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Forced Landing, Sunshine Coast

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Only a fool would believe their engine would never fail, regardless of make!

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A great job by the pilot, shows what can be done when the aircraft is flown under control to the end. 52 knot full flap stall speed in the A36. Hope this 40year old plane gets to fly another day.

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3 hours ago, derekliston said:

Just for the Jabiru naysayers. See, any make of engine can stop in flight!

lycomings failing after 20 years versus Jabirus dropping valves at 500 hours isn't a fair comparison 

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Just to stress that you should always fly as if the engine might fail regardless of the make you fly behind. Not super familiar with Beechcraft but don’t they have a 6 cylinder Continental?

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There is a posted radio conversation on BFDU between ATC and pilot, so not jumping to any conclusions. Pilot quite calmly states his engine problem and that he can’t make it back to the airport!

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Sounds like the pilot managed to communicate very well considering.

 

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 The A36 is a nice plane but not  particularly slow  if you are chucking it around deadstick.  It doesn't have flaps like a  C-180/182 /185.  Strong built too. Later versions of that engine used "cast " rockers. which have a bit of a record for failing. Be interesting to see what the failure was caused by. Much comment in that area is a bit pointless till you know. Nev

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7 hours ago, Litespeed said:

Damn that is a good parking job

 

Just needs a buff and polish.

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Looking at the tree damage It went like this one except it only yawed 90 degrees 

 

 

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Hope he is Ok. Must be scary watching those houses and trees coming towards you with no other options.

 

 

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Fly the plane as far into the crash as you can. ie Don't lose control of it in the air. Think about how scary it was" afterwards". Nev

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Well said Nev.

 

Aviate, Aviate, Aviate.. .......stare at your bellybutton after you get out if the aircraft.

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No Phil, its what happens when strapped in the seat and you decide not to keep flying the aircraft.

 

It is because no matter how much you try, you can not kiss your are goodbye.

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