How NOT to land your mustang...

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  1. evangilder

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    he did a decent job of not nosing over! lot of gear damage and possibly some to the wing.
     
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    Looks like he hit a little slope next to the road, and it sent him airborne. Good job of
    saving it, tho.

    Charles
     
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    Very nice job of keeping it together. Definitely thought we'd see the gear tank. Very nice.
     
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    Wow. Video can be embeded now!
    Thanks Eric. Nice video.
     
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    WOW! The pilot did a really good job of holding that one together, thought I was going to see her nose in after the leap or at least a gear collapse.
     
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    A very good example of keeping it together when things go horribly wrong. Definate change of port gear leg and flight suit needed 'tho.
     
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    Excellent job by the pilot!:thumbright: Did they ever report as to why the engine started loosing power?
     
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    The advantages of wide track undercarriage.

    A very lucky bunny. Did the Mustang stall? Not sure.
     
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    Damage to landing gear, bent prop, and discoloured seat.
     
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    The pilot was having engine trouble. Increasing throttle made it worse, so he had very little to no power. The gear fix was pretty straightforward. But the prop struck the ground, so the prop will likely need replacing and aside from the other engine issues, the prop strike will certainly add to that.
     
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    Watched a few times and I cringe every time it hits that burm...excellent save.
     
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    Oh boy, anyhow, excellent job in keeping the nose up...
     
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    WOW, good or lucky recovery, suspect a bit of both.
     
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    The pilot should've make a wheeler instead of a three pointer. This is my policy when I make a landing in a unfamiliar type of taildragger airplane.
     
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    Wow! Good job by the pilot and It's nice the warbird was saved.

    Just curious....how much is a new prop? landing gear?
     
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    I think there was a bump in the airfield grass....was it ?
     
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    B*ll***s! He could walk away afterwards = a good landing. :lol:
     
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    I was there when that happened. I noticed during the Mustang tail-chase sequence that preceeded this landing incident, that Miss Helen was the only '51 out of the four flying that had her rear radiator flap fully down for the duration.

    After the 'landing', she was laid up outside for a number of weeks before being moved. I'm assuming she went into the TFC hangar for repairs. I did have some close ups of the bent gear, but lost them when my old pc went t*ts up.

    The good thing was, that pilot did exactly the right things to reduce damage to an absolute minimum considering his options at the time. I'd let him fly any of my planes.....if I had any !.

    Respect
     
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