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Old 11-26-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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In August I saw a TV documentary on the 1977 tenerife disaster where 5-600 were killed. It showed the 2 planes colliding and the explosion, as well as the Dutch pilot getting impatient taking off when he should not have and the tail of the plane scorching the runway with sparks to avoid the oncoming plane

Was this inside the cockpit scene a real one or made up? It looked dated and real. I assume the crash of the 2 planes was real, not sure of the cockpit scene tho

And the infamous shot of American flt 191 with the wings perpendicular to the ground is that an airport camera? Do the airports all snap pics of the planes?
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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See Tenerife airport disaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:16 PM
 
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There was no video of the 1977 accident. What you saw was made up.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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There is video of the Omaha landing of Capt. Al Franken, shot from besides the airport, maybe an access road? Also real footage of the hijacked plane that ditched off the coast of Israel some years ago, not sure which one you saw. Many of the scenes in those Discovery documentaries are re-created from transcipts and black box recordings.

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Old 12-05-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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The good news is that cameras are more prevelant nowadays. So the possibility of accidents & incidents being recorded on film is a LOT more likely today. (Some of the video of the U.S. Airways flight that landed in the Hudson River was shot by security cameras mounted on nearby buildings.)
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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the infamous shot of AA 191 in 1979 with the wings perp to the ground and hydraulic fluid leaking out--I assume that was real. It's on several websites (like wikipedia) that cover this disaster

how would someone have the presence of mind to snap this plane in time? It was in the air for only 30 seconds. the photographer would have to have the camera in hand and know immediately by the plane not going up that this was going to happen to snap it in time
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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There are PLENTY of aviation buffs hanging around airports. Anyone with a cmarea at the ready could've taken the shot. Even someone waiting for a departure or arrival (back when non-passengers could get into terminals...)
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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Default yes, exactly what I

suspected. BTW, at what point were non- passengers banned from what is now secure boarding areas, was it after 9/11 or was it in place before 9/11? I'm not up on it because there was a 30 year gap (78-2008) between years that i flew so i don't remember anything at the airports
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:24 AM
 
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Michael Laughlin, a 24 year old stident pilot took the iconic photograph of Flight 191's final moments from the O'Hare viewing platform.
Remembering Flight 191 - chicagotribune.com
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:35 AM
 
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Dragging that topic up from the past should be a comfort to any one who has to fly today..
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