Joys and Tragedies of Flying.

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Well I had some inspiration from looking around on Flickr and decided I wanted to grab some aviation related photos sometime this week. Tonight I went over to the airport (KPRC) and waited, and waited, and waited until a plane decided to come in and land. For my first attempt I found it not to shabby. Next time I will try to position myself higher off of the ground and try to get the touchdown point.
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And then what all pilots fear, or at least never want to happen. This is a recreation of a 1993 crash that took place in Oregon. It is the actual plane that was brought here and assembled just the way the accident investigators found it.
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Thank you for looking,
Justin
 
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Regarding the second photo:
While maneuvering over the airstrip at low level and high speed, witnesses observed the airplane suddenly pull nearly straight up and hold a high angle of attack until the airplane would not climb any further. The nose of the airplane then dropped and it started a spin to the left. The airplane remained in this attitude until collision with the terrain. No evidence was found to indicate a mechanical failure or malfunction.
 
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Regarding the second photo:
Low altitude stall's are not a recommended maneuver....stir in a little spin and the chances of recovery are just about zero....

I think you have a pretty good picture of what the result would look like. Those kind of maneuvers get people hurt....I suspect the pilot is no longer with us....and I hope he was alone.

The reports show the accident occurred in Burns Oregon...the owner was from Washington state. Why would they set it up in AZ?

EDIT: He (Thomas Grimm) is gone and he was alone.....accidents/N5074Va.htm

It looks like this guy had a previous off field excursion landing in a wheat field after running out of gas...hope you never flew with him....that's a big NO NO on the aviation world...there is NO excuse for fuel exhaustion.
 
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The reports show the accident occurred in Burns Oregon...the owner was from Washington state. Why would they set it up in AZ?
It is set up at our school's Accident Investigation lab. We have about 6 other crashes that students investigate and try to determine the cause of the crash.
 

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