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speedy
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See what happens ...

Post by speedy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:04 pm

... when a motorglider tries to fly WITHOUT a pilot.
Thank God nobody was hurt!
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ollie
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Re: See what happens ...

Post by ollie » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:17 am

Speedy,
What is the story behind the picture????????

speedy
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Re: See what happens ...

Post by speedy » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:34 am

This is the story in short:
On prefilght check the pilot turned the prop slightly to access the oil checking pin. The engine suddenly fired and went to full throttle. The pilot was able to get away from the prop fast enough but could not reach the cockpit to stop the engine. The Falke performed a 180 degree turn on the ground and did what is was designed for: it flew. It crossed the runway and some fences with increasing bank and crashed vertical into a field next to the airfiled.
Whe do not know why the ignition was turned on but thank God nobody was hurt.
So: Never ever turn the prop by hand unless you have previously checked ignition off!

Christian

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