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Pilot recovers from terrifying earthbound spin

Pilot recovers from terrifying earthbound spin

(2:10) From YT: The spin was supposed to be a normal erect spin to the right, but for various unintentional reasons the spin went flat, up until that point I had never flat spun an aircraft. I eventually managed to get the aircraft into a normal erect spin from which I was able to recover. This aircraft is not fitted with an electric starter motor, so I was unable to restart the engine. During the "flare" to land the main undercarriage caught the top wires of a barbed wire fence that was invisible to me. After coming to rest inverted I waited 20 mins for the rescue services to come and right the aircraft so I was able to exit via the outward opening canopy. The aircraft rotated 26 times total, I was extremely disorientated after the recovery to straight and level flight, and was unable to read the instruments. From the video I estimate I recovered at about 700 ft from an entry altitude of 3,500 ft. If you listen carefully you will hear me say:"I think this is it". At that stage I did not think I would be able to recover. However I continued to try various control inputs based on the aircraft attitude and rotational rate, which eventually effected a recovery.

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Guest: (1743 days ago)
holy carp!
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holy carp!
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Guest: Tiny Tim (1741 days ago)
Latest comment: Well I'm pleased you made it out of the situation to tell the story. Did your plane make it back into the sky or was it written off?
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Latest comment: Well I'm pleased you made it out of the situation to tell the story. Did your plane make it back into the sky or was it written off?
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Guest: budgie98 (1743 days ago)
I read the AAIB report, and that was scary; the video is a lot worse!
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I read the AAIB report, and that was scary; the video is a lot worse!
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Guest: Padrinho (1745 days ago)
Truly amazing. Thank you for sharing this.
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Truly amazing. Thank you for sharing this.
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