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Wittering Tutor in a field

Old 2nd Oct 2018, 18:43
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Wittering Tutor in a field


From the RAF Wittering InstaSnapFaceWhatsBook page;

The RAF can confirm there has been an incident involving a Tutor training aircraft near RAF Wittering. The aircraft has landed safely on open ground and the pilot is uninjured. A recovery operation is underway and a full investigation will follow.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 19:04
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Looks like a neat landing, having selected the right sort of field.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 19:51
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May there always be such a convenient field for airmen in difficulties ………….
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 23:09
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What a conveniently large field.

I’m reminded of an Airclues article in the late 60s, about a Chipmunk forced landing. A UAS was holding its Summer Camp at Shawbury while UBAS was away (at Lindholme, ISTR).

A solo student carried out an immaculate forced landing in a Shropshire field that was so small that the Chippie had to be recovered by a Ternhill Wessex!
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Good job with what looks like a textbook force landing, but I have to admit my first thought when I saw the picture was "this would make a great CAPCOM entry"
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'tis Fake News - at least the local press has it as false - who do they have as editor, a three year old ?

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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 08:50
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Something lost in the translation there.
It could easily have been a "farce landing".
Or a "probationary landing".
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 09:17
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Or even "forced" landing. It's these regional accents cause the problems.........
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 09:50
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May there always be such a convenient field for airmen in difficulties .
That's what I thought. As you know there is a dearth of such fields in Cornwall, and the "hedges" which surround them sneakily conceal large chunks of granite under the vegetation, Doing my PPL one day my instructor asked me to select a field for a forced landing if the engine suddenly failed, I had a quick scan around and pointed out a field which I thought we might just reach and get into. He said it might be a possibility but perhaps the golf course immediately below us would have been a better choice!

Incidentally that field looks bigger than St Just aerodrome where I used to fly from!
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 09:53
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Or even "forced" landing. It's these regional accents cause the problems.........
I think you rather missed my point....
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 12:24
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No word on why yet (though I believe the fuel batch has been ruled out as a cause)
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 12:27
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Must have been a glider pilot. Field landings always a possibility/probability on a X-Country. I even have a beach landing/aero-tow out of a beach once.
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 12:56
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Must have been a glider pilot. Field landings always a possibility/probability on a X-Country. I even have a beach landing/aero-tow out of a beach once.
I hope the tide wasn't coming in; could have been a stressful wait for the tug to arrive...
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Empty beach, 1000yds or so long. On the instance of the wing tip touching the ground, not only did dozens of kids and a few adults appear as if zombie like, arising up from the sand, but also a policeman on a BMW motorbike complete with flashing blue appeared from between the dunes. Within 30 seconds or so he had ascertained that "No I haven't crashed" and told me that that was great, as the paperwork for an aircraft crash was "quite horrendous" and off he went. The tide at the time was at the bottom of the ebb. phew!
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Life's a beach, we are assured.
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 15:36
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Must have been a glider pilot.
Naah cos then his aeroplane would have been sitting in a hanger gathering dust for the last few years awaiting the breakers
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All 3 blades still attached, progress, woohoo.
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 21:18
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NS, I don't think I said ACO glider pilot. They tend not to fly X-Country, rather give the young, oops gave, the young cadets the basics i.e. to solo standard (Not solo on a FS flight sim derivative, bu rather in a real aeroplane) Anyway back to the thread, well done that man. An aeroplane that can probably fly out of the field providing that the problem is fixable in situ. And if not, at least no BoI required.

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I understand the RAF Tutor fleet is now grounded.
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Ooh heck, is that Air Cadet management in the background........hat, coat....
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