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So when is the last time you crashed?

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Took the BAE Concorde out the other day, and flew from KSEA to CYVR. Short flight, but it was great, and it made me think, hmmm, when is the last time I crashed? And I can't remember. So, no, I smoked the tires that time, but I'm wondering about you? Let's hear your most embarassing moment...billg

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I know I crashed not too long ago, due to an aircraft failure, and not knowing the cockpit operation well enough. I was flying the PMDG 737 using FS Reliability Factor (can't find the website anymore). On final approach, I developed a fuel leak out of one tank. I didn't know enough about the fuel system to realize that unless I shut off the soon to be empty tank that my engines were going to shut down. So, at about 1000 feet, both engines shut down. I knew quite a bit about the procedures, but not well enough to do them fast enough to get everything restarted in time. It was a good learning experience, as I recreated the same scenario and properly switched the tanks to keep the engines running.

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About five minutes ago, actually. :)I was landing at Bermuda Intl. and was making a very nice landing despite a bit of a crosswind when suddenly the engines revved up and the nose rose up into the air again. The plane lifted off the runway and came down a few hundred feet away from the end of the runway. I still don't know what happened, but obviously something was wrong with the autopilot. I know I'd shut everything of that's supposed to be off so something else must be the problem.This annoys me a bit because it's been some tiime since my last crash (I have a few, since I like to take some chances every now and then).

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About a month ago or so ... forgot to refuel my private 737-200 and the 4500 lb reserve left from the previous flight didn't last long. I made it to an airport gliding, but the runway was short and without reverse thrust I overshot and took her for a walk in the park ... until we hit the trees. Gotta work on those checklist habits.Jan

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Last night. I have been trying to master Owen's new Gmax Bell 206. It's not a pretty sight me trying to transition from flight to hover!

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Same here, with Owen's Bell 206B. Definitely a big learning curve in the choppers.Jim

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does aircraft overstress crashes count? If so, sometime last week when I was cruising with the autopilot in the Flight1 ATR when I inadvertantly knocked the joystick and killed the autopilot while sitting down or something.... By the time I was able to get in position and grab the joystick to bring the aircraft under control, I was already inverted heading downwards, and overstressed a few seconds later.... ooops :(My last actual crash, though, was while practicing with the FSDzigns Connie during the Avsim/Flightsim/SimOuthouse race, when I just couldn't land the thing without crashing..... Left about 8-10 wrecked Connies strewn about the airport by the time I gave up on that aircraft... :( (And it's a good thing the baton carrier avoided the debris when he/she arrived there... :()

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Yesterday, in Concorde. I was landing at Male and because I didn't have the airport charts, I found the runway is too short for the bird. Well, it was too late and I was hoping in the reverse thrusts and brakes but the brakes overheated and I ended up in the ocean. I didn't even make to call the rescuers :-rotor :-lol

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I must admit, the chances of me crashing are about the same as you growing a rotor blade out of your head and flying to work every morning. Last night, i landing a 767 with a failed engine at ABQ with a 31/42 wind. And with my luck, i got there at the 42knt gusts. Yes it was hard, no i didnt crash. I practice this type of "sh*t luck" all the time. Did i expect to crash my FeelThere PIC ERJ145 at DEN today with a 38knot wind? Nope... :-lolBut yeah, i crashed for the first time in along time today. I mean along time as in over a year most likely.. :-lol I feel so ashamed..The good thing about FS that i learned today is that when you crash a jet and you die, the F/O dies, the passengers die, and that sexy blonde flight attendent *spelling?* dies, 20 secs later, there you are, soaring again.. :-kewlHaha.. anyways, ill stop rambling on now. :-wave :-lol

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Ages ago, when I was trying to learn the PSS A320 and the thing went beserk on AP during climb, stalled and crashed to ####. :-lolDaniel P.http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/ng_driver.jpgMember of SJU Photography. [A HREF=http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?userid=9004]Click Here[/A] to view my aircraft photos at JetPhotos.Net!The official psychotic AA painter. :)

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Sunday - gusty winds, flared too high and the wind died suddenly - poor Archer landed front gear first :-zhelp

