cessna parking?

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by SixPapaCharlie, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Skyrys62

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    baffling indeed
     
  2. tspear

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    Looks like an eRacer or Long-EZ.
    The fuselage looks too narrow to be a Velocity or Cozy Mark IV

    Tim
     
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    The guy was 80. So the answer is...it depends.
     
  4. PaulS

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    Backside of the power curve??
     
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    And luckily this crash will not prevent his enjoying his 81st birthday.

    But I'd bet he is done flying now.
     
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    It struck me as a stall, quasi spin. (Speculation - what we do best here) I think he may have come in high and flared and got slow and didn't quite recover. Definitely a lucky outcome. Going around might have been a better choice. Of course, there may be other factors I am not aware of...
     
  7. mscard88

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    Looks like a shorter walk to the FBO there. :D
     
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  8. tspear

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    Actually based on the location, I would hazard a guess that this was a go around, where the pilot got in the area of reverse command and never recovered.

    Tim
     
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    I'm thinking like some others, he got behind the power curve taking off or executing a go-around and left turning tendencies had him 90 degrees to the runway, way behind the curve, hanging on the prop. I see flaps extended, maybe a touch & go gone bad??? I dunno.
     
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    From an eyewitness at the airport, whatever that's worth.

    Dave Thayer, of Bristol, who frequently visits Robertson to watch landings and takeoffs, was near the northern end of the airport’s parking lot when he saw a plane landing from the south. Thayer said it was very low and approaching from the south, but suddenly turned west — away from the runway.

    “I knew he had a problem. It was wavering, it was going very slow,” Thayer said. “I heard the bang and knew that he went down.”

    http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-plainville-plane-crash-20170911-story.html
     
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    Botched go-around perhaps?
     
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    Indisputable. Since he wasn’t intending to land in the parking lot per an eyewitness account, and didn’t actually go around, I’d say you nailed it.