kazim786
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Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:19 am

Not sure if this hasn't been posted, couldn't find anything about it.

A Transall C-160 was coming into land, but came down a tad bit too low and touchdown on a road that passed by the runway. The aircraft narrowly missed the planespotters that were standing to take pictures of what they thought would be a normal landing. Check out the article, it has a video at the end.

Crowd of 1,000 watching final landing of military plane on Ballenstedt airfield in Saxony-Anhalt, central Germany
But pilot of 31-ton Transall C-160 aircraft suddenly reported he couldn't see start of runway from his cockpit
Brought aircraft down on a side road where spotters were standing and they almost ended up being crushed

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...litary-aircraft-misses-runway.html
 
lafite82
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RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:36 am

Now that's what I call a die-hard plane spotter ! Does anyone know if he is an A.netter? Would love to see some of the "close up" shots he took !!
 
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RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:13 am

Quoting kazim786 (Thread starter):
Not sure if this hasn't been posted, couldn't find anything about it.

It has been, had been two threads before, I think one in civ av and one in mil av.

Decommissioned German C-160 Near Catastrophe! (by flightsimer Oct 17 2012 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)
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RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:22 am

Wow.... just wow... unreal.
 
EY460
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RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:50 pm

Have a look at pictures 2 and 3 in the Daily Mail Article. The man in the red jacket is wearing a backpack or something in picture 3 but not on picture 2 (this was not spotted by me). There is something strange in the pictures.
 
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RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:05 pm

Quoting EY460 (Reply 4):
Have a look at pictures 2 and 3 in the Daily Mail Article. The man in the red jacket is wearing a backpack or something in picture 3 but not on picture 2 (this was not spotted by me). There is something strange in the pictures.

Yep. The pictures have been photoshopped -- perhaps for clarity and detail. It's the Daily Mail, for gosh sakes.

However, I have no doubt I'm looking at an actually event unfolding.
 
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RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:07 pm

Quoting EY460 (Reply 4):
Have a look at pictures 2 and 3 in the Daily Mail Article. The man in the red jacket is wearing a backpack or something in picture 3 but not on picture 2 (this was not spotted by me). There is something strange in the pictures.

Wind flipping his jacket, he wears a red tshirt
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RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:11 pm

Quoting EY460 (Reply 4):

There is nothing wrong with the photo- it's the black inside of his red jacket that is being blown upwards!
It is interesting however that the road hadn't been taped off properly- those spectators are very close to the propellers- even if it were a "normal" landing!
 
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RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:16 pm

Quoting peterjohns (Reply 7):

Yes, you are right.
 
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RE: Aircraft Near Miss With Planespotters!

Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:32 pm

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