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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 7:32 am
    Link: The Last Thing You Want To See When Flying - This is about the time of the flight where atheists start praying to God...
  2. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 7:43 am
    Ooops, someone forgot to duct tape it
  3. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 7:48 am
    This picture is so old i thinks just Jesus taking the picture!
  4. Profile photo of Ashtin
    Ashtin Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2010 at 7:51 am
    PFFT not gonna catch me praying..
  5. Profile photo of Nodroger
    Nodroger Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2010 at 7:51 am
    That`s what you see when you do a mad jump and look to you left in a pod race :D
  6. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 7:52 am
    No problem, just cooling off the overheated engine.
  7. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 20, 2010 at 8:08 am
    I`d be praying that the aeronautical engineer wasn`t drunk and/or suicidally depressed on the last shift...
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    router52000 Male 18-29
    613 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 8:25 am
    I would like to see that!!!
  9. Profile photo of Tinkerbellio
    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
    1001 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 8:25 am
    I think this would be the last thing you saw while flying, no want about it.

    Oh and btw, I hate spammers!
  10. Profile photo of IQover
    IQover Male 13-17
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    May 20, 2010 at 8:35 am
    I would totally freak the hell out.. Like really hard:D

    >.<`` Stupid spam..
  11. Profile photo of Smileyguy1
    Smileyguy1 Male 30-39
    124 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 8:38 am
    It`s those pesky gremlins again...
  12. Profile photo of Thrawn2222
    Thrawn2222 Male 18-29
    12 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 8:56 am
    there`s... someone on the wing! some...THING!
  13. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 9:12 am
    Do you wanna see something really scary?
  14. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2010 at 9:34 am
    the last thing i`d want to see if i was flying would be the ground...
  15. Profile photo of tstyblucryns
    tstyblucryns Male 18-29
    496 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 9:47 am
    thanks IAB, i happen to be flying for the first time next month and i was already nervous about it as is. i think i`m going to be sick.

    gotta keep thinking...vegas.
  16. Profile photo of zmeace
    zmeace Male 18-29
    807 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 9:48 am
    the gremlin from twilight zone did it!
  17. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    May 20, 2010 at 9:52 am
    domisgood. You can see the ground most times when you`re flying. Just look down out of the window....

    perhaps what you mean is ... the last thing I`d want to see if I was flying would be the ground coming through the forward bulkhead.
  18. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 9:54 am
    tstybluecryons, relax, you`re in several tons of metal at 30000 ft. Gravity might want to take the plane and smash it into metal kibblets far far below.. but a little itsy bitsy flow of air over the wings will keep you safely aloft.

    Probably.
  19. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    May 20, 2010 at 9:57 am
    Thanks be to Bernoulli for keeping us aloft.

    Amen.
  20. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2010 at 10:08 am
    Despite the fact that airplanes are MUCH safer than cars, when a car stalls, it doesn`t fall out of the sky...
  21. Profile photo of fancylady
    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 10:15 am
    This would make me very very nervous .
  22. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2010 at 10:18 am
    i would poo bricks
  23. Profile photo of youngdz79
    youngdz79 Male 30-39
    268 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Planes are designed to fly with just one engine if need be and worse comes to worst there is always a corn, or wheat field that the pilot can try to land in. LOL. No seriously though from the landscape outside it looks as if the plane is already on approach to land
  24. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    May 20, 2010 at 10:29 am
    No... The last thing I want to see while flying is the pilot running into the rear cabin screaming "WE`RE SO SCREWED!"
  25. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31764 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 10:35 am
    We are beginning our FINAL descent!
    Cars are safer in "per trip" vs accidents, airplanes safer in "miles traveled" vs accidents.
  26. Profile photo of damokiwi
    damokiwi Male 40-49
    75 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 10:43 am
    omg if you look closely you can see one of the purple wires has broken free, that`s the power supply for the in flight entertainment system, there`s going to be a riot...
  27. Profile photo of NottaSpy
    NottaSpy Male 40-49
    881 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 10:47 am
    That is horrible, how could a plane possibly fly without the casing around one of its engines?

