Airplane Incidents

Giant helicopter is maxed out to transport massive powerline poles1m00s

Giant helicopter is maxed out to transport massive powerline poles

When a new power line was needed in the area of Parry Sound, Ontario, some of the construction took place in very remote areas with no road access. Massive machines were brought in to build roads and create routes over steep rock faces and swamps. These machines were able to transport a lot of the materials and equipment to complete the power line, but they couldn't bring it all in. They needed wooden poles that were 120 feet in length and almost three feet in diameter at the base. The poles weigh an incredible 2,600 pounds. The only way to get the poles to the remote power line is to truck them to a property almost twenty miles away and then have them flown over several lakes to the construction site. These poles are so large and so heavy that the helicopter will exceed its maximum allowable payload unless they fly with only a partial tank of fuel. If they fly with anything more than one quarter tank full of fuel, the poles will be too much. The helicopter pilot lowers a 300 foot cable so that workers can attach a hook that connects to a sturdy loop of material that wraps around the pole. These loops, or slings keep their grip on the pole while the pilot carefully flies them to the site and then lowers them to the ground. The job requires incredible precision as the pilot needs to place the poles in the right position for the crane that will be used to install them in their hole in the ground. He needs to rest the base on the ground and then back the helicopter up to lower the top of the pole carefully, laying in along the tree line. As the pole comes to rest, the pilot lowers the helicopter a few more feet to unhitch the sling from his hook. Then he's off for one more pole before he needs to refuel. Cottagers near the power line were obviously very interested when they saw these huge poles being carried directly over their homes and into the trees beside their lake. Projects like these create mixed emotions as nature lovers see habitat and wilderness being consumed and transformed in the name of progress. They hiked into the woods to see what the construction crew were doing. Although nobody wants to see trees cut and massive steel structures being erected, it was a relief to see how respectfully the workers were approaching the project. Biologists and environmentalists were at the site to ensure the impact on the environment was kept to a minimum. They also answered the cottagers questions and provided them with the opportunity to see what was happening from a safe distance. The workers explained the role of the helicopters, as well as some background information about them. The helicopter in this video was actually purchased from Donald Trump. This helicopter pilot's job requires expertise that has to be seen to be appreciated. Even the workers on the ground who had seen many poles being delivered were in awe of the skill and professional ability of the pilots.

Awesome Wing-Walkers Perform Brave Stunts During Airshow1m23s

Awesome Wing-Walkers Perform Brave Stunts During Airshow

Oh, those daring young men—and women, and their flying machines. Let’s take synchronized swimming to the next level! These daredevils’ technology of choice is the Boeing Stearman Model 75, a military trainer manufactured in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, making it one of the last of the biplanes. Even at “only” 150 miles per hour, the aerobats require struts just to stand up straight against the 4G (gravities) force pushing them backward. You would have to be very bold, very trusting in the aircraft, and very well trained to perform such maneuvers . The payoff would be being the star attraction to an audience of thousands, with the best view in the house. Before we dive further into the poetry of the spectacle, a little context may be in order. The event is the Blackpool Air Show, located at Blackpool, a coast seaside resort in the county of Lancashire, North West England. Throngs of spectators on the promenade press close to the water and spill over onto the pier. Behind them and out of view in this video is Blackpool Tower, an Eiffel Tower inspired structure that was conceived in 1890 and opened to the public in 1894. The Air Show itself features a number of highly caffeinated events, including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a recreation drama made up of World War II vintage aircraft; and the Royal Air Force (RAF) Red Arrows, which are nine Hawk jet planes painted bright red. The Red Arrows were the finale of the 2018 show, marking 100 years of RAF. We can see how such shows earned the appellation “flying circus”. We have trapeze artists performing the outrageous circus showmanship to which we are accustomed, but having substituted airplanes for the trapeze. There is a lot of coordination of moving parts going on here. The wing walkers synchronize their routine with each other, while the pilots are also doing their own routine. Look at how tight their formation, even wingtip to wingtip. Sometimes it even looks like what we’re seeing is two mirror images of the same plane. Such scenes are a photographer’s dream, and you can put together some really impressive albums on Facebook and Instagram for the friends and family back home. I have actually attended many air shows such as this, and I live on the street where a yearly airshow takes place. In my experience, having taken thousands of air show photos, it takes a steady hand and a bit of practice to capture moving targets like airplanes. The kind of camera you use will make a big difference between mediocre and Wow! Not all of your shots will be as impressive as what we see in this video. Practice ahead of time, and try to get the planes into frame as they approach from a distance, using up and down and side-to-side approximation. Once the planes are in frame, move steadily with them at their rate. The amateur using a handheld as opposed to a tripod should tuck your elbows tightly against your ribs, rotating your torso as if you are the tripod, while keeping the target at the center of your viewfinder. Automatic settings are OK, but if you do use a manual setting, adjust your F-stop, aperture, and ISO settings before the show starts to compensate for sunny or cloudy conditions. Nothing is more disappointing than a memory chip full of photos of solid white nothing. If you are taking photos as opposed to movies, set your camera up to get the highest shutter speed or you risk blur, especially during jet aircraft flybys.

