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    Default Boeing's Planes are Having a Bad Week

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    Default Re: Boeing's Planes are Having a Bad Week

    A 747 cargo plane belly-flopped on the runway at Halifax International a couple of days ago and slid into the weeds... (nobody hurt, amazingly)

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    ^^ That's gonna need the BIG tow truck.
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    ^^ ...and a lot of lobsters are going to be late getting to China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    ^^ ...and a lot of lobsters are going to be late getting to China.
    Dang, I hope they don't go bad. Now I'm concerned. Do they transport them live in water tanks, or all frozey?
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    They are shipped live, but I'm not sure of the latest shipping technology for air freight. If a replacement flight could not be arranged in very short order, they would be returned to the shipper's holding facility a few miles from the airport and returned to circulated seawater holding tanks.
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    Unlike the lobsters, I'm thinking that plane is going to be scrapped.
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    Ha ha, nice thread to be reading whilst I am waiting to board my flight. I think this one is a Bombardier though. I can't remember the last time I flew Boeing.
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    Those Lobsters were probably being shipped just as they do here when airfreighted to Singapore,China and Japan.
    The Seawater they are held in is slowly reduced in Temperature to about 4C at which time they curl their tails and legs beneath themselves and go into a hibernating state.
    They are then packed into Polystyrene boxes amongst sterilized wood shavings and kept chilled throughout the whole trip.
    When the temperature is allowed to slowly rise back to above 15C they wake up are are fine.
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    Default Re: Boeing's Planes are Having a Bad Week

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie 2 View Post
    Those Lobsters were probably being shipped just as they do here when airfreighted to Singapore,China and Japan.
    The Seawater they are held in is slowly reduced in Temperature to about 4C at which time they curl their tails and legs beneath themselves and go into a hibernating state.
    They are then packed into Polystyrene boxes amongst sterilized wood shavings and kept chilled throughout the whole trip.
    When the temperature is allowed to slowly rise back to above 15C they wake up are are fine.

    Very interesting

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    Boeing = Boing, Boing.
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    Default Re: Boeing's Planes are Having a Bad Week

    If you have time, watch this video that really gets into Boeing's shortcomings, particularly in South Carolina.

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