INTERESTING: ‘a bit like negotiating one’s way up a badger’s a***’

Would you want a pilot to tell you if the plane was about to crash? Aviation experts reveal why passengers are NOT always informed 

  • Pilots and aviation safety experts discussed the topic on an online forum
  • Sometimes there isn’t time for crew to disclose an impending disaster 
  • Passengers also came forward with their own stories of near-crashes 

PUBLISHED: 10:48 EDT, 3 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:26 EDT, 3 November 2016

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After flying through a plume of volcanic ash dispersed from a recent eruption, Captain Eric Moody said: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. ‘We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress.’

Fortunately, this story had a happy ending and everyone survived, though Captain Moody later described the experience as being ‘a bit like negotiating one’s way up a badger’s a***’. 

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Interesting question?

I think I’d like to know.

Say a prayer and watch my life flash!

Otherwise, I might waste those last minutes worrying about the future.

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