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Cessna crash caught on CCTV

Old 27th Apr 2016, 10:24
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Light Aircraft Crash.......lucky pilot

If when you see a crash, you say to yourself, "Wow, I'm glad that wasn't me", you'll love this one. The unlucky pilot got REAL lucky right at the end of the event. Note the home owners who move a car out of danger and then stand around watching the pilot burning to death. Whoever came on the scene at the last minute is a real hero. The pilot owes him a cold beer, that's for sure.

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Old 27th Apr 2016, 23:36
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Video with interviews:

Surveillance Camera Captures Fiery Plane Crash, Pilot Walks Away | WNEP.com
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 12:13
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Cessna crash caught on CCTV

CCTV caught a Cessna crash into a massive tree in Foley, Alabama. Mangled wreck is instantly on fire, then all the fuel from the wings which is all over the ground goes up. Then some fearless guy runs through the flames, and pulled the pilot from burning plane shortly before the fire engulfs everything. VERY lucky guy

https://www.rt.com/usa/341332-plane-crash-fire-video/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HcCtxPoUUg
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 12:39
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Yeah. First a non-fearless gal runs out, waves her arms, runs back to fetch a non-fearless guy whose first care is to get his car out of range rather than do anything about the crash. Then he comes back and watches. Other guys also watch; a couple of cars drive past without stopping. The fire spreads. Finally the really fearless guy turns up and helps the pilot.

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Old 29th Apr 2016, 12:46
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Wow an amazing video those two brave people who ran into the flames to retrieve the Pilot are true heroes who deserve an award for their selfless bravery.
I too agree the fat guy who came on the scene first seemed more bothered about his car getting damaged than the life of those in the aircraft! shame on him

But amazing video
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 13:34
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To be fair it looks as if the chap who saved his car later went into help removing the pilot.


Lucky pilot!
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 13:47
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To his credit, he does go in after fearless guy #1... Looks to me like no one was really sure if anyone would be alive in there, you can see fearless guy #1 cautiously moving around the wreck at a distance to try and spot someone at first (at least, looks like the same person). I guess once it became clear someone was moving around he ran in and the others joined.


Not everyone will run into danger, and unless you've been in a situation like that and you know what kind of person you are, don't be too quick to judge.
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 14:08
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Not everyone will run into danger, and unless you've been in a situation like that and you know what kind of person you are, don't be too quick to judge.
Very well stated!
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 14:42
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I remember in my home town years back a young girl falling into a fast flowing swollen river.
approx 30 people of mixed age watched and did nothing.

It took an old age pensioner who strode into the water to try and save her but failed and she died . It was all in the press at the time

I remember the Police criticising the crowd for not doing anything but then the Police were different.

Having been in a situation many years ago where I was faced with having to save someone! What is better attempting to or living with that picture in your head for the rest of your life? The fact that you did nothing ? I am not that brave to live with that picture )

I know my own choice and doing nothing would be awful to live with. To go and prioritise saving your car makes me sick but maybe people are different and that guy wouldn't loose any sleep over it

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Old 29th Apr 2016, 15:28
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 15:30
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D stands for DANGER.

As the fire spreads, you can clearly see the car was downhill from the plane.

Perhaps the bloke who removed the car was clearing the area of a secondary explosion risk?

Just saying...
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 16:01
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In France you have to help people (and you'd have problems if you don't), but this is mandatory only if this isn't dangerous for yourself.
Of course, we will always admire those who are able of doing more.
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 16:09
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I'm with Blueduck on that. There is a subsequent flare up of fuel which pretty much reaches where the car was.
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 16:10
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In France you have to help people (and you'd have problems if you don't), but this is mandatory only if this isn't dangerous for yourself.
Of course, we will always admire those who are able of doing more
I would say if we are the person needing that help we would be very grateful of those who will do more
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 17:35
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From one of the videos, it looks like the pilot self-extricated and was helped by bystanders. When I was a volunteer firefighter is was drummed into us that the order of safety was: yourself, your crew, bystanders, victim.
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 17:55
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Agreed MarcK - the first guy in to help walks round for roughly a minute, probably wondering what to do, then suddenly sees something. As he rushes in, the guy who moved his car (and had just hung up his phone after presumably calling 911) goes right after him to help.
I'm thinking I would have called 911 before (or maybe while) I moved my car, but I don't see much to criticize in the bystanders actions.
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 19:21
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The tree deserves more praise than the people.
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 19:55
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The way I see it, the impact wasn't that bad.
The tree absorbed a lot of the kinetic energy, but obviously slashed the tanks as well.
Notwithstanding the fire, looks like a reasonably survivable scenario to me.
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Old 29th Apr 2016, 20:09
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Normal people who find themselves in extra ordinary situations do not behave in a predictable manner.
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Old 30th Apr 2016, 06:00
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Pace,
Having been in a situation many years ago where I was faced with having to save someone! What is better attempting to or living with that picture in your head for the rest of your life? The fact that you did nothing ? I am not that brave to live with that picture )

I know my own choice and doing nothing would be awful to live with. To go and prioritise saving your car makes me sick but maybe people are different and that guy wouldn't loose any sleep over it
Like you, I too have been it that situation (when others were just standing around doing sod all) and I did react but I cannot believe I did so because I wouldn't be able to live with myself otherwise, it just seemed to happen. People do react so differently to stressful and totally alien situations.
Why else would pax just sit on burning aircraft waiting for instructions for example?
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