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80-year-old woman lands plane after pilot husband drops dead

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 427, Apr 3, 2012.

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  1. 427

    427

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  2. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    SHe should have paid more attention during all the previous flights with him and maybe she wouldn't have crashed:wavey:
     

  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    She's 80 years old and her husband just died. Give her a ****ing break!
     
  4. LongGoneDays

    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

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    80? Husband dead?

    Nosedive.
     
  5. goldenlight

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    This.

    I'm sure she was scared ****less.

    She got the plane down, with a relatively small amount of damage, and she only had minor injuries.

    That's a good ending, in my book.

    Too bad about her husband.

    Landing a twin engine plane is NOT that easy: they come in FAST, compared to single engine planes.
     
  6. Alchemy

    Alchemy Senior Member

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    Don't they say that any landing that you walk away from
    is a good landing. I can only imagine the terror that was
    going through her mind.
     
  7. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    Darn good job.:)



    Once in a while my helicopter passengers use to ask me, "What happens if you have something like a heart attack and die?".

    I'd tell them, "I die first and you die a minute or two later. This isn't a light plane where you stand a chance of flying it or getting it on the ground without crashing."

    I actually had passengers that I had flown for some time that thought they could land the helicopter, so I let them try.:supergrin:
     
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  8. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    I have about 30 minutes of rotor wing time. Just enough to know without a doubt that it is a whole different ballgame!
     
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    That's kind of like Ron White said about the engine going out in a plane. "How far will the other engine take us? All the way to the scene of the crash."
     
  10. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    Oh bless her heart!


    That said, this makes me feel better about my son soloing this summer!
     
  11. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Is she hot?:fred:




    I hope I can still drive a car if I make it to 80.
     
  12. redbaron007

    redbaron007 Some Dude Lifetime Member

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    A job well done by her. I'm sure she picked up several tidbits while flying with her husband that made the conversation with the coaching pilot a little easier.Congrats to her putting it on the ground without further injuries or damage.

    Here is the info about the plane.

    M2, you helo folks are a different breed. Gotta hand to ya'll....I've tried flying with a one a friend of mine, but just not my cup of tea...I'll stick with the fixed wings! :supergrin:

    :wavey:

    red
     
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  13. devildog2067

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    I have a pilot's license, and I think landing a twin that I've never flown before on the edge of fuel starvation with an engine out and surviving would be a pretty good day for me, let alone an 80-year-old non-pilot strapped in next to the body of her dead husband.

    But of course, this is GT, I'm sure you could do it with your eyes closed.:upeyes:
     
  14. redbaron007

    redbaron007 Some Dude Lifetime Member

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    Here is the profile of the business that owned the aircraft.

    Not saying the president was the pilot.

    :wavey:

    red
     
  15. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    What was the most important thing to her as she tried to land a pilot-less airplane?

    Depends.
     
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    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    'I have read the book on flying helicopters' .......:supergrin:

    :rofl:


    & I always figured in that situation (assuming dual controls [about a 1% chance of that] :supergrin:

    I would try a runnng landing on the skids...
    higher chance of working, or just a more spectacular crash & burn ? ....:shocked:

    .
     
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    She needs a younger husband.
     
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    Silent_Runner Can you hear me

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    That is a disgusting thing to say.:steamed:
     
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    void * Dereference Me!

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    Is there *anything whatsoever* that a non-pilot could do in that situation? Even if it's just killing the engines and hoping auto-rotation makes you fall slow enough to not die?

    I mean, I really doubt it would ever happen to me, but, you know, just in case, I'd like to know (and then if it ever actually happened I'd probably die having forgotten, but at least I would die knowing that I *once* used to know how to up my odds of surviving ;) )
     
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    Once one gets past a certain age, aren't there restrictions on pilot's licenses?
     
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