posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 04:41 AM
We can argue about optical perspective all day long, but the bearded crouched man closest to the plane in the OP photo surely looks as if he would
have been really life-threateninglyclose to the propellers diameter if standing up.
The pilot actually admitted that the runway couldnt be seen from the cockpit. And still the landing was attempted in this obviously dangerous way. It
was the decommisioning flight for the aircraft, and pilots anting to create a memorable impression has sadly been the cause for many an air display
disaster in the past.
Anyway, looking for a reason, the linked article explains it all:
But pilot of 31-ton Transall C-160 aircraft suddenly reported she couldn't see start of runway from her cockpit ....
Glad noone was hurt
edit on 31/12/2012 by Lonestar24 because: (no reason given)