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
14 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
14 years ago
The clarity of the fuselage under the water the camera person made properuse of the light available
Anonymous
14 years ago
Perhaps the pilot did misunderstood the meaning of Sail... plane :D
Anonymous
14 years ago
What a shame, I wonder if she can ever return to the deep blue?
Anonymous
14 years ago
Nice glider ASK21
Anonymous
14 years ago
I think that redefines the term "Landing Out" lol
Anonymous
14 years ago
Excellent clarity of a very unusual landing. Should have used pontoons.
Anonymous
13 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
13 years ago
Did`nt some one tell him it was`nt a seaplane
Anonymous
13 years ago
I think the most apropriate words for this is: ooops!
Anonymous
12 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
12 years ago
Wow! A flying submarine!
Anonymous
12 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
11 years ago
All he needs now is a Pocket Knife...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Pretty hard to grasp what kind of emergency a "glider" would face?
Anonymous
11 years ago
What now? Up 'scope?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Engine failure ;) Nice shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
An amphib glider? Guess not.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I wonder if this glider could be considered airworthy once dried off?
Anonymous
11 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
9 years ago
FLARM is usually needed for big meetings and competitions. in everyday flying your FLARM is your pair of eyes
Anonymous
9 years ago
What's going on here?

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