    /sarcasm off

    The quality of care that commercial aircraft get is astounding. Some times things go wrong, but planes very resilient. The casing flying off of an engine, while leaving the engine operational, doesn`t even show up on the list of "oh poo" scenarios.
  28. Profile photo of Link364
    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Damn budget cuts
  29. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1192 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 11:38 am
    though nottaspy is right, i would be a LITTLE antsy...:/
  30. Profile photo of samidoll
    samidoll Female 18-29
    616 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 11:42 am
    nottaspy, while that was really reassuring, i still wouldve panicked seeing this, gut reaction anyway :(
  31. Profile photo of Amurika
    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 11:44 am
    Looks like a bird strike. more than likely that engine is out.
  32. Profile photo of wko
    wko Male 18-29
    554 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 11:47 am
    the last thing i`d want to see if i was flying would be SNAKES :D
  33. Profile photo of deceit
    deceit Male 18-29
    79 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    as an atheist who`s been on one or two near-death situations, I can assure you we would not pray.
  34. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    Oh, cool! So that`s what the inside of a jet looks like.
  35. Profile photo of mcfudge
    mcfudge Male 18-29
    537 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    Just looks like someone was doing maintenance and forgot to latch the cowling down completely. Doubtful that its FOD related. Could even be a test
  36. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    So the engine is missing it`s skin. Hardly fatal, it takes a lot more to incapacitate an engine than to rip off its exterior casing. Even if the engine failed entirely, any modern plane can land safely on one engine.
  37. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    coool wires!
  38. Profile photo of odc
    odc Female 18-29
    319 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    It`s the gremlins! Gremlins on the plane I tells ya!!
  39. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    Reminds me of an old (bad) joke...

    Paddy and Seamus are onboard a 747 on their way from Boston into Dublin Airport. Halfway across teh Atlantic, the captain comes on and announces "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. I`m afraid we`ve just power in one of our engines. Nothing to worry about, as we can still fly perfectly fine on three engines, but we are going to be around 15 minutes late arriving in Dublin".

    A little while later, the captain comes on again... "Ladies and Gentlemen, I`m sorry to inform you that we`ve just a surge in engine number two. Again, nothing to worry about, but this will mean we`ll be arriving 30 minutes late into Dublin".

    Later again, the captain addresses the passengers again, this time with a hint of panic in his voice "Folks, we`ve just lost engine number three. Doing all we can on the flight deck to resolve the situation. We`ll be about 1 hour late into Dublin".
  40. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    Back in the passeneger cabin, Paddy turns to Seamus and exclaims "Jaysus! Sure if this fourth engine goes, we`ll be up here all feckin` night!"

    -------------

    See, told you it was a bad one...
  41. Profile photo of IshiiDaFishy
    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
    773 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    C`mon. in-flight repairs are the new bigf thing.
  42. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    OMG there is no Flangee!! D:

    Sorry. Last episode of Friends was on E4 today...
  43. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Good thing it wasn`t raining at the time, You can clearly see some of the electronics. Electronics + Rain = Bad News.
  44. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    Cars are safer in "per trip" vs accidents, airplanes safer in "miles traveled" vs accidents.

    No, planes are safer in both, dolt.

    Davy`s joke says it best.

    That plane would have been fine even if the engine *fell off*.
  45. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    As someone majoring in Aerospace I can actually tell this IS a disaster waiting to happen.
  46. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    A plane can be landed with no engines and a bus-sized hole ripped in it. A very good pilot can glide a full size passenger jet much better than most people would expect. You`re going down, but the pilot might well be able to make a survivable landing at an airport.

