Beaver Crash - Lake Hood

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  1. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    This happened last weekend. Video was taken at Lake Hood, which is the largest float plane airport in the world.

    Crazy wreck.

  2. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    That's too close for comfort.

  3. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Holy ****!
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Winter is Coming Staff Member

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    Well the title of the thread made the pervert in me interested....but man alive that was pretty wild.
  5. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Should hsve named it Lake Duck.
  6. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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  7. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Well-Known Member

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    I've flown in one of those planes. They have a reputation for being incredibly reliable and safe. That plane is credited with opening up the Canadian North, due to the a/n factors. I just remember that the plane was incredibly noisy (single radial engine) and that I had to help the pilot add oil in mid flight. Judgin by the video, it doesn't appear that the pilot generated enough airspeed to even consider taking off.

    I do remember a few flights where the pilot was worried about weight. It would not surprise me if that plane was repaired and back in business in a few weeks. It's a tough plane that's been around for 60 years.
  8. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Yeah. I'm no pilot, but from what little I know about aviation, that looks like pilot error to me. I've seen thousands of pontoon style planes take off and land....and I've NEVER seen one try and take off with that little of a runway. Either that lake is tiny, and he had no business landing there in the first place, or that plane needed to be pointed in another direction.
  9. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  10. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Hmm, i was thinking this thread was about something else when I read the title LOL.
  11. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    I know. It sounds like a video in my collection.
  12. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    He almost made it. If he wouldnt have let off the throttle about 150 feet from the shore, he would have. Why would you let off, only to re-engage it at the last second?
  13. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    Full flaps and not even close to take off speed. Major stall.

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