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Topic: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: flightsimer
Posted 2012-10-17 11:39:25 and read 12112 times.

Holy Crap that was close!
Video and pic below

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=002_1350495356

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: bennett123
Posted 2012-10-18 08:37:33 and read 11720 times.

IMO, the public were allowed WAY to close to a landing aircraft, even before the kangaroo hop.

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: francoflier
Posted 2012-10-18 09:44:08 and read 11669 times.

That was close...
The onlookers were too close, but they were still outside the fences and far from the displaced threshold.
I don't know how long the runway was, but the approach was just way too low in any case.

Good thing it was its last landing too. The landing gear took quite a beating.

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: flyingturtle
Posted 2012-10-18 09:48:45 and read 11667 times.

  

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David

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: L-188
Posted 2012-10-18 09:49:48 and read 11667 times.

Well he walked away from it so it was a good landing

Seriously any details about the field he landed on? Was it so short he felt it was better not to follow the glideslope laid out by the PAPI? The field clearly has one, he rolls by it at the end of the film

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: flyingturtle
Posted 2012-10-18 10:15:23 and read 11656 times.

Quoting L-188 (Reply 4):
Seriously any details about the field he landed on?
Here's the map....

The asphalt runway is 685 meters long (per Wikipedia). Now I've measured on Google maps:

When landing on RWY 27 (as in the video), the distance from the landing threshold to the end of the runway is 610 meters.


David

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: Larshjort
Posted 2012-10-18 10:52:07 and read 11627 times.

Landing distance is quoted at 1970ft in Flight 1961. That is 600 meters, so he had to put it right at the start of the runway

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%201722.html

Looking at the pictures it looks like some cones were put to show how close spectators were allowed to go, and they were sitting beyond those.

/Lars

[Edited 2012-10-18 10:53:47]

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: NoUFO
Posted 2012-10-18 10:58:49 and read 11618 times.

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 5):
the distance from the landing threshold to the end of the runway is 610 meters.

Plenty for the C-160 even if fully loaded.

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: flyingturtle
Posted 2012-10-18 15:05:27 and read 11533 times.

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 6):
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%201722.html

That PDF file also shows a Piaggio PD.808 business jet. Now that's an aircraft I want to cuddle.


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David

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: L-188
Posted 2012-10-18 15:13:40 and read 11527 times.

Flyingturtle: that is why lears and t-37's shouldnt have sex

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: rheinwaldner
Posted 2012-10-20 11:40:10 and read 11017 times.

At least the Transall left some stunning rubber marks on that road!

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: GPHOTO
Posted 2012-10-21 04:29:33 and read 10796 times.

That's why you should never stand under the flightpath close to the end of the runway. You never know when something like this could happen. Even on a good approach, a sudden gust of wind from behind could unexpectedly increase the descent rate in the final seconds.

I bet there were a few 'gusts of wind' all around when this happened.......  

Glad no-one was injured.

Best regards,

Jim

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: flyingturtle
Posted 2012-10-21 10:04:52 and read 10715 times.

Quoting GPHOTO (Reply 11):
That's why you should never stand under the flightpath close to the end of the runway.

What should the car drivers do?

The runway effectively ends at the rural road.


David

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: btblue
Posted 2012-12-26 15:50:58 and read 8439 times.

I just saw this come up on the Daily Mail website...

DM Spotting Article

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: HAWK21M
Posted 2012-12-27 04:00:43 and read 8049 times.

A few feet earlier and the result would have been different....

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: soon7x7
Posted 2012-12-27 09:46:32 and read 7082 times.

Possibly a bit of hubris there along with the distraction of photogs holding for the $$ shot....Hope this flight crew flies a amphibian if future plans include Maho Beach.

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: ptrjong
Posted 2012-12-27 09:56:22 and read 7028 times.

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 12):
What should the car drivers do?

Passing road traffic would have been unlucky, but that doesn't make Jim's advice not to stay under the flightpath less sensible.

Peter 

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: PHX787
Posted 2012-12-27 17:05:01 and read 5469 times.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):
A few feet earlier and the result would have been different....

Precisely. If that thing landed in anything but asphalt we'd be talking about casualties.

Topic: RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!
Username: dandaire
Posted 2013-01-03 10:41:37 and read 4474 times.

Reminds me of this video of a Vanguard Merchantman making its final landing at Brooklands in 1996.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmakSwlYLs0

 Wow!


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