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Another aspect of this incident is one particular passenger complaining afterwards that he was not offered any refreshments. The fact that the skill of the pilot had saved his life and he wasn't zipped up in a black bag in a hangar seemed unimportant.

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BA pilot 'feared all would die'

The co-pilot of the British Airways jet that crash-landed at Heathrow feared everyone on board was going to die before he steered the plane to safety.

Senior First Officer John Coward told the Sunday Mirror he believed there was going to be a "catastrophic crash".

But he said he was only doing his job when he managed to land the stricken Boeing 777 safely just inside the airport's perimeter fence on Thursday.

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Mr Tamburro, a 46-year-old father-of-four from Oxford who suffered whiplash and a cut head in the crash, said passengers were forced to wait for hours without refreshments.

The businessman said passengers had to wait three hours to be processed so that police officers could take statements from them and doctors could check them.

He said the BA staff who were looking after the passengers rationed water, the only drink which was initially offered to them in the departure area, and did not offer any food.

"I asked if tea and coffee could be arranged and this fell on deaf ears. We had to be escorted if we wanted to go to the toilet. It felt like the staff were more interested in security than our wellbeing," he said.

Did it ever occur to the waste of space that they would not be allowed to give any "refreshments" on advice from medical staff in case they needed to operate on anyone.

That "cut head" might have turned out to be a fractured skull...that "whiplash" a cracked neck...

I guessed that Mark Tamburro would be a fat pie eating twat and I'm proved right :)

 

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Shut up you Moon faced idiot ;) He should be grateful he is alive , cos his family aren't...:D :D :D moaning twat
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What is it with people in this country. No matter what happens they still want a cup of tea.

"You nearly died sir."
"Phew, that was close. How about a cuppa?"

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what a nobber

good job he wasnt in control of the plane , would have been to busy shoving food in his trap to worry about trying to land it

did he not think that maybe they were to busy tending to people to give him his pie and chips
 

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Another aspect of this incident is one particular passenger complaining afterwards that he was not offered any refreshments. The fact that the skill of the pilot had saved his life and he wasn't zipped up in a black bag in a hangar seemed unimportant.

The two sides of the story:

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BA pilot 'feared all would die'

The co-pilot of the British Airways jet that crash-landed at Heathrow feared everyone on board was going to die before he steered the plane to safety.

Senior First Officer John Coward told the Sunday Mirror he believed there was going to be a "catastrophic crash".

But he said he was only doing his job when he managed to land the stricken Boeing 777 safely just inside the airport's perimeter fence on Thursday.

They saved my life but no sandwiches wrote:Quote
Mr Tamburro, a 46-year-old father-of-four from Oxford who suffered whiplash and a cut head in the crash, said passengers were forced to wait for hours without refreshments.

The businessman said passengers had to wait three hours to be processed so that police officers could take statements from them and doctors could check them.

He said the BA staff who were looking after the passengers rationed water, the only drink which was initially offered to them in the departure area, and did not offer any food.

"I asked if tea and coffee could be arranged and this fell on deaf ears. We had to be escorted if we wanted to go to the toilet. It felt like the staff were more interested in security than our wellbeing," he said.

Did it ever occur to the waste of space that they would not be allowed to give any "refreshments" on advice from medical staff in case they needed to operate on anyone.

That "cut head" might have turned out to be a fractured skull...that "whiplash" a cracked neck...

I guessed that Mark Tamburro would be a fat pie eating twat and I'm proved right :)

"Hey Mom, I AM the news!"
 

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Just a thought, but think about where that report came from. Most likely a newspaper. Which means they're looking to create a story with a particular spin/view on the events. They most likely took that quote about the food and drink from a longer interview with him on events. Then used that extract to make out that either he was a whinger, or that BA/Heathrow weren't looking after the passengers. Then that small section was probably pounced upon by an aerospace emloyee who probably felt angered by that one part of the story (remember, we're talking about newspapers here, and news is the last thing they're interested in, they like to turn news into a "story") and had their own views/spin to put on the story they'd seen.
Whereas (as already pointed out) the most likely reason they weren't given food and drink (other than a certain amount of water) was in case of treatment of injuries and shock.
The bloke interviewd probably hadn't thought of this, and made the quote without thinking about that - not everybody does, and we all say something stupid that comes out the wrong way, and it's very very easy to say something and have it blown up out of all proportion.
Another aspect is the questioning. What sort of questions were they asking him? Ask the right question, or series of questions, and you can steer the interview and answers given by the interviewee to give a quote they woudn't have thought of making otherwise. A clever interviewer would've have noticed a remark about the food/drink, and kept on asking questions about it until the interviewee went into more detail, and then delivered a quote that sounds just like a whinging complaint.

I'm not saying he isn't a whinging fat pie eating bastard interested in nothing more than filling his face after a crash, despite having injuries. But nor am I saying he is. He could well be a perfectly normal bloke who was interviewed to a point where he sounded like it.

Think about it when you read the newspapers, or watch TV. There's a lot of clever manipulation going on if you look for it.
 

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I'm not saying he isn't a whinging fat pie eating bastard interested in nothing more than filling his face after a crash, despite having injuries. But nor am I saying he is. He could well be a perfectly normal bloke who was interviewed to a point where he sounded like it.

Think about it when you read the newspapers, or watch TV. There's a lot of clever manipulation going on if you look for it.
Yeah, but it's much more fun to hate him and call him a selfish whinging fat pie eating cunt! :lol:
 

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There's a lot of clever manipulation going on if you look for it.
I don't think you have to look too hard. Take 'em with a pinch of salt. The red tops are more comics than newspapers. Raise a smile and make the working day go faster though. The danger is when people believe it all.
I noticed the pilot of this plane was in the News of the World on Sunday for group romps covered in chocolate :D Didn't take them long to find something on him.
The journalists portrayed as pigs from Spitting Image spring to mind.
 

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There's a lot of clever manipulation going on if you look for it.
...and a lot of not very clever manipulation. For example....before I had a very brief stint in the Middle East, I, like I guess most Westerners perceived the Al Jazeera TV station as a bunch of pro-Arabic exstremist propogandists. Within a few days of watching this fascinating news channel I realised it was about the only channel that seemed to have passionate reporters, who often got killed, in the interests of reporting the truth from both sides. The one thing I miss from being out there, honest in-yer-face journalism.
 

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They wouldn't have been allowed to offer food or drink in case anyone had to be taken to hospital, jeez.. a near death experience and he wants a cup of tea. I think I'd be more worried about getting home to my family and letting them know I was okay. People these days :D
 

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hello daar 6000...nog n suid afrikaner...
 
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