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07-07-2010, 09:46 PM #11
I wonder how fast everyone got off the plane when they eventually did land.
07-07-2010, 09:59 PM #12Senior Member
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Holy shit that is some serious cross wind. I havent seen a "crabwalk" like that in a min.
07-07-2010, 10:08 PM #13
Yeah I'm pretty sure that would scare me out of flying ever again. Or it would do the opposite.
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07-08-2010, 01:07 AM #14
This is almost a year old, Yes it was a massive crosswind however what it was was a gust front. the winds were about 20ish and then the gust front leading a storm came in and was upwards of 50-60 knots. The plane actually scraped both wingtips but flew the missed approach and went to its alternate (the storm rolled over before they could attempt another landing) with no issues. Also the big thing that people forget is a jet engine doesn't have instantaneous power it can take a few seconds to spool up so they initiated the go around earlier than it appears.
Still a very close call though"For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, and there you long to return. "
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07-08-2010, 01:08 AM #15
07-08-2010, 02:21 AM #16
i am no pilot but i can t believe he still tried to land that plane after clearing the fence and coming is so off
can someone with experience please chime in? was it too late at that point or was the pilot just super risky?
07-08-2010, 03:50 PM #17-Ryan
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07-12-2010, 03:16 PM #18Senior Member
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07-13-2010, 02:26 AM #19
07-13-2010, 03:07 AM #20
It is evidant to me that the pilot(s) wasn't fully prepared for the events that took place. This video was only a few seconds from becoming another crashed on landing and.......... stories that make the top of the 10 o'clock news.
The pilot(s) is a Professional and not a student, novice or amateur of any sort. His first responsibility it to the safety of his passenger and crew members- PERIOD! He should have seen aware of all the environmental factors long before crossing the runway threshold on the approach and landing. The changes in pitch, roll and yaw in the landing phase are made with too much amplitude and frequency to believe any different.
FYI, been flying since a few weeks after I was born and have a FAA licence since I was 14. The thousands of hours I have as a passenger and logged as a pilot just make it natural for me to eat, think, sleep, and breathe flying.
Skills can be taught- judgement can't is some environments and circumstances. "... if you think you're dead..." Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, Top Gun. There is a cornel of truth to that movie line. Every test pilot I know give a wry smile and a nod or the head to that concept when the human psyche is in flight or fight mode.