Joke played on broadcaster

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    This has to do with the recent plane crash in San Francisco. I do not think the plane crash is funny - it's very sad that 3 have died and many more injured. At the same time, I laughed out loud when I heard about this prank played on a local TV channel. Enjoy.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L1JYHNX8pdo

    Makes you realize how little is accurate about the "news" we get.
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    She mispronounced - Ho lee fuk (phuck), but it was still a funny prank.
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    I saw a picture of the names and was wondering if it was real.

    Did this really air live? If so I would be ticked if I were that anchor (assuming she did not know). That said aside from the realty of the event it does make you laugh.
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    How the heck could this really happen... I don't recognize her, but it looked like a legitimate newscast... :D
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    That is so, SO wrong. :no:

    And so, SO funny. :yes: :laugh:
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    I am surprised someone didn't lose their job
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    I would not be shocked if someone does...
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    I think it's funny they aired that with four pilot names. How many airliners use more than even two pilots?
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    I know, right.
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    Every international flight of more than 8 hours...

    There were four pilots (two crews) on board this flight.
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    Huh. Learn something new every day.

    Out of curiosity, why did I only see the pilot and right chair names listed (real not fake)? Just because the other two were in the small crew cabin I guess?
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    There is one Pilot In Command (PIC) aka Captain, and one Second In Command (SIC) aka copilot, of the flight. Every flight. The PIC is the one who is ultimately responsible (along with the assigned dispatcher) for the safe completion of the flight. There is also an International Relief Crew assigned to the flight. Normally, depending on the length of the flight, it will be one pilot who is PIC qualified, but NOT the PIC of record. This flight had two International Relief Pilots.

    Flights are now going 14+ hours... One crew can not be on duty, due to both federal regulations and union contract agreements, for that entire time. That's why relief crews are on board.
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    Oops... I was wrong...

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    Know someone that is about to become the third pilot on a G550 crew. Apparently they only need three and can fly in that 14 hour range.
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    Speaking as an Asian-American myself, ethnic jokes are hilarious.
    I am offended at the fact that political correctness runs the route.

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    Sum tin Wong. Still laughing.
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    One day a Chinese person came to America and did a currency exchange...

    A few months later, he did so again, and received a different amount. He asked the teller "why I get different money dan last time?"

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    The G550 is a private airplane. Private airplanes are not bound by the same rules as the airlines. I once flew our 727 from Macau China to New York in one day 2 fuel stops). 18 hours of flying and 26 hours straight on duty, without a relief crew. It was a private airplane. I can't recall what the airline regulations are, but I don't think they can be on duty for more than 14 hours in any 24 hour day, or aloft for more than 10 hours (in a 24 hour day) without 1) the airplane have sleeping accommodations for the off-duty crew, and 2) 1 or 2 relief pilots, depending on the duty day and the flight time.
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    And blame it on the intern is their best excuse?

    Look don't get me wrong I laughed when I saw the names and immediately knew it was some sort of screw up on their part as newscasters. Sad though that these three people lost their lives because these pilots failed to pay attention to the glide slope and read their landing checklists and follow proper procedure when landing. Its not rocket science. Its VFR and the easiest of landings to nail. First landing for the FO. The blame lays in the hands of the flight instructor because he is and can be the PIC at any time.
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    So many questions. Who provided these fictitious names for this segment? Did they believe there would not be repercussions for actions? Doesn't someone have to validate the names before they are broadcasted? What's the likely fate of these "pranksters" and their responsible superiors?

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