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Citation landing on cornfield Argentina 28DEC19

Old 29th Dec 2019, 09:40
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Citation landing on cornfield Argentina 28DEC19

Dual engine failure, all occupants are safe, walked away from the AC.
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Old 29th Dec 2019, 09:43
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09 people, no one hurt
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Old 29th Dec 2019, 10:06
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Double engine failure.....the dreaded excessive air in the fuel tanks perhaps?
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A short video with details of the fan blades of both engines and multiple crash site pictures.


The wavy pattern along the crash path is quite intriguing, almost a piece of artwork.
Great to hear that nobody got hurt.
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Old 29th Dec 2019, 13:10
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Double engine failure.....the dreaded excessive air in the fuel tanks perhaps?
That does come to mind but with several bizjet dual engine failures due to ice crystal icing in recent years, this also comes to mind.
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DEF fuel contamination?

A link: https://www.aopa.org/training-and-sa...-in-jet-a-fuel
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...with several bizjet dual engine failures due to ice crystal icing in recent years, this also comes to mind.
Ecumenico, is it you?
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 00:25
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The wavy pattern along the crash path is quite intriguing, almost a piece of artwork.
Sure is, but what is more puzzling is the way the crop appears to be still standing at full height immediately behind the wings at 0:58 sec.
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Sure is, but what is more puzzling is the way the crop appears to be still standing at full height immediately behind the wings at 0:58 sec.
There is probably a better explanation, but the only one I can come up with is that the height of the wing when the aircraft is level on its belly is at the point that the plant stalks bend when hit rather than shear off. If struck lower, the stalks have less room to give with the impact and shear instead of bend. The wavy pattern was produced as the plane rolled from side-to-side during the landing/crash slide. The lowered wing sheared the stalks whereas the upper wing merely bent them. Any way, that's my explanation, and I'm stickin' to it until someone comes up with a better one or bribes me with a beer (or two) to erase my post and go away. Or maybe an expensive way of making crop circles.

By the way, congratulations to the pilot flying. That was, in my opinion, as good an open field forced landing as it gets. Nobody injured, a little bondo (plastic filler), paint and vigorous buffing, and it's all good to go. Then, all that's left is to get it to an airport.

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In the 1970s this B737 was able to fly after few weeks from the field.

Mind that the crop is rather new and not tall at this season, which might have bent and raised up like a spring.

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