ATC saves the day, the Bonanza, not so much

Discussion in 'Aviation Mishaps' started by PaulS, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. PaulS

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    VASI put a video up, Bonanza engine failure, ATC guides him through terrain while in IMC.

     
  2. KeepWatch

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    Listened to it the other day. All things considered I thought both guys did an excellent job. Just goes to show that if you meet the earth with a horizontal component that exceeds the vertical component, you stand a much better chance at tomorrow. FLY THE AIRPLANE. Then do other stuff.
     
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    ATC...they do not get paid nearly what they're worth... excellent job.
     
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    jimhorner Line Up and Wait

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    Wow. Just.... wow. Kudos to both the controller and to the pilot. Gave me chills listening to that. So glad it was a good outcome.
     
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    Wow. Awesome job both
     
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    In IMC, oil obscuring the windscreen, smoke in the cockpit, shaking, and popping circuit breakers.

    That must have been hell to stay focused. Good piloting!
     
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    Wow. Excellent outcome!!
     
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    Always nice to see a successful outcome in scenarios like this.

    I vote you for next administrator. :)
     
  9. Deelee

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    Amazing work. Wow. Listening to that one gave me chills. Glad the outcome was as good as it was considering the situation. Makes me appreciate these folks even more - and I already hold ATC in very high regard.
     
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    Things go south I can only hope to have it together as well as that Bonanza pilot. His keeping a cool head is why he's still on the right side of the grass.
     
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    It amazes me how some many airplanes end up balled up in an open field everyone dead then we have folks that hit the trees in a slow decent and survive, some with minor injuries.
     
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    I have always been treated very well by ATC, with occasions where the controller went above and beyond their normal duties to help me out.

    Except once going into Salt Lake City. I was not aware that the transponder was not working and the lady controller actually yelled at me for that. She also told me that I would not be able to take off again until I got it fixed. And she actually warned me about taking off again.

    Well, after getting on the ground a quick call to the tower explaining my problem and asking how I can depart, and I was told no problem. Tower coordinated with departure and when I contacted clearance delivery, I got, Cessna 12345 after departure turn southeast, departure 123.45... uh... and have a good flight. Shortest clearance I ever got.

    When clear of the airspace and departure was turning me loose, I asked them to call the lady on approach and tell her I did leave without getting my transponder fixed. They got a good chuckle out of that...
     
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    That controller did an awesome job and the pilot kept flying that thing all the way to the ground/trees. This is why you never stop flying an airplane, even when the ish hits the fan. Airplanes want to fly, even when they don't have propulsion - just keep flying them and you'll really keep your chances of survival up.
     
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    Great job by ATC. Only comment is that gear down early would have been the wrong call.
     
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    That would be the ones that were still in control of the aircraft until impact, and not trying to stretch a glide
    Pretty sure gear up is SOP for the bonanza if landing off airport.
     
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    Well, if I find an open field, I'll put the gear down. If you are putting it in the trees, gear up is probably better.
     
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    Those row furrows in the field that look inconsequential from a few hundred feet up suddenly turn much bigger just before you touch down with the gear extended.

    When the MLG punches a hole in a fuel tank, the problems and dangers can expand significantly.
     
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    That's gotta be a huge factor