767 leaves airport by itself

By T-Shirt ยท 9 replies
Apr 10, 2002
  1. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Hummmm, Now let me see, did I leave that 767 in "Park" or "Drive" ??:confused: :suspiciou

    Actually, It looks like that they forgot to put the "Chocks" in, these are rubber things in the shape of a triangle that go under the wheels to prevent such a thing. And in my opinion, someone is probably in some real hot water......

    And you are all safe to know that I do NOT work for American.....anymore..... ;)

    Yes I am kidding I work for a different airline !!
  2. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    And thank you for thinking of me "T"
  3. chaplndave

    chaplndave TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Hey boeingfixr...did you ever get my email regarding my occupation? I never heard anything back from you so wondered if you ever got it. You were correct in your assumption. Hope to hear from you.

  4. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Thanks Chap and yes I had received it. I had forgotten to e-mail you back. Been very busy lately, thanks for reminding me !!
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Gahh...I looked at the title and thought the plane actually took off ( :haha: ), running on autopilot...
  6. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Fortunatly planes aren't that smart yet. However ejection seats and smart auto-pilots could have prevented 9-11, just eject them out of the cockpit and the plane lands safely by itself !! ;)
  7. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 289

    well, this was probably bad enough, (just ask whoever gets blamed for it)
    You do hear about small planes taking off by them self ocasionaly (we had one around here last summer) Pilot is running up, /warming engines and gets out without returning all the way to idle, once relieve of his weight plane accelerates down the runway, and lefts off (usally very briefly)
    I do remember hearing about one that stayed airborn for around 20 minutes before "landing" on a house.
  8. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    Yeah and it's a wonder what an autopilot can do to, just look at Payne Stewerts Lear Jet, that crossed half the country before it sadly crashed. It's funny too, alot of accidents that are blamed on "Mechanical failure" are actually the pilot telling the autopilot and FMS(flight management system) what to do, if a plane flies into a moutain, usually that's what it was told to do, by the pilot.
  9. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 289

    yup, It's all human error, somewhere down the line
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