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Old 07-30-2022, 07:55 PM
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-dies-...123424547.html

I don’t understand why the co-pilot would jump out of a moving plane before touching down…did he really think it was safer than landing gear up? Was he really that dumb? These must be more to this story. If anybody has more info, can you please shed some light.
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Old 07-30-2022, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Halon1211 View Post
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I don’t understand why the co-pilot would jump out of a moving plane before touching down…did he really think it was safer than landing gear up? Was he really that dumb? These must be more to this story. If anybody has more info, can you please shed some light.
Bizarre.
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Old 07-30-2022, 08:06 PM
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I was wondering why he jumped too.

My friend said that he was trying to look at the landing gear and accidentally fell out of the plane.
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Old 07-30-2022, 08:11 PM
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I was wondering why he jumped too.

My friend said that he was trying to look at the landing gear and accidentally fell out of the plane.
that would make more sense. Although I would just have tower look for you.
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The Casa 212 has a fixed gear so the report about them only “opening one side” is incorrect. Unless they dropped the ramp in flight and the guy tried to push himself into the slipstream to look at the gear, I’m not sure how you’d fall out?
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n7-7QFilESA
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Originally Posted by Halon1211 View Post
[url]did he really think it was safer than landing gear up? Was he really that dumb?
If anyone jumps from 3,500' because they think it's safer than a gear up landing, then yeah, they're dumb.

This was as 3,500', not 20' prior to touchdown.
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Originally Posted by Halon1211 View Post
https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-dies-...123424547.html

I don’t understand why the co-pilot would jump out of a moving plane before touching down…did he really think it was safer than landing gear up? Was he really that dumb? These must be more to this story. If anybody has more info, can you please shed some light.
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.
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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.
You don't think the FAA takes depression and other mental illnesses serious?
Have you read of the battles with CAMI/FAA with pilots who have a diagnosis of mental illness?
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