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Discovery Channel 727 Intentional Crash

 


SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Oct 4, 2012, 1:24 AM
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I did a search and didn't come up with anything, I did some more reading up on it, crashing a 727 is pretty cool, but I want to know more about the jumps!

Anyone know more specifics/details and how it went. Anyone on DZ.com work on this project?

http://www.usatoday.com/...s-727-crash/1606749/

"The plane took off from Mexicali airport with six people aboard. The flight plan resembled a fish hook at speeds up to 184 mph and 6,000 feet in altitude. After about 60 miles, the first officer and flight engineer parachuted out, each in tandem with a jump master. After another 20 miles, Capt. Jim Bob Slocum banked the plane into a slow right turn wide to the north.

Slocum and another jump master left the cockpit 8 miles from the crash site, at 4,000 feet in altitude, when Chip Shanle, a former Navy test pilot who works for American Airlines, took over flying by remote control. Shanle then powered down the wing engines to nearly idle and finally, the tail engine to idle, to slam the plane into the desert floor with its wings level."


strife  (D 5457)

Oct 4, 2012, 3:54 AM
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another vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMwzuE0IxuU


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Oct 4, 2012, 6:04 AM
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It was brought up here a couple weeks ago (it's back on page 3 now)
http://www.dropzone.com/...727%20CRASH;#4377004


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Oct 4, 2012, 7:21 AM
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Try this article from the Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/perris/perris-headlines-index/20121001-perris-skydivers-help-with-a-planned-jet-crash.ece

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theonlyski  (D License)

Oct 4, 2012, 7:42 AM
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In reply to:
Try this article from the Press-Enterprise

http://www.pe.com/...lanned-jet-crash.ece

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Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Oct 4, 2012, 8:56 AM
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I think it was Jim-Bob and Scott Smith as the two jumpers, with Jim Wallace and someone else as the TM's.


councilman24  (D 8631)

Oct 6, 2012, 8:20 AM
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The FAA and NASA did a similar crash in 1984.
http://www.nasa.gov/...ets/FS-003-dfrc.html

Theirs was completely remote controlled from take off to landing into steel teeth designed to open the wings.

Jumps for drama?Angelic


sundevil777  (D License)

Oct 6, 2012, 11:01 AM
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In reply to:
The FAA and NASA did a similar crash in 1984.
http://www.nasa.gov/...ets/FS-003-dfrc.html

Theirs was completely remote controlled from take off to landing into steel teeth designed to open the wings.

Jumps for drama?Angelic

That was the film shown to the passengers during the movie Airplane! Laugh



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