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MO - Duck boat carrying 31 tourists capsizes, killing 17, near Branson, July 2018

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  1. CARIIS

    CARIIS Spelling Bee Winner - Kindergarden!

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    That is the correct thing to do. Same in a airplane. Never inflate or in this instance place on your lift jacket on YOU until out of whatever you are in is going down .

    They lift you up the aircraft or boat is going down they end up trapping you (in this case on the canopy in the case of an aircraft the roof of the cabin)

    Am serious if you are in airplane going down and someone inflates it inside the cabin you would be doing said person quite a favor by ripping it off him her and other passengers they can impede escape of others

    It was msnbc a couple of days the captain , when he realized it was over did unlatch or however the canopy is attached. It will be a year or so but i would bet when get where folks were sitting we will find that more were from the front that got out -- where he unlatched it

    if posted sorry

    they are do the retraction of the vehicle live here -- caution it is not a fast moving entity!

     
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    They are so ugly yuk

    I noticed that the extractor was rated for 30 tons

    it is still registered to the dept of transportation - that is strange no

    The little tow boat is kinda cute
     
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    All of those life vests still strapped in the top. So disturbing.

    It looks like the canopy is split wide open. It makes you wonder if they had had their life jackets on if they would’ve floated right up and out through the top?

    JMO
     
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    that was for the previous owner the folks that own it now bought the stuff 6 months ago

    somewhat baffled by the windshield being busted out water takes the easiest way out it had all windows and the roof to escape?
     
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    Jax49 Florida Native

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    (snipped for space)

    I'm confused. Do you mean there is video from the sunken duck boat?
     
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    Yes
     
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    I too find it interesting. and amazing . Go on you tube and see how they rereil trains - its incredible . There was one of the Asiana Air 757 in San Fran as well (time lapse )

    really good video here

    A closer look at duck boats
     
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    Jax49 Florida Native

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    Thanks. I checked the three that C posted but didn't see it.

    Does anyone have a link? TIA
     
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    the way you worded this answered my earlier question re windwheild

    I think both the canopy windshield and side plastic would all blow out after it was totally submerged and on its way down to the bottom - so I think it would be too late at that point .

    I also did not realize that passengers on the large boat saw the deceased floating around their boat -- from high up -- traumatic
     
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    no it was the divers who noticed that it had rolled when it finally hit the bottom of the lake
     
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    Thanks for explaining. It would be even more horrible if there was video.
     
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    In the one Kansas City Star article (posted upthread) a young girl who survived said the captain was freaking out. At the very last minute before capsizing, he reached up and unhooked the canopy. I wonder why when the captain and driver saw the engine compartment in the front taking on water, did they not announce for the passengers to get their life jackets on? This teenage girl, (Gillian I believe), said she tried to get to her life jacket but it was too high over her head and she couldn't reach it.
     
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    EXCLUSIVE: Pictured, the captain of the duck boat which sank in Missouri lake killing 17 and whose actions will now be focus of Coast Guard probe


     

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    OMG how horrific! Why did they go out with forecasted storms and I’m sure lake wind advisories. They have these duck boat things in Hot Springs and one sunk a few years ago, a lot of people drowned. Couldn’t make me get on one . A senseless tragedy :cry:
     
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    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Whoever made the decision to launch or authorized the launch and whoever made company policies allowing launching in bad weather, if that's the case, could face criminal charges.

    2013 Missouri Revised Statutes :: TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS :: Chapter 562 General Principles of Liability :: Section 562.016 Culpable mental state.
     
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    I get your point. But how do you put life jackets on all your kids once out of the plane or boat and in the water?
     
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