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Video and pictures of Transall C-160 approached the Ballenstedt airfield in Saxony-Anhalt, central Germany. It landed short and almost took out plane spotters taking pictures. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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joelwiley
joel wiley 4
I first thought this a duplicate squawk- but it's from a different perspective. The C-160's last flight certainly demonstrated the its rough-field capability! Now, if we can just get some pics by the spotters under the starboard engine......
preacher1
preacher1 1
I gots a stupid question? How come we get all the SQUAWKS posted here that say Duplicate squawk, yet I went to post one last week and it told me that "This URL has already been posted" or something to that effect. How can somebody post a duplicate?
JetMech24
JetMech24 1
Usually it's because it is the same story from a different site.
preacher1
preacher1 1
JetMech24
JetMech24 1
preacher1
preacher1 3
I believe I would have had to run
amahran
amahran 3
"However the pilot suddenly reported that he could not see the start of the runway from his cockpit..."
Why didn't he try going around? Serious question, please enlighten me.
preacher1
preacher1 2
You have asked a good question, but unfortunatly, since it was the planes last flight and there was no crash, they said it would not be investigated, hence we won't know.
chalet
chalet 2
The fact that this was the plan´s flight does not mean the pilot wass home free for Luftwafe should have conducted an investigation.
preacher1
preacher1 2
They probably should have but according to the article but it said they were not going to. I guess since it was an IPBAR landing as Toby says here below, they just decided to let well enough alone.lol
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 2
It all depends on WHO the pilot is. Policics is not limited to the home country. Last flight or not, you and I probably would be investigated. His first name is probably proceeded by a title like Baron, at least. The pilot is lucky the left landing gear stayed in place. Looks like he dispaced a half a cubic yard of dirt before he hit the edge of the pavement and base of the roadway. Never flew the 160 but it must be one tough bird.
preacher1
preacher1 2
I think it is about their equivalent of a C130
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 2
A cabbage patch C 130, twin engine. But you knew that.

Ric, you only know what I listed
hiflier32
ric lang 1
Incorrect. I only know what the FAA Civil Aviation Airman Registry tells me.
hiflier32
ric lang 0
First, it was a she. Second: Never flew a C-160? I guess not, a private pilot with a single eng rating and a dead medical
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 2
....bad day man?
hiflier32
ric lang 1
And so???
Moviela
Ric Wernicke 1
SHE could not see the end of the runway. Perhaps she was vertically challenged and could not see out the window.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Where did you see any reference to SHE. Article clearly states Captain Kirsch, and HE.
edsternj
edsternj 3
The captain's first name is Jasmin and the subtitle of the article said SHE couldn't see start of runway from HER cockpit.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Saw it after a reread. Tks

donrose
donald rose 2
Thank you for sharing
wasclywabbit
John Berry 2
Wanna bet there were a few pairs of soiled shorts under that wing?
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 2
Down here this what we call an IPBAR approach. Wayne should know this
chalet
chalet 2
Last landing for the plane and last landing for the pilot, aufiedersen
TXCAVU
Elizabeth Robillard 2
Airplane doesn't care if a pilot is a "she", "he", or "other". It's all about flying. If she could not make out that runway, in that weather, she should have gone around. Darn it but I wish it hadn't been a "she".
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 2
It'll Probably Be All Right
preacher1
preacher1 3
Well, I hadn't never heard it quite put like that but that is a pretty apt description.LOL

A little bump, but I got it down and nothing hurt.lol
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 3
Any landing you walk away from...
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 1
I read the story and the author said "he", I think. Don't be fooled by German names.
TXCAVU
Elizabeth Robillard 1
Well, tis a "she" and she was featured in an article about women in the Luftwaffe. http://www.wgvdl.net/forum/index.php?mode=thread&id=57751
preacher1
preacher1 1
It is confusing but he does say both in the article. If you reread and clseley he does settle on SHE and gives her full name
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 1
Missed that article My bad
preacher1
preacher1 1
Miss Elizabeth will let you know about that Female business in a hurry.LOL
TXCAVU
Elizabeth Robillard 1
Yeah, yeah...smartypants!
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 1
I see that.
donrose
donald rose 1
pretty cool what ever
segulin
Tim Segulin 1
Aren't those spectators awfully close to the runway?
IDisposable
Marc Brooks 1
Wow, when I posted this a "duplicate" squawk a month ago, all you guys did was complain...
dkeg
Dave Heap 1
This shows why people never should be allowed to stand at the end of a runway. Bit like letting people standby in the run off on a regular racetrack. Great when nothing happens but what if.... At least no one hurt and they can't be allowed to complain, they should know better.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Just like living in an approach path. If something is going to happen, that's where it probably will. Just because the Airport don't own the property doesn't make it safe.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Well, there is a comment in the story about them being too close and the raised road as well. Seems some went past the barricades but nobody made them come back and whoop, der it wuz.
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 1
Please stop saving me from myself, Dave.
preacher1
preacher1 1
or around the edge of a football field or basketball court
happywonder
ROBERT MCCONNELL 1
The other day while i was on the computer to Frakfurt airport for landing difteen
plans and in the time i got 51 difteen plans landing.you might like to see.
bob
ericdasilva
Eric da Silva -1
I also think there was a problem with the engines because:
1.Because it was the C-160's last flight there were some maintenance issues.
2. Or it could of been an engine failure as well.

I am really glad that those people weren't crushed by the landing gear>
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 2
Or it could have been, like, you know, pilot error?
preacher1
preacher1 4
Nah-h-h-h-h.lol
joelwiley
joel wiley 2
Unlikely, it WAS the correct airfield.