Two Lucky Fellow's

Two Lucky Fellow's

PostBy: theo On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:06 pm

Heard they both walked away from this unhurt :shock: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sky ... ion-n48116
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Re: Two Lucky Fellow's

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:11 pm

I did a QUICK investigation---the pilot was a blind old fool :)
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Re: Two Lucky Fellow's

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:11 pm

The ultimate "This is gonna hurt..." moment from two people at once.

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Re: Two Lucky Fellow's

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:53 pm

"They weren't seriously injured, but both went to the hospital, . . .

Because the EMT's couldn't remove the skydivers hands from around the pilots throat !


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Re: Two Lucky Fellow's

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:16 pm

That was a beautiful 170 Cessna. Both very lucky. Hard to believe they pretty much walked away. Never understood skydivers landing on an active runway.
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Re: Two Lucky Fellow's

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:13 am

In these split second tragedys it usually gets down to who had the most maneuverable avoidance means and what they did or did not do to avoid contact. Somebody or both of them needed more panoramic vision. I am just glad for no propeller contact, saw that in the service and that is bad. Mike
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Re: Two Lucky Fellow's

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:57 am

I've done a very few # of jumps as compared to most but the main emphasis was to never jump where there is likely to be any amount of small craft traffic & certainly not have an active runway as a landing zone. Just like with cars & motorcycles one is looking for the expected & not the unexpected with plane speed especially touch & goes your looking on the ground & with someone with a chute there is very little one can do quickly & there again once close your looking at the ground. :crutch: :crutch: :oops2:
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