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Old 08-30-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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Deliberate or dumbass?

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Deliberate or dumbass?
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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Lost power.... It appears he tried a 180. You don't do that. You can hear it at about 2:37 - 2:38 into the clip.
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I was wondering why you labeled the video a "Texas Landing".

Two things.......I saw nothing in the title on YT about Texas...and
apparently the audio was NOT taken in the fuselage of the plane...
Otherwise, you would have clearly heard the Texas pilot say "Here hold my beer, watch this!"

But I did see the THP at the end of the video...so you're right.
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He took off from Skylark Airport in Killeen, Texas.
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He took off from Skylark Airport in Killeen, Texas.
Really?...that is about 10 miles from where I am...lmao...I will have to watch it again to see if I recognize him.
Killeen is where I do 90% of my work. It is the "military town" for Ft. Hood.

PS...Glad the guy came out alright on that one.
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You notice he dusted his azz off and laughed it off.

Your right, he is from Texas.
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Good video.
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I don't know much about video and even less about flying but I call BS. Look at the shadow at 2:00 - looks like the front of the plane. And at 2:59 looks like the plane is headed to the trees backwards?

What am I not seeing?
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"Any landing that you can walk away from is a good one" (And they were saying that a long, long time before Die Hard 2 used the line)
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I don't know much about video and even less about flying but I call BS. Look at the shadow at 2:00 - looks like the front of the plane. And at 2:59 looks like the plane is headed to the trees backwards?

What am I not seeing?
Quite a lot. Keep looking at it.... the mains, (wheels) aren't on the back of the plane. But one of the three cameras is.
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An alaska landing:
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Maybe the guy couldnt make the payments on the plane thus the cammeras for the wreck so he could show the ins co it just stalled?
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well I havn't flown for 30 years, so I'm out of the loop a bit. A couple of things stand out to me though- that motor was sick on start up, as well on his take off run you could hear the motor hunting. He had lots of opportunity to abort that take off.

The other thing is when the motor quit, why didn't he land that thing on the freeway that he flew over? it's part of the training to keep a weather eye out for emergency landing spots.

It's a darn good thing that he didn't hurt anyone.
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well I havn't flown for 30 years, so I'm out of the loop a bit. A couple of things stand out to me though- that motor was sick on start up, as well on his take off run you could hear the motor hunting. He had lots of opportunity to abort that take off.

The other thing is when the motor quit, why didn't he land that thing on the freeway that he flew over? it's part of the training to keep a weather eye out for emergency landing spots.

It's a darn good thing that he didn't hurt anyone.
It looked like he foolishly started a full 180, then elected for only a 90° right, toward an open field past that tree, but lacked inertia to clear the tree.

The proper thing, once already out of runway, seems to have been to just nudge it a little left for the clearing on the left just across the hi-way. I think it was a desire to save the plane rather than just go ahead and accept a possible $5,000 repair bill by initiating a straight in, off field landing with very little turning.

But, it's Monday morning, and I'm in an easy-chair.

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