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Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!  
User currently offlineflightsimer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 606 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 12146 times:

Holy Crap that was close!
Video and pic below

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


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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7816 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11754 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, 3848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 11703 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, 2576 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 11701 times:

  

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David



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 11701 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



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2576 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11690 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 Niue, joined Dec 2007, 1526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11661 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, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11652 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, 2576 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11567 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, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11561 times:

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


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User currently offlinerheinwaldner From Switzerland, joined Jan 2008, 2289 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 11051 times:

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

User currently offlineGPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 833 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10830 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, 2576 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10749 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, 580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8473 times:
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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8083 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 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7116 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, 4006 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7062 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, 7970 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5503 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 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4508 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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