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Pilot stuck on power line

Old 19th Sep 2019, 18:48
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Having waited for some time to be rescued the pilot offered no resistance when offered a path to earth.
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 18:52
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 18:54
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Did he send a cable to say he was alright?
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 19:28
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All a bit of a Fluke ​​​​​​​really.
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 19:50
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That looks like his dinghy above him?!
Shape, righting strap, inflation bottle - so is he hanging from a lanyard?
Where is his 'chute?

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Old 19th Sep 2019, 19:55
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Boss: “Is he available on the land line..?.”

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Old 19th Sep 2019, 19:58
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 20:30
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He's been left high and dry...
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 20:49
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Hope he was current...
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Hope he won't be suspended...
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 21:50
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Originally Posted by lsh View Post
That looks like his dinghy above him?!
Shape, righting strap, inflation bottle - so is he hanging from a lanyard?
Where is his 'chute?

lsh
He does appear to be hanging from his dinghy rather than his 'chute.
Interesting that it's inflated too?
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 22:28
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It's been done before - Flt Lt Tait from a Vulcan.
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 23:19
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It's been done before - Flt Lt Tait from a Vulcan.
XM604, RIP rear crew
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Old 19th Sep 2019, 23:37
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Originally Posted by Tashengurt View Post
He does appear to be hanging from his dinghy rather than his 'chute.
Interesting that it's inflated too?
As is his LSJ
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 08:23
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
As is his LSJ
Inflating the LSJ is part of the post-ejection drill (for UK aircraft, anyway) as it helps to prevent head and neck injuries on landing. The dinghy being inflated is odd though; I wonder whether the inflation handle snagged on the power line, or maybe some electrical effect triggered the inflation device.

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Old 20th Sep 2019, 09:01
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I guess sparks flew during the debriefing.
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 09:37
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
I guess sparks flew during the debriefing.
And yet he didn't particularly shine...
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 09:57
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I was going to make a joke about this, but have decided not to. You could say I have done a Volt(e)-face...
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 10:05
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Defended himself : "But I stuck to the line..."
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Old 20th Sep 2019, 10:09
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Just before he ejected: "Ohm-y God!"
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