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How to crash land with class

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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:44 AM
Here is an old school pilot who did everything right. I was shocked at the landing attempt, as I flew a similar plane long ago.

Here's a link to this mans luckiest day ...

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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 07:51 AM
reply to post by Tribble

Looked smoother than it does with wheels.

Nice landing.

posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 08:05 AM
Nicely done, I'm suprised he'd go back to the same maintenance contractor afterwards, but the landing itself looked picture perfect.

posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by aegis80

Maybe they had done some recent work on the landing gear.
That plane was a classic.

posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:36 AM
lol he decided to go to the place that fixes his plane anyway. what a guy

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 08:57 AM
how much damage would that have done to the plane?

new prop required obviously

would there be engine damage from the prop beating off the ground for however many rotations?

Aluminium panels worn through on the bottom? would there be any serious structural damage to the plane?

it did look very smooth

just curious

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 10:24 AM
reply to post by maintainright

I thought about that too. Would that plane be repairable? Is it worth the cost?

Belly, prop, and (most likely engine replacement) as he did wait too long to shut down the engine. All blades on the prop bent.

This is as close as I could find for an estimate on a belly flop repair cost.

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 10:30 AM
Its a beautiful classic plane, well worth fixing! he must of had full insurance!

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 02:13 PM
reply to post by Tribble

yeah i dunno

maybe there is a clutch between the engine and the prop?

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 02:30 PM
engine prop strike will require a t&i,(tear down and inspection). it could even require a new engine or major rebuild. engine mounting cradle may have taken damage due to sudden torsion loads. the belly pan is probably repairable with little damage. i helped rebuild a mooney several years ago, in which the student pilot forgot to lower the gear when he landed. the damage wasn't as bad as you would think, the hardest part was getting the plane off the runway without doing additional damage when we lifted it, with 2 forklifts and some nylon choker straps we gently picked up the plane and then let down the gear.

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 03:19 PM
well the guy kept his cool that is half the battle .
and I am sure insurance will cover most of the damages.
But the most impressive flying I ever seen on video is 1 the Big jet (that LOST like 25 feet from the cabin back you could see the people sitting in the seats as the plane came in .
and ww 2 pilots man I seen videos of bommers missing half the tail with holes in the wings and all but one engine out .Man they built thous planes tuff back then.

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