Another accident at 2L0

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Another accident at 2L0

Postby foresterpoole » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:57 pm

I swear the airport i fly out of has to be the most accident prone place I've ever seen. I stopped in to pay my bill and a Jabriu 230 was in the hanger missing a prop. I did not get a good look at first, I commented to one of the A&P's if he minded if I took a look since I never saw one up close. He laughed, then told me how it came to be in the hanger: It seems it came in with two people headed from Texas to Florida, landed VERY long, and in attempt not to run off the runway (instead of going around), turned sharply to the left so hard the wing struck the pavement, then lost control and that lead to a prop strike. So upon closer inspection one wing tip is pretty skinned up and cracked. The wheel farings we're all cracked up, and the wing seemed limp which I would think indicates a broken spar. I'm no A&P but I'm thinking it's going to be there for a while since I hope the engine would get a through check. Thankfully, both occupants walked away. Moral of the story: GO AROUND!!!!
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Re: Another accident at 2L0

Postby drseti » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:17 am

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Re: Another accident at 2L0

Postby FastEddieB » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:32 am



Great video! I had not seen that before.

Let me dig up another video someone recently posted to POA along similar lines.
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Re: Another accident at 2L0

Postby FastEddieB » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:35 am

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Re: Another accident at 2L0

Postby drseti » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:10 am

Thanks, Eddie. That one looks exactly like what I did in the Funk at the Watsonville antique fly-in about 33 years ago, only I gave her a blast of power when she started swinging into the right crosswind. Figured torque would straighten me out. It didn't - I ended up doing a 180 to the left on the runway!
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Re: Another accident at 2L0

Postby FastEddieB » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:11 am

I’d hope you applied at least some right aileron to lift that left wing when it started down.

But as Warren Zevon sang, “You’re a whole different person when you’re scared”, and I’m sure we all freeze up on the controls every once in a while.
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Re: Another accident at 2L0

Postby 3Dreaming » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:43 am

I was letting someone land my dad's Taylorcraft one day, and the landing started to go kind of like the Cessna 170. I calmly reached up and cranked in some aileron and the airplane sat back down like it should. There wasn't really much crosswind, it was more the pilot getting the controls crossed up a little.


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