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Old 1st Oct 2021, 00:30
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1 Pilot 2 planes WWII

How a pilot landed two planes in a paddock in regional NSW
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-...-nsw/100502830
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 01:09
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One of those things that you wouldn't believe could be achieved if it didn't actually happen.
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 02:11
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How would you log that in your log book?
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 02:45
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You survive that, imagine the trauma involved dealing with the safety department, HR, CASA, somebody has a photo not wearing an ASIC card or safety vest!

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This reminds me, I haven't seen Centaurus post in a bit. I think the last was 5/8/21. Apologies for thread drift.
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 04:57
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Centaurus is one of the best storytellers on here; hope they're OK
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Over 80 years ago?

Just another day in the office for a WWII pilot....
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 06:46
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My father had a similar incident, flying the Botha in England. On final, one of the checks was to check that the big sliding window of the roof was open. He reached up to feel for the window, and felt something really odd, a lot like a rubber tyre - he looked up and it was the undercarriage leg of another aircraft above him!

Being on final, he couldn't really dive away from it, but he nosed over and turned away from the runway - the aircraft clashed together. It damaged his vertical fin and one aileron, so he had big troubles with directional stability and was pretty much stuck in one direction - away from the airfield. (The other aircraft had a rough landing straight ahead, minus one wheel.)

Dad wrestled the aircraft ( Bpthas were famous for being underpowered and a handful at the best of times) at low level for a bit, but decided that once he crossed the next line of trees, he would put it down on whatever was there. It happened to be an airfield! Luck was with his crew that day.
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 07:52
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You survive that, imagine the trauma involved dealing with the safety department, HR, CASA, somebody has a photo not wearing an ASIC card or safety vest!
You crack me up mate.

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Old 1st Oct 2021, 12:59
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I thought that Aunty was the leading news service in Oz, that is according to Aunty.
But this is 81 years old.

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Old 1st Oct 2021, 21:58
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ďhe thought it was a pretty rough old landing, but it was better than the ones he been doing the day before."
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 11:38
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How on earth did the lower crew squeeze out?
I'm sceptical about the lower aircraft being repaired. Surely the damage would've been beyond economic?
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Old 2nd Oct 2021, 12:33
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How on earth did the lower crew squeeze out?
I'm sceptical about the lower aircraft being repaired. Surely the damage would've been beyond economic?
Iím no economist or asset manager but Iíd imagine war time economics and todayís commercial economics would be two different things ? If you could get it airborne then itís repaired .
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 06:01
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I worked at Morris Motors in Cowley Oxford in the 60s, During the war years they repaired wrecked aircraft and flew them out from the company airfield, Many aircraft were worked on by retired tradesmen from various disciplines and took months to rebuild.
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 06:22
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How on earth did the lower crew squeeze out?
I'm sceptical about the lower aircraft being repaired. Surely the damage would've been beyond economic?
The lower aircraft apparently became an instructional airframe.
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 07:09
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Back in the good old days when RAAF Leading Aircraftsmen were pilots!
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