Cameras Everywhere

StormyKnight
StormyKnight Posts: 2,722 Ambassador
edited November 2013 in General
We've seen some pretty hair raising stuff due to traffic cams, helmet cams and the like. This is no exception.
This happened the other day in the northern part of Wisconsin, U.S. - where I'm from.
http://youtu.be/h3AB5q-JN5E

Comments

  • Woah, that's just insane! Glad (and honestly surprised) that everyone survived!
  • SimonKJones
    SimonKJones Posts: 4,448 Enthusiast
    Had read about this yesterday but not seen the footage. Holy moly.
  • StormyKnight
    StormyKnight Posts: 2,722 Ambassador
    edited November 2013
    Hi guys,
    Before seeing this I couldn't have imagined what it would be like to be falling next to an airplane on fire!
    I would have been all !
     It IS amazing no one died.
  • Aculag
    Aculag Posts: 708 Just Starting Out
    Saw this yesterday and was blown away.  Those guys are seriously lucky.  Good thing they all knew what they were doing!
  • AxelWilkinson
    AxelWilkinson Posts: 5,252 Staff
    Um, the pilot ran his plane into another plane. In a near infinite expanse of open sky, he hit the one other small craft that was in sight. Does that really qualify as "knowing what you are doing"?
    I do get what you are saying though, and yeah, its very fortunate that the planes happened to be full of skydivers.
  • Aculag
    Aculag Posts: 708 Just Starting Out
    edited November 2013
    Um, the pilot ran his plane into another plane. In a near infinite expanse of open sky, he hit the one other small craft that was in sight. Does that really qualify as "knowing what you are doing"?

    Haha, hey man, accidents happen, even to super pros.  Could have been a lot worse.  And I'm assuming neither pilot could see the other plane, or it probably wouldn't have happened.  OR WOULD IT HAVE!?

  • TimLan635
    TimLan635 Posts: 48 Enthusiast
    I think I heard that the two planes were intentionally flying very close to each other, as the skydivers from both planes were to bail out at the same time and do some kind of formation together.  I'm not sure which of the two planes caused the problem, and why they weren't flying more side-by-side rather than over and under.
  • SimonKJones
    SimonKJones Posts: 4,448 Enthusiast
    Can't just be me that thought of this?
    http://youtu.be/smdSanx-MyA
  • KirstieT
    KirstieT Posts: 1,086 Staff
    Wow. This gave me goosebumps. I suppose they couldn't have been any better prepared for that event - to all be in a place where they were free from debris and not stuck in the planes - that the planes didn't hit anyone on the ground for that matter. 
    I do find it interesting watching things which seem miraculous. Luck really intrigues me. 
    On a small deviance from the forum topic, jas anyone seen these (it's a good job traffic cams exist otherwise none of these would have been caught on camera)?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrxI9bV9yxY