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Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!  
User currently offlineflightsimer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 556 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 12009 times:

Holy Crap that was close!
Video and pic below

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


Commercial Pilot- SEL, MEL, Instrument
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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7603 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days ago) and read 11617 times:

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

User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3761 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11566 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.



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2403 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11564 times:

  

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David



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11564 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



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2403 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11553 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



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11524 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]


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 11515 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.



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2403 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11430 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



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11424 times:

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


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlinerheinwaldner From Switzerland, joined Jan 2008, 2225 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 10914 times:

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

User currently offlineGPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 10693 times:
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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



Erm, is this thing on?
User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2403 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10612 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



Keeping calm is terrorism against those who want to live in fear.
User currently offlinebtblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 578 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8336 times:

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

DM Spotting Article



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7946 times:

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


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6979 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.

User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6925 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 



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7560 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5366 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.



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User currently offlinedandaire From UK - Wales, joined Jul 2008, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4371 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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