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How not to land at Courchevel Altiport!

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This aircraft landed at Courchevel Altiport today but seemed to run out of runway......
https://www.latania.co.uk/blog/2019/02/08/plane-in-difficulty-at-courchevel-altiport-today/?fbclid=IwAR2Eic1uHJuFNRGs5Y1QOdGWkun1NeXusnQG7QhGZYsog4j6bg5COEMSluY
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@Alastair Pink, I think the last comment pretty much covers it.

Were all onboard okay?
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@SnoodlesMcFlude, I don't know for sure, but looking at the relatively slow speed the aircraft hit the bank of snow and assuming pilot and passengers were wearing seatbelts I would have thought any injuries would have been minor?
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I dunno, doesn't look that slow to me and a plane that size doesn't exactly have a crumple zone. I wouldn't be too shocked to find out that there were some broken bones.
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Naaah soft landing! It’s Courchevel - they were probably high on Dom Perignon and Coke
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I giggled. Nice big white crumple zone at the end. Shook up but fine.
What are the options at Courchevel if one lands too far up the runway? Is a go around possible?
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I giggled. Nice big white crumple zone at the end. Shook up but fine.
What are the options at Courchevel if one lands too far up the runway? Is a go around possible?
AFAIK go around is impossible. You only get one shot at it!
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My instructor, the inimitable Cliff, used to bollock me for always landing on the piano keys: "Great, now we have to taxi a mile and a half!" This guy could learn (not much) from me! More seriously, there is a stubborn group of pilots who think, "I'll hold a few extra knots on the approach..." for good luck. Then they go to Courch. The numbers are in the book for a reason.
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Few years back we were skiing in Courchevel with some UK Military folk one of whom reckoned he could get 'his' Hercules in and out of there - the rest of the group were quite sceptical... The Apache crews just laughed Cool
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If you can get a c-130 onto a carrier, you can get one into Courch!


http://youtube.com/v/ar-poc38C84

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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
The C-130 can land at it's maximum landing weight on a 427m long level runway with nil wind. Since Courchevel is 537m long with a significant slope, so I reckon it would be possible. (FWIW in the simulator at work I've managed a perfectly acceptable touch and go on an aircraft carrier in a B737 - with a 60kt headwind! Laughing Long times working in the sim while pregnant meant I got bored with the same old, same old.) I'm not sure I would want to try and land anything bigger than a small light aircraft at Courchevel though. In fact, I think I'd prefer to get up the mountain by other methods not involving aviation. I suspect that bump into a snow bank would have hurt quite a lot - it you hit a bank of snow in a small car at 20mph you'd know about it. CharlieGolf - nothing wrong with landing on the piano keys every time. I've had decades of it being drilled into me that it's the best place to land. It was a long way from the piano keys to the clubhouse at Kemble in a C150 though one time!
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
That's the first time I've seen a plane go off piste. Laughing
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Tyrolean used to fly a 4 engine Dash-7 into there routinely. Max weight of 20 tonnes.
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According to reports elsewhere, the injuries were minor. I suspect whiplash will be prominent as the seats in those are generally don't have headrests. The aircraft itself is less than a year old so quite valuable. Can't it being able to be repaired on-site so will probably have to be disassembled and trucked out. From the video it appears the pilot switched off the engine when he realised he was going to stop so there is unlikely to have been any shockloading associated with a sudden prop stop.
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