How not to take off with a floatplane

A De Havilland Beaver crashes while taking off at Lake Hood in Anchorage, AK, USA.

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+35 1. WildMonkey commented 11 years ago

So much FAIL it's a WIN!
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-5 2. JerryD commented 11 years ago

Look! I'm gonna fly! I'm in the air! .... nooo I'm not! Is the plane insured? Feel's like been over the head in shit now!
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+20 3. Esthreel commented 11 years ago

Good camera action, because mostly it's just OMG it crashed and... And you are so damn curious about what happened, and the cameraman has forgot about his cam, and you are left with audio only...
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-5 4. Cifer commented 11 years ago

some people just got too much money ...
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+6 5. TitvsCaivs commented 11 years ago

That plane is absolutely low on power.
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+8 6. Fergus_Thedog commented 11 years ago

Aren't planes usually called things like "albatross" or "eagle" or similar flying creature..? That flying craft was screwed (pun unintended but gleefully acknowledged) as soon as it was called "beaver".
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+9 7. Yellowdie12 commented 11 years ago

Yeah, I think I would have been running at 0:38 and not wait until it hits me. That's just me...
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+6 8. MoT commented 11 years ago

It looked like it slowed down halfway through the lake. And why wasn't the pilot lightly pulling back on the yoke then rather than waiting a second before the end of the lake to do it?!

Camera guy has balls.. he so easily could have been chewed up by the propellor. In fact, the pilot probably crashed like that because of the camera guy, he tried to get over him rather than just bumping up the end of the lake and through the fence.
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+7 9. zzaxro commented 11 years ago

one may wanna say it's pilot's fault, to a certain level there is; not because is being unexperienced in flying, but choosing wrong way to accelerate, he should have taxi'd the opposite way @round, my guess.
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+2 10. kainim commented 11 years ago

i think the pilot misunderstood the concept of pulling up -_-
1 word: invert axis
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+5 11. mikesufc commented 11 years ago

It is a bit hard to determine if people are being sarcastic on the Internet...but #10 that post was an epic fail...
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+8 12. Nemi commented 11 years ago

Pilot. "Ooh look we're being filmed!"
Passenger. "Um, don't you think you'd better watch where you're going?"
Pilot. "Oh it's OK, i've done this sort of thing a million times! Relax!"
Passenger. "OMFG!"
Pilot. "DOH!"
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+4 13. tomas commented 11 years ago

HOLY CRAP! :(|)
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+3 14. CurraheeBrother commented 11 years ago

Only "Holy crap..."
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+3 15. lacroupade commented 11 years ago

#9 I have no idea what you are talking about my friend? But yes, something tells me you MAY 'wanna say its the pilots fault'!!! :O
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+4 16. ctwoscan commented 11 years ago

FWI-Flying While Intoxicated
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+5 17. Beaver307 commented 11 years ago

If your going to crash a Beaver, at least do it somewhere cool.
Anchor station is not cool.
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+8 18. NathaneM commented 11 years ago

Why did he took off? It is obviously still needs more acceleration and power. What a waste of money. :'(
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+3 19. lockandload commented 10 years ago

one word - FAIL :P
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+3 20. moon-trial commented 9 years ago

Flying short, landing hard!
This is the Middle East way to drive planes! >:)
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0 21. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

Gravity took over again :*...what a shame for the little plane...just hope the pilot was okay :S