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Old 6th Jan 2019, 03:44
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Skydiving plane goes down...

https://www.9news.com.au/2019/01/06/...people-survive

Lucky day for them...
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 03:56
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plane goes down...

A consequence of going up I guess!
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 04:09
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Bit late jettisoning the wing, or does it have the wing fold option?.
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 05:33
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom View Post
plane goes down...

A consequence of going up I guess!
Quite correct, CF, mankind has a perfect record in that respect, we've never left anyone up there in the history of aviation...
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 05:49
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That particular model 182 is fitted with the strut quick-release and fold option. It’s great for forced landings through farm gates, although in this case it looks like they accidentally forgot to fold the right wing before going through the gate. Either that or the cycle was a bit slow.

Excellent work by the pilot whom is a very professional chap
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 06:27
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A wing-over, but it isn’t in the aerobatic category!!
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I thought the Meat bombers had moved away from Tooradin 2 years ago.......?
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 18:45
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Pilot grabs his headset as he wont be able too afford another one on skydiving wages.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 23:47
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Towards the end of the video you see a huge empty paddock just to the left of where the plane stopped and which would have been the textbook example for a forced landing!
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 23:52
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Prop is bent but tips seem undamaged.

Assume the plane lost power and the pilot had limited options.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 00:09
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You don’t get many options for landing when confronted with a sudden stoppage at 400ft after takeoff.

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Towards the end of the video you see a huge empty paddock just to the left of where the plane stopped and which would have been the textbook example for a forced landing!
Yeah, but you can’t argue with success: They all Lived, good job.

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Old 9th Jan 2019, 03:54
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Just Sayin'......You know what may happen if / when you try to 'stretch' the glide...….
And, who knows? This may well be the result of 'stretching' it to make it as far as he did.
We are all speculating I reckon...…..

I'm with Tower dog.....they ALL walked away.

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Old 9th Jan 2019, 04:34
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I’d be interested to hear the minimum launch altitude for such events. (Or at least for single jumpers versus tandems)

A relative told me they jumped from 1,500 and it was a bit off-putting when the engine started to splutter (quite a few years back in NSW).
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 05:14
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I did a single static-line jump (old style round chute) once many many years ago with two other mates out of a C182. I seem to remember the pilot saying that if anything major happened above 500ft (might have been 600) get out as fast as you can, but below that you had to stay in and ride it out. He would let us know when we passed the level. The way we were sat in, it would have been quite difficult to get out quickly whatever level it was, especially if it was low, and you were at the back.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 06:14
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An ex-U.S. pilot I once worked with said in the States he flew meat bombers, and one day after take off he had an engine failure at about 1500.

In the process of attempting a restart he turned around to tell everyone to bail out, only to see an empty cabin and the underside of a pair of boots disappearing out the door ....
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 13:31
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sounds like the pilot's EFATO training kicked in; he/she did well.
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On a slightly different tack, I am getting somewhat cynical in my old age with current media reporting, "Plane Crash, passengers survive" spread over all forms of media for 3 days? If a 4 wheel drive skids off a wet road and five people walk away, it would not get a mention at all.
It no longer surprises me when I offer to take friends for a scenic joy flight, the fearful throng back off like I had ask them to jump off a cliff with me, after 48 years of flying without an incident this is sensational journalism at its worst??
Full marks to the pilot.
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Yeah, but you can’t argue with success: They all Lived, good job.
Definitely, truly good job. I'm just saying that had the engine failure occurred only just seconds later, he would've probably been able to make it to the paddock.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 23:28
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Definitely, truly good job. I'm just saying that had the engine failure occurred only just seconds later, he would've probably been able to make it to the paddock.
Folks,
On that basis, shouldn't the engine be given some credit for the outcome, for having the presence of mind to fail at an "appropriate" ( or should that be :"suitable") time??
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