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  1. #11

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    I saw the thunder mustang all the way....he pulled up and immediatley was looking for a place to put down....in a hurry...looked like a dead stick but the prop was turning.....he looked like he was too far down 14 to get it down...I then thought he was doing a dead stick short final for 26, but as he attempted to turn it into 26 there was this 40 mph wind and I don't think he could turn....so he then put it down at the intersevtion of 14 and 26 but at a 45 degree angle directly into the flight line.... I assume he was about to buy some really expensive jets and maybe a fuel truck too...cause he attempted to turn it back towards 26 and he was in the dirt crossed up.....hit a bump which lofted him into the air and the wind caught him and he cartwheeled...

    As he carwheeled the plane came apart and at one point, both ends of the plane broke away from the cockpit...and I remember seeing his legs flailing around......

    One minute after the crash crew got there, he got out and stood up, apparently with a cut on head....but OK...

    whew! that was almost a mass casualty event. If he had not turned away...he would have hit the jets...almost for sure....

  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacegrrrl View Post
    It looked like he was flying right at the ramp and touched down crossing the taxiway? Is that what really happened?

    Spacegrrrl

    Heres my cheap analogy/guess
    I was NOT there
    I do NOT know
    I do NOT claim any truths to this theory


    Looked way too hot on speed for the runway he was AT....

    He knew it.....
    Tried to bend towards right seeing if he could maybe save the airplane?

    And lost it

    PURE GUESS

    Probly a bad one in my guess based on video


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    Quote Originally Posted by De Camara View Post
    Heres my cheap analogy/guess
    I was NOT there
    I do NOT know
    I do NOT claim any truths to this theory


    Looked way too hot on speed for the runway he was AT....

    He knew it.....
    Tried to bend towards right seeing if he could maybe save the airplane?

    And lost it

    PURE GUESS

    Probly a bad one in my guess based on video

    Not even close.

  5. #15

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    Man was I wrong!

    those still shots are amazing!

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    Amazing shots. The accident was scarry as hell. Glad everyone was okay.
    Don

    Hauler Driver Looking for a Hauler to Drive ..
    Any Race Team Need One?

  7. #17

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    http://newshopper.sulekha.com/george...to_1519328.htm


    Yikes! What a ride that must have been. Glad he is made it out in one piece.

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    Alpine,

    Thank you for posting the amazing crash-sequence photos so quickly. I'd like to share them with my friends, but want to give you appropriate credit. Is that ok? You can PM if you'd rather.

    Sam

  9. #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by De Camara View Post
    Heres my cheap analogy/guess
    I was NOT there
    I do NOT know
    I do NOT claim any truths to this theory


    Looked way too hot on speed for the runway he was AT....

    He knew it.....
    Tried to bend towards right seeing if he could maybe save the airplane?

    And lost it

    PURE GUESS

    Probly a bad one in my guess based on video

    Nope, he was totally out of energy, waaay slow for the last 10 seconds of flight or so, which probably saved him from serious injury in the end. I think he was surprised not to make 26 once he turned directly into the wind. As it turned out I was awfully happy to see him emerge from the wreckage. Sorry to hear about John though, that incident kind of got lost in the melee.

    Unfortunately the uncontrolled crash vector across the deadline is probably what sealed the fate for the rest of the event.
    Last edited by flyride; 09-19-2010 at 09:40 PM.

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    John....?

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