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04-23-2009 02:59 AM  9 years agoPost 21
iflybyu77

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Homebuilt or commercially purchased aircraft are all prone to human error. I would *guess* it was human error. I checked the NTSB reports and nothing has been posted yet. True, a pilot of a homebuilt aircraft is responsible for it's upkeep and maintenance. If an error was made in it's maintenance, the PIC is responsible for it. That however isn't much different than a A&P guy making a mistake too. Of course, it could have just been a failure of a part that was no ones fault.

Erich, I was about to pounce on you for that comment! From the basic information that was provided, he appeared to have just departed the airfield. Check the link out for the map I made of what the flight was like. I believe the flight path I marked is relatively close. Neat app by Gmap by the way..

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?oe=U...2f0adc267264c14

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04-23-2009 03:08 AM  9 years agoPost 22
iflybyu77

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If you zoom out the map, you can see he was less than a mile out, but at the rate of descent he was going, he made the best choice IMO. He had no idea the engine would refire, and get him that far, but had he refired, he MIGHT have made it back .. maybe.

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04-23-2009 03:17 AM  9 years agoPost 23
helibill

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Something to note, even though the engine did start up again for a little while, its quite possibly that it was just idling or not producing much thrust at all. I still am amazed that he landed safely. There are no fields or anything else suitable for landing in that area other than the airport itself...

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04-23-2009 03:20 AM  9 years agoPost 24
iflybyu77

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Methinks that was full throttle. It was at full throttle before it quit, and the tone sounds exactly the same after each restart. Ok, I'll stop my conjecture. Was interesting to try and figure out where it occurred based on the video and objects I could see via Google maps..

Having had a near emergency such as this myself long ago, I'm keenly aware of the feelings he had.

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04-23-2009 05:50 AM  9 years agoPost 25
bickervicor

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Awesome skills.

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04-23-2009 07:41 AM  9 years agoPost 26
Isaac F

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Any info on what engine brand was that? Rotax, HKS, Hirt, etc

Any info on the Ultralight brand model?

No cars, no trafic, no trafics lights, no power electric lines, etc, etc.....They are lucky! Exellent landing!

As my intrucctor says: Every landing were you can walk away, is an exellent landing!

BTW, I have a Quicksilver/Rotax 582 and a Rans S-12 with Rotax 912S

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04-23-2009 01:07 PM  9 years agoPost 27
patriot21

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I bet anybody who critizes this pilots actions would think differently if they were in the seat of that cockpit. He did an awesome job... not only saving his own life but his passengers as well anybody on the ground. The terrain he was faced against did not leave him much choice.

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04-23-2009 02:42 PM  9 years agoPost 28
evoflight

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The engine was a rotax. Great job keeping everyone alive. It's hard to say what I would have done unless I was in the plane. It did look like he passed a nice field as he was turning toward the road, it was on the lower right of the video. He would have had to make some s turns to make it though. I read another article that said he had plenty of fuel.

Gutsy to land on a busy road like that. I'd be afraid of hitting a person crossing the street or getting stuck in power lines or something.

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