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Old 10th Dec 2016, 03:16
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Lest we forget......................

Female helicopter pilot's passenger jumps out while over the middle of the Grand Canyon!!!

Passenger: Pilot of suicide flight saved our lives | | azdailysun.com
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 07:11
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That was over twelve years ago. Is it some sort of anniversary?
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 09:57
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And what is the relevance of the gender of the pilot?
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 15:30
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There was one some years ago out of Caernarfon. Light aircraft with a very experienced pilot flew straight and level and seemingly deliberately into the side of a mountain in perfect VMC.

And then of course there was the horrific and quite recent Germanwings pilot suicide taking a whole planeful of innocent victims with him....
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 16:25
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There was in incident a few years ago in which a Cirrus pilot apparently decided to kill himself by taking an overdose of sleeping pills with the aircraft on autopilot headed out over the desert.

When the aircraft ran out of fuel and slowed down, the autopilot envelope protection kicked in and caused it to descend and crash land on the flat desert surface.

The pilot survived and has, apparently, recovered although of course doesn't fly any more.
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 16:32
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There is more risk on a tube station where a mentally unstable person could push you in front of a train?
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