ICON A5 Mishap Reported

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ICON A5 Mishap Reported

Postby dstclair » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:18 pm

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Ic ... 758-1.html

Interesting that the 'hard landing' was piloted by an ICON pilot.
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Re: ICON A5 Mishap Reported

Postby pjdavis » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:38 pm

Well the say it is for the adventure seekers! Bring your scuba gear!

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Re: ICON A5 Mishap Reported

Postby Jim Hardin » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:03 pm

Impossible to speculate with the lack of any real information, but I can say for sure that I have had a 3,000+ hour student suprise me resulting in flooding of 2 of 5 float compartments.

It just takes a second to inflect serious damage.

Wonder if either was texting :mrgreen:

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Re: ICON A5 Mishap Reported

Postby HAPPYDAN » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:23 am

I guess that built-in AOA indicator didn't help. Maybe it was a rogue wave?

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Re: ICON A5 Mishap Reported

Postby Wm.Ince » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:53 am

On any aircraft accident, it is senseless to speculate until all the facts are gathered and analyzed.
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Re: ICON A5 Mishap Reported

Postby FastEddieB » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:12 pm

From ICON:

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Re: ICON A5 Mishap Reported

Postby MrMorden » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:07 am

Makes me wonder if the pilot signed the crazy ICON user agreement never to say anything negative about the airplane or company. If so he can't really say anything other than "it's all my fault"...
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Re: ICON A5 Mishap Reported

Postby hirschr » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:07 pm

As mentioned above this happened with an Icon pilot at the controls. These thing are supposedly primarily marketed towards non-pilots. One can only imagine how they might fare when newly minted sport pilots are buzzing around the lake…

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Re: ICON A5 Mishap Reported

Postby roger lee » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:18 pm

Well I guiess it really is a float plane. :)
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Re: ICON A5 Mishap Reported

Postby TimTaylor » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:24 pm

Nothing funny about a plane crash.
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Re: ICON A5 Mishap Reported

Postby MrMorden » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:17 pm

I think a little levity on an accident where nobody was hurt is okay.
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