Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Near midair leads to aircraft parachute descent

This video was found featured in the AvWeb site.

According to the description on YouTube:

a plane towing a glider nearly collides with a plane and the glider tow line gets caught in the propeller, pulls parachute to safety , nobody injured


Blogger Jeb Burnside said...


I'd guess what ... two or three milliseconds between the near-miss and the chute being deployed? Nothing like making a quick decision, I guess.

In making decisions, of course, it helps to have options.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Dave Higdon said...

Guess the guy figured no reason to tarry with a chunk of towline wrapped around the prop and engine shaft...

In making decisions, of course, that option was a great one to have...

3:56 PM  

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