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Topic: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!
Username: kazim786
Posted 2012-12-26 17:19:18 and read 19291 times.

Not sure if this hasn't been posted, couldn't find anything about it.

A Transall C-160 was coming into land, but came down a tad bit too low and touchdown on a road that passed by the runway. The aircraft narrowly missed the planespotters that were standing to take pictures of what they thought would be a normal landing. Check out the article, it has a video at the end.

Crowd of 1,000 watching final landing of military plane on Ballenstedt airfield in Saxony-Anhalt, central Germany
But pilot of 31-ton Transall C-160 aircraft suddenly reported he couldn't see start of runway from his cockpit
Brought aircraft down on a side road where spotters were standing and they almost ended up being crushed

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...litary-aircraft-misses-runway.html

Topic: RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!
Username: Lafite82
Posted 2012-12-26 17:36:38 and read 19186 times.

Now that's what I call a die-hard plane spotter ! Does anyone know if he is an A.netter? Would love to see some of the "close up" shots he took !!

Topic: RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!
Username: zeke
Posted 2012-12-26 18:13:11 and read 18974 times.

Quoting kazim786 (Thread starter):
Not sure if this hasn't been posted, couldn't find anything about it.

It has been, had been two threads before, I think one in civ av and one in mil av.

Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe! (by flightsimer Oct 17 2012 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)

Topic: RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!
Username: caribb
Posted 2012-12-26 18:22:51 and read 18879 times.

Wow.... just wow... unreal.

Topic: RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!
Username: EY460
Posted 2012-12-27 09:50:53 and read 13499 times.

Have a look at pictures 2 and 3 in the Daily Mail Article. The man in the red jacket is wearing a backpack or something in picture 3 but not on picture 2 (this was not spotted by me). There is something strange in the pictures.

Topic: RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!
Username: kgaiflyer
Posted 2012-12-27 10:05:06 and read 13052 times.

Quoting EY460 (Reply 4):
Have a look at pictures 2 and 3 in the Daily Mail Article. The man in the red jacket is wearing a backpack or something in picture 3 but not on picture 2 (this was not spotted by me). There is something strange in the pictures.

Yep. The pictures have been photoshopped -- perhaps for clarity and detail. It's the Daily Mail, for gosh sakes.

However, I have no doubt I'm looking at an actually event unfolding.

Topic: RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!
Username: aircellist
Posted 2012-12-27 10:07:12 and read 12996 times.

Quoting EY460 (Reply 4):
Have a look at pictures 2 and 3 in the Daily Mail Article. The man in the red jacket is wearing a backpack or something in picture 3 but not on picture 2 (this was not spotted by me). There is something strange in the pictures.

Wind flipping his jacket, he wears a red tshirt

Topic: RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!
Username: peterjohns
Posted 2012-12-27 10:11:34 and read 12843 times.

Quoting EY460 (Reply 4):

There is nothing wrong with the photo- it's the black inside of his red jacket that is being blown upwards!
It is interesting however that the road hadn't been taped off properly- those spectators are very close to the propellers- even if it were a "normal" landing!

Topic: RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!
Username: EY460
Posted 2012-12-27 11:16:20 and read 11008 times.

Quoting peterjohns (Reply 7):

Yes, you are right.

Topic: RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!
Username: SA7700
Posted 2012-12-27 12:32:37 and read 9050 times.

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Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

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