Stunt Pilot Under Extreme G-Force Performs Exceptional Tricks2m25s

Stunt Pilot Under Extreme G-Force Performs Exceptional Tricks

It's pretty amazing that anyone can fly an airplane in the first place. But for an exceptionally skilled and extremely nervy pilots, plain old straightforward flight isn't thrilling enough. Instead, these pilots are doing exotic midair maneuvers - loops, rolls, spins, abrupt changes of direction, and even flying straight up like a rocket. These tricks are so gravity-defying that even birds would be envious. This type of flying is called aerobatics, and it's almost as old as the airplane itself. In fact, the very first aerobatic flyers were Orville and Wilbur Wright, the two men who invented the airplane itself. Aerobatics soon morphed into hair-raising, daredevil entertainment for spectators at county fairs and air shows. And it's now evolved into an established international sport, with rules and regulations and records. Our bodies are surprisingly resilient in many situations, but rapid acceleration is not one of them. While the human body can withstand any constant speed - be it 20 miles per hour or 20 billion miles per hour - we can only change that rate of travel relatively slowly. Speed up or slow down too quickly and it's lights out for you, permanently. People getvG-LOC'd (Gravity Induced Loss of Consciousness) - a term generally used in aerospace physiology to describe a loss of consciousness occurring from excessive and sustained g-forces draining blood away from the brain causing cerebral hypoxia. G-forces come into play when rapidly changing vertical direction, such as when a plane pulls out of a steep dive. The world's most talented performers almost always make impossible feats look effortless. This professional aerobatic pilot Amelie Windel performs an array of tricks in an Extra 330LS stunt plane owned by Red Baron Flight School in Sydney, Australia. Check out her unbelievable talent! Amazing! G- force oftentimes is tough to handle and it sends those on the plane to sleep. As the plane tumbles in the air, this female pilot is heartily enjoying the turning of the plane as her hair flies freely in the cabin. She has this satisfied smile on her face and she perfectly endures the strong influence of the G-force which is physically gruelling. Pilots learn early in training to place their head in the desired position in advance of the prescribed action of the aircraft so that the head is already in the right place when G forces are in full effect after moving the stick. Flying like this is a full body experience – your senses are being assaulted, and often disoriented. You can feel the balance and accelerations of every manoeuvre through the seat of your pants. The whole performance becomes very physical. Withstanding the g is a physiological hassle – having to fight against losing consciousness is not good for your concentration! Executing the sequence as a whole whilst managing matters such as timings, positioning and radio is a little like playing a game of chess, whilst trying to focus on flying accurately, and simultaneously going a few rounds with Mike Tyson in the boxing ring!

