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HS-EFS is registered in Thailand.  I don't know about Thailand but in the U.S, certificate action would be warranted.

 

In the U.S. 14 CFR  91.13 Covers careless or reckless operation.  Thailand probably has similar regs.

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It is technically a mid air collision as they did make contact with each other, the aircraft hit the drogue that pulls open the main chute and ripped it off so they couldn't use the main chute. They had to use the reserve instead. So the aircraft did make contact and did cause damage. 

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Or is it much ado about nothing?

The stupid pilot almost killed them and it is nothing?

 

If it was in the US the pilot would be facing a disciplinary action.

 

(I am assuming the video is real and not another youtube fake to generate sympathy AND publicity $$$ but everything is possible in this crazy world of ours. I have my suspicions because of the artificial frame rate and knowing how hard it would be to catch up with skydivers - airplanes can be put into a steep dive but it takes effort and time not just a few seconds).

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(I am assuming the video is real and not another youtube fake to generate sympathy AND publicity $$$ but everything is possible in this crazy world of ours. I have my suspicions because of the artificial frame rate and knowing how hard it would be to catch up with skydivers - airplanes can be put into a steep dive but it takes effort and time not just a few seconds).

 

Seems real enough. The guy in the video comments:

 

This was NOT a planned stunt.  As i have said before it is common for the pilot to dive the plane at a SAFE distance.  On this jump the pilot messed up in a big big way.  We all are very very lucky.  If the wing did hit us it could have crippled us or killed us easily.

 

The impact could have ripped the wing off possibly killing the pilots who also got very lucky.   Yes i saw the plane as it was diving.  This is normal. I often point it out to my passengers for the visual effect if they have the awareness.

 

When i did realize he was going to hit us all i had time for was to ball up for impact.   After the wing had ripped my drogue off i had no choice but to pull my reserve.  With no drogue there is not enough drag to pull the main out of the container.

 

I had to pull the reserve as soon as I realized this otherwise we would have accelerated  past a safe opening speed...  As for the lady... This is my good friends wife.  Her reactions are very normal for a first time jumper.  She had sensory overload.  She did realize that it seemed like a short free fall (which it was), but did not realize how close we were to death until i explained to her what happened.

 

THIS IS NORMAL....  First time students are often oblivious to what is happening on their first jump...She did an awesome job and stayed calm thru the whole experience...

 

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I'm happy simply sitting here in my sim chair...thank you very much.

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I can only imagine the "conversation" the fellow had with the stupid pilot when they next met. I'd have probably pounded the snot out of him myself! :LMAO:

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I can only imagine the "conversation" the fellow had with the stupid pilot when they next met. I'd have probably pounded the snot out of him myself! :LMAO:

 

Anger.... fear..... aggression..... The dark side are they!  :wink:

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The two most dangerous words in aviation: "Watch this!"

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