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[–] SpaceRace 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Sum Dum Pilot.

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[–] Samsquamch [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Sum Ting Wong

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[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Wei Tu Hi

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[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

450 passengers -

"WE GET IT, YOU VAPE"

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[–] derram 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/cBbYd :

Air China co-pilot's vaping caused 20,000-foot plunge

'A clumsy co-pilot caused an Air China plane to plunge nearly 20,000 feet midair when he pulled the wrong switch while trying to shut off an air recycling system — so he could vape in the cockpit. '

'In 2002, a Boeing 767 operated by Air China crashed into a hill in South Korea during bad weather, killing 129 people. '

' It’s the airline’s only fatal accident on record. '

'The move takes bad airline service to new heights, terrified passengers said.“[We] didn’t know what was going on, nor did the flight attendants, it seemed,” said Hoby Sun, a passenger on flight CA106.“I’m not physically hurt, but the psychological impact lingers. '

'The airhead aviator was soaring from Hong Kong to the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian in a Boeing 737 jet Tuesday when he tried to stop vapor from his e-cigarette from wafting into the passenger cabin, according to CNN.Instead, the wingman accidentally triggered a drop in oxygen levels, prompting an altitude warning that caused the nearly fatal plunge — from 32,800 to 13,100 feet in less than nine minutes, Civil Aviation Administration of China officials told the station. '


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[–] BlackSheepBrouhaha 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Man bites dog. I'm glad nothing happened and no one was hurt.

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[–] Behuvius 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

32k down to 13k in 9 minutes?

That is hardly a "near fatal plunge" lol

2,000 ft/min descent is acceptable

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[–] 13285461? 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

They try to cover up that it was a controlled descent to click-bait readers.

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[–] clamhurt_legbeard 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Acceptable to whom? Is that based on your vast experience being a passenger?

2,000 ft/min is the kind of dive you do in aerobatic aircraft.

Source: I fly aerobatic aircraft for a living.

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[–] Thelastofthebohicans 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

2000 ft/min is totally acceptable for a descent rate. It may not be the most gentle descent, but it doesn't come close to what I'd consider a dive. I've flown aerobatic and non aerobatic aircraft, and I would not consider 2000 ft/min to be anything close to a dive. I've flown non-precision approaches at 2000 ft/min. Source: I'm also a pilot.

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[–] Behuvius 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

3000 fpm is considered normal at one company that I worked for. Obviously, we can deviate within reason. I have routinely descended at more than 3000fpm in non-emergency situations. Aggressive stepdowns on a STAR, controller requests expedited descent for traffic, slam dunk from 10,000ft+ (cleared for visual, hand off to tower, immediately cleared to land), etc.

That being said, 3000fpm was set as normal as per GOM for a reason; passenger comfort.

Source: Sounds like you are a lame ass aerobatic pilot if you think 2000fpm is "too much"

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[–] StanTheTRex 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Had they been 13k lower it would have been fatal.

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[–] clubberlang 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Ho Lee Phuc

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[–] Guy_Justsome 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Bang Ding Ow

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[–] Behuvius 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wi Nao Di

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[–] bagano1 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

And I thought vaping was only for retards whose only choices for employment were working at a tattoo shop.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It is actually quite common. Obviously the hipsters spoil it but some people switch to it from smoking and don't actually cause any problems.

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[–] GasChamber 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Thank you for this. The idiot co-pilot could have been trying to smoke a cigarette and the result would have been the same. This isn't a story about vaping, it's a story about stupidity.

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[–] StanTheTRex 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Helped me end a 25 year habit, and now I barely even vape.

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[–] GoBackToReddit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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