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Link of the Day: KTVU reports fake racist names of Asiana Airlines 214 pilots. Thanks Ant. Stay classy Oakland.

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13. Re: Into the Black Jul 13, 2013, 13:22 HorrorScope
 
Ladron3dfx wrote on Jul 13, 2013, 06:46:
I don't think its racist really,

If af-americans taught us anything, that shit was racist as fuck.
 
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12. Re: Into the Black Jul 13, 2013, 13:20 HorrorScope
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 12, 2013, 23:18:
the station even claims they got confirmation of the names from an NTSB official. man they got trolled hard.

First I'm wiping tears back. But yeah, they reconfirmed it... and then they retracted (always the interns fault, sure) and said "We don't give out accurate names of crew"... ALL THE WHILE they talk about being accurate, precise and transparent. To me this all is snowden-balling together. HOW in the fuck do I trust a damn thing anymore? The TRUST is the whole issue.
 
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11. Re: Into the Black Jul 13, 2013, 12:14 Cutter
 
Didn't know that's how the girls died. Now that fucking sucks. Survive a plane crash only to get run over by the people coming to help. Wow. That's like something out of those Final Destination flicks. It's like the one I'll never forget and always reminds me that when your number is up it is up. Saw this on the news at work about 3 years back and we were all sort of dumbfounded.

Guy is hiking along a lake in a provincial park in the middle of nowhere. Not another soul around for miles. Small plane crashes into lake. Wing breaks off skips a few hundred yards across lake and kills guy where he is standing. I'd love to know the odds on that one.
 
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10. Re: Into the Black Jul 13, 2013, 10:22 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Turns out I was remembering correctly. I just had the date wrong: mid-November 2003 not mid-October.

I thought writing this all down might help. My Dad and I were driving home this evening from Congresswoman Eshoo's office (I delivered my service academy nomination application) and witnessed a severe car accident that left two people dead and another in the hospital. We were about to pull off the freeway when we saw a car swerve out of control and flip over three times. We immediately parked the car and ran forward. The car was upside down and the driver was hanging unconscious in her seat belt and because of the way the car had landed was trapped. Both of the passenger side passengers were out of the car and relatively unhurt and there was a woman conscious but with a head injury in the backseat. My Dad's Army Special Forces Medic training kicked in (one reason why the Army is a good thing vFunct), gave me his cell phone to call 911 and immediately got the conscious woman out, sitting at the side of the road and had her apply pressure to her head. My Dad then went to work on getting the unconscious woman out of the car. It was at this point that I noticed there was a fifth passenger, a woman who turned out to be 16, who had been thrown from the vehicle and now lay on her side about ten meters from the overturned vehicle. I called my Dad who, unable to open an airway because of the driver's position and unable to get the driver out of the vehicle, had decided to leave the driver for the firefighters and paramedics. He came to the young woman on her side, opened an airway, and proceeded to check her for injury. I had repeated the injuries he listed off into the phone and then concluded the call. He suggested that I look after the two unhurt male passengers. One of them had his wits about him and I got him sitting at the side of the road but the other one was losing it. It was about this time the firefighters arrived. The man who was falling apart became dead set on finding his wallet and cell, I was unable to deter him so I decided it would be best to help him find it and then get him sitting down. As we walked past the vehicle the firefighters were working on getting the driver out. After finding the mans wallet and cellphone I walked him back to where his friend was and I noticed that the firefighters had the driver out and were working on her. I went over to see if I could help with the young woman but paramedics had arrived and were taking over for my Dad. The next time I looked at the driver I noticed that she had died and been covered. The paramedics worked on the young woman for about five minutes longer and had just gotten her onto one of the wooden boards when she died. A State Trooper came by to talk to me and my Dad about what we had seen and what we had done to help. We then left.

Sorry if this was kind of rambling but I'm still rather shaken. I had seen dead bodies before but I hadn't watched a person die while doing my best to help them. I just wanted to type this out to calm down.

