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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

You Can Survive

I rarely cover anything in NORDO News that isn’t antique and classic aviation related but in this case I thought I would.  A friend just sent me these photos from the recovery of the Asiana 777 airframe in San Francisco.  Click on the link and look them over closely as there are a few things I want you to take from them.
So what should you take away from these photos?  Although the airframe took a beating, the tail broke off, and the bottom of the fuselage in a few places is crushed upward, look at how survivable this was.  Yeah sure, we’ve all heard the seemingly miraculous story of the survivors but the reality is it was no miracle; the plane simply held together.  Additionally, from all accounts, the fuel tanks didn’t even rupture.  But a sales pitch for Boeing is not what this is intended to be.
Look at these photos, take to heart survival is a possibility, and remember that if you ever find yourself in any kind of accident.  You are far more likely to make it out alive if you keep your wits about you.  Knowing you can survive will help you stay focused and that is the surest way to see your friends and family again.

If you want a better look at the photos, you can click here.

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