Sensationalistic 'journalism' at its best.... The idiot who wrote this story should be taken out back and shot.
Let's review, shall we?
The Daily Wail:Terrified passengers on a holiday jet thought they were about to die as it plummeted 23,000ft.
Right. So there was a loss in cabin pressure, the crew acted according to standard procedures and got the aircraft down to a comfortable altitude. If you read the third paragraph of the story it actually states that the aircraft was put through "a manoeuvre designed to overcome a fall in cabin pressure".
The Daily Wail:Minutes later the almost-full Airbus A319 made an emergency landing at Toulouse.
Okay. So the logical thing here would be to post a picture of an EZY A319, right? Not according to the Daily Wail, who posted a shot of an ex-GO B737-300, incidentally a model that EasyJet don't even operate any more.
a dumb-ass passenger:"I started to shake. My life flashed before me".
God forbid that whoever came out with this gem actually gets to experience a real emergency on an aircraft.
I guess we should really give credit to the Daily Wail for carrying on the superb tradition of fact-twisting that gives the British media its scoops on 'news-worthy' crap like this.....
Vidi, Vici, Veni. I saw, I conquered, I came.
Goose:Mind you guess the picture looked good
Of course. But, in true British journalistic style, why let the truth get in the way of a good story?
Hey, at least one good thing may come out of this - since we all know that the Daily Wail is only read by Chavs and people who don't have the common sense to think for themselves, maybe it'll scare them out of deciding to fly. At least then we won't have to put up with 'the Burberry massive' at 30,000 feet ever again. Hurrah!
[Titch puts his flame-suit on.....]
I think the (doctored) picture that somebody posted over on the PPRuNe forum sums up this 'incident' better:
I did have a little chuckle at that.
I wonder how they got somebody up to 12,000 so quick to take a picture of it though.....?
I do love these types of tabloid stories, though the journalist will generally try and slip in the phrase "... and the aircraft narrowly avoided crashing into a ******" and at that point you can add any of the following - a nursery/a school/ a nursery school/a bus full of nuns/a basket of kittens/ a basket of nuns/ a bus full of kittens.
I'm afraid the Daily Mail let its self down on this count, it could have been far more exciting.
My wings are like a shield of steel.