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I am a big LDS 767 fan. Before I saw this, I had never given emergency situations much thought. My thoughts were just to learn to take the airplane from place to place. However, after watching this video, I am not inspired to want to learn and practice, practice, practice such situations.It shows an emergency situation where a Thomson Fly 757-200 pilot has to shut down an engine and make an emergency landing after a bird strike just after take off at Manchester International Airport. The first part of the video shows good detail of the bird going in the right engine. Then, you see the fire and smoke and hear the pulsating sound from the damaged turbofan as the plane ascends from the runway. Moments later the pilot calls

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Stunning video indeed, I saw it about 2 months ago, absolutely great work by the pilots!!You can actually see the bird ingested in replay and the sound the engine backfiring is just incredible, imagine sitting on the right side hearing that sound!!!Hats off to those pilots, I was amazed by their calm voices communicating with the ATC, no fear, no hesitation what so ever. I know that these guys train for this kind of stuff in simulators and do preliminary briefings before the flight for emergencies but still real life should be so "real".Thanks for posting this dramatic video

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I thought it a bit odd that the FO was making his Mayday call before they even had the engine secured...when you're working a time-critical problem like an engine failure on takeoff, that's really not the time to be talking on the radio.That's the time the FO should be paying attention to which fire handle the captain is reaching for, watching airspeed, and scanning engine instruments.Aviate...navigate...THEN communicate.Bob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-VColorado Springs, CO

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>I thought it a bit odd that the FO was making his Mayday call>before they even had the engine secured...when you're working>a time-critical problem like an engine failure on takeoff,>that's really not the time to be talking on the radio.>>That's the time the FO should be paying attention to which>fire handle the captain is reaching for, watching airspeed,>and scanning engine instruments.>>Aviate...navigate...THEN communicate.>>Bob Scott>ATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V>Colorado Springs, COExactly what I thought as well.

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How do you know it was the FO?How do you know the person who edited the video spliced the mayday call audio at the right point in the outside footage?It's easy to criticise and be a know it all after the event, safely on the ground and not on fire isn't it. If you don't know all the facts you can always make them up...Irrespective of who did what and when you seem to have overlooked the basic fact that just under 100 tones of airliner hit a bird just shy of 200mph, lost a load of power close to the ground and just two guys brought it back down to earth safely (and took it back to the gate).Top marks to the flight crew...IanP.S. For the record, the pilots *always* decide what to do and where to go after take off, irrespective of ATC. Of course, it's usually prudent to follow their instructions but by no means mandatory.

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It pumps me up and makes me want to utilize the emergency system procedures in the LDS 767. Before, I almost couldn't care less about them. It really is a great video!RH

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>It pumps me up and makes me want to utilize the emergency>system procedures in the LDS 767. Before, I almost couldn't>care less about them. It really is a great video!>>RHYeah, I should try those random failures in my PMDG 737 too:-wedge

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