BA1476 and the Kensal Rise Tornado

Old Dec 7, 06, 3:06 pm
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BA1476 and the Kensal Rise Tornado

For anyone else who was watching coverage on the tornado this morning -has anyone heard anything more about how it supposedly affected BA1476 which was flying overhead?

Skynews was reporting that passengers were crying, terrified that the plane was going to fall out of the sky. Haven't read or heard anything anywhere else, and as ever dubious about Sky's reporting.

Whilst flying through a thundercloud is a truly rotten experience, surely an aircraft would pass through a 20m-wide updraft pretty quickly?
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Old Dec 7, 06, 3:56 pm
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wow.

Not even heard of it causing trouble with a BA flight. Will check out some news websites and see what i can find
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Old Dec 7, 06, 4:22 pm
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Well with the average BA passenger down the back in Eurotrash these days, even moderate turbulence is a "we're all going to die" moment.

Sigh...gone are the days where turbulence was only considered serious when the Captain was having difficulty balancing the cheese plate on the centre console and the Effoff stabbed himself in the thigh whilst trying to open the '45 Fonseca..
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Old Dec 7, 06, 4:25 pm
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Bahrain - look, we know you're only 29. Stop pretending you're 70!
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Originally Posted by Jenbel View Post
Bahrain - look, we know you're only 29. Stop pretending you're 70!
But he certainly had me hunting for a bottle of port though...
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Old Dec 7, 06, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Jenbel View Post
Bahrain - look, we know you're only 29. Stop pretending you're 70!
Ahem...I am 24. For God's sake woman, you always think I'm older than I am.

I can't imagine why.
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Old Dec 7, 06, 4:34 pm
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Pilot: "Can we go turn right 20 degrees to avoid some bad weather ahead?"
Me: "That's approved"
Some other pilot: "Just close your eyes and pretend it's night time... it doesn't look so bad then".
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Old Dec 7, 06, 6:58 pm
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BA staff at Logan this evening were using the "tornado in London" as an excuse for the estimated three-hour delay to BA214.,,
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Old Dec 7, 06, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by BahrainLad View Post
Well with the average BA passenger down the back in Eurotrash these days, even moderate turbulence is a "we're all going to die" moment.
I thought that was only on Virgin...and screaming was only allowed when instructed by a member of the cabin crew
http://www.airportbusiness.com/artic...tion=3&id=5566
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Old Dec 7, 06, 7:15 pm
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Originally Posted by BahrainLad View Post
Ahem...I am 24. For God's sake woman, you always think I'm older than I am.

I can't imagine why.
You got off lightly there BahrainLad, some cheeky [email protected]@rd said to me in a pub the other night in Glenelg....

"You lads must be about my age....35 or so"

I've 13 years to go!

As it happens I was with my uncle, who is indeed 35!

Only bouncers think I'm under 18
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Old Dec 8, 06, 3:25 am
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I'm sure I heard on one or other breakfast TV programme that this flight was nearing Glasgow at the time and any turbulence was nothing to do with the tornado?

I was once on a LGW-GVA flight that crossed the wake of a 747 shortly after take-off....that wasn't fun.....that and the thunderstorm over Bucharest (still have nightmares about that).
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Old Dec 8, 06, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by Boddingtons View Post
"You lads must be about my age....35 or so"

I've 13 years to go!
Have you not heard of premature ageing caused by prolonged exposure to the sun? Perhaps all that time getting baked red as a lobster at the test matches has added a few years to your appearance
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Old Dec 8, 06, 5:02 am
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Well, mine is certainly not (a) bigger (story) than yours, but last Sunday LHR-SNN and yesterday MAN-ORK weren't much fun, what with the almost gale-force winds both days ....

Actually on the SNN landing, one poor soul was taken into the terminal on oxygen, assisted by paramedics .....

Not quite as bad as flying through thunderstorms, but pretty damned nerve-wracking nonetheless ....
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On the flip side of Turbulance Horror's

Couple of Years back some relations were flying to Malaysia & hit pretty bad turbulance over the Indian ocean. My Younger cousins & Aunt were pretty scared by the experience by apparently my gran who was about 80+ at the time was laughing & enjoying herself.
Guess she feels that she missed out on all the rollercoasters as a kid.
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Old Dec 8, 06, 5:37 am
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Originally Posted by Morland View Post
BA staff at Logan this evening were using the "tornado in London" as an excuse for the estimated three-hour delay to BA214.,,

Now that's hilarious. Where do they get this sort of thing from?
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