Skip to content
Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Drive)   Raleigh Approach: "We've still got you on track, but did you need something else?" Pilot: "No, the dude literally jumped out the back of the plane without a parachute." *Seven seconds of total silence*   (thedrive.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Landing, Air traffic control, North Carolina, Durham, North Carolina, Air traffic controller, Raleigh, North Carolina, Airport, United States Army  
•       •       •

8237 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Aug 2022 at 3:30 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



81 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2022-08-09 3:35:51 AM  
WWLJD?
 
2022-08-09 3:39:11 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size


"Amateur."
 
2022-08-09 3:59:41 AM  
The bags all come out of the carousel at the same time.  No need to get there first.
 
2022-08-09 4:18:09 AM  
I want to bag on the air traffic controller. Was safely on the ground, supposedly helping the pilot. But I'm guessing they don't teach the co-pilot jumped off the plane scenario in air traffic controller school. They do now. Farked up situation all the way around.
 
2022-08-09 4:31:14 AM  
This just gets weirder every time they dig up some new information.
 
2022-08-09 4:44:58 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-08-09 4:55:10 AM  
Okay, I think I figured it out.  The copilot died, as many unfortunate pilots have done, from Vertigo.

I did a little research on the fellow who jumped out.  Turns out, he had an unusual hobby.  Every day, he would spend hours at an art gallery staring at this painting of a distant relative.

kenyonreview.orgView Full Size


The kicker, however, is when you consider what the other pilot looked like.

aveleyman.comView Full Size


/still baffles me why he didn't go for Midge
 
2022-08-09 5:24:11 AM  
My guess is there is a pond or lake near where he landed.  Dude freaked and thought jumping into water would save him.  Either he missed or found out that at speed water and concrete are quite similiar.
 
2022-08-09 5:25:18 AM  

phishrace: I want to bag on the air traffic controller. Was safely on the ground, supposedly helping the pilot. But I'm guessing they don't teach the co-pilot jumped off the plane scenario in air traffic controller school. They do now. Farked up situation all the way around.


Short of setting up a trampoline I'm not sure what you wanted the air traffic controller to do.  Both parties seemed stunned about the incident but handled it in the only way it could have been handled.
 
2022-08-09 6:04:57 AM  
Unfortunately his story ended with unfortunately:

Fortunately
Youtube AbUZya4X4Tw
 
2022-08-09 6:07:45 AM  
i wish one of them had broken that long silence with some novel, unexpected phrase that would have entered into our collective lexicon forever, like "boom goes the dynamite" or anything really.

Even "Well. thats suboptimal" or "uh thats not in the manual" or something like that would have been the phrase of the day for a while. What a missed opportunity.
 
2022-08-09 6:10:12 AM  
Yeah yeah, we all have stupid coworkers who bail at the first site of work.

Well we do. Him? Less so.
 
2022-08-09 6:11:36 AM  
PCP is a helluva drug.
 
2022-08-09 6:32:02 AM  
"No, the dude literally jumped out the back of the plane without a parachute."

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-08-09 6:33:48 AM  
I guess even pilots need a dashcam.
 
2022-08-09 6:38:26 AM  
Gah, at least state if there were parachutes available.
 
2022-08-09 7:05:46 AM  

ISO15693: i wish one of them had broken that long silence with some novel, unexpected phrase that would have entered into our collective lexicon forever, like "boom goes the dynamite" or anything really.

Even "Well. thats suboptimal" or "uh thats not in the manual" or something like that would have been the phrase of the day for a while. What a missed opportunity.


"That's not how the landing is supposed to work."
"Bailed on ya, huh?"
"Aviate, navigate, communicate...I guess 'jump out of the plane' isn't in the list. Where did he learn that?"
 
2022-08-09 7:16:50 AM  
(Hilarious) Helicopter - Bill Burr - Stand Up Comedy
Youtube z2cDrDCjbgI
 
2022-08-09 7:17:55 AM  
I wonder why the co pilot went "fark this, I'm out"
 
2022-08-09 7:35:22 AM  
Well, what can you actually say to that?
 
2022-08-09 7:35:30 AM  

dark brew: Short of setting up a trampoline I'm not sure what you wanted the air traffic controller to do.


Well, someone's gotta cancel his Uber home from the airport...
 
2022-08-09 7:52:57 AM  

buster_v: Well, what can you actually say to that?


"Did you tell him you'd be on the ground in a few minutes?"
 
2022-08-09 8:01:07 AM  
My speculation: The article says the landing gear were damaged on a rough landing/missed approach. I bet the pilot let the co-pilot try to land the plane the first time and the co-pilot farked it up and damaged the plane. The co-pilot is feeling shiatty and is worried about consequences from his employer. Now the pilot is doing the emergency landing to fix the co-pilot's fark up, and on the approach he says something mean about having to clean up this mess, mostly joking but also being kind of a dick. This pushes the co-pilot over the edge and he thinks his life is over already anyways so he jumps. The pilot: "... jeez dude it was just a joke."
 
