Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Accidents and Close Calls
Reload this Page >

One of the Most Impressive Crash Landings in History

Accidents and Close Calls Discussion on accidents, close calls, and other unplanned aviation events, so we can learn from them, and be better pilots ourselves.

One of the Most Impressive Crash Landings in History

Old 25th Nov 2022, 05:39
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Here, there, and everywhere
Posts: 948
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 2 Posts
One of the Most Impressive Crash Landings in History


Prop malfunction with a history of previous failures. Reminds me of a guy I knew that flew MU-2's. He was flying one day and threw a blade. The drag cause by the damage meant that he couldn't maintain altitude and he barely made it to an air force base. Despite the fault.....no AD from the FAA. Then it happened again a few years later and killed a state governor when the pilots couldn't make it to an airport. FAA AD followed.
punkalouver is offline  
Old 25th Nov 2022, 06:10
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Saigon SGN/VVTS
Posts: 6,223
Received 8 Likes on 6 Posts
"One of the Most Impressive Crash Landings in History"
AAIB report:
https://assets.publishing.service.go...BMGH_12-94.pdf
India Four Two is offline  
Old 25th Nov 2022, 10:10
  #3 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 58
Posts: 10,923
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
I recall reading the gist of the AAIB report at the time - amazing airmanship.
treadigraph is online now  
Old 25th Nov 2022, 15:34
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 167
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I clearly remember seeing it on the front pages of the newspapers at the time (when I was a commercial flying instructor) -- and being impressed!

A few years later I was in an airline and a colleague and I were 'positioning' together. During a connection to another flight, we met a past colleague of his who asked him something about his accident (an 'admin' question). When we settled into our seats for the next sector, I asked him "What accident was this?" It was him! He gave a first-hand account and was very matter-of-fact about it. Hearing all this made what I had seen on the front pages of those newspapers mean so much more!

(I would love to see some airline sim instructor try to fit tDODAR into that situation!!)

With modern training, I wonder how many pilots would be able to handle a situation like that? And extreme situations that require real handling skills do occur in the airline world, such as the B777 fan blade separation going into Hawaii and others. (I hope that my training always added that little bit extra of 'flying the aeroplane' rather than 'operating' it.)
NoelEvans is offline  
Old 20th Dec 2022, 16:18
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 209
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It was a memorable event at the time notable for the exceptional flying skills of the Pilot Capt Ed Wyer.

There is an article in the November 2018 News letter which describes the event from the Pilot's view. https://www.jerseyaeroclub.com/wp-co...ewsletter_.pdf

I attended a Flight Safety Foundation Conference in Kuala Lumpur in 1993 at which Capt Wyer was presented with their newly established "Professionalism Award in Flight Safety" which recognises acts of valour performed in the line of duty. Well deserved.


happybiker is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2022, 01:37
  #6 (permalink)  
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 61
Posts: 5,349
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Good piloting for the event!

For my experience the Navajo is surprisingly agile and responsive, not the slug some pilots had lead me to believe.

As of the Youtube presenter - he must absolutely terrify his grandkids at bedtime story time! I didn't listen to all of the clip, I want to sleep tonight! When he researches more, he may fine that Navajos have electric, rather than hydraulic flaps....
Pilot DAR is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2022, 04:56
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Weltschmerz-By-The-Sea, Queensland, Australia
Age: 100
Posts: 1,280
Received 11 Likes on 5 Posts
When I was a boy flying the night Postes Canada Post mail in a Beech 18, I used to scheme to get at least a few trips in the new PA-31. What do Navajo pilots plot to fly now when they yearn for something built after they were?
Australopithecus is offline  
Old 3rd Jan 2023, 01:59
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 143
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by NoelEvans View Post
I clearly remember seeing it on the front pages of the newspapers at the time (when I was a commercial flying instructor) -- and being impressed!

With modern training, I wonder how many pilots would be able to handle a situation like that?
For now, we only know of one. And he was military trained?

Many years ago in Dublin, I was working on starting a low cost to compete with Ryanair, which was just about finished at that time. (pre O'Leary). There was a bit of publicity and pilots were calling looking for work. This man was one of them, and it was the first I heard of it. Like the man above said, very matter of fact in the telling of it. Title of this thread...absolutely.
cncpc is offline  
Old 3rd Jan 2023, 04:47
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2022
Location: sydney
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I recall a couple of prop failures in West Australia in the 1960's. One was on takeoff and the other was on cruise. I think one aeroplane was a Navajo and the other a Beech Baron??
ricketyback is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.