work and any hours of the day. This is hilariously insulting. Are traditionally "girly" j...

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by lebda
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 11608

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Good Lord, I'm going to have to say it again: this is exactly why women feel discouraged from becoming pilots. I don't know what world you're living in, but women certainly do not get preferential treatment in hiring when it comes to applying for airlines. Lemme put it this way, when people come up...

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by lebda
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One year since UA has retired 747
Replies: 14
Views: 1914

Re: One year since UA has retired 747

LAX772LR wrote:
...and good riddance.

Last thing UA needs is maintenance woes and hangar queens.


Shhhh, you're gonna make a lotta people angry

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by lebda
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 11608

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Good Lord, I'm going to have to say it again: this is exactly why women feel discouraged from becoming pilots. I don't know what world you're living in, but women certainly do not get preferential treatment in hiring when it comes to applying for airlines. Lemme put it this way, when people come up ...

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by lebda
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air jet clips pole
Replies: 34
Views: 8371

Re: Lion Air jet clips pole

Been a rough couple of weeks for Lion Air. Yikes.

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by lebda
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 11608

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

In response to the last couple of comments: this is exactly a part of why women don't want to be pilots. There are people constantly second-guessing them and saying "oh, you were just put up there because you're pretty/affirmative action/HR/blah blah blah", "you're taking qualified me...

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by lebda
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Patrolling The Streets of Portland, Mayor Apparently Doesn't Care
Replies: 140
Views: 6151

Re: Antifa Patrolling The Streets of Portland, Mayor Apparently Doesn't Care

God this is so stupid and blatantly wrong. I'm from the metro area and this couldn't be any farther from the truth. About every month or so, a far-right group from Vancouver, WA - Patriot Prayer - has a rally in downtown Portland. They gather under the guise of "free speech protection" and...

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by lebda
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 75
Views: 16301

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

Again with that godawful giant font, too. Can the airline industry please give these poor planes a break?

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by lebda
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 34300

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I'm very impressed with their rebranding. I think it looks even nicer than their old livery, which is kinda a rare thing nowadays considering some of the stuff that's been rolled out recently.

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by lebda
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 3974

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

Currently? In no particular order: Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air Inuit, Air Belgium, TAAG Angola, Etihad. But from the past? British Airways' Landor scheme and the one that came before it, hands down my favorite. American Airlines, Alitalia, Western Airlines, and Alaska Airlines are honora...

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by lebda
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation fan killed by drunk driver
Replies: 8
Views: 2244

Re: A thread you should probably read...

Awful. My heart goes out to Andrew's family and friends.

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by lebda
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions
Replies: 42
Views: 2069

Re: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

I feel like the American government has been doing these little, gradual things in the international sphere to purposefully set itself up for war with Iran. You'd think they'd learn after Vietnam and Iraq that elective wars are a terrible idea but I guess not. All I'm saying is, it isn't the politic...

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by lebda
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 23074

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

Good Lord, that thing is a behemoth. I love it.

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by lebda
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17714

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

That's really exciting. Hope I can get a chance to hop on it sometime soon.

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by lebda
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 80
Views: 6593

Re: Mariner has passed away

Mariner wrote Breaker Morant? WHAT? I had no clue.

Oh man, that's so sad. In the years I lurked here, I always appreciated reading his posts. He always seemed so nice and level-headed.

My condolences. He will be missed.

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by lebda
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM loses emotional support dog
Replies: 32
Views: 4718

Re: LATAM loses emotional support dog

Good lord, some of you guys are assholes. And over something that might be completely overstated. The only two sources reporting on this are Daily Mail and Fox, both of which are infamous for exaggerating their stories. We don't have all of the details here.

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by lebda
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 30
Views: 4045

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

It's a sad day for emotional support turkeys everywhere.

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by lebda
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97526

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

I don't believe in people snapping Whether you believe it or not, it's a scientific fact. It's called a "psychotic break", and you can look that term up. (I had a family member who went through that.) This is why it's usually pointless to ask "why" in cases like this (as well as...

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by lebda
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 97526

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Oh God, so that's why we were getting diversions from SEA-bound planes down here. This is crazy on so many levels. I just went on a trip from PDX to SEA and the first plane I saw at the Horizon gate was N449QX. I also live right under a major approach pattern for PDX and probably have seen this spec...

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by lebda
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Years to the Day: MH17
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Four Years to the Day: MH17

DL757NYC wrote:
I flew on a zed from BKK to KUL a day or two after. I was the only passenger on the plane. The crew were in the back crying. I felt horrible told them don’t worry I won’t need anything during the flight


God that's heartbreaking. :(

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by lebda
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 10442

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Here's a picture taken by a passenger on the flight:

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by lebda
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8403

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

All you need is a little bit of duct tape and she'll be as good as new.

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by lebda
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 17632

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

The last time I flew in and out of SJC, we boarded by stairs. That was in 2006-ish. Granted, it was a 737, not a widebody, but all of the times I went through SJC, I never remembered a single set of airstairs (again, each time a 737, MD-80, or CRJ, never a super big bird). I'm guessing this has cha...

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by lebda
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 17632

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

The last time I flew in and out of SJC, we boarded by stairs. That was in 2006-ish. Granted, it was a 737, not a widebody, but all of the times I went through SJC, I never remembered a single set of airstairs (again, each time a 737, MD-80, or CRJ, never a super big bird). I'm guessing this has chan...

