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Old 25th Dec 2021, 08:28
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Intentional plane crash?

Hmm, Sending a youtube clip viral can payoff bigtime in this day an age, so Im skeptical. With enough expreince in both GA and skydiving and knowing some stuff they/we get up to, my radar has registered the possible stunt this youtuber has pulled.
Although it may be all completly absolutely true, in parts, or just worth the risks.
Im not so sure, so maybe your thoughts PPruners?

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Old 25th Dec 2021, 10:44
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HO HO HO.....

I just hope that his aircraft insurance is 'null and void'....he had the option of an 'airstart'..but the aircraft did THAT all by itself... and he could have FLOWN out of there.....

'I'm Hurtin''.....
The Darwin theory failed this time..... or did it??
Why am I even responding to this crap????????????????????
'Cause 'tis Christmas Day and I'm half pi55ed....

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Old 25th Dec 2021, 15:58
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I'm not a pilot or a skydover so can't offer an opinion in that respect but it looks all wrong for a number of reasons and he's certainly getting a kicking in the Youtube comments.

I'm just curious as to why an otherwise successful youtuber would take the risks to produce stuff like this, I don't just mean the personal physical risks which may may not be as great as portrayed but the risks of the aircraft killing someone on the ground or suchlike.
Also the possibility of prosecution or loss of licence (like some people are calling for) or at the least reputation and loss of revenue.
Looking back on his videos he seems to want to feature in the Darwin awards, so maybe that;s the answer?
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Old 25th Dec 2021, 16:26
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Not many people would board an aircraft wearing a skydiving rig unless they intended to jump. Might have been slightly more convincing if he was wearing a pilot's rig.
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Old 25th Dec 2021, 18:00
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What a waste of a nice T-craft...
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Old 25th Dec 2021, 20:34
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Disappointingly for him, it hasnít gone viral yet. Once the news agencies pick it up he might have a chance at getting some cash from YouTube to help pay his legal bills.
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Old 25th Dec 2021, 21:00
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Door already open when engine stops.
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Old 25th Dec 2021, 22:14
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So you're in a life threatening situation, but you make sure you take a selfie-stick and do and film an extended free-fall before opening....

He also seemed to be raising the nose to get the prop stoped- yes loweer drag but not the first thing you'd do.

If it comes out it's staged, SURLEY there's a felony in there somewhere?
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Old 25th Dec 2021, 22:36
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What happened to his mates ashes?
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Old 25th Dec 2021, 22:49
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Originally Posted by Stationair8
What happened to his mates ashes?
Aaah, you didn't watch the clip till the end, did you? Crashing the plane wasn't enough melodrama for one clip
(can't make it to jump to 15:10 in the clip, so copy&paste previous URL or jump manually to 15:10)

Last edited by DIBO; 25th Dec 2021 at 23:00. Reason: problem linking time position in clip
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 01:27
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Not sure he was a pilot, certainly not a very good one! Huge pitch inputs on the yoke, almost binary. The aircraft certainly flew somewhat better once he got himself away from the controls! 🤔
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 02:43
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What an idiot. Flying with a skydive rig? No intent whatsoever to pitch for max glide and attempt a restart? Tough terrain, but from that conveniently high bruising altitude, you had options.

But you did remember to bring your selfie stick and camera (but no water...) when you bailed?

Everything for a bit of digital love I guess. Hope they pull his license
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 03:57
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No rego ident on the aircraft either, there's a law about that.
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 06:08
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Wot?? He didn't stay at the controls and yell "Banzai' or "Here goes nothing! If I don't make it, tell my Wife/Fiancee/Girlfriend/whatever that I love 'em" or (insert your favourite so-called last words)?????

Bah!! What Griffo said is the best response so far! FMS82 is a close second!

Hope ya had a good one, Griffo me old..! But ya only got half pi55ed? Slowin' down a bit, aren't ya?
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 10:46
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Body language suss right from the get go. Simple flight to drop some ashes, and it’s all a bit too jolly for such a somber exercise.
Next give away is the high altitude for the “drop” sorry jump. Complete with all cameras etc.
With that little light weight machine from that altitude and it’s gliding capabilities I see lots of potential put down places.
He wasn’t interested in any attempt to save the aircraft, do any engine fail checks or fly anywhere .
Im set up to depart so , I’m outa here.!
Engine seemed to be running ok on the trip out.
These old ,puddle jumpers, might be cheap in the States but as a chuck away item…..ridiculous!
pity the a/c didn’t land itself ok and the jumper came to grief.
As a life threatening exercise for Utube….FAIL
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 11:36
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He had a bottle of water with him in the back of the aircraft but it seems he forgot to jump with it.

Oh, and the casual “I crashed my plane” is not just “Whoops…” but ambiguous enough to include and even suggest deliberate intent.
Shades of “I blew up my Tesla.”
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 16:33
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Oh man just watched this again for a laugh, only to realize the door is indeed already popped before his engine "fails"

Our homeboy made a big mistake with this one. Trust the NTSB and FAA will make short work of the matter.

Sad that this is what people do for attention on the web.
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 18:23
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There's some pretty questionable stuff posted by some Youtube content creators. I'm rather surprised by this one, obviously it's staged but there does seem to be some highly dubious activity going on from a legal perspective... Not to mention the whole 'hahaha I bought a plane and crashed it' seems like ridiculous wasteful excess even by current standards.
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 22:16
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Interesting. The door propped open could be for the ash scattering. The camera's to record the event. But no rego and that there were areas that looked suitable for such an aircraft do question the validity of the engine failure.
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 23:35
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Originally Posted by megan
No rego ident on the aircraft either, there's a law about that.
There's a tail number on believe it or not, the tail.

NC2.... something.
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