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Flying The Bubba Skies! (2 pictures)

Our inbox seems to be flooded with this repair and I admit it made our jawsdrop too.  Evidently this happened yesterday.  Well we all know that airlines use duct tape (speed tape) now and then but Ryanair took it one step further yesterday.  Yesterday the ground crew repaired the cock pit window with the tape just before take off.  After 20 minutes in the air (with 200 passengers) the pilot aborted the flight due to a disturbing noise as the tape was coming loose. “We were in the sky, then the pilot said due to damage on the windscreen, we were going to have to turn back.”Former pilot John Guntrip said: “This could have been disastrous, the pilot could have been sucked out mid-air if the window had come off.”

For this beautiful stunt we think that CEO Michael O’Leary of the Irish airlines Ryanair  deserves some sorta Bubba award.  As you can see in the photo below Michael O’Leary is a proud CEO ;)

A spokesman for Ryanair — whose boss is Michael O’Leary — said: “We do not comment on routine technical issues. All Ryanair flights operate in accordance with approved safety standards.”

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6 Comments to Flying The Bubba Skies! (2 pictures)

  1. Thats a BS newspaper that printed it, and I call BS on that being a repair they flew with. No airline in their right mind would completely cover a window with duct tape. Im pretty sure duct tape isnt an approved fix for airlines either. They do use a pretty heavy duty foil tape though.

  2. anon on October 25th, 2011
  3. Sadly this was a true story. We were sent many different links to news sites. Here are a few of them (Click on them to read):

    news.com.au
    dailymail.com.uk
    msn.com.nz
    terminalu.com
    thesun.co.uk

    I could go on with other links but I think you get the picture :) So would you trust them to fly?

  4. DebbieWTR on October 26th, 2011
  5. Total b.s this pic has been floating around for years

  6. john on October 26th, 2011
  7. This is not that uncommon. Its not actually duct tape but rather a special aviation tape.
    iloveplanes.com/general-aviation/duct-tape-on-a-plane/

  8. David G on October 26th, 2011
  9. Some of the lessons that I think we can learn from this article are 1 Constant vigilance against terrorism, 2 Self Sacrifice, 3 cultivation of

  10. Kaylee Harnonku on December 14th, 2011
  11. This installation is made of entirely reused materials except for the fasteners duct tape and zip ties and batteries.

  12. Christian Sudanekre on December 26th, 2011

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