Gulfstream emergency landing in field, Circa 1980's

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squigs wrote:let me get this straight.... would it not be cheaper to have the aircraft shipped ?


It was cheaper for the insurance heads to build a runway......!!

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what are you saying RV-Blue?? that i should be a fool for not realising that it would be cheaper to build approx 1000m of aircraft grade tarmac runway, than it would be to ship a relatively small aircraft to a relatively nearby airport???....or....you agree with me?..this whole thread is crazy :? :x :shock:

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looking at it on tv i dont think it was exactly perfect runway made of asphalt and bitumen,looked more like gravel!!!
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It got airborne anyway.

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Hello fellows, Im glad to inform you that Capitan Oca?a wich was the pilot flying the G-II gave us some orignal pictures to share in our Mexican site. www.fsmex.com

In one of them you can see the construcion of the runway, this is greate material to see, we are fortune to a member of our fourm who is a close friend to Capt. Oca?a, he was very happy to share this amaizing history with us, Click the image to enjoy them!

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Any1 have a link to the video footage yet?? Just saw the programme this evening....

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historical-avi-irl.i8.com wrote:Just looking into the aircraft a bit more, came to a tragic end in November 2004 under a US reg in Houston, TX -

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20041122-0

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the aircraft s/n 449 was a g111 the one in mallow was a g11 unsure off s/n but the reg was transfered from the g11 to the g111

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Fantastic Story. i had never heard about this before.

Really deserves a documentary to itself!!
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Thanks for posting those photos. Looking at them one would wonder why they didn't consider using the mainroad? It would have been interesting to read the official incident report into that one too, theoretically things like that aren't supposed to happen using IFR flight planning rules. Theoretically!
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Now there's a film apparently.
www.southernstar.ie/article.php?id=1495

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Just picked up a copy of the movie, derived from this incident in Mallow. Its called "The Runway" and its more of a family movie than a top gun remake. Enjoyable none the less.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1385633/

The runway they made in the movie is perhaps more of a farm road, but had certain potential 8) I know the movie was filmed in Goleen & Schull in Cork. Has anyone a centrepoint fix on the actual "runway" they used in the filming? I use the term runway in that most optimistic sense of the word that not many comprehend.

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Thoroughly enjoyed 'The Runway' which I caught earlier this year at the flicks in Gorey whilst visiting the relatives. The OSI website map reveals a couple of potential sites for the actual film runway. There is one long boggy field running E/W just west of Schull village. Google doesn't have the clarity in that area. You might try the producers for a definitive answer :
FASTNET FILMS
First Floor
75-76 Camden St. Lwr.
Dublin 2
Ireland

T: intl. +353 1 478 9566
F: intl +353 1 478 9567
E: enquiries@fastnetfilms.com

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