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2013-05-17 04:20:26 PM
Why the hell does he have cameras going at all angles? And what's with the chase plane?
 
2013-05-17 04:28:51 PM
Least exciting airplane crash ever.
 
2013-05-17 04:31:48 PM

Calmamity: Least exciting airplane crash ever.


I'm sure the pilot's underwear and seat cushion are thankful for that..
 
2013-05-17 05:12:31 PM

Calmamity: Least exciting airplane crash ever.


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2013-05-17 05:36:26 PM

flucto: Why the hell does he have cameras going at all angles? And what's with the chase plane?


My friend's plane has two GoPros at two different angles going on every flight. The multiple angles on this guy's plane doesn't seem odd to me.
 
2013-05-17 05:55:14 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Calmamity: Least exciting airplane crash ever.

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too soon.
 
2013-05-17 06:35:31 PM
Next time, maintain certerline after liftoff. Glad it worked out, though
 
2013-05-17 07:16:35 PM

shanrick: Sin_City_Superhero: Calmamity: Least exciting airplane crash ever.

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too soon.


I wouldn't say it's too soon.  Just...no wit to it.  Like it's supposed to be some profound observation but just falls flat.
 
2013-05-17 07:18:33 PM

Raddamant: Next time, maintain certerline after liftoff.


This.  Probably would have made the flat part of the gass, too.
 
2013-05-17 07:19:18 PM

Radak: Probably would have made the flat part of the grass, too.


FTFM.

/dammit
 
2013-05-17 07:40:47 PM

Raddamant: Next time, maintain certerline after liftoff. Glad it worked out, though


THIS.

WTF was he doing?
 
2013-05-17 07:49:05 PM
A 747 is over flying the Pacific Ocean when the pilot comes over the intercom:
"Folks, we've lost an engine. No cause for alarm because we can fly safely on three. We will, however, be two hours late in reaching our destination."

About an hour later the pilot comes over the intercom: 
"We've lost another engine. No cause for alarm because we can fly safely on two. We will, however, be four hours late in reaching our destination."

About an hour later the pilot comes over the intercom:
"We've lost yet another engine. Still no cause for alarm because we can fly safely on one. We will, however, be eight hours late in reaching our destination."

An annoyed passenger turned to the other one seated next to her and said, "If that fourth engine quits, we'll be up here all night!"
 
2013-05-17 08:18:30 PM
huh the videos make it seem like an RC plane. had to look for the plane type

www.fspilotshop.com
 
2013-05-17 08:32:41 PM

Calmamity: Least exciting airplane crash ever.


for which I'm sure the pilot is thankful
 
2013-05-17 08:39:05 PM
Great piloting. A rookie would have attempted to turn around, stalled while doing it and fell like a rock.. Great situational awareness. He did exactly what you're supposed to do.. Find the nearest safe landing spot that requires the least amount of maneuvering to get to it.
 
2013-05-17 09:21:37 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Calmamity: Least exciting airplane crash ever.

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Too soon?

Not a pilot, but that was a pretty cool link, subby.
 
2013-05-17 09:23:12 PM

Dragonflew: A 747 is over flying the Pacific Ocean when the pilot comes over the intercom:
"Folks, we've lost an engine. No cause for alarm because we can fly safely on three. We will, however, be two hours late in reaching our destination."

About an hour later the pilot comes over the intercom: 
"We've lost another engine. No cause for alarm because we can fly safely on two. We will, however, be four hours late in reaching our destination."

About an hour later the pilot comes over the intercom:
"We've lost yet another engine. Still no cause for alarm because we can fly safely on one. We will, however, be eight hours late in reaching our destination."

An annoyed passenger turned to the other one seated next to her and said, "If that fourth engine quits, we'll be up here all night!"


Blonde, amiright?
 
2013-05-17 09:27:51 PM
Why the fark was there another aircraft outside of the pattern at takeoff altitude (visible at about 0:25)?!   This crash is exactly why that other craft shouldn't be where it was.  He could have been the cause of a much worse crash.
 
2013-05-17 09:54:43 PM
it didn't look like he even tried to flare any onto the grass. I just hope he pulled the mix so his prop had stopped.
 
2013-05-17 10:01:12 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Why the fark was there another aircraft outside of the pattern at takeoff altitude (visible at about 0:25)?!   This crash is exactly why that other craft shouldn't be where it was.  He could have been the cause of a much worse crash.


They were flying in formation, according to the pilot.
 
2013-05-17 10:11:43 PM

PiperArrow: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Why the fark was there another aircraft outside of the pattern at takeoff altitude (visible at about 0:25)?!   This crash is exactly why that other craft shouldn't be where it was.  He could have been the cause of a much worse crash.

They were flying in formation, according to the pilot.


Then the other guy should have crashed, too.  Jerk can't even fly formation properly!
 
2013-05-17 10:13:05 PM

PiperArrow: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Why the fark was there another aircraft outside of the pattern at takeoff altitude (visible at about 0:25)?!   This crash is exactly why that other craft shouldn't be where it was.  He could have been the cause of a much worse crash.

They were flying in formation, according to the pilot.


Which is also probably why he was off centerline.
 
2013-05-17 10:13:35 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: shanrick: Sin_City_Superhero: Calmamity: Least exciting airplane crash ever.

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too soon.

