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RogerTheShrubber
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How to survive a small plane crash.



Dale Hemman a veteran of flying in Alaska showed us this unusual crash footage from Fairbanks last year when his engine quit right after takeoff and he crash landed with three cameras recording the impact. If you've never seen the video, it's some of the best impact footage you will find.

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(This video is intended to show that you can walk away from a bad situation if you continue to fly the airplane until it stops. In this case the engine quit without warning at 200 feet above the ground and there were only 20 seconds for recognition, trouble-shooting, decision-making, and execution before ground contact.)


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I am an ATP rated in both airplanes and helicopters (single & multi-engine land and sea), am an instructor in (CFII/MEI Airplane & helicopter) and have 45 years of flying experience, many of it flying the far reaches of Alaska. My background includes retired military pilot (safety & instructor), former chief pilot for commercial 135 operations, for director of operations for same, and many years of aerial fire-fighting and other challenging flying jobs.

I hope this video is instructive in some way.


Mr. Hemman had lighting strike twice and passed away in a small plane crash Friday near Cantwell LINK

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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash that killed three people near Cantwell Friday. The twin-engine Beechcraft Baron airplane crashed near mile 195 of the Parks Highway. According to the Alaska State Troopers the plane went down approximately 500 feet from the road, and left a debris trail 500 to 700 feet long. The Division of Forestry initially investigated the crash site as a potential wildfire, and Forestry and Cantwell volunteer firefighters responded to extinguish the wreckage.

The remains of the three people on board have been identified as pilot Dale Hemman of Washington, and John Ellenberg and Laurie Buckner, both of South Carolina. Hemman was the Director of Operations for Let’s Fly Alaska, a company that offers visitors the opportunity to fly their own aircraft from Washington through Alaska and western Canada. His aircraft was flying ahead of one of the guided groups.


"There are old pilots, there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots."



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Five0
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Damn fine landing given the circumstances. That airport looks a lot like my local strip that flew out of for work stuff. Alway have a clear left and right path. Any landing you walk away from......is a good landing.





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RogerTheShrubber
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Wonder what happened Friday that cost him his life. Sounds like he was pretty experienced.





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Thanks for this roger, I'm working toward my license and this scares the hell out of me. I guess that's why you fly.





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SpicyStacy
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Friends of ours crashed a couple years ago. Their friends owned a plane and they went to Vegas. On the way home, they went down. The couple in the front died, passengers in the back (our friends) survived... Both had tons of broken bones, burns and lots of other shite... Crazy as hell





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RogerTheShrubber
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I've been in a couple of small plane crashes. One was minor and the plane basically flopped over and the other, two people died. Accidents have been cut in half due to equipment in planes now that show you terrain at your elevation or above. Really decreased the controlled flights into terrain. You gotta fly around here and if you fly enough, you'll be in some kind of incident.


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You gotta fly around here and if you fly enough, you'll be in some kind of incident.



exhibit A to why i'm waiting 20 years to move up there--even better tech by then and i'll be old enough that it'll be fine way to go.






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