Over the weekend a Boeing 737 overran the runway and went off on an embankment in Northeastern Turkey.
صور حديثة لطائرة شركة بيجاسوس التركية للطيران الإقتصادي والتي أنحرفت عن مدرج مطار طرابزون يوم أمس.
من الصور نلاحظ إنها على وشك السقوط في المياه حيث لاتبعد عن المياه سوى أمتار قليلة.#PC8622 pic.twitter.com/54VwhEt4cX
— عشاق عالم الطيران (@AviationWG) January 14, 2018
There were 162 passengers and 6 crew onboard. Everyone made it out safely. There’s now video from inside the cabin during the evacuation.
New information about the incident was released today,
The flight crew was tested for intoxication, no findings were made, and was interviewed.
The flight crew reported the flight was normal until after touch down with the first officer being pilot flying, deceleration was slow due to the wet runway, the controls were handed to the captain, the captain applied brakes, the aircraft turned left, the aircraft went off the runway, the right hand engine suddenly accelerated in forward thrust unintentionally.
The aircraft went over the cliff and dropped, the right hand engine separated and fell into the sea. The aircraft came to a stop, the crew alerted tower and emergency services responded arriving in a short time.
In the cabin video you can see chaos and panic — and open overhead bins. There will be some calling for locking overhead bins in emergency situations to prevent people from taking their belongings, on the theory that doing so slows down the evacuation. And it does. The worry is that locking the bins would too, as panicked passengers stop and spend time trying to open the bins despite the locks.
I have a hard time criticizing passengers in a situation like this, we may know the right thing to do intellectually but in the moment with adrenaline pumping and a belief your life is on the line people react. That’s why it’s important to have strict evacuation standards precisely because in real life you’ll never meet those standards.
Of course if you’re going to criticize people taking belongings off the plane, then you should probably ask about their taking cell phone video too.