Collins -262 Crash, No Injuries

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    From what I have seen, it wasn't a crash, but an aborted takeoff. Everyone is okay and the plane is okay as well.
     
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    Dammit, glad everybody was ok.
     
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    UPDATE: Jet owner says no "crash," rather an aborted take-off; no damage - Odessa American: Local News
     
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    Phew! Thank Heavens that a) no crash, and b) no injuries!
    I'd just 'clicked' on the other thread, to view Jim's photos, when I spotted this. Good to know it was a case of normal, media accuracy in reporting ....
     
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    Thanks for the update Eric!
     
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    So, it was just an improperly secured rear canopy? Not newsworthy at all!
     
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    Ouch! Had me scared there!
     
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    yep not a crash...all is as well as could be expected. Damage is relatively minor.

    thanks to all concerned!

    Jim
     
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    Thanks Jim - appreciate the "front line" update! :thumbright:
     
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    yep not a crash...all is as well as could be expected. Damage is relatively minor.

    thanks to all concerned!

    Jim
     
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    Good to hear that everything is okay, Jim. I figured if anyone would have the info, you would have the first-hand info. Once again, the press blew things out of proportion.
     
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    That's an understatement!
     
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    Glad to hear everything is OK both with everyone and the plane.
     
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    Likewise. The word 'crash' is used far too flippantly by the press when aircraft incidents are reported on.
     
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    Most press writers seem to be failed novelists... thank God the aircraft and crew are in one piece!
     
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    Not really a crash then, thankfully.
    A very similar scare happened recently in the UK with the Rolls Royce Spitfire at East Midlands Airport.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    If nothing else, then possibly a lesson learned, by ensuring rear-seat passengers, aircrew or otherwise, are fully briefed.
    NOTE: I am not saying that this doesn't happen, but a simple inclusion in the pre-flight briefing will ensure the passenger knows how to operate, lock and check any canopy latching system, even if it is a common sense thing.
    A simple error caused the landing gear of the Grace Spitfire to retract, after landing, a few years back, when the rear seat passenger, having been briefed to move his/her legs out of the way of the rudder pedals for landing, caught the undercarriage lever with their right knee. This was later rectified, by the addition of a safety feature I believe.
     
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    here is a shot taken a few minutes after the abort...

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