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Old 11th Sep 2017, 23:43
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How to Use a Tree

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Not playing, just a black box with start arrow in centre.
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Old 12th Sep 2017, 05:01
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Thanks for the heads up.
Odd, it plays for me. Some sort of geographic thing I guess.
Anyway here is the URL

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WdO7Ag...ime_continue=2
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Old 12th Sep 2017, 08:21
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How on earth did he/she manage that? It looks like the aircraft was stalling before it hit the tree. For once all the lucky breaks lined up.
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Originally Posted by DeeCee
How on earth did he/she manage that? It looks like the aircraft was stalling before it hit the tree. For once all the lucky breaks lined up.
My best guess: Aiming for a field beyond the car park, saw s/he was going to miss, pulled on the stick to extend the glide, plane stalled / began to spin to the left. Everything else was pure luck.

However we do know of other SkyGods purposefully executing the manoeuvre, who have more or less successfully stalled a light aircraft into a tree - wasn't one instance near Aberdeen?

correction: looking at the location where s/he landed (in the car park of Johnson Technologies, Plainville), s/he could have put the plane back down on the remaining runway at Robertson Airport. Very strange indeed

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Old 12th Sep 2017, 16:38
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I have personal experience of exactly this happening in the UK when a few years ago an aircraft that I knew well took off and clipped a tree which took all the speed off, turned it through 180 degrees and flopping it down facing the direction it came from letting the two occupants get out unscathed.
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I reckon he/she just spotted a suitable parking spot and wanted to get in before anyone else.
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How lucky is that....?

http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/41237592/plane-crash-pilot-walks-away-after-aircraft-hits-tree
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Just goes to show why the Cessna 172 has the best safety record
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A perfect tree point landing!
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