General Chat Thread, Light Aircraft Parachutes Into Cheltenham Garden [No Serious Injuries] in General; Link: BBC News - Light aircraft crash-lands in Cheltenham garden
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6th June 2013, 07:37 PM #1
Light Aircraft Parachutes Into Cheltenham Garden [No Serious Injuries]
6th June 2013, 07:51 PM #2
Lucky guy, Not many light aircraft have these parachutes in them! Could have been a lot worse!
6th June 2013, 08:12 PM #3
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Had no idea they had parachutes.
6th June 2013, 08:17 PM #4
Only the posh expensive light aircraft, its a fairly new system.
Originally Posted by Alkaline
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6th June 2013, 08:25 PM #5
just down the road from my grandparents :P
6th June 2013, 08:26 PM #6
That is seriously cool - obviously a fairly lucky landing too but could have easily been fatal without that backup. I'd guess many older/high winged etc light aircraft simply couldn't take the stresses on the airframe if devices like this were retro-fitted.
6th June 2013, 08:33 PM #7
These types of aircraft are known for having "serious problems"
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6th June 2013, 08:36 PM #8
Well I think I can see the problem this one had
Originally Posted by DeltaBravo
6th June 2013, 08:53 PM #9
First introduced in 1982 so not that new saw this on how it's made ages ago and it's a cool idea.
7th June 2013, 11:54 AM #10
Wheyyyyy! Gloucestershire strikes again
In fairness the planes fly VERY low around that area, I'm surprised this has only happened once.
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