Your exactly right! This type of incident happens more frequently than people think. But because it's the "787" it will be blown out of proportion just like everything else with this aircraft. Boeing didn't manufacture the windscreen or pretty much any other failed component on that aircraft. It doesn't matter how much a product is tested in a controlled environment, it will not be the same in the real world. Happens all the time.
Well yeah anything is possible at this point. But the tower I assume would have been vectoring him to the approach and monitoring for either ILS 13 or 31 which at some point he would have picked up the glide slope and followed it down. Interested to see what the findings are. Either way that's a miserable way to end the day.
Well first off, Glad that no one was seriously injured and were able to walk away. Now I hope that this young pilot had an instrument ticket. The aircraft was IFR certified and had the necessary equipment for an ILS approach. Now I'm just guessing here but if the aircraft came to rest, north/west of the airport then I would say ILS 31 was in use. 9033ft of runway there for 13/31. Hard to imagine missing that much runway with an aircraft equipped for IFR. I hope for the pilot there was an equipment failure.
I remember when the 777 tests were done. The wings were pulled 24 feet above its normal position before they broke during a full scale test. I believe it was half a million pounds of pressure on each wing, (that's equivalent to the weight of a fully loaded 777 on each wing!! ) until both wings broke at the predicted position. Also on the older 747, that was pulled to 28 ft of deflection before it broke after an expected 7ft deflection in heavy turbulence and a design break point of 21ft. So when it didn't break they just kept pulling till it gave in.
That's why I bring my own stuff along. Takes all the thought or anxiety out of it. It's not like there's several stores in any given terminal to get whatever drink, snack or whatever else one might need. Easy peesie!!(I think I spelled that right?) Get in sit down, buckle up, shut up and enjoy the ride. Roger,Over and out!
Well then I must be THE perfect passenger! I fly a lot maybe too much that when I get on the plane, get to my window seat I am out like a light. Usually end up awake just before touchdown.I really have to stop doing that I end up missing some cool stuff. Also I always bring a sweatshirt, drink and a snack that way I don't need to bother the attendants. Smooth sailing..uh Flying.