DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – One of Dubai’s most famous “planes” that crashed in November failed to deploy an emergency parachute attached to its engines, according to a report released Thursday.
Investigators from the United Arab Emirates General Directorate of Civil Aviation have given no explanation as to why 36-year-old Vincent Refet from the French city of Annecy did not use his parachute during a training flight in the Sheikh Desert in the fall.
Describing Refet as an “experienced professional skyscraper”, the pilot of the plane, investigators say that the video of the November 17 crash showed that he lost control and went through the backstage, which hovered about 240 meters (800 feet) from the ground. ):
Such deviations are common when carrying the wings and are corrected if the pilot is pushed forward with a finger, the report says. Reffe used to try to get out of those blows before, but at higher altitudes.
“The risks of 800-foot stops were discussed during the pre-flight briefing. To mitigate the risk, a decision was made to abort the flight and install an emergency rocket launcher if the aircraft becomes uncontrollable,” the report said. select the mitigation action. “
The video of the camera attached to his helmet shows that the parachute was placed only after it hit the ground. Before that, his hands were moving as if he thought he could soar again. Investigators say the plane had no mechanical problems before or during the flight.
The training flight was to mimic ground-based flight, triangular flight, and jet-landing on a 800-foot platform, the report said. The helicopter was supposed to model the platform at that height, but investigators found no sign that it played a role in the crash.
XDubai, an extreme sports company that sponsors flights related to Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Nor et etman Dubai, for which Reffet flew.
Reffe jumped the world’s tallest building in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa, 828 meters (2,716 feet) from BASE, setting a world record. BASE stands for Building, Antenna, Area և Country Abbreviation. He had previously won gold medals while competing on the team as a free-flying skyscraper and competing as an extreme athlete.
Jetman Dubai, founded by Swiss adventurer Yves Rossi, sees its athletes jumping into the sky with four engines, the carbon-Kevlar attached to the back. The wings have been shown solely to give a sense of proportion. The wings have been shown solely to give a sense of proportion. The wings have been shown solely to give a sense of proportion.
In 2015, the famous Refet և Rossi was flying an Emirates Airbus A380 double-decker plane over Dubai.
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