Someone claiming (plausibly, I personally think) to be the father of one of the pilots in yesterday’s Ryanair Boeing 737 accident at Rome Ciampino has turned up on Pprune with a highly illuminating version of events.
If this is all true then Ciampino has shades of BA038 and the devil will be in the detail regarding how good a job the crew did. If the handling pilot’s dad (who clearly sounds like a pilot too) is proudly telling the story on Pprune then I guess they both think s/he did a nice job.
Ryanair obviously can’t say this, but I can: from a PR perspective you could hardly arrange a better accident! Cause outside the airline’s control, well-handled (probably), and nobody too badly hurt (probably).
Here’s the text of the Pprune post BTW:
Gents: to get it clear
Greasecap JR was PF
at 200 ft on short final at (100752LT nov) CIO a multple bird hit occurred on a RYR flight from Frankfurt Hahn to Rome Ciampino.
More than 200 birdhits were counted (afterwards)
Engine nr 1 stopped (no power)
TOGA initated by PF, captain took over and after (0,020sec) engine nr 2 stopped
Put him down on the runway (a bit hard as you can see)
However NO CASUALTIES at landing (7 persons were taken into hospital due to neck complaints)
Crew did a perfect job
No paint programs were used to modify the photo or any ropes were used to evacuate the crew the crew asked for stairs to evacuate the passengers
The slide and the doors were openend by the recue services (see photo)
hope this will clarify some things.