Pilot Survives Enormous Crash

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Pilot Survives Enormous Crash

Post by Nigel H-J »

Hope he recovers soon.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-55653616

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Re: Pilot Survives Enormous Crash

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It appears the trees or large bushes, whatever the plane landed on, absorbed much of the collision.

Lucky for him
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Lucky chap.


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He clearly did not "fly the aeroplane - all the way to the crash"

Looks well stalled at impact!
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There goes someone's no claims bonus

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Re: Pilot Survives Enormous Crash

Post by AllanL »

There is a comment from an eye-witness that it seemed to be coming sideways, and the brief shot prior to "arrival" shows a very flat impact that maybe spread the shock the length of the fuselage. Aft CoG, flat spin, or just very lucky? (99% of tinterweb pondering is utter spheriods - no credence should ever be given to it)
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Re: Pilot Survives Enormous Crash

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The port engine doesn’t appear to be turning prior to the impact either.
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Re: Pilot Survives Enormous Crash

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TSR2 wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 01:00 The port engine doesn’t appear to be turning prior to the impact either.
Yeah, the report did say they suffered some sort of engine failure. It seemed like a pretty steep decent, that there was no fire I wonder if someone forgot to fuel it up.
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Re: Pilot Survives Enormous Crash

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With an impact as great as that in the video then the needles of the fuel gauge could have been thrown upwards but in the picture I have circled the (what I think) are the fuel gauges and appear to have sufficient onboard though as written earlier, with the speed of impact, they could have been forced upwards due to the near vertical impact as it indicates more fuel in one tank than the other and would be out of balance.

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Re: Pilot Survives Enormous Crash

Post by TSR2 »

Or possibly he forgot to open the fuel valves before take off. Not sure what phase of the flight he was in, but certainly looks like neither engine was running from what I could make out.
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