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Thompson plane 787 hits problems

Started by ChrisR, August 07, 2014, 07:26:32 PM

ChrisR

I was reading the daily mail today and found this article in there: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718593/Manchester-bound-Dreamliner-jet-forced-make-emergency-landing-Azores-engine-shuts-midway-flight.html
I started thinking about the 787 and the amount of problems it has had. Yes like any new plane there will be some problems but the dream liner seems to have problems which are worrying.
What do you guys think of it ?

gazzz0x2z

I think in the early days such an incident would remain unnoticed. Don't get me wrong : it's very bad today, it already was bad yesterday. Just, the media were not interested in near-incidents, and didn't know how to make money from them. Today they know, and they do - it's easier than knowing exactly what happened to that plane in the Indian Ocean, for example.

I don't know if the dreamliner is better or worse than other current jets, but it does no seem to me worse than some other planes who left quite bad memories to the companies exploiting them.

Life's dangerous, and modern planes are safe, comparatively. Even the 787 Dreamliner.

MRFREAK

Same here in Denmark. As soon as a Scandinavian Airlines aircraft has a minor technical difficulty, they make it a bigger deal than it really is like. "SAS flight emergency lands as passengers almost passed out because of smoke in the cabin" even though it's just a minor fault in a lamp on the toilet that causes a little smoke.

But when it's another carrier that isn't danish, then it's just "plane makes a non-dramatic emergency landing due to a failure in the landing gear."

So the media is really overreacting and trying to make sensational stories that were only 5% of it is a true fact.

And it is also pretty lame that everytime they just HAVE TO have a picture of a sad family or something like that in a couch look really miserable.

NovemberCharlie

Search results for engine failure....
Happens quite often but would never make headlines if it were with an older more proven model (though I think the 787 has by now proven itself pretty well)

http://avherald.com/h?search_term=%22Engine+failure%22&opt=0&dosearch=1&search.x=0&search.y=0