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
By ANNABEL FENWICK ELLIOTT FOR MAILONLINE
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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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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