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Emergency landing near Haywards Bay

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Good job! Lucky they had a nice paddock handy. Landing in the surrounding hills may not have had such a good outcome.

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Just want to sigh with relief as my first inclination was, "Oh no, hope it's not a Jab". Did not feel up to another saga of Jab bashing.

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Shock cooling perhaps? It says they were practicing forced landings.

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At last!

The media gets it RIGHT.

It actually is a Cessna!

 

Well done. Great landing, although the local plod called it "he did fairly well". Faint praise indeed.

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Other than the long grass it was a great place to land. Huge flat paddock with a single tree in the middle. That is usually a magnet for aircraft & he missed it.

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From the non aviation witness. .

"It was going side to side, like as if the aeroplane didn't know whether to turn left or right, and then he just went straight down there [in the paddock]," the 40-year-old told the Mercury.

 

My take is that the aircraft was simply washing of speed and height....... and knew full well where they were going to land.

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I agree, I will bet he new the area well and was side slipping to get it just where he wanted it.

 

Officer plod might need a gentle slap on the pork chops for a dose of reality.

 

Should have said " the flight instructor did a professional forced landing, ensuring the safety of the public and calmly landed safely in a paddock."

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13 minutes ago, Litespeed said:

Should have said " the flight instructor did a professional forced landing, ensuring the safety of the public and calmly landed safely in a paddock."

Maybe he knows something we don't about the cause of the forced landing.

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