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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5534 times:

http://www.lemonzoo.com/funny_videos...ncredible_landing_gear_rescue.html

Well. isn't this too risky??I mean, how far is the guy on the truck from the propeller??any minor miscalcullation and we wouldn't have had this amusing video.
Plus, isn't the whole point of bringing the landing gear down as a ''security measurement'' for the pilot not to be harmed??but instead he risks someone on the ground??a bit of a paradox....Seems to me that he wants to save his pricy plane from a costly repair or a write off.My two cents.
opinions??

Mike

P.S: cool video though.  Wink


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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5483 times:

Dont have access to watch this video, but if its the one where the guys in the back of the truck help get the gear unstuck, know that the guy helping in the back ended up in his own plane incident at BFI a year or two later, getting caught in the wake of a UPS plane and having his Cessna end up tangled in the electrical wires near the BFI tower. He was fine in that incident, but if IIRC, he passed away in yet another separate aviation incident a few years later.

JSD



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5350 times:

Well... this is far far from current or new. I think it happened over 20 years ago. They realized just how stupid this idea was and ended up chasing the plane down the runway with an Audi Turbo and a guy in the sunroof. He reached up and pulled the main down and the plane landed safely. Still not the brightest idea...but it saved tens of thousands in repairs and the possible injury to the pilot if anything went wrong on landing.

[Edited 2006-02-09 11:44:51]


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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5299 times:
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I got to say that that was a very ballsy stunt!



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

It seems reckless to me.

Would'nt a belly landing be safer.


User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 4):
Would'nt a belly landing be safer.

Thats' what I thought too....



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User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4925 times:

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 1):
the guy helping in the back ended up in his own plane incident at BFI a year or two later, getting caught in the wake of a UPS plane and having his Cessna end up tangled in the electrical wires near the BFI tower. He was fine in that incident, but if IIRC, he passed away in yet another separate aviation incident a few years later.

Just goes to prove, once again, that there are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old bold pilots.

-Meister



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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

By the way, took a look at the video and it wasn't the same incident. Will have to look for that one, held at an airshow up in WA/OR...

JSD



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User currently offlineGEEDO From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 2):
Audi Turbo and a guy in the sunroof.

I've seen that video several times. The guy that pulled the gear down was a big, burly man, who in his excitement banged his hands along the front of the sunroof opening on the car so hard that he bent up the roof panelling. Saved the plane, hurt the car, a fair trade all things considered.



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User currently offlineAirlineAV8tr From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 191 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4379 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 4):
It seems reckless to me.

Wouldn't a belly landing be safer.

Almost anything would be safer than that! Scrape the belly, bend the prop, and call your insurance company! In a couple weeks your airplane is back in the air, and your Audi is scratch free. Reminds me of those famous last words; "Hey guys, watch this!"



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