2022-08-09 8:19:56 AM  

Element65: My speculation: The article says the landing gear were damaged on a rough landing/missed approach. I bet the pilot let the co-pilot try to land the plane the first time and the co-pilot farked it up and damaged the plane. The co-pilot is feeling shiatty and is worried about consequences from his employer. Now the pilot is doing the emergency landing to fix the co-pilot's fark up, and on the approach he says something mean about having to clean up this mess, mostly joking but also being kind of a dick. This pushes the co-pilot over the edge and he thinks his life is over already anyways so he jumps. The pilot: "... jeez dude it was just a joke."


That's the most plausible explanation, for the most part. The Captain saying something that pushed him over the edge is total speculation for now. It very well could have been him thinking his career was over (it wasn't) and he lost it.
 
2022-08-09 8:27:19 AM  

iron_city_ap: Element65: My speculation: The article says the landing gear were damaged on a rough landing/missed approach. I bet the pilot let the co-pilot try to land the plane the first time and the co-pilot farked it up and damaged the plane. The co-pilot is feeling shiatty and is worried about consequences from his employer. Now the pilot is doing the emergency landing to fix the co-pilot's fark up, and on the approach he says something mean about having to clean up this mess, mostly joking but also being kind of a dick. This pushes the co-pilot over the edge and he thinks his life is over already anyways so he jumps. The pilot: "... jeez dude it was just a joke."

That's the most plausible explanation, for the most part. The Captain saying something that pushed him over the edge is total speculation for now. It very well could have been him thinking his career was over (it wasn't) and he lost it.


He could have beat the shiat out of him for bending his kite and threw him out.
 
2022-08-09 8:30:20 AM  
Captain America jumping out of planes without parachutes wasn't a how to guide people. Also Ivermectin is not super soldier juice. Given the past few years yes I felt a need to say that just in case.
 
2022-08-09 8:41:19 AM  
I find it hard to disbelieve him. I doubt he put the plane on auto, then had a fight for his life with his co-pilot, then just told everybody that the co-pilot jumped.
 
2022-08-09 8:43:32 AM  
"Well if you don't like my flying you can always get out.....WTF, Jesus dude, I was joking! "
 
2022-08-09 8:52:17 AM  

khatores: ISO15693: i wish one of them had broken that long silence with some novel, unexpected phrase that would have entered into our collective lexicon forever, like "boom goes the dynamite" or anything really.

Even "Well. thats suboptimal" or "uh thats not in the manual" or something like that would have been the phrase of the day for a while. What a missed opportunity.

"That's not how the landing is supposed to work."
"Bailed on ya, huh?"
"Aviate, navigate, communicate...I guess 'jump out of the plane' isn't in the list. Where did he learn that?"


Aviate, navigate, communicate, evacuate, gravitate, ...
 
2022-08-09 8:58:16 AM  

Prof. Frink: khatores: ISO15693: i wish one of them had broken that long silence with some novel, unexpected phrase that would have entered into our collective lexicon forever, like "boom goes the dynamite" or anything really.

Even "Well. thats suboptimal" or "uh thats not in the manual" or something like that would have been the phrase of the day for a while. What a missed opportunity.

"That's not how the landing is supposed to work."
"Bailed on ya, huh?"
"Aviate, navigate, communicate...I guess 'jump out of the plane' isn't in the list. Where did he learn that?"

Aviate, navigate, communicate, evacuate, gravitate, ...


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-08-09 8:58:25 AM  

Prof. Frink: khatores: ISO15693: i wish one of them had broken that long silence with some novel, unexpected phrase that would have entered into our collective lexicon forever, like "boom goes the dynamite" or anything really.

Even "Well. thats suboptimal" or "uh thats not in the manual" or something like that would have been the phrase of the day for a while. What a missed opportunity.

"That's not how the landing is supposed to work."
"Bailed on ya, huh?"
"Aviate, navigate, communicate...I guess 'jump out of the plane' isn't in the list. Where did he learn that?"

Aviate, navigate, communicate, evacuate, gravitate, ...


...Pancake
 
zez
2022-08-09 9:14:06 AM  

Prof. Frink: khatores: ISO15693: i wish one of them had broken that long silence with some novel, unexpected phrase that would have entered into our collective lexicon forever, like "boom goes the dynamite" or anything really.

Even "Well. thats suboptimal" or "uh thats not in the manual" or something like that would have been the phrase of the day for a while. What a missed opportunity.

"That's not how the landing is supposed to work."
"Bailed on ya, huh?"
"Aviate, navigate, communicate...I guess 'jump out of the plane' isn't in the list. Where did he learn that?"