    Knowing that sort of thing probably wouldn`t do much to calm me if I was looking out that window.
  47. Profile photo of discoxd
    discoxd Male 18-29
    58 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    i`m prescribed sedatives for when i have to fly :)
  48. Profile photo of SoundlesHero
    SoundlesHero Male 18-29
    62 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    Eh, just a cover that wasn`t clipped on.
  49. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    Nah, this is what you probably don`t want to see. If you do...you`re kind of screwed.
  50. Profile photo of Cheska
    Cheska Female 18-29
    22 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    @wko
    hahahaha!
  51. Profile photo of xXamwxxXx
    xXamwxxXx Male 18-29
    285 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    HaHa, nice howlingwolf.
  52. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    `And if you look out the left side of the aircraft, you`ll see the end of the "career" of our aircraft maintenance "manager" Mr Yamoto...`
  53. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm
  54. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    Lionhart2 ftw!
  55. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
    536 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    William Shatner is becoming quite agitated at this point of the flight ;-)
  56. Profile photo of katluver
    katluver Male 18-29
    321 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    Looks realllly cool when you aren`t in the plane... I can just picture a little 8 year old kid staring out the window "oh look at the cool thingy, mom!" mom-"Not now Timmy, I am watching the movie"
  57. Profile photo of sourkrauter
    sourkrauter Male 18-29
    895 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    hahaha! gremlins!
  58. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    reminds me of that twilight zone episode
  59. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    I would most probably not realize the level of possible horror. I suspect my mind would just block it out, and I`d instead be terribly fascinated by the workings of the engine. ^^
  60. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 12:45 am
    old pic!!!...and this is about the time `belivers` start praying to nothing to `prevent a catastrophe` or `ask for forgiveness`...but what they will actually have in common is the outcome...

  61. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 1:52 am
    Why would you fear that? A cover panel`s come off, that`s all.
  62. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2750 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 2:11 am
    OH SH*T!!!
  63. Profile photo of TheNineXXX
    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
    396 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 4:05 am
    It`ll be fine! Just needs some Gaffa Tape!
  64. Profile photo of Prejudiced
    Prejudiced Female 18-29
    250 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 4:42 am
    "Why would you fear that? A cover panel`s come off, that`s all."

    Maybe because, oh I don`t know, that cover panel is there to protect the mechanics that are necessary to keep that engine going, and hence you in the air...?
  65. Profile photo of Prejudiced
    Prejudiced Female 18-29
    250 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 4:50 am
    Don`t worry guys, I know it could still land with one engine intact, but still, not a great scenario.
  66. Profile photo of Tacit
    Tacit Male 18-29
    17 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 7:52 am
    "Why would you fear that? A cover panel`s come off, that`s all."

    You mean apart from the balance of the aerodynamics of the whole plane changing?
  67. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    "You mean apart from the balance of the aerodynamics of the whole plane changing?"
    That would be a slight change in aerodynamics. Pilots experience much more turbulence from clouds than what would be produced from that.

    "Maybe because, oh I don`t know, that cover panel is there to protect the mechanics that are necessary to keep that engine going, and hence you in the air...?"

    Yes, but it will only take damage to force it to shut down if there is debris or moisture. Otherwise it should hold up. The air is being guided away from the mechanics still.

    Regardless, pilots are trained to fly with one engine. Even with only one running flight is still easily possible.
  68. Profile photo of Djer
    Djer Male 18-29
    842 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    Alright, who`s got the duct tape?
  69. Profile photo of cjap2011
    cjap2011 Male 18-29
    72 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    Pilots can safely land a plane with only one engine.

    All you need to worry about is how you`re going to make it to your connecting flight. :)
  70. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    The last thing I want to see flying? Heck, I`d be pressed against the window wanting to get a better look.

    And, usually, commercial airliners have four engines. They can land with either three, or even two engines still running. If you get all the way down to one, you`re pretty well screwed. By that time, the amount of thrust from the engine is no longer able keep the plane at the speed necessary to achieve lift.
  71. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2354 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    Twilight Zone in this bitch.

  72. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    May 22, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    And, usually, commercial airliners have four engines. They can land with either three, or even two engines still running. If you get all the way down to one, you`re pretty well screwed. By that time, the amount of thrust from the engine is no longer able keep the plane at the speed necessary to achieve lift.

    With one engine on a modern 4 engine passenger plane, you might still be able to fly (just) or at least lose height more slowly.

    Even without any working engines, you can glide. You can`t get a net lift, but you can get a controlled descent. You`re not screwed if there`s an airport close enough. A modern large passenger plane at a normal cruising altitude could be glided about 100 miles and then landed, if the pilot is good and conditions aren`t too bad.
  73. Profile photo of bonzoello
    bonzoello Male 18-29
    228 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 1:57 am
    Aren`t Boeing 747s the only 4 engine commercial planes? What if the plane only has two engines? Or does it not work that way?
  74. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    GODDAMNED GREMLINS

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