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Plane Accident - Happy Ending

Occasionally on the Interwebs one comes across rather sensational photos. I've seen this one in numerous places, with a caption like "Tragic accident caught at the moment of death," or some such.



It always disturbed me, just because it was so poignant, and I could only imagine the terror of the two pilots as they augered their plane into the ground at 150 MPH or whatever.

Well, guess what? It was an accident, and it was unfortunate, but no loss of life was sustained. The nosewheel collapsed on landing, leading to a spectacular flip, but no deaths.

Click Here to view the photo in full size.





Fortunately, things are not always as they seem.



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r_caton
Feb. 10th, 2012 11:26 am (UTC)
Didn't Alcock & Brown do that on landing their Vimy?
sleepyjohn00
Feb. 10th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
On the other hand:

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/plane-crash-pilot-stole-cesna-concord/nHXTF/

The owner of the stolen plane used to be our insurance agent, a former USAF pilot.
deckardcanine
Feb. 10th, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
no loss of life was sustained.

That kind of implies that a life was lost temporarily. O_O

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