Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 48

Thread: A Lion takes a drink

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default A Lion takes a drink

    Brand new plane.
    Lousy airport at Denpasar, Bali?
    Or lousy pilot?

    Anyway, not the first time.
    Long ago in Hong Kong, when Kai Tak Airport was operating, a CAL jetliner also went into the sea off the runway.


    Photo credit: AP

    Last edited by ricohflex; 13th April 2013 at 09:54 PM.

  2. #2

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    that lions looks... at peace...

  3. #3

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    can take long exposure.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    Tomorrow's 4D

    7378

    7800

  5. #5

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    Lion + water = merlion

  6. #6

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Tomorrow's 4D

    7378

    7800
    Please share if you win

  7. #7
    Senior Member Halfmoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Hougang, Singapore.
    Posts
    4,590

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    Quote Originally Posted by cks2k2 View Post
    that lions looks... at peace...
    And in a two pieces....

    Thankfully no fatality...
    Art is perception; Perception is art.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    SG being the lion city, our budget airline should be Lion Air instead of Tiger Air.

  9. #9

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    the airlines promise a free trip to the beach...nearby....they are not joking..

  10. #10

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    Just a common sense question.

    (edit) If the airport runway is next to the sea, it would make sense to fly in from the sea to land on the runway towards inland.
    That's what the pilot was trying to do, but he misse the start of the runway. (edit)

    Why all the talk about altitude readout mismatch and transponders? It was daytime in near perfect visibility with no storms. The pilots can see clearly how high they were in relation to the runway.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 14th April 2013 at 07:40 PM.

  12. #12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Just a common sense question.

    If the airport runway is next to the sea, wouldn't it make sense to fly in from the sea to land on the runway towards inland?

    Why is this plane landing in the other direction, from inland out towards the sea?

    Why all the talk about altitude readout mismatch and transponders? It was daytime in near perfect visibility with no storms. The pilots can see clearly how high they were in relation to the runway.
    Depends on the wind direction too afaik. And have you seen denpasar? There's not much land on the other side either. :-D
    Alpha

  13. #13

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    The pilots are too eager to get to the beach and swim with bikini girls
    I eats, shoots & leaves

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    Saw the map. The proper name is Ngurah Rai International Airport though TV news casters call it Denpasar Airport. Runway is 8,858 feet or 2,700 m. Changi Airport runway is 4,000m.

    A lucky escape.

    The water must be shallow there. Or else whole plane under water and all passengers+crew drowned.
    If plane had landed a bit to the right, it would have hit rocks, exploded and burnt all passengers+crew.

    Oh, the plane was trying to land on the runway in the direction from the sea. The plane did not even manage to land on the runway.
    It missed the start of the run way and landed in the water instead. Looks like the pilot aimed wrongly.
    Or he had too much blind faith in the instrument landing system (ILS).

    Maybe some of the early reports by blur journalists were wrong - that the plane overshot the runway and ended in the sea.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 14th April 2013 at 07:39 PM.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    4,195

    Default

    Actually not bad to survive a disaster. Can claim insurance and compensation. Also got story and bragging rights to tell friends and relatives. Can sell story to media too.

  16. #16

    Default

    The plane was just thirsty. Come on... Give the plane a break

  17. #17

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    Quote Originally Posted by Hinata76 View Post
    the airlines promise a free trip to the beach...nearby....they are not joking..
    The pilot last message to passengers is "Dear passenger, please change to swimming trunk, bikini or beach wear. The weather is too hot, we are going for a swim first ... "
    I eats, shoots & leaves

  18. #18
    Senior Member Dfive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Singapore lah....
    Posts
    3,106

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    SEA LIONS are best swimming... not flying !
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

  19. #19
    Senior Member Dfive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Singapore lah....
    Posts
    3,106

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    The pilots are too eager to get to the beach and swim with bikini girls
    Maybe.... many big bust Aussie girls can be found in DPS !
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    sing
    Posts
    3,353

    Default Re: A Lion takes a drink

    The Indonesian govt tested the pilots for drugs - not medical pharmaceutical drugs. Tested for narcotics.

    Pilots in Indonesian Crash Initially Test Negative for Drugs - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=kjjL9C2Jmz4
    Last edited by ricohflex; 14th April 2013 at 08:48 PM.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •