|Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 3):|
Landing gear hit a tree really hard as we came down to land in Shannon. The aircraft shook violently and we hit the ground very hard. The weather was bad because of a recent hurricane depression moving over Ireland. I was very nervous.
|Quoting MarshalN (Thread starter):|
What's the closest you've ever been (as a pilot or pax) in an accident?
The closest I've been in is during a CO flight from BOS to EWR. We were about to land on a nice, clear day. All of a sudden I heard the engines roar and we were lifting up again as we were already very close to the ground. I was sitting in a window seat and looked down, and saw the tail of the plane ahead of us not having cleared the runway because it got stuck behind another plane that was on the same taxiway, apparently waiting for something. We cleared that without a lot of room -- well, I guess you never clear these things with a lot of room. Way to go ATC!