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Published: July 27, 20181,226 views
Smoke completely fills cockpit of stunt plane during flat spin34s

Smoke completely fills cockpit of stunt plane during flat spin

Amelie Windel flies the Red Baron Extra 330 LX aerobatic monoplane in Sydney, filling the cockpit entirely with smoke. This particular Extra has a very powerful smoke system and this is entirely normal during certain manoeuvres. Note how she was still able to recover from the manoeuvre straight and level.

ams_w
Published: July 22, 20184,860 views
Plane Struck By Severe Winds Makes An Incredible Landing42s

Plane Struck By Severe Winds Makes An Incredible Landing

Who would ever think about flying in or around severe weather? Although we’d like to say we would never fly in the worst of conditions, sometimes it is inevitable. No matter how well you prepare for a flight, there is one thing even an organized traveler can’t control: Mother Nature. She will exact her wrath when she feels like it, and she won’t be reasoned with. A KLM pilot (flying an Embraer 190) pulls off an incredibly terrifying landing while touching down at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands during an intense storm. This dramatic video shows the plane being blown from side to side by an intense wind as it descends onto the runway at Schipol Airport. Despite the extreme gusts, the pilot manages to keep his nerves and brings the aircraft to the runway safely using a technique known as 'crosswind landing’. For nervous flyers, crosswind landings can be terrifying, but pilots receive thorough training on how to perform them. As the nail-biting clip begins, the storm blows the plane with so much force that it almost spins it right around because Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is engulfed by ferocious crosswinds. The video captured from the Amsterdam airport shows the hair-raising landing of the plane that battled the severe winds . The plane is rocked from side to side as it comes in for an extremely rocky touchdown. The plane pivoted sideways as it comes closer to the tarmac. It then scoots down on its back wheels before eventually bringing down the front as well. An aircraft enthusiast has captured the plane in the scary landing it performs. Winds get very high in Amsterdam, making the landing tricky for pilots.The aircraft wobbles on the approach and comes in at an angle to keep the plane on course. After landing, the plane swerves violently to try and stay centres on the tarmac. The strong wind affects the flight and makes the landing particularly hazardous for the pilot. Despite the scary swaying as they come into land, the pilot touches ground safely. These occurrences are quite common all over the world; remember, planes glide on air currents and since they are not always a smooth mass, turbulence makes the plane sway, even so close to the ground. That is why pilot receive detailed training about landing procedures and use their skills day in and day out. High winds may be inconvenient, but they are not dangerous, even when they come across the runway. Every pilot trains in landing at crosswind conditions, while also practicing to the airplane’s limits in a simulator. On the other hand, every new aircraft, certified to carry passengers, comes with a published crosswind limit, which is determined by a test pilot during the certification process. What do you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Female aerobatic pilot enduring negative G torture1m16s

Female aerobatic pilot enduring negative G torture

British female aerobatic pilot, Amelie Windel, endures negative G torture in her Extra 300 stunt plane. The plane can endure up to plus or minus 10 G, meaning that the pilot can be under up to ten times their body weight during certain stunts. Negative G is the opposite - it's when all the weight is directed towards the head and is an extremely uncomfortable feeling.

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Published: June 29, 201812,443,865 views
Slow Motion Footage Captures Jet Fighter Landing On Aircraft Carrier41s

Slow Motion Footage Captures Jet Fighter Landing On Aircraft Carrier

The fear of flying is very much legit, however unsubstantiated. While air travel is, statistically speaking, the safest method of transportation, a bit of turbulence can put even the most seasoned journeyman at the edge of their seat. Another bit of information to satiate your appetite for facts: out of the entire journey with an <a href=" https://rumble.com/v38kzf-china-unveils-its-first-home-built-aircraft-carrier.html " target="_blank">aircraft</a>, the landing sequence is where most accidents happen. That is probably why this is such a viral video. A number of planes wobble in high winds as they come to land at an airport and it takes great skill to land t just right in such conditions. Although, the story behind this is not, in particular, the winds but mostly the art of landing a plane on such a short runway. Would you ever consider flying a plane? What about mastering the art just so that you can partake in one of these air shows? Not all people are game for that, but you can be sure that flying is a passion for many. Most people never get a chance to fly a jet like this, but there is a way to fly your own air vehicle! An R-C <a href=" https://rumble.com/v34b05-crash-landing-at-amsterdam-airport-captured-on-video-from-inside-plane.html " target="_blank">plane</a> from Amazon could always be purchased to suit your aerial needs! Check out this epic slow-motion footage of a MiG-29K touch-and-go onto an aircraft carrier. So cool! Check out this awesome slow motion footage of a MiG-29K touch-and-go onto an aircraft carrier. How cool is that?

