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A Car Saves A Passenger Plane With A Landing Gear Failure
http://zanylol.com/gear.html ^

Posted on 04/21/2013 6:43:20 AM PDT by navysealdad

Car saves a passenger plane with a landing gear failure. The video does not show footage of a real incident. Instead it is a cleverly constructed commercial for a Nissan Frontier truck.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: idothisallthetime; makebelieve; pimpmywebsite; postandrun; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 04/21/2013 6:43:20 AM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad
AMAZING!


2 posted on 04/21/2013 6:46:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

BUT......


3 posted on 04/21/2013 6:47:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

However, it voids the warranty..


4 posted on 04/21/2013 6:50:54 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: navysealdad

Pretty cool! I wonder if it was real or photoshopped?


5 posted on 04/21/2013 6:52:50 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: navysealdad
I think this actually happened a few years ago, but it was a Cessna, not a large traffic liner.
An empty 737 weighs over 30 tonnes (according to one web site, it seems a bit low), enough to blow out the tires on the truck even if (if!) the suspension would hold up.

6 posted on 04/21/2013 6:53:01 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: caver
I wonder if it was real or photoshopped?

Should I "LOL"??

7 posted on 04/21/2013 6:58:24 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: navysealdad

They stole that idea from “405” the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpx6o4gvmXE


8 posted on 04/21/2013 7:00:42 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: navysealdad

Not a real video.


9 posted on 04/21/2013 7:02:18 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: JoeProBono

A Dodge truck might be able to handle it, but a Nissan? NEVER !!


10 posted on 04/21/2013 7:03:24 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: BitWielder1
I think this actually happened a few years ago, but it was a Cessna, not a large traffic liner.

And, iirc, a mechanic stood up through a sun roof of an auto to work the gear to extend fully and lock.

Excellent coordination by all involved...

11 posted on 04/21/2013 7:04:40 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: JoeProBono

Fake!!!!
Spoilers are out while plane is still airborne!!!
Fake!!!


12 posted on 04/21/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: navysealdad

INCREDIBLE...but given that it wasn’t a UAW-built truck, I’m not surprised.


13 posted on 04/21/2013 7:31:27 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: BitWielder1

I have a vague memory of an incident with a Piper Cherokee variation, a Saratoga, I think, where one of the mains didn’t extend and a guy in the back of a pick up truck that was driving down the runway under the plane was able to reach up and pull the reluctant gear down and locked.


14 posted on 04/21/2013 7:44:14 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yeppers, big time rip off; they should sue but maybe they got paid for it.

Is the plane a 727 or a L1011?


15 posted on 04/21/2013 7:59:07 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: caver
The video does not show footage of a real incident. Instead it is a cleverly constructed commercial for a Nissan Frontier truck.
16 posted on 04/21/2013 8:16:22 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Lx
Boeing 727


Lockheed L-1011

17 posted on 04/21/2013 8:19:54 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: navysealdad
C'mon guys, what's the forward speed of that jet on touchdown? Normally a jet that big would be coming in at around 150 KIAS, upwards of 160 MPH ground speed. Even if you assume the pilot slowed the craft considerably, there's just no way that a pickup truck could match that speed, especially if it had to accelerate to it coming from a parked position to the side.

Silly. Kinda cool looking, but a one-trick pony, and transparently impossible.

Never believe photos.

Never believe videos.

It's all just entertainment (at best), or commercials (at worst).

18 posted on 04/21/2013 9:27:58 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: ken5050
it voids the warranty..

Anybody know what the nose wheel weight is on that rig?

19 posted on 04/21/2013 9:31:20 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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