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A few weeks ago with the captain sim 727 at Olbia (Italy). Approach over sea and to little trust made me land just for the treshold (in sea). I tried to give some more trust but that takes a while. Landing the 727 is hard for me. After ditching the tower told me to "contact ground"....Herman

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Last weekend, I was on final in the PMDG 737-700 but I did not have the proper amount of fuel in the plane so I crashed into the Pacific. I felt like such a clown :+

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Have had two really memorable crashes, the first over a decade ago, was flying from KFUL to KPDX in a C182R... It can get to be a boring flight, so decided to to touch & go's at each airfield in sight...Forgetting, that so many changes in altitude, blew all my flight plan, and fuel requirements up. It also distracted me enough, so I forgot all about refuling at one of these dozens of airfields.Had climbed to about 8-9000 and was looking for another field, when the engine quit. Trying to restart it, realized why I was out of fuel... Fortunately, (I thought) could see another field ahead, and from this altitude, if I controled my glide, should be able to make it. BUT, had to make a turn to final, - and - made it too far out... Crashed about a football field away from the runway... Ive never run out of fuel since.The other, was in an F-15, a flight from El Toro Marine base to Nellis... Should have been a piece of cake. There was quite an overcast, and as I was coming down through it, at about 12,000 ran smack into a Mountain... NOW, that mountain should never have been there, forget the version, but it was the one with "invisible" mountains, some which really did not exist at all. For there is no Mountain 12,000 ft high enroute to Nellis. Can just imagine how that F-15 was spread across the land, in pieces about 6" big... ;-)MY family buried me between two desk blotters...-----Those who have seen my messages for years, Know how addicted to the FS I've been.... Now, I have another addiction which takes as much time ! Between FS and this, it takes most every waking hour. Just Click to see what I've done lately, Bobhttp://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZsouthwestQ5fartist

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Just happened to me last night.I was flying a Dreamfleet B727-200 UPSVAC flight from KDFW to KIAH, with ATC provided by Radar Contact V3 and with Ultimate Traffic providing realistic traffic at airports and in the skies. The entire flight itself was uneventful--a usual occurrence these days for me--except for the end.At KIAH, however, traffic to take off was lined up five or six deep. On my first approach, Radar Contact ATC cleared me to land, but at the last minute, there was a runway incursion and my landing was aborted. ATC vectored me to another landing, again I was cleared to land, and again, there was a landing incursion.I think the problem here was that Radar Contact is aware of traffic but can't actually control it--in this case, it can sense that traffic is on the runway, but it can't tell traffic lined up to hold until my aircraft has landed.Anyway, as I was executing the second missed approach, in trying to tune radios, set throttles, retract gear and flaps, and so on, I realized only at the last second that I was about to perform a CFIT. :-(Of course, I crashed--first time in a long time, right in the middle of KIAH.Joel Murray

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A couple of days ago. I didn't really crash. I just landed in the grass at KMWH. I was using the Learjet and I came in too fast and too low. I tried to control her but wound up in the grass.

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I can't remember my last time I crashed... but I think it was with PMDG 737 with hard winds. But not a scheduled online flight or so, rather testing extreme conditions. I think I was testing gusting winds above 35kts.

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I really don't crash much anymore, unless I'm really testing a new model to its limits. Occasionally, though, I will have a real, honest to goodness accident that makes me appreciate the true advantages of simulation. I landed the B200 wheels up a few months ago - I thought it was bleeding off speed way too slowly! A week ago I was flying a VOR approach after months of being spoiled with GPS approaches, and I forgot to turn the OBS after passing the VOR and proceeded to follow the needle on the wrong course right into a mountain. Easy mistake to make, especially if you have some distraction in the plane.David

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About 2-3 weeks ago, in Africa - Cape Town, S.A I think. I was flying the Ready-for-Pushback 747-200 in South African "Springbok scheme" livery and after I touched down, my landing gear collapsed. I then realized that I must have been spaced out and not paying attention for my descent rate was much too high - probably around 500 fpm. I just resumed from my last save which I always do in my final approach, and then landed perfectly.LESSON LEARNED: Gotta keep an eye on that VSI, especially during the final phase of approach and landing/touchdown.John

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