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Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!  
User currently offlinekazim786 From UK - England, joined Apr 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 19090 times:

Not sure if this hasn't been posted, couldn't find anything about it.

A Transall C-160 was coming into land, but came down a tad bit too low and touchdown on a road that passed by the runway. The aircraft narrowly missed the planespotters that were standing to take pictures of what they thought would be a normal landing. Check out the article, it has a video at the end.

Crowd of 1,000 watching final landing of military plane on Ballenstedt airfield in Saxony-Anhalt, central Germany
But pilot of 31-ton Transall C-160 aircraft suddenly reported he couldn't see start of runway from his cockpit
Brought aircraft down on a side road where spotters were standing and they almost ended up being crushed

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...litary-aircraft-misses-runway.html

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User currently offlineLafite82 From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2012, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 18985 times:

Now that's what I call a die-hard plane spotter ! Does anyone know if he is an A.netter? Would love to see some of the "close up" shots he took !!

User currently offlinezeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9097 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 18773 times:

Quoting kazim786 (Thread starter):
Not sure if this hasn't been posted, couldn't find anything about it.

It has been, had been two threads before, I think one in civ av and one in mil av.

Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe! (by flightsimer Oct 17 2012 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)



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User currently offlinecaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1637 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 18678 times:

Wow.... just wow... unreal.

User currently offlineEY460 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 13298 times:

Have a look at pictures 2 and 3 in the Daily Mail Article. The man in the red jacket is wearing a backpack or something in picture 3 but not on picture 2 (this was not spotted by me). There is something strange in the pictures.

User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 12851 times:
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Quoting EY460 (Reply 4):
Have a look at pictures 2 and 3 in the Daily Mail Article. The man in the red jacket is wearing a backpack or something in picture 3 but not on picture 2 (this was not spotted by me). There is something strange in the pictures.

Yep. The pictures have been photoshopped -- perhaps for clarity and detail. It's the Daily Mail, for gosh sakes.

However, I have no doubt I'm looking at an actually event unfolding.


User currently offlineaircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1719 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 12795 times:

Quoting EY460 (Reply 4):
Have a look at pictures 2 and 3 in the Daily Mail Article. The man in the red jacket is wearing a backpack or something in picture 3 but not on picture 2 (this was not spotted by me). There is something strange in the pictures.

Wind flipping his jacket, he wears a red tshirt


User currently offlinepeterjohns From Germany, joined Jan 2009, 203 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 12642 times:

Quoting EY460 (Reply 4):

There is nothing wrong with the photo- it's the black inside of his red jacket that is being blown upwards!
It is interesting however that the road hadn't been taped off properly- those spectators are very close to the propellers- even if it were a "normal" landing!


User currently offlineEY460 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 10807 times:

Quoting peterjohns (Reply 7):

Yes, you are right.


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8849 times:
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