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Chuffer Chadley
27th Sep 2006, 13:16
This is a goodie!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/5380302.stm

"Fire crews said that the dense forest lessened the impact."

Perhaps we should change the way we select landing areas for forced landings?

Glad to hear that the pilot got away with it, to a large extent, by the sounds of things.

Good stuff!
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green granite
27th Sep 2006, 14:15
Remember reading a book about a 2nd world war pilot, training in Florida around the Everglades and they were told in the event of a forced landing to do so on the forest canopy as it absorbed the impact. So the concept has been around for a while.

lynchburglemonade
27th Sep 2006, 14:25
Glad to hear that the pilot got away with it, to a large extent, by the sounds of things.
My sentiments exactly - any crash landing you walk from is an acceptable landing in aviation.