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Oh sh!t - beach take off gone wrong

Old 10th Jan 2014, 04:07
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Oh sh!t - beach take off gone wrong

Radio New Zealand : News : National : Light plane crashes in surf
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 06:36
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Embarrassing.
Rule number 6 (or 5, or 2, but def not 1) : Make sure the aircraft actually really really is airborne before commencing the turn away from the nasty cliffs.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 08:08
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Christ. That looked optimistic at best.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 08:32
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He is lucky he didnt get airborne.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 09:32
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I suspect that the camera lens angle may account for the cliffs looking so close.
I hope so, anyway
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 09:36
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Where did he think he was going to go if he had got airborne?
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 09:57
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Less than full flaps and steering into the water....

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Old 10th Jan 2014, 11:01
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Those Jabiru aircraft are the worst thing I've ever flown, honestly can't find one good thing about them, I've no idea why anyone buys them.

Pretty sure that's the stall warner you can hear blaring at the start of the clip, so he's probably trying to drag it into the air as early as he can, obviously without success.

The left turn doesn't look like he initiated it, perhaps that it just drifted over to the left due to the prop slipstream. Who knows, but at least it's one less Jabiru in the world and noone hurt by it.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 11:30
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no just a case of the sea looking so inviting that he changed his mind in the takeoff roll and decided to abort and go for a swim

I hope he paced out the available length and added a good margin for being on sand as well as the surface quality first before launching down the strip!
My guess is not and trying to keep away from soft sand the wet hard sand got narrower and narrower.

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Old 10th Jan 2014, 12:04
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here is a question for you guys.

at what point did the takeoff go wrong?
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 12:06
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before he opened the throttle

Another question

At what point did it go right?

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Old 10th Jan 2014, 12:09
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The only sound I can hear is the engine and some people yelling at the end.


Is it possible he started the takeoff but didn't consider the waves could move in to his pseudo runway?

IF this happened to you or me, I sure wouldn't load the plane down with a passenger, I would lighten the load as much as possible.

Where or when did he go wrong? Getting out of bed that day.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 12:17
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The only sound I can hear is the engine and some people yelling at the end.
I'm pretty sure that's the stall warner going, quite loud for the first 3-4 seconds while the aircraft is still close to the camera.

It's like an oboe reed, and it's playing a high wailing note. Horrible noise, very often heard on the Jabiru aircraft,
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 12:18
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I know non pilots have a strange meaning for an aeroplane "circling". But I find it strange that someone reports it circling first if there was an engine failure.

Then that the pilot lands due to a fuel blockage and they subsequently take off.

If there was a fuel blockage, I doubt that they'd have sufficient time and energy to do what that public would call circling.

If I had a fuel blockage, I doubt I'd be taking off again without an engineer looking at it.

On the other side I suppose they could have been simplying scrubbing off some additional height (unlikely if the failure happend 2km off shore as reported), or just making a positioning turn. And are these kit built? If so perhaps the owner know what he was doing engineering wise, and the tide was coming with no room to keep the aircraft there safely, so a take off was required urgently.

But I am somewhat questioning about some of the details. There might be more to it than reported.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 12:23
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Oh I do hate to tut tut others but !!!!!

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Another angle

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Old 10th Jan 2014, 14:16
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I know it's probably just my sense of humour, but the Plod, face planting in the first clip was a belter!
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 15:22
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What idiots, they deserve to be ridiculed.

After suffering an engine failure and forced landing in challenging terrain, they foolishly attempted a take off again ( first bad idea ) when the available runway was insufficient for the performance of their aircraft ( second incredibly bad idea! ). Words fail me. I hope this is investigated by the local regulatory authority.
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Old 10th Jan 2014, 15:48
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off again ( first bad idea ) when the available runway was insufficient for the performance of their aircraft ( second incredibly bad idea! ). Words fail me. I hope this is investigated by the local regulatory authority.
And BOTH of them climbed back in a microlight for a short take off, I think I would have threw the mate in the right seat a few bucks and told him to get the bus
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