@MajorRage said in Awesome stuff you see on the internet:
Yeah, it's one of my fave shows as well. I think it's because almost all air crashes get huge coverage, and you always wonder what happened.
Bloody heightist, I am slightly undershort that's all.
Air Crash is generally pretty accurate too. I read the accident / incident reports in a "fuck I hope that doesn't happen to me" way, and they are a dry read usually. Air Crash Investigations usually gives you the gist of what happened and how they got out of it (if they did) without the really tech / mechanical stuff that is what the pilots really need to know to avoid a repeat. They generally avoid the old "pilot error" blame as well. Nearly all accidents fall into the "swiss cheese" model or Reason model (no not him - James Reason) where a series of events line up to lead to the end result. With CX780 the pilots were the last line of defence and the last hole didn't line up - tragedy averted.
Any major incident is usually incorporated into pilot's 6 monthly sim sessions, so have had a go at most of the Nat Geo incidents, survived them all, but that is with the benefit of knowing what happened. Very different when in the air and it is real!
And yes @Donsteppa I far prefer the ones where everyone lives as well!