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The long Build

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One Very Lucky escape..
« on: January 15, 2009, 10:25:42 PM »

I seem to remember a while ago a chat about what was the purpose of lifejackets on a plane , well the 150 survivors from todays Hudson river plane crash could tell you , apparently a text book Crash landing on water, albeit that the plane was only partially full of fuel which helped it stay afloat with the extra air in the tanks.

 Well done the pilots..  and rescue services


http://latestnews.virginmedia.com/news/world/2009/01/15/us_airways_plane_crashes_in_hudson
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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 10:38:46 PM »

the gods were shining down on 150 people today.  and to have a 100% survival rate on a plane crash is nothing short of a miracle
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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 11:01:58 PM »

One hell of a good pilot to pull that one off.

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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 11:12:56 PM »

only tail engined planes and comet jet (nimrod) tend to do good landings on water, usually the drag of the engine pods causes the wings to break up. 

that pilot had "the right stuff"
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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 11:25:02 PM »

I always smile when the cabin crew are doing their bit about "there is a whistle and light to attract attention". Would anyone miss a Boeing 747 and 300 people in the water?

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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009, 11:43:54 PM »

Doesn't the plane look small in comparison with the rescue boats.

Certainly an amazing and heartwarming escape.

Colin
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 12:30:24 AM »

Doesn't the plane look small in comparison with the rescue boats.

Certainly an amazing and heartwarming escape.

Colin
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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 02:16:49 AM »

I always smile when the cabin crew are doing their bit about "there is a whistle and light to attract attention".


From a flight on Alaska Airlines last week...

"In case this flight becomes a cruise..."  :o
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 04:10:16 AM »

One hell of a good pilot to pull that one off.

Andre
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Agree... it's the like the pilots who were on approach to Heathrow when the aircraft lost all power just as it was about to land, the pilot dived (he was extremely low as it was) to pick up speed and he just managed to get it over the airfield fence and belly-flopped on the grass at the end of the runway.

I don't think medals come big enough sometimes.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7194086.stm
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2009, 08:38:15 AM »

I appreciate that a lot of luck was involved, but that pilot is a real hero. To stay calm enough to control that plane sufficiently to land it, when he must have believed he was going to die, is an incredible feat. I just hope he is recognized for what he has done...Amazing.
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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2009, 09:50:10 AM »

According to the reports he walked the cabin twice after everyone was off just to make sure nobody had been left behind. If true, that is attention to duty of the very highest order.

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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 11:18:21 AM »

Don't forget this was in the middle of one of the biggest, and tallest cities in the world! That guy deserves enough medals to sink him.

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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 11:41:52 AM »

Is that a Robbe Paula II they are using?!?!
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2009, 11:53:09 AM »

As all ended safely we can have a little fun (well "the Boss" started it), so.....

Is this a new aspect of tug towing/pushing we should incorporate into our competitions? There must be a few model planes going spare judging by the number of model boaters who confess to having given up flying models in favour of boating.

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2009, 12:24:34 PM »

and the NTSB for once have a virtually undamaged plane to work off.
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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2009, 12:36:19 PM »


Is this a new aspect of tug towing/pushing we should incorporate into our competitions? There must be a few model planes going spare judging by the number of model boaters who confess to having given up flying models in favour of boating.


I rather like that idea Roger....  O0
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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2009, 01:05:51 PM »

A totally superb job by the pilot to land on water and keep it in one piece, and to the crew for getting everybody out, and to the rescuers for a great job.  Hopefully medals and commendations all round.
Having said that, one website reckons the service after that landing was better than the regular service at Heathrow.  Some of them might even get their baggage back.
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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2009, 01:06:42 PM »

what about an airbus A320 springer :D

and malc is that a swipe at terminal 5?

d'ya think the pilot will get his shorts sunderland / boeing 314 or catalina rating by default?
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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2009, 01:10:10 PM »

A sub A320  :-)) basic shape and controls are there  {-)

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« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2009, 01:11:05 PM »

A sub A320  :-)) basic shape and controls are there  {-)



some japanese guy has done it with the space shuttle and the startrek uss voyager
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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2009, 01:14:48 PM »

A sub A320  :-)) basic shape and controls are there  {-)



some japanese guy has done it with the space shuttle and the startrek uss voyager

They get every where first  {-) {-)
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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2009, 05:38:59 PM »

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090116/ap_on_re_us/plane_in_river_pilot

There is so little good news these days - this is worth a look.

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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2009, 07:34:51 PM »

I have an Arising Star trainer we can stick a few bricks in to tow around if you like. The fuz and wings went mouldy on the inside of the profilm so its no use to me. Fun for Wicksteed?

Is this a new aspect of tug towing/pushing we should incorporate into our competitions? There must be a few model planes going spare judging by the number of model boaters who confess to having given up flying models in favour of boating.
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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2009, 08:48:39 PM »

Great news for once  :-))
For Wicksted you could start of with the Sullenberger (pilot's name) for who could throw it and make the best lake landing, then use the lifeboats, followed by the recovery tugs.  %%
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Re: One Very Lucky escape..
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2009, 09:15:42 PM »

Excellent, I'm hoping martin finds this and gives the go ahead :-))

I'll weight the nose so it flies right again  :-)
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