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Published: April 5, 2018213,864 views
Slow Motion Footage Of Jet Fighter Landing Onto Aircraft Carrier54s

Slow Motion Footage Of Jet Fighter Landing Onto Aircraft Carrier

The fear of flying is very much legit, however unsubstantiated. While air travel is, statistically speaking, the safest method of transportation, a bit of turbulence can put even the most seasoned journeyman at the edge of their seat. Another bit of information to satiate your appetite for facts: out of the entire journey with an aircraft , the landing sequence is where most accidents happen. That is probably why this is such a viral video. A number of planes wobble in high winds as they come to land at any airport and it takes great skill to land t just right in such conditions . Although, the story behind this is not in particular the winds but mostly the art of landing a plane on such a short runway. Would you ever consider flying a plane? What about mastering the art just so that you can partake in one of these air shows? Not all people are game for that, but you can be sure that flying is a passion for many. Be sure to visit https://rumble.com to check out other awesome videos. Most people never get a chance to fly a jet like this, but there is a way to fly your own air vehicle! An R-C plane from Amazon could always be purchase to suit your aerial needs! Check out this epic slow motion footage of an MiG-29K touch-and-go onto an aircraft carrier. So cool!

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Published: April 5, 201838,828 views
Naval Aviator Pulls Off Spectacular Take-Off At The Dead Of Night44s

Naval Aviator Pulls Off Spectacular Take-Off At The Dead Of Night

Carrier operations are a mind-numbingly complex arrangement of technologies and procedures. Naval aviators spend years learning to fly, learning to employ an aircraft as a weapon, then learning to wield that weapon from a heaving piece of floating steel hundreds of miles from land. The lessons are written in blood. They are studied with reverence. Day operations and low-visibility night operations are two different games. This awesome footage shows a naval fighter MiG-29K taking off from an aircraft carrier in the dead of night. It’s dark—scary dark. Like when you are five years old hiding under the covers to avoid monsters dark. There might be a few stars in the sky and maybe a partial moon above a thick layer of clouds near the ocean floor. But below the cloud deck is just a vast expanse of black ocean. Flying at night over the open ocean as a naval aviator has a certain haunting loneliness to it that only a few people have experienced. The critical task of taking off a multi-million dollar aircraft from a moving vessel belongs only to you. It is a lonely task and aviator does it meticulously. His bravery and boldness while taking off this powerful aircraft is the ultimate in excellency. It is so dark that we can’t see anything in the video, yet alone this pilot. We can only hear the sound of the engines getting ready to help this plane fly high. All of a sudden, right in front of our eyes, there goes the aircraft, zooming and buzzing in the air. Everything is done before we bat an eyelash. What a powerful footage this is!

strizhiru
Published: April 3, 201823,760 views
Airbus Experiences Rare St. Elmo's Fire Effect Mid Flight2m03s

Airbus Experiences Rare St. Elmo's Fire Effect Mid Flight

An Airbus 320 flying over Argentina experiences what is known as a St. Elmo's Fire - a weather phenomena resulting in static electricity discharges - in this case appearing on the external surface of the windshield. This occurs when planes fly close to thunderstorm areas. Dazzling! St. Elmo's fire (also called St. Elmo's light) is a weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by a coronal discharge from a sharp or pointed object in a strong electric field in the atmosphere (such as those generated by thunderstorms or created by a volcanic eruption). St. Elmo's fire is named after St. Erasmus of Formia (also called St. Elmo, one of the two Italian names for St. Erasmus, the other being St. Erasmo), the patron saint of sailors. The phenomenon sometimes appeared on ships at sea during thunderstorms and was regarded by sailors with religious awe for its glowing ball of light, accounting for the name. Sailors may have considered St. Elmo's fire as a good omen, as a sign of the presence of their patron saint. St. Elmo's fire is a form of plasma. The electric field around the object in question causes ionization of the air molecules, producing a faint glow easily visible in low-light conditions. Conditions that can generate St. Elmo's fire are present during thunderstorms, when high voltage differentials are present between clouds and the ground underneath. The nitrogen and oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere cause St. Elmo's fire to fluoresce with blue or violet light; this is similar to the mechanism that causes neon lights to glow. This looks to us like flying into a plasma ball . So cool!

