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Posted: 10/21/2002 9:08:47 PM EDT
Humph- "controlled crash"...suuuure. "Jump!! Jump before the hydrogen ignites, Herr Flugkapitaen"....[rolleyes] [url]http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/local/4337630.htm[/url]
Posted on Mon, Oct. 21, 2002 MetLife Blimp crashes; no one injured VALDOSTA, Ga. - A MetLife blimp narrowly missed a gazebo just before it crashed Monday in south Georgia due to high winds. The pilot was forced to jump from the gondola moments before the blimp's impact. Authorities said no one was injured in the incident, which happened shortly after 5 p.m. in Lowndes County. The pilot described the crash as controlled. The blimp initially tried to land at Valdosta Regional Airport but high winds from an afternoon storm blew the ship named "Snoopy One" off course. Snoopy One is one of two MetLife blimps that cover professional sporting events around the country. A five-vehicle, 14-member crew travels with the blimp during its trips across the country. A similar incident happened with Snoopy One's sister ship in Kansas City in September 2001. The blimp in town for a professional football game broke away from its mooring during a thunderstorm and landed about 75 miles away in rural northern Missouri. No one was injured during that event. Federal Aviation Administration Officials are expected to investigate the crash Tuesday.
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Link Posted: 10/21/2002 9:23:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 95thFoot: "Jump!! Jump before the hydrogen ignites, Herr Flugkapitaen"....[rolleyes]
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LOL
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 9:47:43 PM EDT
I thought you were talking about Rosie.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 10:25:17 PM EDT
How does a blimp "crash?" I suspect that it would simply make a blllluuuuummmmppppppp sound like a bouncing tire or rubber inflatable ball.
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 3:30:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Redmanfms: How does a blimp "crash?" I suspect that it would simply make a blllluuuuummmmppppppp sound like a bouncing tire or rubber inflatable ball.
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Imagine, if you will, Tinky Winky slamming against Dipsy... "PARP!"[%|] ............... Att'n, Photoshop Army: we need icons and clip art of the Teletubbies carrying full-auto firearms, please....
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 4:40:18 AM EDT
Any video out there? I'd love to see this.
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 4:45:06 AM EDT
I'm pretty sure they are using helium now, vice hydrogen. When the Spirit of Akron (Goodyear) blimp went down, it did with a thud, not a boom. Plus, the hundenberg incident put the kabots on hydrogen as a lift agent...
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 5:06:29 AM EDT
mugs, i've been at the hartville/brimfield/suffield facility when blimps were pulled out of the hanger and flown. i only saw the footage of the aftermath of the s-o-akron crash...and it wasn't pretty! we make some gondola parts and steering parts for the blimps, as well as the gondola assembly fixtures.
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 5:16:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 95thFoot: Imagine, if you will, Tinky Winky slamming against Dipsy...
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I'd rather not [sex]
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 5:19:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mugzilla: I'm pretty sure they are using helium now, vice hydrogen. When the Spirit of Akron (Goodyear) blimp went down, it did with a thud, not a boom. Plus, the hundenberg incident put the kabots on hydrogen as a lift agent...
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I'm pretty sure that America has only used helium for their blimps even way back when Germany was still using hydrogen. Nobody uses hydrogen anymore because helium is so prolific now and it is infinitely safer. Who the hell wants to take a ride in a bomb?
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 5:26:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mugzilla: I'm pretty sure they are using helium now, vice hydrogen. When the Spirit of Akron (Goodyear) blimp went down, it did with a thud, not a boom. Plus, the hundenberg incident put the kabots on hydrogen as a lift agent...
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The "Hindenburg", actually. I was making a joke in my original post. And yes, we all know that hydrogen hasn't been used a lifting medium since 1937. I also seriously doubt that any US blimp pilot would be called "Flugkapitaen"....Hence the [rolleyes] used in that post as well as in this one....[rolleyes] [rolleyes] [rolleyes] Did anybody not get the "Oh, the humanity" reference? [%|] I'll 'splain it if you need it, Lucy... [:D]
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 5:34:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 95thFoot: Did anybody not get the "Oh, the humanity" reference? [%|] I'll 'splain it if you need it, Lucy... [:D]
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What sets man apart from the beasts is our interest in things that took place before we were born, or will take place after we die. I've come to realize that the audience here is a perfect sampling of the average population and hence doesn't know shit about dick, so to speak.
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 5:45:40 AM EDT
I'm pretty sure that most everybody has seen the Hindenburg crash and gets the meaning on the thread title. If not they either have a very bad memory or live in a cave.
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 5:56:24 AM EDT
The H2 gas in the Hindenberg was only a small problem--the thickly doped outer skin was what was so damn flammable.
Link Posted: 10/22/2002 8:17:20 AM EDT
And let's not forget the major product of hydrogen when it combusts: water. The film of the Hindenburg catching fire then crashing shows much flame spreading along its doped fabric skin, then huge clouds of water droplets- more than just the ballast that was still on board. No explosion.
Link Posted: 10/23/2002 1:46:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 95thFoot:
Originally Posted By Mugzilla: I'm pretty sure they are using helium now, vice hydrogen. When the Spirit of Akron (Goodyear) blimp went down, it did with a thud, not a boom. Plus, the hundenberg incident put the kabots on hydrogen as a lift agent...
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The "Hindenburg", actually. I was making a joke in my original post. And yes, we all know that hydrogen hasn't been used a lifting medium since 1937. I also seriously doubt that any US blimp pilot would be called "Flugkapitaen"....Hence the [rolleyes] used in that post as well as in this one....[rolleyes] [rolleyes] [rolleyes] Did anybody not get the "Oh, the humanity" reference? [%|] I'll 'splain it if you need it, Lucy... [:D]
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We get it. It was what the radio guy was babbling when the Hindenburg went down. Your "joke" just wasn't that funny.
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