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by cncpc
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO: CRASH of Cessna 210 In the Mountains of Utah
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: VIDEO: CRASH of Cessna 210 N761RG In the Mountains of Utah

PilotDAR wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:59 pm Hearing the stall warning while they are still a few hundred feet up on a gliding final approach means that when they arrive to the ground, they likely will have no reserve of speed with which to flare.
Just a question...is that stall warning, or the gear warning?
by cncpc
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 31
Views: 1480

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

Yes, I would recommend the Burdizzo also. It leaves no scars and is much like an invisible vasectomy. Your testicles may survive, however, so no need for the post-op refilling of the sac with two larger ball bearings. The elastic band effects a prolonged puckered facial expression and sustained suf...
by cncpc
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 31
Views: 1480

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

1. Locate testicles 2. Locate elastic band on testicles 3. Remove elastic band 4. Feel better and stop giving out about others. That is all. Yeah. Sounds like the method you described above worked like magic for yourself. I don't have, or behave like I have, an elastic band around my testicles. Tha...
by cncpc
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 31
Views: 1480

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

It does my heart well that there are so many posters here that never have made a mistake or a stupid decision. For whatever reasons shit happens and how we deal with the issues is what usually saves the day. That's the reason for all the training. As stated by a "bad person" "there will be no new c...
by cncpc
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 31
Views: 1480

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

https://www.motor1.com/news/443293/small-plane-lands-tennessee-highway/ video of the departure. Those of you thinking that curve is a big deal need to get out of the circuit more. Yeah Sure. Let’s think those who believe this was not a good decision by the pilot in the video, are simply not as good...
by cncpc
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway
Replies: 31
Views: 1480

Re: 172 runs out of gas - lands on TN highway

I see nothing wrong with where the t/o run was started, the aircraft was not getting airborne before passing the bridge and that wasn't much of a curve and it opened to an area with the least obstructions. Brings back the memory of that guy who ran out just east of the Arthur Lang bridge about 15-2...
by cncpc
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SAR Mel Melissen BN Islander C-GIPF September 1983
Replies: 14
Views: 4925

Re: SAR Mel Melissen BN Islander C-GIPF September 1983

I was a witness at that court case. They never found a rivet from old IPF yet they found for pilot error and as far as I recall the widow got exactly none of her husband's estate. It was a frustrating and totally humiliating experience. Here is Xsbank's Number One Rule for living happily ever after...
by cncpc
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Flight Control Problem Could be the Autopilot
Replies: 35
Views: 1522

Re: Flight Control Problem Could be the Autopilot

They can also disconnect when the trim goes way out of whack. Had that happen once when a large hockey player got out of the seat behind me in a Chieftain and walked to the back to pee in a jar. Autopilot kicking off is likely the leading suspect in that Citation crash just north of YLW a few years ...
by cncpc
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 21
Views: 3512

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

First of all they were at the airstrip.....second I find it very difficult to believe someone sustained fatal injuries from simply nosing over. The aircraft was apparently not badly damaged (structurally) so I would tend to agree. But given the location there could be any number of things that the ...
by cncpc
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7773

Re: 182 down by Smithers

Ah yes...the internet. I should have been more precise. Single engine piston, The Caravan provides a very much larger margin of reliabilty. In the BC South East Fire Centre, where I flew for most of a decade among peaks that were 2000-5000 feet higher than we usually flew for survey and patrol work...
by cncpc
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7773

Re: 182 down by Smithers

My understanding of this, which comes from info around the time of the accident, is that the adapted 0-470 carb heat system, even if working and used perfectly, will not provide sufficient heat to remove ice in conditions of heavy carb icing. I think the logic is that there is more moisture in each ...
by cncpc
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Turn That Master Off For a Forced Approach
Replies: 15
Views: 1391

Re: Turn That Master Off For a Forced Approach

I would not open a door prior to a forced landing, unless the flight manual directed that action. It is less common that a Cessna or Piper door jams such that you cannot force it open. As evidence, a friend stopped his 150 in 8", at 200G (that's what the coroner told us based on his injuries). Both...
by cncpc
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7773

Re: 182 down by Smithers

I agree with the idea that a ditching is favourable to trees in many situations and the impact is often not terribly violent . No, it's not. Neither is going through a windshield. In my case, I did get launched out of my seat, but mostly just fell headfirst through the windshield when the plane wen...
by cncpc
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Turn That Master Off For a Forced Approach
Replies: 15
Views: 1391

Re: Turn That Master Off For a Forced Approach

Yep. You may have a survivable impact and be lost to a spark somewhere in all that wiring the master isolates from the battery. Some of which run right by the fuel tanks.
by cncpc
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7773

Re: 182 down by Smithers

It's a subject that's well worth research. Here's an AVWeb article on old wives' tails: https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/technique/ditching-old-wives-tales/ which itself references this article from Paul Bertorelli: http://www.equipped.com/ditchingmyths.htm Whatever your chances in a ditching ar...
by cncpc
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7773

Re: 182 down by Smithers

In a ditching, assuming the pilot handles the airplane so that it is at minimal flying speed and level at touchdown, or dragging the tail low, a fixed gear airplane with a stall speed of 55 landing into a 10 knot headwind on still water touches down at 45. The plane will likely entirely decelerate ...
by cncpc
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7773

Re: 182 down by Smithers

It's a puzzle as to how the pilot didn't know where Silver Hilton strip was. This Google Earth image is taken from an eye altitude of 5200 feet, from overhead one of the dots on Figure 2 as the pilot headed out on the track that ends at the accident site. It seems from the conversations that he thou...
by cncpc
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7773

Re: 182 down by Smithers

Maybe I am misreading this. Are you suggesting it would be better to ditch into a fast flowing remote river in early May than into the trees? I'm saying what I said. I said the TSB determined that it was relevant to their report to include that portion of the operator's manual. It may, or may not, ...
by cncpc
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 7773

Re: 182 down by Smithers

It is hard to not notice that the TSB early on commented that the operator had a section in its manual in which it was "suggested" that when river levels were high and currents fast, forced approaches should be made into trees rather than water. It seems that there was a message in that inclusion. ...

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