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Old 06-11-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default Just a safety issue???

That must have been a bunch of thrill seekers or a bunch of sheep for deciding to still take that flight after being informed of this:
‘It's only a safety problem,’ pilot says

Passengers on low-cost carrier told there was nothing to worry about

MADRID - A pilot told nervous passengers travelling with a low-cost Spanish airline that nearly half the seats on their plane were out of use due to a safety problem but it was nothing to worry about, a Spanish newspaper reported.

As passengers took their seats on the Lisbon to Madrid flight operated by Vueling Airlines on Sunday they noticed that all but three of the 32 rows on one side of the plane were taped off, according to an El Mundo reporter among the travelers.

The captain told them on the intercom: "We will not be able to use that part of the plane because we have a safety problem with the door at the front. Don't worry, it's only a safety problem", the newspaper reported.

Some passengers took photos of the taped-off seats but staff stopped them saying it was against company rules.

Others became nervous including one passenger who asked whether the plane could tip over in mid-air by flying with a heavier load on one side.

The safety problem was with the slide on one of the plane's eight emergency exit doors, a spokeswoman for Vueling said.

The firm followed aviation guidelines which allow the door to be used but oblige a reduction in passenger numbers because it cannot fulfil its emergency function, she said.

Guaranty you would have seen me hoofin' it down the road....
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:49 PM   #2
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... and it's still faster than JetBlue.

For some reason, I was thinking about the Arkansas rollercoaster that stranded people upside down for a half hour when the power went out. Hello, lawsuit...
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If they were all on one side, that's a serious safety issue with an unbalanced aircraft. Plus, it could be nose-or-tail heavy with passengers in one spot.
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