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Published: February 8, 2018320 plays$0.42 earned
Cockpit View Of Touchdown At Famous St. Maarten Airport55s

Cockpit View Of Touchdown At Famous St. Maarten Airport

This is the incredible footage featuring pilot’s eye view of the landing at the famous St. Maarten airport. Check out the awesome footage captured from the cockpit of a landing Airbus A340! The Caribbean island of <a href=" https://rumble.com/v3tns3-aviation-admirer-films-landings-at-sint-maartens-airport.html " target="_blank">St. Maarten</a> is famous for its airport because the runway is so close to the beach that planes literally whiz right over the heads of snorkelers and sunbathers. In addition, the runway at Princess Juliana International Airport is just over 7,600-feet-long, bordering right on a public beach. How cool is that! Famous for its proximity to the beach, the St. Martin’s Princess Juliana International Airport <a href=" https://rumble.com/v39z01-boeing-757-arrives-into-princess-juliana-airport-in-st-maarten.html " target="_blank">sees aircraft swoop within spitting distance of sunseekers and planespotters</a> on a daily basis which is why this airport is known as being one of the most dangerous airports in the world. That is to say for spectators, not for travellers, given the location of its runway is between a public beach and a mountain. Planes approach the runway by skimming over the heavily populated beach which makes it a huge draw for tourists and plane enthusiasts who gather around to take photos. Often times the social media is flooded with selfies of swimwear-clad tourists sunbathing as a plane passes over them. This is both amazing and scary! In addition, there is a public road between the beach and the airport and despite of the warning signs and requests from the airport to stay away from the runway, this has become a popular selfie spot, as visitors regularly gather by the fence to feel the blast from planes as they take off. Plane tourism on the horizon!

Footage Shows How Close Plane Was To Diving Into The Black Sea32s

Footage Shows How Close Plane Was To Diving Into The Black Sea

On the night of January 13, Saturday, a Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 jet skidded off a runway during its landing and almost plunged into the Black Sea in Trabzon, Turkey. None of the plane’s 168 passengers, including the pilots and crew, were injured in the crash. This harrowing footage of the aftermath shows how close the plane was to coming to a halt in the icy waters, just off the edge of the runway . The plane was arriving from Turkey’s capital city Ankara. According to the pilots of the plane, they lost control of their aircraft after a sudden and unexplained surge of power to their right-hand-side engine. The pilot, co-pilot and crew have now made statements to Trabzon prosecutors and both pilots passed breathalyzer tests, Turkey’s Dogan news agency said. One of the passengers told that they had to wait inside the aircraft for 20 minutes for help and were later told to leave the plane through its back exit. According to local media, the plane was struggling to come to a halt on the wet runway and couldn’t slow down enough to avoid skidding. Early analysis of the incident says that the jet was prevented from diving into the sea by its landing gear getting stuck in the muddy hillside. Media also reports that the airport in Trabzon is still closed, pending investigation, as emergency crews are still working on the scene.

Radio controlled jet fighters reach incredible speeds3m08s

Radio controlled jet fighters reach incredible speeds

These turbine, real kerosene burning jet powered radio controlled jets classify as a hobby. However, they're not for the faint of heart or shallow pocketed hobbyist! Costing in the area of $10,000, they are not something you want to have a mishap with, but it happens.... There are many different types of jet models, from this double boom type tail, to full on fighter types. Kevin, one of these pilots, has also built and flown CT-114 Tudor models, which are replicas of the full scale aircraft the Canadian Snowbirds demonstration team fly in their routines. These aircraft sound just like the real fighters, sending chills down your spine when you are on the runway edge experiencing a low flyby nearing 200 MPH!

