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grant_west 08-19-2010 9:54 AM

Wing breaks of stunt plane !
 
And Pilot walks away
http://video.ap.org/?f=CASON&pid=diY...oTMqOtC_iHpeSt

WOW, I have had this Exact same thing happen to me while flying my RC plane. Called folding a wing, Its the worst feeling watching your plane tumble to the ground and you cant do anything.
I cant imaging what it would feel like to have this happen to you in a real plane.

bbeach 08-19-2010 10:27 AM

Did you see the other video on that page about the steel foot bridge from Mexico to Texas? Duh! geez

69flyguy 08-19-2010 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by grant_west (Post 1624451)
And Pilot walks away
http://video.ap.org/?f=CASON&pid=diY...oTMqOtC_iHpeSt

WOW, I have had this Exact same thing happen to me while flying my RC plane. Called folding a wing, Its the worst feeling watching your plane tumble to the ground and you cant do anything.
I cant imaging what it would feel like to have this happen to you in a real plane.

kit plane with removable wings...it'll be interesting to see the final accident investigaiton report.

guido 08-19-2010 11:12 AM

Did you guys see the vid of the airforce pilot that ejected at an airshow last week. He got clear about 2 seconds before the jet hit the ground. He was so close to the fireball from the plane that he sustained burns. Insane.

Incidently.... I've never seen a plane with a parachute. I'd feel much better the next time I boarded a Southwest flight if I knew the plan had a giant parachute. Ha, ha, ha.

xistential 08-19-2010 11:54 AM

Hows this horror? Both wings on a glider.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ll-glider.html

bkey79 08-19-2010 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by guido (Post 1624510)

Incidently.... I've never seen a plane with a parachute. I'd feel much better the next time I boarded a Southwest flight if I knew the plan had a giant parachute. Ha, ha, ha.


Actually Cirrus Aircraft has had parachutes on thier planes for about 10-15 years now. Called the CAPS system...

http://cirrusaircraft.com/parachute/

fly135 08-19-2010 2:11 PM

I was at an airshow once when a stunt planes fabric ripped off the wings. It was so low (couple hundred feet) that the pilot had to throw the parachute out before he exited the plane. We were leaving and almost to the car when heard the pop and saw the guy jump out. We jumped into the car and headed to where the plane was going down. It only took seconds for it to burn to a smoldering pile.

ritchieps190 08-19-2010 8:28 PM

Sadly the 'chutes on the cirrus aircraft have to be deployed properly otherwise they might as well not even be on the aircraft. Within the first few uses of those chutes, a few ended up being deployed before the pilot slowed the aircraft down enough and the pilot ended up paying the price...

dave23 08-19-2010 9:34 PM

What about this from a recent Red Bull Air Race?

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