@facw Fishing rod and work stuff. It's great when I have to deliver copper or PEX tubing to a job site (they come in 10ft lengths) because I don't have to swap out for one of the work trucks which I hate driving.
So you can see that it trashed the leading edge, as one would expect it would. The leading edge is structurally pretty soft compared to the wing box. But it looks like it may have crunched a bit into the front spar of the wing box. That can be a huge problem. You can splice in new spar caps and webs if you have cracks and the engineers can show it good. But I'm guessing the engineers are going to push for a new wing.
The temporary repair for getting it ferried to a depot will be a huge ordeal. This will be an interesting one to watch.
@looseonexit Probably right. I couldn't remember if the Caspian was completely landlocked, which it is. You're right that it's likely still there. That still begs the question about diving on the wreck.
@thebarber Used cars, so it could have just been picking up/dropping off for Carvana or similar (though usually I think they use smaller trucks for that). I suspect @Roadkilled's guess is most likely though and they just made a wrong turn (or followed a GPS "shortcut")
@pip-bip@StreetsofPerth my browser happened to pause it at a good moment. Sure looks like a Jeep wheel and maybe a topless Jeep, but that’s not what it looked like to me until it started spinning, so I’m confused.
@gmporschenut-also-a-fan-of-hondas current regs for 121 air carriers put pilots into a recurrent event once a year. theres a maneuvers evaluation session, a demonstration of that years subjects of interest, and a loft -or a simmed revenue flight where something happens and the crew uses all resources and manages them. These days it’s a big learning experience. Otherwise the pilots fly hundreds of hours a year-a thousand sometimes. I can expect to be in the air 3-4 days a week every week (off vacations and trips I give away)
@farscythe Honestly, that may have been the worst race I have ever watched. I get the history, but they either need to radically redesign that course (probably impossible), have different cars for the race (F1 should turn it into an IROC race and just supply everyone with the same model cars!), or take it off the calendar.
@silentbutnotreallydeadly It would have been. My memory of it is a little hazy, as it was 2013 (not the big one at the end of 2018) and I saw it from a distance, but there would have been maybe 20+ wagons and their contents lying in a heap.