KCmike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 537 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 12400 times:
Sounds like a hydraulic problem. Thats really the only emergency in a jetranger that would make the aircraft unflyable following an emergency, as the failure would require a runway to make a run-on landing. Its not too tough to fly the Jetranger without hydraulics outside of effective translational lift but almost impossible to hover. Any kind of transmission or engine chip wouldnt close the airport as a normal approach to a hover anywhere else would be possible. The only other thing I could think of would be an engine failure, structural damage or fire, which I would doubt as you probably wouldnt make the airport in an auto unless you right on top of it.
JohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1381 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8117 times:
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I've been in an auto in a Jetranger, and there was not much time to adjust where we ended up. Our pilots were instructed to aim for grass when possible, so my guess is that they landed on the grass strip next to the runway. Still, a position like that would interfere with LCY traffic.
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