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Plane Takes Off With No Power, No Pilot!  
User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2116 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 19353 times:

I've been in aviation for decades and I've never seen anything like this. I've heard and seen the results of aircraft being blown over by strong winds and prop/jet/rotor blast from other aircraft, but I don't recall any of them ever going 'airborne' at all, much less to this extent. Seemed like it had to have the perfect storm of an almost direct head wind and gusting significantly long enough to launch it for that duration.

Anybody else have a similiar experience to relate?





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-wjtP90d_g&feature=player_embedded


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User currently offlinelows From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1168 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 19288 times:

Wow! What a strange event. What happened to the plane?

User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2706 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 19268 times:

Shouldn't have left the yoke in the full up position.

By the way it was stuck at that deflection, I have to wonder if it was secured there with a seatbelt? I haven't seen a control lock that put the controls in that configuration but who knows.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21727 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 19105 times:

Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 2):
By the way it was stuck at that deflection, I have to wonder if it was secured there with a seatbelt? I haven't seen a control lock that put the controls in that configuration but who knows.



That's normally how you secure the controls if you have to use a seatbelt. Full aft on the yoke or stick, and then fully to one side to hold the ailerons. This does, as you point out, make the plane susceptible to high winds, which is why tie-downs should also be used.

-Mir



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User currently offlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 784 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 17962 times:

Quoting lows (Reply 1):
Wow! What a strange event. What happened to the plane?

I´m pretty sure it was turned over and heavily damaged if not beyond economical repair ...



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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 17842 times:

Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 2):
Shouldn't have left the yoke in the full up position.

Plus, ever heard of tie-downs?


User currently offlineYokoTsuno From Singapore, joined Feb 2011, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 16141 times:

Quoting HaveBlue (Thread starter):
I've been in aviation for decades and I've never seen anything like this

You almost got me there. I thought you were talking about a jetliner.  Wow! Nice movie. Didn't know this was possible.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2433 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8072 times:

They should have parked the aircraft in the opposite direction I guess. Pretty amazing indeed.. at least for us not owning that aircaft

User currently offlineGulfstream650 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

I took off about 4-5 feet in a C172 due to a landing Blackhawk. Was doing run up and the heli pilot thought that it would be a good idea to land next to me. Controls were in a neutral position.


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User currently offlinespacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3630 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3563 times:

Anything will blow away in a strong enough wind. Planes are no different.


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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

Quoting spacecadet (Reply 9):
Anything will blow away in a strong enough wind. Planes are no different.

It's not 'that' it blew away.. it's 'how' it blew away that is so amazing, and I would say rare.

Quoting YokoTsuno (Reply 6):
You almost got me there. I thought you were talking about a jetliner. Nice movie. Didn't know this was possible

Thank you, and me either!



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