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Diversion Failure in Skills Test

Old 24th Nov 2019, 21:36
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Originally Posted by Hot 'n' High View Post
Anyway, well done on the skills test. And, no doubt, you will find you will have to divert..... for many reasons and always unexpectedly! I nearly had to in France once when the aircraft ahead of me on Final crashed on landing, coming to rest in a cloud of dust with collapsed gear to one side of the runway. I thought "Sh1t, here we go - a diversion in France!". Ah, but for French pragmatism! "G-AB, continue weeth the approache ... you see le crached plane, Oui?" "Affirm, G-AB visual with the crashed plane!" "Rogeur, avex le crached aeroplane een sight, land over zat plane on Rhunway two-seeex!". Well, as there was no signs of a fire and it was a huge runway, I sort of flew the approach slightly high and a bit to the right (so I could see where "le wreckage" was at all times!) and landed sort of "over/after/in front of....."! ..... Saved having to sort a hotel out at short notice wherever I had diverted to! That would have been the real pain!

Only in France - et, merci beaucoup to l'ATCO on duty that day!". Again, well done on the Pass! Enjoy! H 'n' H
Wow, what a story! Sounds funny but I'm sure it was quite unnerving at the time. Did you find out what happened to the pilot in the crashed plane?
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