Jump to content
BANGKOK 22 March 2019 04:40
Sign in to follow this  
webfact

Hat Yai: Co-pilot of budget airline passes out during flight and later dies

Recommended Posts

Bagging Lion air? What about praising them for being able to land the plane safely while 50% of the landing team was having a heart attack at the controls?

In my small home town, a major industry is helicopters and fixed wing (smaller aircrafts). 20 years ago when I used to go out a lot I would always see pilots drunkingly sculling down their last pints and shots a few minutes before 10pm as they had to stick to the 8 hour dry before you fly rule as they all started flying at 6am. They were the people like the poster above who I would avoid.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This was a very unfortunate incident and it has nothing to do with the quality of Lion Air : I have a good impression after having taken several of their flights in Thailand and in Indonesia.

how do you know it has nothing to do with Lion air?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an airline I wont fly on either.

I met a guy & his wife at White Beer'd a few weeks ago.

It was about 11:30pm, he was very drunk and flying to Samui at 8:30 am the following morning.

Crazy.

Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect Thailand

Completely legal in the USA. Have to refrain from drinking only 8 hours prior to your flight. Some airlines however require 12 hours but law only requires 8.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately I can not get into details here but lets put it nicely; Nok Air is not taking safety serious.

I would be curious, where can I search for information? how are they allowed to fly, are regulations too lax, or not enforced? I just got off a Nok flight an hour ago :-/ thanks

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This scenario is practiced and rehearsed over and over many times in flight simulator training. The crew know exactly what to do.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WOW - maybe I will give Lion Airlines a big miss. I wonder how old was the co-pilot. Sad end to his flying career.

I would say that being on a flight that ONE of the flight crew becomes incapacitated would be about as common as being on a flight that crashes. In fact, pilots have to have an ECG done at each medical, which depending on their age can be as often as every six months. It would be safe to say that a bus driver or taxi driver in Thailand would have had an ECG done far less often than a pilot, yet we enter these transport forms without batting an eye.

Air travel today is safer than it ever was. The unfortunate incident with MH17 was no fault of the air crew. The recent crash in Iran on the initial information appears to be aircraft fatigue / poor maintenance. Taiwan appears to be pilot judgement error. On the face of it all, any airline is facing the SAME risk in the flight deck with medical episodes. With the 10's of thousands of flights worldwide daily, pilot incapacitation is well below .01%.

However it is your money, and you are free to spend it on any mode of travel you wish.

This airline I would personally wait for further training and flight testing before I would hop on board. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2552460/Back-drawing-board-Kenyan-built-plane-bits-scrap-vows-try-flight-attempt-sees-steer-field-crash.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a very strange comments that people will NOT fly Lion Air because a pilot dies on the flight deck. What does this have to do with Lion Air.

Having said this I am aware off certain short comings in Lion Air but things are improving fast. They are a huge airline now Malindo/Batik/wings/Lion Thai/Lion. They have their own flight school, training center and simulators. Right now Thai Lion is a much safer airline to fly on than Nok Air. Unfortunately I can not get into details here but lets put it nicely; Nok Air is not taking safety serious.

P2F; yes I am aware of this; Ryanair comes to mind and many other airlines in the world... So if a pilot is willing to pay to fly why Lion Air can take those guys too,

LOL sounds like you have vested interest in Lion AIr....

9 serious incidents in only the past 13 years! with 25 recorded fatalities.....

work that one out Captain.. cheesy.gif

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks God they have always two persons in the cockpit

Dream on if you think that there are always two pilots in the cockpit!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an airline I wont fly on either.

I met a guy & his wife at White Beer'd a few weeks ago.

It was about 11:30pm, he was very drunk and flying to Samui at 8:30 am the following morning.

Crazy.

Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect Thailand

"Fresh as a rose" the next morning... some people can do it. Yet others cannot even walk straight unless they have their little dose. All a matter of habit. Plane finds its own way

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...