Monday, March 07, 2011

Airshow Wing Failure - Aircraft's Chute Saves Pilot

From the EAA (Experimental Aviation Assn. website: (Go there to read more on the structural failure.)

August 17, 2010 — An incredible video that’s gone viral on YouTube shows a wing collapsing on a RANS S-9 Chaos during an air show performance in the city of El Trébol, Santa Fe province, Argentina, this past Sunday, August 15. Seconds after the wing breaks away, pilot Dino Moline was able to immediately and successfully deploy the airplane’s Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS) parachute, and the aircraft floated safely to the ground with Moline emerging uninjured.

Pretty exciting, I'll bet........


At Monday, March 07, 2011 11:23:00 PM, Anonymous Nancy said...

Wow. That's one experience I would happily skip.

At Saturday, March 12, 2011 1:21:00 AM, Anonymous MarkinPNW said...

I actually witnessed the same thing happen to a hang glider at Point-of-the-Mountain, Utah sometime around 1989 or 1990. A wing collapsed and the hang glider pilot deployed a parachute, I beleive it was a ballistic parachute as it was at a very low altitide. The spectators held their breath for several seconds, until the pilot, a woman, got up from the crash and walked down the hill, with no more that a slight limp.


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