Aviation Photo #1260622 Schleicher ASK-21 - Untitled

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Emergency landing on the lake of Lucerne. Luckily nobody was injured.
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Photo Added: September 06, 2007

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Anonymous
9 years ago
I like this photograph very much because it features a very nice plane in unusual circumstances (to say the least). I like the story behind it and the fact that the people in the plane survived the incident. Also, the photo itself appeals to me: I like the lines and the colors.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The clarity of the fuselage under the water the camera person made properuse of the light available
Anonymous
9 years ago
Perhaps the pilot did misunderstood the meaning of Sail... plane :D
Anonymous
9 years ago
What a shame, I wonder if she can ever return to the deep blue?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice glider ASK21
Anonymous
9 years ago
I think that redefines the term "Landing Out" lol
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent clarity of a very unusual landing. Should have used pontoons.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome! :) but why did the pilot smash the cockpit when there is an emergency cockpit-jettison..which in the picture clearly hasn't been used. You can also see that the glider is equipped with FLARM (kind of a TCAS for small avs.)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Did`nt some one tell him it was`nt a seaplane
Anonymous
7 years ago
I think the most apropriate words for this is: ooops!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks like the front-seat pilot tried to get the canopy off the emergency way. Maybe it didn't work properly due to low speed/standstill in the water. Scary situation.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! A flying submarine!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great shot. But the pilot disembarked normally with the open canopy. The canopy was broken when touching the water. After the pilot disembarked, the canopy was closed again to prevent water entering. I was there. Regards.
Anonymous
6 years ago
All he needs now is a Pocket Knife...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Pretty hard to grasp what kind of emergency a "glider" would face?
Anonymous
6 years ago
What now? Up 'scope?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Engine failure ;) Nice shot!
Anonymous
6 years ago
An amphib glider? Guess not.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I wonder if this glider could be considered airworthy once dried off?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Emergency for a glider... hmm let me think... what about air-to-air collision??? And if another airplane doesn't have FLARM, the installation won't notify the other aircraft.
Anonymous
4 years ago
FLARM is usually needed for big meetings and competitions. in everyday flying your FLARM is your pair of eyes
Anonymous
4 years ago
What's going on here?

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