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15 hours ago, Roger Lee said:

Maybe he had clearance to dock. :)

He's going to get fined for failing to do his rubber change.

Probably charged a ramp fee too.

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5 hours ago, Runtoeat said:

See the top hatch is open.  Don't see the 'chute. 

Spent a minute pondering this exact thought. 
 

My guess, from the crease on top of the fuselage, is that in impact “popped” it off.

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He just misunderstood when he was told to "Report abeam the tower". I'm not sure, but I think the German translation for "abeam" may relate to a sex act.

Mike Koerner

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Looks like:  Hard landing...bounce...panic...full power and kept holding the stick back.  Painful to watch.

Hard to tell from the angle, but the right main leg might have been bent from that landing attempt. 

Glad nobody was seriously hurt!

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Nah, all is obvious now with video footage - he was attempting carrier landing practice maneuvers, and the tail hook didn't snag the wire...  

On the positive side of things, looks like he held right rudder!   Or, is it a new take off departure technique, the extreme side slip prop hanger?

That was painful to watch, dang.

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15 minutes ago, AGLyme said:

I’m looking at it on my phone.. so small screen but I wish we could see what the sock was doing... 

Hanging almost limp, slight crosswind from the left, maybe 2-3kt.  Maybe closer to ten as John says, but looks less to me.  He was landing correctly into the wind.

I don't think it's a wind issue, it's a landing technique issue.  As we've all done, he flared too high and dropped it in, really hard.  You can see the gear leg on the right flex, it would not surprise me if he bent it.  He then started losing directional control and firewalled the throttle.  I think he kind of froze up, and kept left rudder in to try to get back on centerline and kept the stick back from his aborted landing.  If you still frame it you can see the nosewheel cocked left from the rudder input (if the sideways flying didn't give it away).

Looks like flaps 0°, maaaaybe 15°.

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53 minutes ago, AGLyme said:

Thx Andy... “froze up” (paralyzed from fear) is the cause then.  I was rooting for a micro burst... poor Guy

Just what I'm seeing from the video.  You'd have to ask the pilot for sure.  Monday morning quarterbacking never tells the full story.

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