Post by planecrazy on Aug 12, 2018 21:25:04 GMT 12
This is a very sad story about one of the most miss-understood illnesses of humanity, mental health. Feel sorry for the guy his family and friends, there is a lot of help out there if you or you know of a friend who needs help do it!
The Air Traffic Controller did a great job dealing with a pretty bad situation.
(Please delete if already posted or if inappropriate.)
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2018 21:26:07 GMT 12 by planecrazy
Very, very sad. I can't bring myself to watch any of the videos with the ATC audio - I fear it will be too distressing, just reading a story including quotes I found it heartbreaking.
I must say I've read a lot about ATC folk since this incident, including a couple of threads on Twitter explaining how they train and why they sound so calm in situations like this. It's given me a whole new appreciation for these people and the work they do.
Last Edit: Aug 13, 2018 18:57:02 GMT 12 by ZacYates
Suicides hurt all of those around the person at risk. Sometimes it is an easy way out but without good close family and personal connections, people can get isolated and those around can't see anything wrong as most of them seem to be able to put on a new friendly, fun face and still live with the demons inside and everyone thinks they are normal. So sad. What a loss - married too. If only... if only...
Please talk to someone behaving out of the ordinary, pre-occupied with ideas, keeping to themselves more than normal, a bit grumpier than the usual, a change in character. Get them to share. Take them for a blast of adrenalin somewhere!! Let someone else know who can help if you can't. (Edited)
This has generated much discussion at work, particularly since it is a Dash, even though its a Q400, which has little in common with a Q300 bar its name. Nevertheless, we have spoken at length about the performance aspects of what he achieved and what his manoeuvres did to the airframe. We only briefly spoke about what might drive someone in a similar situation to ours to do something like this, but not for long, of course...
Post by planecrazy on Aug 14, 2018 21:44:30 GMT 12
Without dismissing the sadness behind the event, a few of the plane people here have chatted about how impressive it is to see a 400 do such a smooth roll, credit to the airframe and the person flying her, beautiful to watch as well.
Post by johnnyfalcon on Aug 15, 2018 7:23:32 GMT 12
Although it was hardly a textbook roll. He pitched and rolled as if doing an aileron roll but it morphed into the latter half of a barrel roll but exiting on a completely different heading and with a height-loss akin to the downward portion of a loop! Quite a bit of luck evident in that manoeuvre in my opinion, particularly in missing the ground on his pull-out. (said sympathetically and with no disrespect)