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Mysticpuma2003
02-20-2008, 01:24 PM
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=320_1203457189

I wonder if they paid extra for the rollercoaster ride on landing?

Cheers, MP.

Mysticpuma2003
02-20-2008, 01:24 PM
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=320_1203457189

I wonder if they paid extra for the rollercoaster ride on landing?

Cheers, MP.

Schwarz.13
02-20-2008, 01:29 PM
Looked like a perfectly normal landing to me - but then i usually fly RyanAir/Central Wings! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Viper2005_
02-20-2008, 01:29 PM
Whoever designed the landing gear earned their pay that day...

mortoma
02-20-2008, 01:52 PM
A bit much on the sink rate there...hmmmmm. Can't say all my small plane landings have been perfect though. I do hope they inspected that aircraft thoroughly afterwards.

Blood_Splat
02-20-2008, 02:06 PM
Looks like one of my FSX landings.

SlickStick
02-20-2008, 02:14 PM
Wow! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

They must have caught a fierce crosswind on final. I think the plane actually bottoms out on the runway upon the initial impact.

That could have been nasty.

Bremspropeller
02-20-2008, 02:22 PM
No need for an inspection as the BAe was designed for exactly those kinds of landings...

SeaFireLIV
02-20-2008, 02:52 PM
The only aircraft I`ve succeeded in such a heavy landing is the P38 and P39 - anything else would have destroyed the undercarriage. Virtually of course.

Too heavy landing. Still the way he recovers shows experience.

mortoma
02-20-2008, 06:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SlickStick:
Wow! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

They must have caught a fierce crosswind on final. I think the plane actually bottoms out on the runway upon the initial impact.

That could have been nasty. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Actually a crosswind in of itself would not cause such a hard landing. Probably a steady wind, whether crosswind or not, that suddenly died down. I had this happen in a C-172 once. I was just starting a flare when the wind died down for a second and my wheels were still about 5 feet ( 1 and 1/2 meters ) above the runway. The plane literally fell onto the runway and the spring steel landing gear made it bounce back up a good bit. That is just part of flying, it happens!!

Bremspropeller
02-20-2008, 06:31 PM
The approach into London City (where the footage was taken) is much steeper than a normal approach (5.5? as opposed to 3?) as there are several buildings in the final approach that can only be cleared by electing a steeper glideslope than on normal airports.
A/C need a special certification for those steep approaches in combination with short runways.

The PIC just flared too late and the a/c flew into the runway.
The steeper the approach, the harder it is to execue the flare at the right moment (flare too early and you're gonna waste precious space on the very finite runway at London City - flare too late and you're gonna experience what we've just seen in the video).

Choctaw111
02-20-2008, 07:09 PM
Holy Cow! That crosswind was brutal...a bit heavy on the descent as well, 5.5 degrees as opposed to 3 or not.