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anyone heard this or is it a wind up.......

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lucykatie Mon 13-Jun-05 10:17:33

my sister has informed me of a recent news story about an aircraft which left birmingham airport and the windscreen blew off and the pilot was sucked out....the co-pilot grabbed hold of hios legs and the pilot survived.

as i am typing this i am thinking....yeah right....but you never know.

please can someone help.

spykid Mon 13-Jun-05 10:18:22

sounds like an urban myth to me

handlemecarefully Mon 13-Jun-05 10:19:22

Hugely sceptical...

Mosschops30 Mon 13-Jun-05 10:19:36

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lucykatie Mon 13-Jun-05 10:21:00

ah, well i too am a tererible flyer and we jet off next week to ibiza, so all the horror stories are flowing at the moment....not great for me as i really am panicing.....

SaintGeorge Mon 13-Jun-05 10:22:03

It was 1990 - I'd hardly call that recent!

Mosschops30 Mon 13-Jun-05 10:23:47

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Gwenick Mon 13-Jun-05 10:25:22

lucy - you'll be fine (and I know this next comment might not be the most helpful thing anyone has ever said to you)

BUT - you're at a MUCH higher chance of being in a car accident on the way to the airport than an accident involving the plane.

SaintGeorge Mon 13-Jun-05 10:25:51

lucykatie - unless you are volunteering to pilot the aircraft I wouldn't worry about getting sucked through the windscreen. And if you sit a few rows back then all the people in front will get sucked out first anyway and block the hole.

See - you'll be fine

RTKangaMummy Mon 13-Jun-05 10:28:52

Yes it definatley happened there was a TV programme about it last week interviewing all of those involved

The screws for the window were the wrong size when the window was replaced

They all survived even the captain

lucykatie Mon 13-Jun-05 10:35:55

saint george...i will pre book my seats then.

ah i knew you would all help, my sister must of seen the programme last week i presume.

i keep telling myself that all is well etc, and yeah the facts about car travel as opposed to air travel have all been said.

BUT....i panic, and even paniced on 1 hour flight in feb, had panic attack mid-flight.

not great, my 2 dds are with me this time and i really do not want to frighten them, my dd1 loves flying. so any suggestions would be helpfull.

yoyo Mon 13-Jun-05 10:37:05

I think was in a recent Sunday supplement too (along the lines of "I survived..."). An amazing story.

Mosschops30 Mon 13-Jun-05 10:48:56

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lucykatie Mon 13-Jun-05 10:54:12

will get that book and have a read.

i have been flying since i was 10, always loved it, since having kids i hate it.

Mosschops30 Mon 13-Jun-05 10:55:21

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handlemecarefully Mon 13-Jun-05 12:04:28

Cripes so it did happen then !

RTKangaMummy Mon 13-Jun-05 12:19:54


THey were all really brave

Jimjams Mon 13-Jun-05 18:50:46

mosschops you're like me- I'm a phobic flyer and knew it was BA.

happymerryberries Mon 13-Jun-05 18:59:03

I'm a phobic flyer and my dh is a pilot!

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