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July 28, 2017

DETAILS, DETAILS

Plane nearly ran out of fuel after pilots forgot to bring up landing gear

(Thanks to Another Ralph)

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Key quote: "The source, who made a point of saying that both pilots were women.."

If both women pilots were blonde...just sayin'.

Who among sure can say they have never forgotten to retract the landing gear on an Airbus A300 series jet?

“When preparing to land, they decided to lower the landing gear. At this point they realised that the wheels had been out all the while "

Worse yet, the left turn blinker had been on.

"De-rostered"? As George Carlin used to say:

Here's a phrase that apparently the airlines simply made up: near miss. They say that if two planes almost collide, it's a near miss. Bull$hit, my friends. It's a near hit! A collision is a near miss.
[WHAM! CRUNCH!]
"Look, they nearly missed!"
"Yes, but not quite.”

Checklist? We don't need no stinkin' checklist.

A clue you have not extended the landing gear is the extra power it takes to taxi.

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