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dwalker

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Dan is not familiar with the type.

From "Thread Drift" pages, post #5 "Latest example: Two CFI pilots in a Cessna 150 did a 180 mile distant out and return last week and it was great fun, but then the destination was an airport (KALW) for a day of motor gliding. We wouldn't do that by car. "

That day of motor gliding was done in a Monet Xenox CLS which looks to be the model in the video.

A check of weight and balance was a part of the pre-flight and we were mid range.
FWIW - The airplane flew fine.

Don't know why the accident plane was so far out of the CG range. This looks to be a "Darwin Crash".


It seems like it, as apparently the owner was not the builder, had no PPL, no medical, the aircraft was not registered, and had not been inspected by anyone. It seems like Dan got a lot of information from a fellow a hangar or two down from the pilot, and had suggested a CG check and was of the opinion it was tail-heavy. In my mind sure, that is possible, it is also possible the pilot gave far too much control input and simply stalled due to inexperience.
I can't say I have ever looked at any of the Monet planes, so am 100% unfamiliar with them and thier tendencies.
 

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Monett Moni has been discussed here on HBA recently. They stopped selling kits in the mid 80's so it's rare to see one today and the ones that are around have usually been heavily modified.
 

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From The Marion County Oregon Sheriff's Facebook page
At approximately 1:00 pm this afternoon a pilot was attempting to land their plane in a field near the Willamette Pie Company on 82nd Ave NE, east of Salem. The pilot reported a strong tailwind which led to the plane being unable to stop before hitting a ditch and crossing onto the roadway. Fortunately neither occupant in the plane were injured. The plane has been moved to a nearby field and the FAA and NTSB has been contacted by the Sheriff’s Office. Thank you Marion County Fire District #1 and Willamette Valley Communications Center 911 for helping with this incident. 242858643_226528386184286_1492293995374137324_n.jpg243140369_226528399517618_8467224632528298621_n.jpg
 
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I feel for the pilot. Anyone who's ever tried to land a 172 and was surprised to have it go surfing down the runway with a tail wind knows exact how that feels. With the power lines right at the end of a short strip, he likely had zero options. Glad no one got hurt!
 

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Maybe it’s in the local news wherever it happened, but this guy looks like he had a rough day:


"The lively last day of the year for this 40-year-old amateur rider. After taking off from the airfield at the controls of a small aircraft on Wednesday, December 31, an engine failure forced him to make an emergency landing.
Despite this mechanical glitch, the pilot, who has totaled more than 400 flight hours, managed to land without too much damage in a field at the end of the airstrip of the airfield, along the road connecting Giremoutiers in Mouroux (D 44). On touching the ground, the landing gear broke, causing the aircraft to ricochet and land in earnest, but off the runway, a kilometer away. The pilot was unharmed and his plane, with the exception of the landing gear and the engine to be repaired, was hardly damaged.
it was an unforgettable December 31st for this experienced pilot who reacted very well to his engine failure !!!!"

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Coulommiers Voisin Airport LFPK 12/31/2014

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Glad the pilot and airplane both made out better than it looks in the video. Camera must have just gone flying off the mount, making it look like the plane was written off. Figures that it would quit right when there was no more useable airfield ahead.
 
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