I wouldn't say it's too soon.  Just...no wit to it.  Like it's supposed to be some profound observation but just falls flat.


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Better?
 
2013-05-17 10:14:15 PM

kudayta: Better?


...yes
 
2013-05-17 10:45:34 PM
Did they walk away?

If yes then it was a good landing.
 
2013-05-17 11:01:53 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: PiperArrow: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Why the fark was there another aircraft outside of the pattern at takeoff altitude (visible at about 0:25)?!   This crash is exactly why that other craft shouldn't be where it was.  He could have been the cause of a much worse crash.

They were flying in formation, according to the pilot.

Then the other guy should have crashed, too.  Jerk can't even fly formation properly!


OK, I larfed.
 
2013-05-18 01:51:04 AM
a little less attention to the social media a little more to the critical systems eh wot?
 
2013-05-18 02:32:44 AM
That is a rarely performed maneuver named...."The Boss Flare".

Pretty epic landing. He was very very boned, and he walked away. Well done, pilot!
 
2013-05-18 02:39:32 AM

Raddamant: Next time, maintain certerline after liftoff. Glad it worked out, though

Radak: This.  Probably would have made the flat part of the grass, too.

lohphat: THIS. WTF was he doing?


You guys are awesome pilots. I can tell from the pixels.
 
2013-05-18 03:29:04 AM

joonyer: Raddamant: Next time, maintain certerline after liftoff. Glad it worked out, though
Radak: This.  Probably would have made the flat part of the grass, too.
lohphat: THIS. WTF was he doing?

You guys are awesome pilots. I can tell from the pixels.


I didn't know he was in formation. The other plane could have been a mid-field transit.
 
2013-05-18 04:50:25 AM
He did fine.

Dunno why he was so far left.

First camera got left behind, made it look like he stalled right through the flare and smacked hard.  The other two cameras showed that he did manage his airspeed and was able to safely.  You can hear the wind increasing as he dives hard over the water.

/ Takeoff is the worst possible time to lose power.
 
2013-05-18 06:42:33 AM
I have always wanted to learn how to fly and plan on getting my pilot's license soon. But I have always wondered, am I allowed to bring a parachute with me on board?
 
2013-05-18 07:55:41 AM

DoomPaul: I have always wanted to learn how to fly and plan on getting my pilot's license soon. But I have always wondered, am I allowed to bring a parachute with me on board?


You're allowed to bring it, but you won't like wearing it and in most of the aircraft you'd train in it won't do you any good, anyway.
 
2013-05-18 08:26:27 AM
It's a v-tailed doctor killer.
 
2013-05-18 09:15:40 AM

joonyer: That is a rarely performed maneuver named...."The Boss Flare".

Pretty epic landing. He was very very boned, and he walked away. Well done, pilot!


can you elaborate? Cant find a reference to that in google
 
2013-05-18 01:49:18 PM
DoomPaul

Some of the newer general aviation aircraft have built-in parachutes that will lower the plane to the ground without the need for anyone to jump out:

upload.wikimedia.org

Ballistic Recovery Systems

/ not the cure for every problem, but nice to have.
 
2013-05-18 03:45:38 PM

SwingDancer: can you elaborate? Cant find a reference to that in google


Landing flare. What isn't mentioned there is ground effect; lift increases and drag drops dramatically as the lift vector which is normally canted somewhat backward, imparting a drag component, rotates to near vertical. As a result you need to increase your angle of attack (pull nose up) to increase drag and cause the plane to continue sinking (slowly) to touchdown, doing so also orients the plane correctly to touch down on its gear.

When you are dead stick and trying desperately to get the plane across a lake, you have exactly one chance to get it right with your life and your plane on the line. This guy did it exactly right and walked away, and although his plane took damage to the right wing and I'm sure the prop was damaged, that plane will probably fly again. So that qualifies as doing it like a boss.
 
2013-05-18 08:55:55 PM

tfresh: it didn't look like he even tried to flare any onto the grass. I just hope he pulled the mix so his prop had stopped.


Not a pilot, but would the fact that he barely cleared the river be a factor there?
 
2013-05-18 09:44:24 PM

vossiewulf: SwingDancer: can you elaborate? Cant find a reference to that in google

Landing flare. What isn't mentioned there is ground effect; lift increases and drag drops dramatically as the lift vector which is normally canted somewhat backward, imparting a drag component, rotates to near vertical. As a result you need to increase your angle of attack (pull nose up) to increase drag and cause the plane to continue sinking (slowly) to touchdown, doing so also orients the plane correctly to touch down on its gear.

When you are dead stick and trying desperately to get the plane across a lake, you have exactly one chance to get it right with your life and your plane on the line. This guy did it exactly right and walked away, and although his plane took damage to the right wing and I'm sure the prop was damaged, that plane will probably fly again. So that qualifies as doing it like a boss.


gotcha i was looking up "boss flare" tis why i couldnt find it.
 
2013-05-18 11:33:09 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: PiperArrow: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Why the fark was there another aircraft outside of the pattern at takeoff altitude (visible at about 0:25)?!   This crash is exactly why that other craft shouldn't be where it was.  He could have been the cause of a much worse crash.

They were flying in formation, according to the pilot.

Then the other guy should have crashed, too.  Jerk can't even fly formation properly!


No doubt! The USAF Thunderbirds did it best in 1982.
 
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