A Passenger Airplane Basically Flew Upside Down Because of a Dumb Pilot (Updated)

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  1. JohnDeere19
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    :eek:

    An All Nippon Airways passenger plane carrying 117 passengers on board experienced a little bit of a scare earlier this month. Why? Because a numb-brained pilot accidentally almost made a Boeing 737-700 fly belly up, as in upside freaking down.

    A 737 is not a freaking stunt plane. It shouldn't be barrel rolling, belly upping in the sky—especially with passengers on board. Amazingly everyone is safe, only two flight attendants were hurt and only a few passengers complained about feeling weird (it was obviously stomach turning).

    http://gizmodo.com/5844628/a-passenger-airplane-nearly-flew-upside-down-because-of-a-dumb-pilot
     
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    Unbelievable story!:eek:
     
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    I've had some pretty shaky flights, but this would take the cake!
     
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    When I saw ANA, my first thought was 787...
     
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    Hair raising to say the least - I wonder what the cabin/cockpit's collective onomatopoeia sounded like.
     
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    rudder, door switch.....eennie meenie minie moe......
     
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    I like how it was a 737 yet the photo in the plane is an Airbus ;)
     
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    that would have been a bad PR day for ANA....I could see the headline, "CEO goes head over heels during delivery flight of first 787"
     
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    Yes, and actually a barrel roll is a relatively easy, low G maneuver. I highly doubt it would have caused any more stress to the airframe than a couple of rough landings. That said, the true danger lies in any objects that are unsecured inside the cabin flying around and potentially hitting/injuring people.
     
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    Would passengers with seat-belts not attached be considered objects in this case? :D

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    Not wearing seatbelts???? Articles may shift during flight................
     
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