Go Back  Airline Pilot Central Forums > Pilot Lounge > Safety
Stolen C90 in Tupelo, MS >

Stolen C90 in Tupelo, MS

Notices
Safety Accidents, suggestions on improving safety, etc

Stolen C90 in Tupelo, MS

Old 09-08-2022, 07:42 AM
  #21  
Disinterested Third Party
 
Joined APC: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,579
Default

Many years ago I put a single engine air tanker on a hillside during a fire, following an engine failure. A deputy sheriff who responded on site commented that it was a crash. I corrected him: it was a successful forced landing.

We used the airplane again.

It is very possible to have more takeoffs than landings, especially if one doesn't come back down with the airplane. There are millions of folks in that category.
JohnBurke is offline  
Old 09-08-2022, 09:09 AM
  #22  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Mar 2017
Posts: 128
Default

I gave a biannual to an expired pilot once in a skydiving airplane.
I signed the pilot off in the air and bailed out.
I took off as pilot in command.
Never landed it...



Originally Posted by JohnBurke View Post
Many years ago I put a single engine air tanker on a hillside during a fire, following an engine failure. A deputy sheriff who responded on site commented that it was a crash. I corrected him: it was a successful forced landing.

We used the airplane again.

It is very possible to have more takeoffs than landings, especially if one doesn't come back down with the airplane. There are millions of folks in that category.
takingmessages is offline  
Old 09-08-2022, 07:44 PM
  #23  
Disinterested Third Party
 
Joined APC: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,579
Default

Bingo.

I had the unfortunate outcome of exiting the airplane years ago and neither landing in the airplane, nor under canopy. I did spend some quality time in intensive care, though.

I always wanted to solo a student from the downwind; get out and let them continue and land. One of these days...
JohnBurke is offline  
Old 09-08-2022, 10:05 PM
  #24  
Prime Minister/Moderator
 
rickair7777's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jan 2006
Position: Engines Turn Or People Swim
Posts: 38,209
Default

Originally Posted by JohnBurke View Post
Bingo.

I had the unfortunate outcome of exiting the airplane years ago and neither landing in the airplane, nor under canopy. I did spend some quality time in intensive care, though.
What happened to the canopy?
rickair7777 is offline  
Old 09-09-2022, 05:31 AM
  #25  
Disinterested Third Party
 
Joined APC: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,579
Default

Long story. Bad spot, mountainous terrain, spinning malfunction, high winds, and impacted a cliff. Split my helmet, arm and leg, etc. I woke up in an emergency unit, and vaguely remember a doctor running a needle in and out of my arm near my elbow. I felt it. He asked if I felt it. I said I did, he said it didn't matter, I wouldn't remember, and I passed out, woke up in an ICU, apparently speaking spanish (not my native tongue).

Definitely didn't land it, kind of got interrupted by a mountainside on the way down.
JohnBurke is offline  
Old 09-09-2022, 09:02 AM
  #26  
Prime Minister/Moderator
 
rickair7777's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jan 2006
Position: Engines Turn Or People Swim
Posts: 38,209
Default

Originally Posted by JohnBurke View Post
Long story. Bad spot, mountainous terrain, spinning malfunction, high winds, and impacted a cliff. Split my helmet, arm and leg, etc. I woke up in an emergency unit, and vaguely remember a doctor running a needle in and out of my arm near my elbow. I felt it. He asked if I felt it. I said I did, he said it didn't matter, I wouldn't remember, and I passed out, woke up in an ICU, apparently speaking spanish (not my native tongue).

Definitely didn't land it, kind of got interrupted by a mountainside on the way down.
At least the helmet worked!
rickair7777 is offline  
Old 09-09-2022, 09:33 AM
  #27  
Disinterested Third Party
 
Joined APC: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,579
Default

Some who know me might argue that point.
JohnBurke is offline  
Old 09-12-2022, 10:58 PM
  #28  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Sep 2007
Posts: 329
Default

Originally Posted by JohnBurke View Post
Some who know me might argue that point.
Now that there is funny, I donít care who you are!
ipdanno is offline  
Old 09-13-2022, 12:10 PM
  #29  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Oct 2008
Position: JAFO- First Observer
Posts: 997
Default

It is remarkable to me that the kid actually got the thing started without burning up the engines -hot starting the PT-6sÖ🧐
PerfInit is offline  
Old 09-13-2022, 12:14 PM
  #30  
Disinterested Third Party
 
Joined APC: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,579
Default

What makes you think he didn't?
JohnBurke is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
KCFLY
Career Questions
4
09-29-2018 09:38 AM
NZNV
Flight Schools and Training
0
01-26-2016 08:52 AM
arizonastpilot
Corporate
8
11-25-2009 05:12 PM
Bri85
Hangar Talk
4
08-13-2007 10:39 AM
Gordon C
Hangar Talk
2
10-16-2005 06:55 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread