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Old 07-31-2022, 05:51 AM
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Saw this and is baffling! Very sad for the FO, seemed like a smart kid with a bright future.
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:06 AM
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Maybe the pilot who landed asked him to do something stupid like look at the gear from an open door, and now since the guy died, he is claiming he jumped to avoid blame.
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:06 AM
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Strange. With a landing gear problem it's somewhat plausible someone was having a look from a precarious position
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:17 AM
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There's a possibility he was suicidal. Yes, being depressed is a real thing and real human emotion, despite what the FAA wants you to believe.
I guess that would be a huge coincidence that the time he decides to kill himself is also the same time he happens to have a gear failure.
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by DownInPetaluma View Post
Strange. With a landing gear problem it's somewhat plausible someone was having a look from a precarious position
Hate to speculate but that was my first thought as well. Maybe looking out at the gear and fell out?
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Old 07-31-2022, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ShyGuy View Post

I think thatís what happened! They were struggling over the nuclear bomb
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Halon1211 View Post
I guess that would be a huge coincidence that the time he decides to kill himself is also the same time he happens to have a gear failure.
Probably. Although if he already had issues, and he made the landing that broke the gear in the first place, who knows?
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Old 07-31-2022, 12:10 PM
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Anyone who has ever flown a jump aircraft knows that you're safer outside, than in. Generally that involves the option of a parachute, however.
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Old 07-31-2022, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by EnergyManager View Post
Maybe the pilot who landed asked him to do something stupid like look at the gear from an open door, and now since the guy died, he is claiming he jumped to avoid blame.
I read somewhere that they had a hard landing on the first attempt and the gear was damaged. He might have been checking the gear or it could have been something else. Iím not sure who attempted the first landing.
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Old 07-31-2022, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by PlaneFlyer View Post
I read somewhere that they had a hard landing on the first attempt and the gear was damaged. He might have been checking the gear or it could have been something else. Iím not sure who attempted the first landing.
https://youtu.be/JBh2IQPwc8o
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