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Ever wondered what it's like to be in a plane crash?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by airmotive, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. airmotive

    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    Gecko45...this one's for you!
    N773C - (Okay, it's a Stinson).
    Well...it WAS a Stinson.
    Experience is a good teacher, but learning from the mistakes of others hurts less....

    [ame="http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=835_1344412426"]LiveLeak.com - (Must Watch!!) Plane crash video from inside cockpit[/ame]

    Two cameras rolling inside the plane when it crashes into trees. (Odd....I just posted a thread looking for ideas on what to do with my new GoPro Hero2). Note...there's a little blood in the video. No gore. But if the sight of anything red makes you spew, stop the playback after the crash.

    It's interesting to watch the video, and then compare that with the news story and comments section.

    http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/07/02/2176478/38-year-old-boise-pilot-listed.html

    Hmmm...4 grown men in a Stinson, mid-summer afternoon with a field elevation of 7,000'. I wonder if the pilot has a W&B app on his iPad?

    BTW...the NTSB only has a prelim on this accident right now. Don't expect a final for several months.

    http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120701X65804&key=1
     
  2. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

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    4:22 is when the video shows something other than where ever the camera was hiding

    6:50 is when the back seat angle of the crash starts


    Final Destination had better graphics.
     

  3. bush pilot

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    Too bad, glad nobody got seriously hurt. One mistake cost him the plane.
     
  4. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger Jive Tiger

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    That is one thing I hope to never learn.
     
  5. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    Altitude would have prevented that. :whistling:

    DA will get you every time.

    In my plane, if I'm not in the air at sunrise during the summer, I'm just not going.
     
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  6. VELO

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    I found it interesting that the pilot had a ton of opportunity to say "This ain't happening" and could have pulled the power and left it in the field. The first time he pulled it off the ground and it came back down (around the :52 to 1:02 mark) should have been the decision point IMHO.

    Probably a case of get-home-itis. Glad nobody was seriously hurt. Shame about the airplane though.
     
  7. bush pilot

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    Altitude prevents most crashes :supergrin: If you want a wake-up call as to what can happen, fly some of the regular routes for small aircraft in Alaska and count the number of downed aircraft.
     
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    Looks like somebody had their electronic device on during takeoff.....:wow:
     
  9. youngdocglock

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    Wow! they are lucky to have walked away from that. Why were they so low? looks like either they dropped below 85kts and immediately lost altitude..........or he was showing off and clipped a tree with the gear...........either way..close call
     
  10. podwich

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    Dump ballast!!!

    Uh, yeah. When you can hardly get the plane to take off and there are trees and mountains ahead of you, time for plan B.
     
  11. youngdocglock

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    Certainly didnt have enough power after i watched it again, up and down up and down. Maybe the pilot messed up the mix......
     
  12. HerrGlock

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    Nope and I hope I never experience it again.

    The runway behind you (for fixed wings)
    The altitude above you
    The gas still in the truck
    The bathroom at the FBO
     
  13. quantum36

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    Weight and balance calculation? Performance specs at density altitude?

    He had plenty of opportunity to abort that takeoff.
     
  14. airmotive

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    You never have enough power...:supergrin:
     
  15. HerrGlock

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    an empty Sikorsky Sky Crane does :tongueout:
     
  16. Bushflyr

    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    That Stinson is underpowered to begin with. Throw in 4 adults, baggage?, high altitude, and a warm day and you're pretty well screwed.

    The length of the takeoff roll alone should have been a clue to abort.
     
  17. harlenm

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    you mean an erickson air crane.
     
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  18. Cubdriver

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    Wow - that was painful to watch. It certainly looked like he had plenty of level ground to land straight ahead and stop when it wouldn't climb after he forced it off the ground against its will. Yike! Poor airplane!

    -Pat
     
  19. HerrGlock

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    Yeah, whatever. They'll always be S-64 sky cranes to me.

    :cool:
     
  20. harlenm

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    It was a stupid move on Sikorsky's part selling the license to Erickson.