|Quoting skywaymanaz (Reply 11):|
I've had a door come open on a 150 and 172 before but *knock on wood* haven't had anyone fall out yet. I always check the passenger door on my 172 from the outside after my passenger gets in to make sure it's locked. I seem to recall there was an incident some years back where a guy killed himself by going up with a flight instructor and then jumping out in mid flight. Imagine being that instructor afterward
|Quoting flymia (Thread starter):|
Anyone ever heard of this happening before?
|Quoting dwcontroller (Reply 13):|
Anyone have the full N-number on this PA-46? LiveATC has the recording but they only say the last three as N4LD.
|Quoting larshjort (Reply 17):|
In the film you can see 54LD on the side, I haven't been able to locate a matching aircraft
|Quoting LV (Reply 3):|
Sounds like a former episode of CSI Miami where this was the plot and that, was intentional.
|Quoting 797 (Reply 12):|
Regarding the door popping open in a 172 (or any other airplane for that matter) it's a hard thing to accomplish due to the air flow outside of the fuselage.
|Quoting larshjort (Reply 10):|
How is it possible to fall out of a Piper Malibu? It is a split door, even if the upper half opens the lower half is still in place. Unless of course the plane was pressurized when the door blew open and the passenger was sucked out.
|Quoting RDH3E (Reply 20):|
So either he's covering for a homicide or it was suicide, or there was no passenger and this was someone faking their death.
|Quoting harleydriver (Reply 22):|
When I worked for a regional airline in Maine in the '80's we had a Beech 99 that the door popped open in flight and the co-pilot went out with the open door but was able to grab the door and hold on.
|Quoting soon7x7 (Reply 24):|
I remember that...he basically endured the entire flight being pummeled by the slipstream and during the landing phase his head was uncomfortably close to the runway...bet Thanksgiving Day has a whole new meaning to him!
|Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 27):|
Very hard to conclude anything and I wonder if it's even possible for a guilty verdict to be reached...
|Quoting maxpower1954 (Reply 26):|
|Quoting type-rated (Reply 29):|
|Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 27):|
My initial thoughts: how would a pilot be able to fly and murder the guy?
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