Crashes in the News - Thread

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  1. Oct 7, 2019 #2901

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    After a quick look at the prop hub it has a very small and sensitive governor valve that would not require much to foul.

    Blocking the small pinhole intake to the governor would cause blade pitch to increase to maximum and bog down the motor.

    Since it would result in over pressure it would likely blow out the seals and spray oil on the hot cylinders, causing significant smoke.

    If the oil made it to the intake it would have a significant negative effect as well, as well as additional smoke.

    (Note: I’ve seen governor failures on ground equipment and it results in burst seals and lost oil almost every time)

    I’m not saying that’s it, but it definitely could explain a failure that FELT like a wet mag but wasn’t.

    The two events would have felt almost identical to the pilots. A bogging of the engine and severe drag. That’s what really makes me consider this particular failure.

    Especially since wet mags are very unlikely during the second flight of the day.
     
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    On the "Quote" thread, Cheapracer just posted: "There's ground below, and space above, try to stick to the bit in the middle". Didn't seem to work out in this case. :)

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    Pilot hit the ground.
     
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    Any landing you can fall away from...?
     
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    Before 9-11 we were allegedly taking a "jump seater' on a trip, after dropping off the cargo per usual allegedly we flew a little "map of the earth", the jump seater was informed that there were no power lines to hit in this part of Alaska, I asked what about the one's from Shungnak to Kobuk? The red balls appeared shortly after. Trying to impress will get you killed.
     
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    Yeah, there is a tram cable above the Alaska highway at 2000 agl. No red balls either.
    Required evasive maneuver after I spotted that hair line wire. Thought I was safe at 2000 feet above the highway. Check the chart! (it just says "caution aerial tram", no mention of 2000 feet)
     
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    Check your sectional, moored balloon north of Prudoe Bay, Who would think a hazard on the Artic Coast like that?
     
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    They probably think the same thing about us, in reverse.

    "Who would think there would be so many planes up here in the middle of nowhere?"
     
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    Well known locally, but depends were decisions are made.
     
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    With the Canadian military politics of buying aircraft.

    It'll probably be about 50 years before we get anything.

    Our f18s passed their service life so we bought Aussie f18s that are past their service life.

    Because politicians can't allow their own governments plan to buy f35s, that the following government didn't cancel to stand...

    [Facepalm]
     
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    Oh wait, we got BaE Hawks...

    So why does our demo team still run something from the 50s?
     
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    Probably because they're old and paid for, and cheap to run. And the Hawks are needed for training.
     
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    The Blue Angels use ragged out F-18's that would otherwise be in the boneyard.
     
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    I believe that they have recently retired all the legacy (small) F-18s, and now are flying the Super Hornet, which still is the mainstay of naval aviation.


    BJC
     
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    Apparently there was no suitable Ferris wheel within gliding distance.
     
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