Lucky Escape - Plane Crashes

Lucky Escapes Involving Plane Crashes

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1) Sunbathers Escape Beach Plane Crash  - Lucky escape

The pilot of a light aircraft had a lucky escape when his plane crashed nose first into a crowded Florida beach. Swimmers and sunbathers leapt for their lives as the single engine plane plunged into Jacksonville Beach reports the Metro website.

Sunbathers escape beach plane crash - Luck escape

Miraculously, no one, including the pilot and one passenger, suffered any injuries Aviation officials have begun an investigation into the cause of the crash which occurred after the plane lost power. 'The aircraft lost power and the pilot landed the aircraft without injuries to himself, his passenger or anyone on the beach,' said Jacksonville Police Sergeant Tom Bingham.

2) Belly Landing

Belly Landing Plane

Emergency Landing

Parts fly off an Air New Zealand aircraft as it hits the ground during an emergency landing in Blenheim, NZ. Photographed by Derek Flynn. Aircraft pieces flew in the air as an Eagle Air plane with 17 people on board made an emergency crash landing at Blenheim Airport on June 18th 2007 after landing gear failed. The flight from Timaru to Wellington was diverted to Blenheim after the fault was detected. Fire engines, ambulances, police and other support staff rushed to the scene under a full emergency alert as the plane circled above Woodbourne for about half an hour, preparing for a crash landing. No one was injured in the crash landing.

2a) No Left Turn?

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No Left Turn - Aviation

Did any of these planes miss this sign?

3) Lucky Escape for Plane Passengers?

A pilot told nervous passengers travelling with a low-cost Spanish airline that nearly half the seats on their plane from Lisbon to Madrid were out of use due to a safety problem with a door, but it was nothing to worry about, a Spanish newspaper reported.

4) Flight Operations Notice - From ****** Airways

There appears to be some confusion over the new pilot role titles. This notice will hopefully clear up any misunderstandings.

The titles P1, P2 and Co-Pilot will now cease to have any meaning, within the Operations Manual. They are to be replaced by Handling Pilot, Non-Handling Pilot, Non-Handling Landing Pilot, Handling Non-Landing Pilot and Non-Handling Non-Landing Pilot.

The Landing Pilot is initially the Handling Pilot and will handle the take-off and landing except in role reversal when he is the Non-Handling Pilot for taxi until the Handling Non-Landing Pilot hands the handling to the Landing Pilot at 80 knots.

The Non-Landing (Non-Handling, since the Landing Pilot is handling) Pilot reads the checklist to the Handling Pilot until after the Before Descent Checklist completion. Then the Handling Landing Pilot hands the handling to the Non- Handling Non-Landing Pilot who then becomes the Handling Non-Landing Pilot.

The Landing Pilot is the Non-Handling Pilot until the "Decision Altitude" call, when the Handling Non-Landing Pilot hands the handling to the Non-Handling Landing Pilot, unless the latter calls "Go Around", in which case the Handling Non-Landing Pilot continues handling and the Non-Handling Landing Pilot continues non-handling until the next call of "Land" or "Go Around", as appropriate.

In view of the recent confusion over these rules, it was deemed necessary to restate them clearly.

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5) Submerged plane - A picture that amuses Will and Guy

Funny Plane Pictures - Submerged aircraft

Lucky escape because the water was so shallow the pilot could wade to the shore.  Alternatively, could this submerged aircraft be beginning its decent to the lost city of Atlantis?

6) Submerged pilot

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Douglas, a pilot, was well known for his absent-mindedness. He was invited to pilot a new flying boat. Douglas really enjoyed flying the 'boat'. After spending a couple of hours in the air, Doug decided that it was time to land. He was about to make a landing on the ground when his co-pilot, Percy, reminded him that they were supposed to land on the sea.

'Yes, I know. I was just testing you,' answered Douglas, 'I am not that absent-minded.'

So the flying boat made a safe landing on the water. Having accomplished this, Douglas smiled broadly at Percy, opened the door and stepped into the sea.

7) From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

Lions under a plane's wing

Lions in shade.  Funny Picture

Just an evocative picture of lions enjoying the shade.  Why is it that lions always seem to have a mixture of power and laziness?

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