Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Pilots say that "Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing"


This one . . . not so much.

On 3 April, a Spanish Air Force EADS Casa C-295 made a very bumpy landing at the airfield of Santa Cilia-Los Pirineos. The aircraft failed to slow down, went of the runway and fell into lower ground.

A total of nine injured people were reported, one of the pilots received severe head injuries.

Here's video of the landing.  You'll need to watch in full-screen mode to see any details - the photographer didn't zoom in on the plane.





It looks like the pilot(s) screwed up big-time.  I haven't seen pictures of the aircraft after it came to rest, but looking at the way it bounced (torquing the airframe and over-stressing the undercarriage), I suspect it'll have to be almost completely rebuilt before (if ever) it flies again.  It might be cheaper to simply scrap and replace it.

I'm glad I wasn't aboard for that landing!

Peter

3 comments:

Old NFO said...

Well, maybe modify that to crawl away from... Thankfully it didn't explode!

D.J. said...

...a great one is where you can use the plane again!

Andrew Smith said...

Post event photos are at https://twitter.com/VASAviation/status/1113511891089993729/photo/1