 
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9. Re: Into the Black Jul 13, 2013, 10:10 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Ladron3dfx wrote on Jul 13, 2013, 06:46:
On the radio I heard, one of the two deceased female victims of the plane crash was actually covered in foam retardant on the tarmac, thus not visible and accidentally run over by one of the emergency rescue vehicles.

I can see that happening. The only mass casualty situation I've experienced featured one of the victims being thrown out the back window of an SUV (she wasn't wearing a seatbelt) as it bounced and rolled across the freeway. Given that it was dark, and given how far she was thrown from where the SUV landed, a good 50m beyond it, I think it was probably 5 or minutes or so before anyone realized there was another victim -- my perception of time was of course dilated at that point from all the shock and adrenaline so maybe it wasn't that long, maybe it was longer. Even if we had found her right away though, she was completely fucked: her ribcage was so badly damaged that it could no longer support the function of her lungs and she was asphyxiating, a condition known as a flailed chest, something which is almost always fatal. I kinda remember writing something about that experience on this board too, it would've been mid October 2003, when I was a senior in high school. I suppose I'll have to look through my post history.

edit: Nope, I guess I didn't write about that car accident immediately after it happened. I could have sworn I did though; I suppose it was on another forum or something. I'm kinda bummed about that as it was a pretty formative experience for me, and was a major factor in my recent decision to go back to school for a pre-med postbacc this time next yet, and then go on to medical school to become a trauma surgeon.

It is rather interesting to have used a forum for so long that you can go back and see what you were like and what you were thinking as a teenager though.

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8. Re: Into the Black Jul 13, 2013, 06:46 Ladron3dfx
 
This is so funny! (laughing here) Clown

I don't think its racist really, it's just some joker pulling a prank.

KTVU studios is only a few blocks away from Oakland's Chinatown and Oakland's female mayor is Chinese descent.

On the radio I heard, one of the two deceased female victims of the plane crash was actually covered in foam retardant on the tarmac, thus not visible and accidentally run over by one of the emergency rescue vehicles.

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7. Re: Into the Black Jul 13, 2013, 06:21 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 13, 2013, 04:10:
Apparently a "summer intern acted beyond the scope of his authority" over at the NTSB. I bet that intern is getting raked over the coals about now.

That is so, so wrong, but I'd be lying if it didn't make me laugh. I agree with Cutter, how'd the news guys miss that?

Hahaha... wow. Interns man
 
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6. Re: Into the Black Jul 13, 2013, 04:10 jdreyer
 
Apparently a "summer intern acted beyond the scope of his authority" over at the NTSB. I bet that intern is getting raked over the coals about now.

That is so, so wrong, but I'd be lying if it didn't make me laugh. I agree with Cutter, how'd the news guys miss that?
 
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5. Re: Into the Black Jul 12, 2013, 23:58 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 12, 2013, 23:21:
Lulz! Captain Sum Ting Wong, et al and none of the bozos in the entire news department of NTSB caught it? Wow, just wow!

I doubt this ACTUALLY came from the NTSB, those guys are sticks in the mud. Most likely someone in the news station fucked with stuff...
 
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4. Re: Into the Black Jul 12, 2013, 23:21 Cutter
 
Lulz! Captain Sum Ting Wong, et al and none of the bozos in the entire news department of NTSB caught it? Wow, just wow!
 
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3. Re: Into the Black Jul 12, 2013, 23:18 1badmf
 
the station even claims they got confirmation of the names from an NTSB official. man they got trolled hard.  
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2. Re: Into the Black Jul 12, 2013, 22:21 Shok
 
Reddit also posted this Chicago newspaper headline...

 
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1. Re: Into the Black Jul 12, 2013, 22:07 nin
 
I admit it: I chuckled for all of a second or so...(more about Holy Fuck being printed in a news story)

(Sorry!)

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