Cockpit Footage TBM Avenger Emergency Landing Arsenal Of Democracy VE Day Flyover
Use Pause for lessons learned.
This is the Emergency Landing at DCA, Reagan National, of the Military
Aviation Museum TBM Avenger during the 70th anniversary of VE Day, Arsenal
of Democracy flyover. A 1500psi pinhole hydraulic leak vaporized in the
cockpit, appeared like smoke, and prompted a decision to abort the flyover
and land at Reagan DCA airport.
The video is broken into two parts. The first is real time, the second
breaks down my thoughts at the time and draws lessons learned for other
pilots to learn from. The biggest lesson was how the leak presented itself
in a vapor form. It moved and acted like smoke, combined with fluid heat on
the legs of my passenger, it was mistaken for fire. The only
differentiating feature from smoke from a fire is the smell. An electrical
fire and engine fire have very distinct smells, this had the smell of
hydraulic fluid. Hopefully this will help someone else recognize the
difference in the future.
We were off the runway quickly and caused no delays for traffic at Reagan,
fixed and flown out later that afternoon. Thank you to all who helped!
American Airlines and Signature Aviation Mechanics found and fixed the
problem in record time. The emergency was flown exactly as briefed for
that segment of flight. To have a malfunction for that 2 mile segment when
I had flown a thousand miles in the last few days and the last few years
without any incidents at all is statistically impossible.
This event, especially on this day, gave a somber reminder to all those
who didn't have a runway conveniently aligned. To those who were hundreds
of miles away from the nearest carrier, in enemy waters. To those who made
the ultimate sacrifice. We remember.
A nickel on the grass.
Keep em' Flying!
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Perspective this Memorial Day.
6 brand new TBF Avengers made their combat debut during the Battle of
Midway. It was a fierce battle. 5 of 6 planes were lost and the 6th
suffered one casualty with the other gunner and pilot injured. Now imagine
that 20 year old pilot tending to his injuries, and the crewman in the
back, also wounded, trying to save the life of their friend while bringing
their crippled aircraft several hundred miles home. Imagine bullets
ripping through the fuselage and battle damage causing similar emergencies
and chaos in their wounded bird. Imagine the thoughts of the brave men who
flew the next missions in the Avenger, knowing the fate of their brothers
before, and the courage it took to step for that next sortie.
150 aircraft were lost and 307 men gave their lives for our flag from
4-7JUN1942 during a single battle. Several crewmen were shot down,
captured, tortured and then thrown off of ships with kerosene cans tied to
their feet and left to drown. Imagine half your office coworkers, all
friends of yours, gone in a day.
This emergency was easy. We, The Fortunate Few, are caretakers of this
living history lest we never forget.
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