Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3613 times:
Ouch, this year really isn't starting out as a good one for aviation...
Jordan, that's got to be scary - but the distinction of it not being your fault probably wouldn't have helped you that much if it hadn't just been very close... good for you that it was "only" very close...
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 36 Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3466 times:
We had a near a miss too once while flying in a small 4 seat twin engine a/c. We were flying TPA-CHS with my husband flying, his flight instructor and myself. Carlo (the flight instructor) and I noticed movement on our left at the same time and turned to look only to see a C-172 coming straight at us. All I remember seeing was the green belly of that 172 as he pulled his plane up and to his right to avoid hitting us! It happened so fast there wasn't time to say anything to my husband.
I just cant figure out how that guy was coming straight at us like that and didn't see us till he about hit us. How is that possible? We were above a layer of clouds and visibility was fine at the time. We were going North, he was going East. How do you not see another a/c right infront of you?
Jordan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 19 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3435 times:
well sometimes its easier than you think.... you are so concentrated on the instruments that you don't even notice a big aircraft right in front of you. That is true skill of a pilot when he can multi task and do operations inside and outside of the cockpit
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4210 posts, RR: 36 Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3221 times:
Oh so actually good news... my heart stood still seeing the topic header... A midair collision of big Delta or JetBlue aircraft or something was the last thing anyone wanted to hear about.... Maybe an alternative topic like "no injuries after small planes collide over Florida" would spare many nerve systems...
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 36 Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3075 times:
Actually the local news here in TPA is reporting the pilot of the C-150 did die. The plane also crashed a mere 10 feet from a playground that was full of children at the time.
Loss of life, even one, is never good news.
J_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2575 times:
The location of that crash was only about 1/2 mile from my house!
Not sure when it happened, but may have been at mall when it happened as didn't hear any commotion...one of CLW fire stations is on same road about halfway between it and me so response time was likely quick...sometimes when a major car wreck happens near me, the first thing I hear is all the sirens followed by the house vibrating as the med chopper lands at supermarket that I see bits of from liv rm window...
DeltaMD-88 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 123 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2506 times:
I had a pretty close call like that once I was flying in my Cessna 150 and I took off from Saline county airport in benton arkansas and I turned cross wind I than turned downwind after clearing my turn and than an Aircoupe buzzed right over my head he never made any Radio acknowledgements on his location and I asked him to advised and he finely did when he said Aircoupe Landing runway 35 saline county as soon as I landed I gave him a piece of my mind
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2338 times:
About 17 years ago, I was flying on Piper Cub in the front seat I was supposed to watch traffic 180 degrees above and below I could see everything because of wing blindspot above the plane. I was flying and all of sudden a small twin prop plane (Cessna 302 or something??) right above of my plane I'd say within like 50 feet at 10 o'clock passes right over us. My instructor pilot was pissed off! He was scared as hell of almost a midair collision! I wasn't able to see it at 10 o'clock because of the wing blind spot. I think I was hoping that the plane co-pilot might see at 2 o'clock traffic below of my plane. He thinks he saw us to avoid a hit or something. It was scary! My Piper Cub doesn't have a radio equpiment. We have to fly at least 1,000 feet airspace below all the time.