Saturday, March 27, 2010

Crappy Landings

It's all go Ramsgate! Not only have we had the Ostend Spirit superduperferry in our port this morning, but the Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 has been doing training circuits over the town all day in preparation for the start of the new Manston Edinburgh service in May. And so far it hasn't crashed, like other Dash 8s did here, here, here and here. Hurrah!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Find me an aircraft you like or trust. . I bet I can find a list of incidents and accidents for that too

Anonymous said...

Well.... it was awful weather....or very dark......or.....

As one who lives under the flightpath I can only.....GULP!!!!!

Anonymous said...

All day my ar*se ! it was here for a couple of hours this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

12:58 to 15:45 in fact

Anonymous said...

ECR are you trying to scare the people... tut, tut.

Of the "notable accidents" of the Dash 8 two due to bad weather, two due to pilot error and the fifth an unknown. With regards to undercarriage issues with Q400 aircraft in servives with SAS in 2007 I believe eventually the blame was laid at the door os SAS for cutting corners with maintenance.

Anonymous said...

bloody fat fingers... typos galore, but you get the point ;)

Anonymous said...

If the USA can put a washing machine into space, a dash can... errr dash about!!

No typos were harmed in typing this up. But we will wait for the wheels to come off of this venture.

Rearview Mirror said...

your becoming to predictable with your posts ECR. I saw the circuits and immediately thought of you!

Peter Checksfield said...

Rearview Mirror, whatever happened to your own blog? I disagreed with much of what you said, but it was nice to have another (er) point of view!

Anonymous said...

I'm rather more worried about security at the airport.

Anonymous said...

what are your security concerns?

puffinman said...

Anon...6;42....The Wright brothers 1903 Flyer seems fairly incident free.

ascu75 aka Don said...

..The Wright brothers 1903 Flyer Hardly a flight though here is an excerpt from the web :-ith Orville Wright as pilot, the airplane took off from a launching rail and flew for 12 seconds and a distance of 37 meters (120 feet). The airplane was flown three more times that day, with Orville and his brother Wilbur alternating as pilot. The longest flight, with Wilbur at the controls, was 260 meters (852 feet) and lasted 59 seconds.

Richard Eastcliff said...

Me? I just light the blue touch paper and stand well back!