francoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3514 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10862 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...
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29514 posts, RR: 59 Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10860 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.
GPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 823 posts, RR: 26 Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9989 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.......