OMG! Well, the pilot did a great job with that. The water is shallow enough to walk off the plane and to the beach! How he missed everybody in the water is a miracle.
That 737 had a structural failure caused by metal fatigue brought on by repeated pressurization cycles. One of the most famous photos of an aircraft damaged, but still flying after a mid-air, is this of a B-17 rammed by a German fighter in WWII.An amazing outcome.
I am reminded of that Hawaiian flight decades ago where a section of the fuselage blew out. It landed safely but an attendant was sucked out and fell to her death.
Yes, it can be salvaged and put back in the air. The issue is the cost to do that. These warbird are extremely expensive to insure, so a number of them are self insured.Duke will the plane that landed in the water be salvageable ? What a perfect emergency landing.
Thanks , I knew you’d know about it.Yes, it can be salvaged and put back in the air. The issue is the cost to do that. These warbird are extremely expensive to insure, so a number of them are self insured.
The Kalamazoo Air Zoo, once one of the world's best flyable a/c air museums, had to quite flying their warbirds because it was too expensive to insure them. I used to go up there at least once a year.