Out of respect, I won't post any picture of the plane, or the video. My brother's very good friend was the pilot/owner of this Cessna that crashed during touch & go's at Renton airport (same airport where 737's are build - in fact, the plane crashed between two new 737's).
Plane suffered engine failure and fell from about 500 feet. Burst into a massive fireball. If it wasn't for the fireball, the pilot might have made it.
Since the name of the pilot has not been made public, I will refrain from posting that as well.
My brother was in this plane countless times, and he shot some great video and pictures of the Seattle area.
Tragic. And reminder of how when it goes wrong, it can really go wrong.
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 3632 times:
Tell your brother that my thoughts are with his friend. I had an older friend of mine died in a crash. He was cleared onto the runway while another a/c was cleared to land on the same runway. He powered up to depart and the two met about 100ft down the runway. Again he didn't have a chance.
What makes me feel better about the incident is that he died doing what he loved most (he was a navy pilot and after retiring became a Lear pilot out of LGB and then became a very wise and helpful friend who lived near by). I would go out with him almost every weekend b/c he had to keep his hours current and well I loved to fly and I loved to hear his stories even more.
When you say A Reminder Of How When It Goes Wrong, It Can Really Go Wrong Know that in turn it can bring such fun and happiness. No not about his death. This happened about 2 years ago and when I arrived at the house to speak to his family I met my current flight instructor who was a good friend of his. Now we can share those same stories that he once told us with others. I don't mean to sound corny but things will workout. Relationships will be formed and they will last forever.
Again deepest thoughts with your brother and his friend's family.
Flybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1004 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 3574 times:
UA777222- Funny you should say that. I said the same thing to my wife. As horrible as it obviously is to die in a fiery crash, "to go" doing something you love is something small to take away.
Of course, I sure as hell wouldn't want to be in an aircrash.
By the way, if you carefully look at he picture, you can see a 737 parked somewhat in front of the crash site.
I will post some pictures in a couple of days.
Pilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3136 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3385 times:
One of the saddest truths about aviation is that if you're around it long enough, it will kill somebody you know.
I agree with the other members that have said that he was doing what he loves. I can't agree more. I hope that I can be fortunate enough to be doing something I love when it's my time. My prayers are with you and your brother, as well as the family of the friend your brother lost Flybynight.
COAMiG29 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 515 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2838 times:
my condolences again
please tell your brother that i am sorry for his loss
I have been in an aircrash and couldent agree more with was said about going while doing somthing you love.
i know this is a tough time but if i may say one thing without being quoted and having negative remarks it is this. (with my expirence in an aircrash you dont even know what happened until it is over and if you should unfortuantely go during the crash i can garuntee you will feel nothing).
again i am very sorry about your loss I know what it is like to lose a friend.
If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.