Aviate, navigate, communicate, evacuate, gravitate, ...


INXS - Mediate (Official Music Video)
Youtube Pr-Vfnd7Yno
 
2022-08-09 9:18:51 AM  

Element65: My speculation: The article says the landing gear were damaged on a rough landing/missed approach. I bet the pilot let the co-pilot try to land the plane the first time and the co-pilot farked it up and damaged the plane. The co-pilot is feeling shiatty and is worried about consequences from his employer. Now the pilot is doing the emergency landing to fix the co-pilot's fark up, and on the approach he says something mean about having to clean up this mess, mostly joking but also being kind of a dick. This pushes the co-pilot over the edge and he thinks his life is over already anyways so he jumps. The pilot: "... jeez dude it was just a joke."


Maybe it was a check ride?
 
2022-08-09 9:24:35 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: My guess is there is a pond or lake near where he landed.  Dude freaked and thought jumping into water would save him.  Either he missed or found out that at speed water and concrete are quite similiar.


I think it was simpler: The guy made an error that he thought was career-ending and made a rash decision to end it on his terms.
 
2022-08-09 9:25:37 AM  
He didn't do so well at his office job either.

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-08-09 9:50:05 AM  
Well, at least he was far more courteous than that GermanWings pilot who decided to take the crew and 144 passengers out with him during his suicide.
 
2022-08-09 9:53:17 AM  

Element65: My speculation: The article says the landing gear were damaged on a rough landing/missed approach. I bet the pilot let the co-pilot try to land the plane the first time and the co-pilot farked it up and damaged the plane. The co-pilot is feeling shiatty and is worried about consequences from his employer. Now the pilot is doing the emergency landing to fix the co-pilot's fark up, and on the approach he says something mean about having to clean up this mess, mostly joking but also being kind of a dick. This pushes the co-pilot over the edge and he thinks his life is over already anyways so he jumps. The pilot: "... jeez dude it was just a joke."


I bet the kid (he was 23) panicked and jumped out of the plane because he thought they were going to crash. People do really dumb shiat when they panic.
 
2022-08-09 9:54:28 AM  
To me, the simplest explanation is that the copilot thought he had a parachute or grabbed one on the way out but failed to secure it.

It seems the back had to have already been open so it may have been a grab and go that failed as it got ripped from him immediately before he could get it fully on.

Or he wasn't secured/strapped in and the plane jolted him out the back, stumbling until he fell. (to look like he ran right out to a distracted pilot.)
 
2022-08-09 9:59:15 AM  
I hate to nitpick, but you had a PICTURE of the plane right there!  ;-)

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-08-09 10:14:01 AM  
100% he's the one that broke the gear, but we've all done embarrassing shiat. I spun out a 150 (a 150!) right in front of the tower on 27L in Oakland with a heavy right behind me in the pattern.
 
2022-08-09 10:14:28 AM  
Dear lord, that's a disturbing transcript.


But, I did have to get a slightly dark laugh out of the 7 second delay then "...So, just the main course then?".

//poor kid. 23. Jesus. Sounds like he panicked and thought he was going to die regardless, and unfortunately sealed his own fate..
 
2022-08-09 10:15:40 AM  
One account suggested the co-pilot might have been opening the rear hatch to visually inspect the landing gear and he fell out. It's pure speculation on that, though, and if so the surviving pilot should know something about that.
 
2022-08-09 10:17:16 AM  
And why did they continue their touch and gos after a hard hit?
 
2022-08-09 10:25:08 AM  
Well, it makes about as much sense as the argument people always make about not wearing a seatbelt. Maybe he figured he would duck and roll, and just like pop up and brush the dust off as the plane turned into a fireball in the distance.
 
2022-08-09 10:31:51 AM  

mrmopar5287: One account suggested the co-pilot might have been opening the rear hatch to visually inspect the landing gear and he fell out. It's pure speculation on that, though, and if so the surviving pilot should know something about that.


Almost hope that's the case, because it would have been so senseless otherwise.
 
2022-08-09 10:33:10 AM  

morg: I find it hard to disbelieve him. I doubt he put the plane on auto, then had a fight for his life with his co-pilot, then just told everybody that the co-pilot jumped.


Who's gonna believe that anyway?  If you want to tell a lie, you need to make it plausible.
 
2022-08-09 10:36:29 AM  
"Well, sir, I'd suggest you continue to the runway rather than the splat-way."
 
2022-08-09 10:38:47 AM  
No.

He never did return that library book.  And the fees were so high, now.  There was no escape.  He knew what he had to do.
 
2022-08-09 11:00:24 AM  
panic is a hell of a drug.
 
2022-08-09 11:09:02 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: [Fark user image 850x861]


As dumb as that movie is, I still love it.
 
Displayed 50 of 81 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.