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Passenger lands plane after pilot dies

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Jerose, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Jerose


    Nov 28, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I'd like to think that I had spent enough hours playing flight simulators as a kid that I could land a plane with minimal deaths.

    Can't guarantee the landing gear will work or even stay attached to the plane, but I could probably crash land a plane.

    Either way, it's pretty incredible.
  3. Well, as they usually tell on one of your first private license lesson :

    A good landing is one after which you walk out of the plane by yourself. A great landing is one after which you can re-use the aircraft.
  4. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I just got the newest flight simulator.

    I managed to land a rocket ship on straight descent from 1,000,000 feet.

    To get that high, I found a glitch :D
    I'm pretty sure i'm on NASA's backup pilot list.
  5. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    "Get me Rex Cramer!"
  6. That is amazing. I had a dream where this happened. My buddy (who is a bush pilot) landed the plane.

  7. crimson_basser


    Jul 9, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    That made me giggle out loud
  8. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    I just flushed all of your Man Points down the potty!
  9. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    A quote from the article:

    The passenger landed the plane safely on his first try.

    NO $### !!!

    I'm glad they told us this or we might think he crashed into the ground three or four times before finally getting it right. :rolleyes:
  10. Actually a pass at the runway is considered a try in this case. So if he had come in, then pulled up for some reason, that would be a try.

  11. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    I know that. My comment pertains to the unnecessary inclusion of the word "safely". :)
  12. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    If they notice something is wrong, they will tell him to pull up and try again.

    I like your rational better.

    Air Traffic Controller: Ok, let's try that again; only this time start 6 feet *above* the runway, not below it.
  13. Well if it was a crash landing and three people broke bones on the first try, it wouldn't have been "safely". There is no unneeded word in that sentence.

  14. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    'Successfully' might have been a better choice?
  15. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    If I was that guy I would either fly my own planes from now on, or take a bus.
  16. Grizzly700


    Mar 18, 2008
    Maryville, TN
    This thread is a train wreck. or should i say plane crash?
  17. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
  18. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005

  19. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The passenger crashed the plane the 1st try but landed the plane safely on his second try.

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