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Watch this video of a light aircraft losing a wing in flight. I won’t tell you how it ends.
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a good fake – but definately a fake
Fake. No planes don’t bounce like that on hard landings.
how on earth did he manage that???!!! besides the wing seems to have come clean off!
Is this real? It looks like a trick, if not, wow what a landing!!!
Its a fake.
Aerodynamically I think the aircraft would spin uncontrollably due to the creation of lift on only one side. Secondly, how did the undercarriage survive such a hard landing…. definitely a fake. Good DirectX graphics.
I second what chris said. I have been getting this viral twice a day for weeks and I don’t even bother to open it when I see the e-mail “You gotta see this!!!” Yeah, right, it’s the r/c model that loses a wing, right? Right.
How can what was once, long ago, the world’s leading aviation magazine perpetuate this sort of idiocy?
Unless–could it possibly be–you don’t have any pilots on staff?
You’re a sharp cookie. However, you mustn’t let that interfere with a sense of humour. It’s just a bit of fun. Still, it’s got a few people talking, which of course was my intention.
Time to remember the great Neil Williams who had a wing fold in a Zlin: http://www.aerobatics.org.uk/repeats/zlin_wing_failure.htm
He landed by flying and inverted pattern (to hold the wing down in position), then flipped it at the last moment to land.
But, the video above just doesn’t add up….
Spare a thought for the legendary Neil Williams who had a wing fold up in flight while performing an aerobatic sequence in a Zlin. He managed to land after flying a pattern inverted then rolling back to horizontal moments before touch-down: http://www.aerobatics.org.uk/repeats/zlin_wing_failure.htm
That was computer generated but was fun to watch
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