Sod Skegness - Savour Sidmouth

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Sod Skegness - Savour Sidmouth

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Sun May 06, 2018 1:31 am

Actually, the pilot here seems to have done a remarkable job, as the beach in question is not the preferred flat and horizontal hard-packed sand......

http://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/news/ph ... -1-5506660

......and the decision to dismantle it and truck it back to the airfield seems wise - maybe they were alerted by reading this thread :D

https://airdisaster.info/viewtopic.php? ... 09&p=61934
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Re: Sod Skegness - Savour Sidmouth

Postby Rabbi O'Genius » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:25 pm

It seems that a fuel priming device failure resulted in the engine running too rich and consuming fuel too fast until it ran out.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-45521814

https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-in ... -d2-g-bznk
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Re: Sod Skegness - Savour Sidmouth

Postby 3WE » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:41 pm

It seems that a fuel priming device failure resulted in the engine running too rich and consuming fuel too fast until it ran out.
Insidious accident sequence there...and a great video of a nasty but perfect? landing. (Nasty = the crazy slow speed- was neat to watch).

I suppose there's an Evanesque-but-fundamental procedure that was overlooked?...that maybe you should always always always always land with a 1/4 tank of fuel, (or some variation including some always always always always status checks with big fat safety buffers).

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