posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 01:34 PM
reply to post by nighthawk1954
WOW! I love stuff like this. Murphy's law was hard at work with the pilot and WO. I would think that they should have known about the fuel probe
shutting down the fuel transfer pumps. I also would think there should be an override procedure to use them in the case of a fueling accident like the
one they encountered. I would think that this has had to happen quite a number of times due to turbulence during the refueling cycle.
Anyway, the pilot knows a lot more now. And I wonder if he got another $41mil plane to fly? Do they give you the boot in a situation like that?
I had a friend that had a turbo helicopter, like the Magnum PI helicopter if you have seen it. He had a midair engine failure and managed to see a
brief spot open in the forest below. Using auto-rotation he got to the field with a hard landing. The passenger got out with a cut on the head and he
was uninjured. Prepared for the insurance company to ditch him and not being able to get insurance again he thought he might have a real problem.
Surprisingly the insurance told him he would stat insured and no premium increases. The agent told him anyone that has a engine failure in a rotatory
wing aircraft and gets it on the ground with out serious injury or death is an amazing pilot and they were happy to insure him.
Anyway, thanks for the read. A joke I once saw that comes out of a military flight manual:
"If you have to use full thrust to make it to the hanger, your landing gear is not down."
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