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Prop Failure And Emergency Landing (video)  
User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 8841 times:

Came across this video showing what appears to be a well done emergency landing after the plane's prop breaks apart:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c5c_1239309052

I found it interesting and whished to share.
I apologize if this has been posted before but I did a search and found nothing. Any clue of what type of aircraft is it?

Cheers!
CHB


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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6769 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8750 times:

According to this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0txEC0Rhdg

It was a lancair?



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User currently offlineGLEN From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 221 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8202 times:



Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (Thread starter):
plane's prop breaks apart:

It looks to me more like something blowing inside the engine compartment (part of fuel injection line or similar visible for whole remainder of flight) and engine is stopping afterward. Prop just isn't visible because it is in horizontal position.



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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3811 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8091 times:



What's the big deal! I do this all the time!!  Smile

Soren  santahat 



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User currently offlineFlyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7047 times:



Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 3):
What's the big deal! I do this all the time!!

Me too! I am going tomorrow, and the next day yay.  Smile I love gliding.



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User currently offlineGimliGlider From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6715 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 3):
What's the big deal! I do this all the time!!

....because you've got a roughly 22 to 1 glide ratio in something like an SGS 2-33 while its probably more like 10 to 1 in the Lancair, and maybe even less with parts falling off the front of the airplane.  

Correction: 13:1 glide ratio for a Lancair, should've looked it up before I posted.

[Edited 2009-04-10 18:07:02]


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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6585 times:



Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (Thread starter):
I apologize if this has been posted before but I did a search and found nothing.

I've seen it elsewhere but its still an excellent demonstration of great airmanship. I liked how as soon as the failure occurred he immediately pitched up to gain extra altitude while he could. Not only that but he even managed to clear the runway and roll down the runway. It's almost as if he's done this many times before. He probably has, considering he's apparently a Reno air racer.


User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1628 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5446 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 6):
I liked how as soon as the failure occurred he immediately pitched up to gain extra altitude while he could.

Perhaps that is the case, but it's also possible that he pitched up to lose speed and stop the propeller from windmilling, getting the vibration to stop sooner. With such a messed-up prop, you don't want the thing spinning too long or you risk tearing the engine from its mounts.

Well done to the pilot. Thanks for sharing the video.



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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5416 times:

How exactly does a prop just fail all of the sudden like that? I would think, i don't know for sure but I'm just "thinking out loud," that there would have been some noticeable defect during the walk around....? No? Yes? ...

[Edited 2009-04-10 21:13:48]


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User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5181 times:



Quoting 0NEWAIR0 (Reply 8):
How exactly does a prop just fail all of the sudden like that? I would think, i don't know for sure but I'm just "thinking out loud," that there would have been some noticeable defect during the walk around....? No? Yes? ...

An internal fatigue crack is invisible...only NDT can find it. Even a surface crack could be nearly impossible to see without something like dye penetrant. If the crack grows to critical length it will just come apart without warning.

Tom.


User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4961 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4987 times:

Actually when you have an engine failure in a single engine plane the first thing you do is raise the nose to obtain the best glide angle speed then look for a place to land. That's why the nose pitched up slightly. This adjustment gives you the farthest gliding range.

I'd also worry about the stall speed going up slightly as you couldn't see from the cockpit exactly all the debris that was hanging out in the wind.

Good flying job by that pilot!



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