Pilot Shows Off His Amazing Skills As He Lands Plane With Malfunctioning Gear  3m18s

Pilot Shows Off His Amazing Skills As He Lands Plane With Malfunctioning Gear

More often than not we hear of people being afraid of flying. Although some might say there is no reason to be, the fact is that traveling airborne is a fairly new thing compared to the other methods of transportation. To top it all off, the stories that we hear about it can make us want to stay rooted to the ground as much as possible. Even the most innocent problematic landings can be so traumatic, we might never want to fly in a plane again. Did you know that there are approximately 5000 commercial airplanes in the sky at any given moment? Do you think that that’s impossible and that the sky couldn’t possibly fit that many at a time? Well, just think about the fact that beside the commercial planes carrying passengers and cargo, there are also military planes and other aircrafts crisscrossing the sky. It’s truly remarkable. This footage shows us the rational and quick thinking of one member of the U.S. Military when he had to land a plane vertically on a padded stool. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced) 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), AV-8B Harrier aircraft pilot, talks about his experience during a controlled landing after his front landing gear malfunctioned on his aircraft aboard the USS Bataan at sea, on June 7, 2014. Elements of the 22nd MEU, embarked aboard Bataan, are operating in the U.S. 6th fleet area of operations to augment U.S. Crisis Response forces in the region. After the nose gear on this AV-8B Harrier malfunctioned shortly after takeoff, Capt. William Mahoney had to execute a Vertical Landing on the top deck of the USS Bataan using a modified padded stool. In the video, Capt. Mahoney explains that he knew the aircraft is experiencing a problem shortly after taking off, so he radioed the ship and flew past the control tower at 300 feet, hoping they would be able to assess the issue from afar. Since this was not such a case, the Captain had to land the 46-foot-long, 31,000-pound jet with an improvised procedure, where he had to support the nose of the Harrier on a padded stool, built specifically for such an emergency . He says he couldn’t see the stool, but he knew it was there. The deck had been evacuated, in the event of the jet crashing. Being in the military is hard for both the soldier and the family. It’s hard to leave the comfort and the love of your close ones and fly all the way to the other side of the planet, but it’s what’s necessary. It’s knowing that the sacrifices you’re making will guarantee the safety of your loved ones. Credit to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. What did you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

Pilot Surprises Expectant Father With In-flight Announcement1m03s

Pilot Surprises Expectant Father With In-flight Announcement

This lucky man was up for an awkward surprise when the pilot made special in-flight announcement just for him. His wife decided to keep the news a secret, putting her plan into action once the couple boarded on plane. Namely, this man was sitting on his seat when the pilot called out his name due to an issue with his ticket. He was traveling by plane with his wife, who arranged for the pilot to make the announcement, so it was a big surprise indeed. As he approached the flight cabin the pilot made a special announcement for the new dad-to-be on behalf of his wife, saying "Congratulations, you're going to be a dad." This man was stunned for a few seconds after the pilot made this unscheduled and unexpected announcement. The other passengers burst into applause, the father-to-be looks shocked for a few moments. He then turned to his wife with a surprised look on his face and gave her a kiss. It is good that he was not wearing a pair of noise-cancelling headphones when the special announcement was made, otherwise, he might have missed out on the pretty life-changing news that he's going to be a dad! All the other passengers started clapping and this lucky dad was much like a deer caught in the headlights. Everyone was waiting for his reaction, so after he came to his senses, he leaned in to kiss his wife.

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Published: October 19, 20171,045,096 views
Airplane Suffers Front Wheel Malfunction, Crash Lands On Propellers52s

Airplane Suffers Front Wheel Malfunction, Crash Lands On Propellers

Even the most seasoned of airplane passengers have that tiny spark of fear in the back of their heads every time they go flying. It is normal to feel fear out of something that doesn’t come naturally to human, flying being one of them. We are accustomed to have both our feet safely on the ground. Despite people’s fears of flying, air travel is statistically the safest mode of transportation in the world. The only thing that makes flying dangerous isn’t the takeoff or the flying itself - it is the landing procedure. The increasing proximity of the ground towards the aircraft, as well as the wild crosswinds that are known to cause trouble on some airports, are the main culprits in most crash landings. Then, there are the technical difficulties that can happen in the blink of an eye and the only thing standing between the passengers on the aircraft and certain death in the pilot’s experience and calm demeanor while trying to land the flying can! When this plane's front wheel dangerously malfunctions, the pilot is forced to perform an emergency landing. At first, the plane’s propellers stop working just above the ground, but the pilot restarts the engine and they start turning. But just as they try to lower the front of the plane on the strip, the front landing wheel collapses, forcing the plane to come to a halt using the propellers. Luckily it's a small plane and everyone was OK!

