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Plane full of skiers almost crashes

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The narrowly-avoided crash of a charter plane and Ryanair jet on the runway at Manchester Airport yesterday nearly reduced the ski community by 200.

This report from The Daily Mirror. Was there a Snowhead on board, by any chance?
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scarey stuff...
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Probably a darkside pilot, Laughing

"ON YER RIGHT - NO LEFT - NO MY LEFT!"
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I was involved in a near miss once. Landing at Baltimore airport, another plane had to do a go-around as it would have landed into us. I think I was the only passenger on our plane to notice, as we didn't do anything different to what we woud have done....makes me wonder if more of us than we think have been involved in incidents like this - though maybe less dramatic.
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Skiiers or not skiiers, equally as tragic surely?
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It's only tragic when they hit. But point taken.
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Although this was almost a tradgedy, the line "The pilot went back to the terminal at Manchester to have the tyres and brakes checked" cracks me up. Did the pilot by any chance have a word with the other driver? I hope he had 20p for the airpump!

So now Ryanair pilots become the the 'White Van' drivers of the skies.

Seriously though, there is bound to be an investigation and disciplinary action will be no doubt taken where appropriate. Toofy Grin
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Presume he dipped his oil and bought an egg sarnie while he was at it...
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Of course it might not be the Ryanair pilots fault, he claims that the controller had given permision to cross the runway so maybe the controllers at fault, which wouldn't be the first time
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Sounds as though it was ATC who were at fault rather than pilot error. There again, I suppose the Ryanair pilot might be a snowboarder... Twisted Evil
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Lollie - definitely not a snowboarder, otherwise the plane would have been sitting in the middle of the runway (over the brow of a hill, of course).
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I'm sure the local news ( I live about 10 miles from the airport) reported that the Air Traffic Controller at fault had been suspended
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ATC are always suspended immediately after any event like this before any blame has or can be apportioned. They are considered unsafe simply by being involved - and thus distracted, how well would you do your job if you found out that you might have been responsible for the near death of probably over 300 people?

Only the investigation will come up with the reason and who (if anyone) is to blame. They are sometimes controversial, but generally are very reliable at getting to the heart of the matter.

One thing to remember is that it's normally a chain of events that lead to an incident and numerous points of "blame". Any break in the chain prevents disaster - and here it was probably the pilot spotting the Ryanair plane in time to stop.
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Here's something from today's Manchester Evening News.
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Thank u for this enlightening thread, always wonderful to read such positive news when you are off to the airport..

Twisted Evil

Catch u on the slippy side of the 13th all!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. snowHead
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I just love the platform the Manchester Evening News gives to some plane spotter who saw the thing happen. By the end, they're quoting his prescription for a safer system of taxiways around the airport...
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Ahh I do love near accidents just as im airport bound- gives me an extra reason for a few vodkas in departure lounge before we go, followed by some serious chat with the man upstairs!
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What a good advert for self drive!
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Anybody who's flying via Manchester soon might consider themselves lucky that this near miss happened. I'll bet that air traffic control etc are really on their toes now Wink
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Yes, what we need now is Piste Traffic Control to stop people crashing into each other on the white runways.


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Has anyone watched any of the following lately, they are great films;

Passenger 57
Air Force One
Die Hard (any)
Airport 77 - Charlton Heston is great in this.

Wink
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Passenger 57 - Mr Snipes up to his usual tricks. Wasn't overly impressed, although to be fair only watched in once.

Die Hard - excellent!

Air Force One - saw it but can't remember the story (could probably guess though).
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I'm sure regardless of what ATC says, it's still the responsibility of the pilot to check before crossing a runway.
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Actually, if you're travelling by plane you must watch the film 'Final Destination' it'll put all your fears at rest Twisted Evil
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Yeah, That films got one of the best plane crash sequences I've ever seen.
You might not fly again...
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Donnie Darko has a plane "crash" kinda.
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...and there's a good one in the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away, which is an extremely good film IMHO.
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On a lighter moment.....when we landed at Chambery, I was looking out of the window and noticed the guy who directs the plane to it's standing spot prior to "deplaning". The pilot was obviously ignoring the guy, who was gesticulating more and more furiously about where he wanted the plane. In the end he shook his fist at the cockpit and "threw" his arms in the general direction that he obviously intended the plane to go............and stomped off.

I guess you had to be there, but it was very funny watching things unfold.
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