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According to TMZ, two doctors who happened to be at the golf course rushed over to treat the actor.

If you need to put it down, a Golf course gives you the best chance of fast medical assistance.

 

 

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I think it is a Ryan. Haven't checked but it looks like one. It should have a full harness since it is aerobatic but it's certainly not inertial. If ever you have to forced land make sure the harness is very tight. Nev

 

 

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If you need to put it down, a Golf course gives you the best chance of fast medical assistance.

Only if you land near the bar.

 

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STM and PT22 variants of the Ryan have a modest overturn post ahead of the front windscreen.

 

The fuselage is a true monocoque. As such, it is easily collapsed in an accident. The cockpit cut-outs weaken the monocoque significantly, and so the cockpits tend to be the collapse point, thus trapping, injuring or killing the occupant.

 

This is why external stiffeners, running the length of the cockpits, are fitted beneath the cut-outs.

 

Both the overturn post and the stiffeners can be seen on the accident aircraft.

 

The early STA model did not have these improvements. It must have been lethal.

 

 

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you sure that's not a parachute? my should harnesses have the buckles where you can adjust them, on your chest.

Well if it's a parachute why didn't he jump out at 8 meters?

 

... or grab a tree with his whip!

 

 

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It looks to have hit the ground hard, maybe spinal injuries sadly, best to practice your glide approaches. It doesn't matter how close the airport is the plane will only glide so far and you cannot stretch it.

 

 

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For those who haven't seen it this is the video from the "Wings over the Rockies" museum by Harrison Ford. He is a passionate aviator as you will gather from the video & has a collection of immaculate aircraft including the Beaver featured. Superbly filmed, edited & narrated.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j8VhEWLFdE

 

 

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For those who haven't seen it this is the video from the "Wings over the Rockies" museum by Harrison Ford. He is a passionate aviator as you will gather from the video & has a collection of immaculate aircraft including the Beaver featured. Superbly filmed, edited & narrated.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j8VhEWLFdE

Aviation a special gift to mankind !!

 

 

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Good to see his injuries aren't too bad. Looks like he knows what he's doing in an emergency.

Laurie,

 

Looks like he flew it as far in to the crash as he could, very good piloting & very good skills, kept it in control all the way to a stop.

 

 

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No parachute that's a harness looks very loose when tight the adjusters should not be that far back may be that loose so he can lean forward to reach things like radio etc. not enough time to tighten them before he touched down. or just forgot in the heat of the moment.

 

 

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