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Pilot smoking ecig in cockpit gets fired.

Discussion in 'Media and General News' started by bhayes, Jul 13, 2018 at 7:07 PM.

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  1. bhayes

    bhayes Full Member

    May 11, 2011
    hartford ct
    "(CNN) — A co-pilot smoking an electronic cigarette in the cockpit of an Air China flight caused the plane to suddenly drop 6,000 meters when he mistakenly turned off its air conditioning system. 7-13-18"

    The nicotine in vapes are habit forming but with a little self control, you can wait 8-12 hours until you are on the ground again to vape:nah:
     
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  2. untar

    untar Ultra Member

    Feb 7, 2018
    Germany
    I must say I'd like my pilot well relaxed and not on nicotine withdrawal...
    Maybe he became pilot because he's a cloudchaser? :lol:

    Gotta love the cockpit design where you can just essentially turn off the oxygen supply for the passengers with seemingly not much fuss about it [​IMG]
     
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  3. Eskie

    Eskie ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2016
    NY
    Eh who needs oxygen or AC when you can have clouuuuds............
     
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  4. gandymarsh

    gandymarsh Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2014
    WI, USA
    Why would turning off the air con cause the plane to plummet? What does that have to do with vaping? Sounds to me like he was fire for being a bad pilot.
     
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  5. untar

    untar Ultra Member

    Feb 7, 2018
    Germany
    The air conditioning on a plane keeps an acceptable oxygen level, compressing (and heating) outside air. When the oxygen level drops the flight computer more or less vehemently suggest to drop to a height where the atmosphere has more oxygen, along dangling an oxygen mask in front of passengers.
    In case the AC/cabin pressure really doesn't work.

    The pilot wanted to turn off a fan that would have blown his vapor into the passenger cabin (probably causing a panic) and - butterfingers - hit the wrong switch. Not sure why the computer would accept that input, I don't know of a situation where you wouldn't want to control the air composition. Should be rare enough to not just have some average looking switch do it.

    I mean you also usually can't extend the landing gear at high speeds because that's bonkers, so why can you turn off the AC at will?
     
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  6. coldgin96

    coldgin96 MADE IN U.S.A. Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Probably "Made In China" :w00t:
     
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  7. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    We need more positive vaping stories. After supper tonite it's-
    Vaper Mows Lawn Reasonably Well ???

    then

    Vaper Takes Long Walk And Talks To Neighbors

    Vaper Almost Eats Entire Bag Of Doritos Before Bed!!!!
     
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  8. Myk

    Myk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    IL, USA
    A new movie coming out: Vapes on a Plane

    I'd say fire the co-pilot too, that's who turned off the air. Both could probably be handled differently. Pilot: No vaping on the plane. Co-pilot: Don't touch this switch.
     
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  9. chellie

    chellie Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2014
    USA
    He turned off the wrong switches --oops

    "A senior official from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) told reporters Friday that, without notifying the pilot, the unnamed co-pilot was trying to turn off air recycling fans to prevent the vapor from spreading into the passenger cabin.

    Instead, he toggled the wrong switches, which were close to his intended target, leading to a drop in oxygen levels that triggered altitude warnings."

    (source Officials: Vaping Co-Pilot Caused Plane to Plummet)

    and they are in big trouble (rightfully so)
    "
    Qiao Yibin, the CAAC official, promised to hand down “severe punishment in accordance with laws and regulations,” if the regulator’s final conclusion on the incident matches its initial finding.

    Air China fired the entire flight deck crew and suggested CAAC revoke their pilot’s licenses upon completing its investigation, the country’s flag carrier said Friday night in a statement."
     
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  10. untar

    untar Ultra Member

    Feb 7, 2018
    Germany
    Trustfire Airlines :confused:
     
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  11. Myk

    Myk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    IL, USA
    :shock: Everyone!?
    I guess it could be worse.
     
  12. chellie

    chellie Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2014
    USA
    Maybe because the others knew and did not report it?
     
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  13. Myk

    Myk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    IL, USA
    Honest, I didn't know, I was busy vaping in the bathroom. Oops.
     
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  14. chellie

    chellie Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2014
    USA
    Probably got a shower in there with a drop like that :)
     
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  15. Dextrose

    Dextrose Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    China air, clone switch, maybe print was upside down?
     
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  16. coldgin96

    coldgin96 MADE IN U.S.A. Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Man, there's something everybody in the world can agree on....China....
     
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  17. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Super Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    Cloud chaser....made in china.....hahaha thats funny i dont care who you are lol:lol:
     
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  18. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hunterwasser
    Incompetent use of the life support controls by the co-pilot, not something to be taken lightly.


    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Asbestos4004

    Asbestos4004 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2013
    Sugar Hill, Georgia
    I'd rather have the vaping pilot as opposed to the pilot getting hammered in the airport lounge .
     
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  20. JPAZ

    JPAZ Full Member

    Then Vaper finds his hovercraft full of eels.
     
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