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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by flyandscuba, Mar 11, 2005.
He sure had those deck hands running for cover... ;P
Lost right wheel and the wing hit the deck.
Can't be healthy. I bet his CO had a "little talk" with him!
"Lucie, You got some s'plaining to do"
The LSO gave him a pretty late "Right for lineup" call to correct a strong left drift. The pilot was already banked gently right and was (too) slowly correcting, obeyed the LSO (too enthusiastically), and got out of shape at the ramp.
I'd be interested in reading the MIR. Probably a combination of pilot error and LSO failure, as the LSO probably should have waved him off. In my opinion, his drift put him outside safe landing parameters. But, I'm just a ready room LSO, and a RIO one, at that (the worst kind). Were you an LSO, Grinch?
What always amazes me, when watching "The Danger Channel" (that's what we called the Plat(form) Cam(era)), is that everything looked normal at :39 and had gone to hell at :42.
Heros to zeros in three seconds.
Doesn't look like more than 10-15 feet, and while that may be pretty far from centerline, you DON'T correct like that when you are 30 feet from the deck. It's just too late and there's just no way it's going to work. If he didn't want to land off of centerline, he should have had the thrust in and been going around already. Would landing 10-15 feet off centerline be that bad? Obviously you don't train to that standard and you don't let your proficiancy lapse, but it would be a LOT safer than trying to correct for the drift at the last moment.
Just my non-naval-aviation 2-cents.
Depends. 15' and correcting is different than 15' and going further off course. This jet was the latter.
You know what strikes me as scary, (besides of course the lives that are at risk on the deck) but also that the jet could plow through a number of other aircraft there, causing some pretty good explosions.