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Published: September 27, 201737,977 views
Small Aircraft Crashed Into A Parked Van In The Most Bizarre Way Possible16s

Small Aircraft Crashed Into A Parked Van In The Most Bizarre Way Possible

This video, taken by a bystander, shows a small Spektr-Aero aircraft attempting to take off from a busy road while using it as a makeshift runway, but almost immediately crashes in the most bizarre way. A dramatic footage has captured of a plane colliding with a parked truck by the side of the road in Russia. A man sustained minor injuries after crashing a plane into a parked van on a public road in Chechnya. This bizarre incident took place in the village of Chervlennaya in the Schelkovskiy district, at around 7pm on August 7, as the aircraft plough into a parked van during take-off attempt on a busy road. The pilot, who is not believed to have had permission to fly, attempted to take off in a light aircraft on the public Isherskaya-Kizlya road, however the aircraft did not reach any altitude and collided at speed with the parked van. The pilot was taken to hospital after his single engine aircraft smashed into a parked truck. Emergency services responded to the collision and the injured pilot, a man in his mid-forties, who is expected to make a full recovery. Moments before the smash, cars travelling in the opposite direction can be seen getting out of the way of the plane in an attempt to escape being caught in the accident. Fortunately, the driver of the damaged van was not inside the vehicle at the moment of the crash, and it is not certain why the plane was trying to take off from the road.

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Published: September 13, 201773,843 plays$238.10 earned
Passenger Films Flight Through The Eye Of Hurricane Irma1m36s

Passenger Films Flight Through The Eye Of Hurricane Irma

As if flying through regular bad weather isn't bad enough, this plane had to go through the eye (center) of one of the most horrific hurricanes in modern history. Currently, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm in recorded history is wrecking havoc across the Caribbean, leaving destruction in its wake. This hurricane, dubbed Hurricane Irma blasted past Puerto Rico on Wednesday after completely destroying a couple of smaller islands with tree-snapping winds, massive rains and pounding surf on a collision course with Florida. The eye of Irma was passing just north of Puerto Rico late on Wednesday, buffeting the U.S. island territory's capital, San Juan, with heavy rainfalls and freakishly strong winds that scattered tree limbs across all the roads. The view from the plane's window is eerie and almost surreal, like flying in a parallel universe that is gray and desolate. You can only hear the sound from the plane's engines, and raindrops hitting the windows at great speed. Nobody can imagine the atmosphere in the plane during this dangerous flight. Check out this tense video of a flight through the eye of Hurricane Irma on NOAA42. Flights on both the WP-3D Orion and G-IV NOAA49 continue. Credit Nick Underwood/NOAA

Aircraft uses lake to battle raging forest fires1m50s

Aircraft uses lake to battle raging forest fires

Steve recorded this footage from his lakefront home in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. With the nearby forests on fire, the water bombers were continually making passes in front of his home to fight the nearby fires. After a while Steve noticed a boater getting dangerously close to the flight/pickup path for the bombers and continued to record in case of an incident. The boater, as you will see, definitely was not thinking clearly as to his safety and the safety of his passengers, never mind the safety of the skilled pilots working tirelessly to fight the blazes. There were more than 2,500 residents evacuated locally as the fires came dangerously close to residential neighborhoods. Thankfully there was no incident on the water this day, and the fires were extinguished after a number of days. Thanks to all the hardworking firefighters in the air and on the ground, they conquered yet another bad round of forest fires in Kelowna.

USS Gerald R. Ford's First Fixed-Wing Aircraft Launch28s

USS Gerald R. Ford's First Fixed-Wing Aircraft Launch

ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 28, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Struck, launches from the flight deck of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The aircraft carrier is underway conducting test and evaluation operations. Less than one week after Pres. Donald J. Trump commissioned the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford launched and recovered its first fixed-wing aircraft off the coast of Virginia. The first arrested landing, or "trap", occurred at 3:10 PM (EST) and the first catapult launch happened at 4:37 PM (EST). (U.S. Navy video/Released) Credit: U.S. Navy