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Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:39 pm

Holy Crap that was close!
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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:37 pm

IMO, the public were allowed WAY to close to a landing aircraft, even before the kangaroo hop.
 
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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:44 pm

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.
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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:48 pm

  

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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:49 pm

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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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:15 pm

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.


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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:52 pm

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.

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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:58 pm

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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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:05 pm

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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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:13 pm

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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:40 pm

At least the Transall left some stunning rubber marks on that road!
 
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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:29 am

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.

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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:04 pm

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.


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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:50 pm

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

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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:00 pm

A few feet earlier and the result would have been different....
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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:56 pm

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.

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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:05 am

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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RE: Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe!

Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:41 pm

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

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

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