Young Pilot has passenger try to take over.

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A 23 year old pilot was flying a charter for an 82 year old bloke, who is allegedly an Australian Legend of the aviation industry, has been instrumental in safety etc. old guy decided to take over/turn engines off/whatever (the area is typically pretty inhospitable, there's been a couple of light plane crashes that have taken weeks to find... http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/radio-calls-of...827-108taw.html Apparently the 82 year old suffered severe facial injuries, was hospitalised for a couple nights and was charged today. http://www.skynews.com.au/news/local/sydney/2014/08/27/elderly-man-charged-after-plane-landing.html
 
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Originally Posted By: JDW
I would have busted the old man's face in . if he tried that [censored] with me .
Exactly. He would have been meeting his maker a little sooner than expected.
 
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Originally Posted By: JDW
I would have busted the old man's face in . if he tried that [censored] with me .
Sounds like he did, the passenger had head and facial injuries not as a result of the landing. Amazing that he fought the guy off and maintained the ability to land.
 
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Anyone else find it odd that the passenger was then airlifted to a hospital. Would be odd to be the pilot on that run. Wonder if he was pre-restrained for the second flight. Then he was released after being in the hospital a few hours?
 
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As a pilot myself, this is scary stuff. You are never trained to deal with situations like this as a private pilot. It would be incredibly difficult to do what the pilot in this story managed to do.
 
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Wow. Must run in the industry. I was working for an airline as a pilot and was asked by a friend who owned a flight service company to observe John Polando B 1901 (Record from Floyd Bennett Field to Istanbul, Turkey[5]1931 July 28–1931 8,066 km Russell Boardman and John Polando) He was still flying sightseeing flights at about 75-80 years old. He was deaf and ornery. He took off on a tank that showed empty.Cessna 206(there were paying passengers in the plane) I discreetly tapped the gauge and he scowled and didn't change it. A few minutes later he did. I told my friend I thought he was past the safe point. A few months he took off in CT with the gust lock (with the big red flag on it) still in place and crashed at the end of the runway breaking a guys back. He later died of related injuries.
Originally Posted By: Shannow
Ais allegedly an Australian Legend of the aviation industry, has been instrumental in safety etc. old guy decided to take over/turn engines off/whatever (the area is typically pretty inhospitable, there's been a couple of light plane crashes that have taken weeks to find... http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/radio-calls-of...827-108taw.html Apparently the 82 year old suffered severe facial injuries, was hospitalised for a couple nights and was charged today. http://www.skynews.com.au/news/local/sydney/2014/08/27/elderly-man-charged-after-plane-landing.html
 
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