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by lebda
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 17211

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

In other news: airliners.net is outraged at nothing again. This service wasn't meant to cater towards you. Nobody's forcing you to use it at gunpoint. Don't like it, then choose another airline. If somebody wants to start an airline where people from smaller, specific communities might feel safer us...

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by lebda
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 3986

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

dampfnudel wrote:
Very creative safety video. I wasn’t digging that dark mustard color men’s uniform 1979-1982.


Nah man, speak for yourself. I was living for it.

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 9147

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

2-5-2 was pretty standard up until recently. It's kinda a throwback from when L-1011s and DC-10s were popular, as both generally had the same seat config.

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7294

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

In all seriousness though, this is concerning. Can't believe I only heard about this incident just now.

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7294

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

sevenair wrote:
What is it with Canada and seriously messed up NPAs? Don't they do height checks?it happened on an Airbus it nearly ended in tears for a Boeing so it's not type specific. Disappointing.


They can't help it, they're Canadian. :duck:

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4462

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

I realize I'm just a bitter, petty artist, but I hate the weird swoopy Qantas-wannabe tail trend that's been a feature of almost all current livery redos. Plus the billboard text, and how they take the old logos and magnify them by 100+. It comes off as kinda tacky and unpolished. Who comes up with ...

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 12966

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

120 million is enough money to contribute to far more productive causes. Like somebody else said, funding more searches for MH370, or maybe funding charter flights for civilians out of war zones or air medical services.

I love the Concorde too, but it ain't coming back. Let it rest.

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by lebda
Thu May 24, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 1914

Re: Two women commit horrific crime........speaking Spanish

Why are you still complaining about "illegal" immigrants anyway? These two women are American. Pretty crappy of you to assume by default Spanish-speakers aren't citizens, and then from there that if they aren't citizens, they're somehow less than human.

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by lebda
Wed May 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 1914

Re: Two women commit horrific crime........speaking Spanish

texdravid, if you live in Texas, then why are you speaking English instead of Kiikaapoa, Hasínay, or Nʉmʉ Tekwapʉ̲? We oughta set up checkpoints for those pesky English-speaking illegals...

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by lebda
Tue May 22, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19741

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

On one hand, I absolutely agree that cabin crew should be held to a stringent standard of professional appearance, and grubby frumpy uniforms don't cut it, but on the other hand, a lot of people aren't viewing it from a professionalism angle and instead from a "I want every flight attendant to...

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by lebda
Sun May 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19741

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

On one hand, I absolutely agree that cabin crew should be held to a stringent standard of professional appearance, and grubby frumpy uniforms don't cut it, but on the other hand, a lot of people aren't viewing it from a professionalism angle and instead from a "I want every flight attendant to ...

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by lebda
Wed May 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that Nilla Wafers would be better
Replies: 30
Views: 1404

Re: You cannot deny that Nilla Wafers would be better

You also cannot deny that Animal Planet would be better if the logo still had an elephant on it.

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by lebda
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught 'Golden State Killer'
Replies: 35
Views: 1046

Re: Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught 'Golden State Killer'

I've been studying this case for the past few years, and it really shocked me considering I grew up in and have family in the areas where he struck, and I never even knew about that history while I lived there. It's incredible to me that he was caught. I knew it was bound to happen some day, but I d...

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by lebda
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 119923

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

God, that's really tragic for that passenger and her family, and I can't imagine it feels too great for the crew, either. Totally not their fault. Hats off to them for their quick actions and WN's professionalism, though. But a side note, the CFM56 is the same type of engine that failed on another W...

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by lebda
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier 1864 Diverted Over Fight
Replies: 20
Views: 2911

Re: Frontier 1864 Diverted Over Fight

Damn, it only took two posts for this to become classist for no reason at all.

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by lebda
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 20154

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

God, my condolences to everybody who knew her.

Workplace-related suicides are serious. Being a crew member on international routes places an incredible amount of stress on people. It wouldn't surprise me at all if that were a part of why she took her life.

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by lebda
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6531

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Looks amazing.

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by lebda
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17893

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Is it bad that I laughed?

I mean, obviously you shouldn't be working in customer service if you don't have an endless amount of patience, and even if the passenger was genuinely a fucking asshole, you don't tell them that, but that baggage guy's reaction is gold.

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by lebda
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 6203

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

I'm actually more surprised in the fact Seattle/Washington is becoming more crazy than California. Oh well, all the businesses should pack up and move to California anyway (who is also doing better economically as well), then the People's Republic of Washington can see what a failure this is. I liv...

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by lebda
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 208960

Re: LH introduces revised livery

God, liveries are really getting uglier and uglier. Everybody has a livery like that nowadays, can't they be a little bit more imaginative?

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by lebda
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 14623

Re: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018

Lol and there are 757's, 767's, and 747-400's from getting trashed left and right that were all built between '99 and 2004. They don't build 'em like they used to - that's what crack and hip hop "culture" will do to a country. Yeah, those darn kids with their swing dancing and phonographs...

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by lebda
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 55
Views: 15350

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

That terrible picture recovered from JAL 123 came to mind, but somebody already posted that. UA 811 is another that has some, but I'm not sure if it counts considering almost everybody survived and the plane was subsequently repaired and returned to service: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/media/1772044...

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