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Seaplane splash in with gear down

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Codename: JackSpacer
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Published on: Jun 25, 2010 Category: General Aviation, Aerobatics, Sailplanes,   Incidents and Accidents,  

Seaplane flying is the most beautifull thing in aviation, but it's also a very demanding passion. This DHC-3 single Otter crashed in the Biscarrosse seaplane festival because the landing gear wasn't retracted. Nobody was injured, and they escape the plane safely within1 minute. The pilot is a very experimented captain with more than 17 000 flying hours (if I remember). I post this video for only one reason : safety. I hope that seaplane pilots will think about it twice next time. It's a sad video, but with a happy end! Go every two years to Biscarrosse seaplane festival in France, it's a wonderfull moment during 4 days!

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