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    Ha ha

    Seriously though. This one is probably down to the skill of the captain and his crew.

    We will never know if a Boeing would have survived it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cianpars View Post
    Ha ha

    Seriously though. This one is probably down to the skill of the captain and his crew.
    Everyone forgets that a water landing is accounted for in the design of these aircraft. So it's also the validation of design.
    We will never know if a Boeing would have survived it or not.
    Well if one ditches tomorrow we would. It probably would.

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    Well if one ditches tomorrow we would. It probably would.
    We do know that they would as they have done so before. A 737 landed in a 1 meter deep river a couple years ago. Everyone survived the landing, and the lone fatality was a flight attendant drowning afterwards. Being that it was a shallow body of water the plane was a write off, but it kept everyone alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cianpars View Post
    All in one piece. Now if that was a Boeing, it would have been fragmented all over the river bed along with 200 or so bodies.

    IAN
    Obviously your aviation knowledge is extremely limited, Ian, either that or you think the whole world revolves around Airbus.

    Then again, I do not expect to hear much better at an FS forum these days, considering the fact that I read an e-mail that came from the captain of that plane ("Sully") . It was provided to me by a US Air captain friend who is SENIOR to him! Let's not go there!

    Whether Airbus or Boeing, they both could have ended up in a bunch of little pieces, but luck, pilot skill and the weather also came into play. Guess what? It was not just the plane.

    I should know, as I live about a mile away from where they landed, and have flown over the Hudson river many times.

    Do you?

    Could we just have a little better at these FS forums than the usual "Airbus is better than Boeing" nonsense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou_Betti View Post
    Could we just have a little better at these FS forums than the usual "Airbus is better than Boeing" nonsense?

    I fully agree, Lou. I always felt Ilyushin was way better than both Airbus and Boeing (JOKE)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatRace View Post
    I fully agree, Lou. I always felt Ilyushin was way better than both Airbus and Boeing (JOKE)
    Nonsense, Tupolev are way better. :P :P :P :P :P

    loki: Thanks for pointing that out!
    Last edited by azur; 01-27-2009 at 08:45 AM.

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    Oh, I don't know. I have a 100% safety record with the plane I built in my bedroom. Probably because it doesn't exist...

    Anyway, you're all wrong, RAF Nimrods are the safest. I wish.
    I fly through the valley of death, but I fear no evil,for I am at 80,000 feet and climbing. Let's powerdive and scare that poor soul in that Ultralight there.

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    You could take a ride in a RCAF Sea King. Just remember your swim trunks...

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