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Local news editors reporting ...

Postby Belgian Pie » 09 Jun 2012, 14:48

A Uni Air flight flying from Taipei International Airport (Songshan) to Taidong yesterday suffered a cracked windshield in the cockpit after taking off. Fortunately, it landed without incident at Taidong Fengnian Airport, albeit with a 20-minute delay and shaken passengers.


According to Uni Air, the DASH8-300 series plane, with aircraft number B7-855, carried 56 passengers, one of whom was an infant. The plane had reached cruising altitude at 4,877m when the captain noticed a small crack on the left front windshield of the cockpit. The captain immediately took the plane down to 1,829m and circled out over the Yilan coastline for about 20 minutes before resuming course toward Taidong.




What's the relevance in this story of one being an infant?
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Postby Confuzius » 09 Jun 2012, 15:56

Belgian Pie wrote:What's the relevance in this story of one being an infant?


Causes an immediate emotional response in people, thus it makes the story more "juicy".
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Postby Belgian Pie » 09 Jun 2012, 17:33

Confuzius wrote:
Belgian Pie wrote:What's the relevance in this story of one being an infant?


Causes an immediate emotional response in people, thus it makes the story more "juicy".


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Postby Super Hans » 09 Jun 2012, 18:03

A crack in the windscreen in this case is practically a non event, especially in a Dash 8. Passengers wouldn't have been shaken, as the crack wouldn't have influenced any part of the aircraft's aerodynamic status unless the pilot commenced an emergency descent; and the captain and first officer continued the journey to the destination airport without further incident.
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Postby Belgian Pie » 09 Jun 2012, 18:05

I guess they are paid by word count ...
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Postby Icon » 10 Jun 2012, 11:41

Belgian Pie wrote:I guess they are paid by word count ...


All the news that fits the space provided...
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Postby *monkey* » 10 Jun 2012, 18:05

I think, in true Leslie Nielsen style, the captain saw the crack in the window then set the autopilot and stormed out of the cockpit and into the passenger cabin. Upon spotting a fat old businessman snoozing, he grabbed the passenger by the shoulders, shook him violently and said "My god, man! How can you sleep while we're having a mid-air crisis?" The co-pilot and stewardesses then shook each passenger in a similar manner until all were awake. The plane obviously landed itself on autopilot while they doing this.
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Postby Puppet » 15 Jun 2012, 11:37

I hate when they don't tell you what color the floor is.
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