RE: things we say when we crash
When i was learning, my instructor and i had a conversation that lasted about 15 secs, about who had control of the plane,
Ok, hold on im gonna take it for a minute and see whats up with this
do you have control?
umm no, you took control
but i dont have control
hold on a second
that didn't look too bad.
Turns out the ailerons clevises decided to come apart, making the whole plane shake, and made it seem like it was uncontrollable, the elevator and rudder had little effect.
The instructor was and still is a great pilot. He almost managed to land it on the runway, but made an oops about 50 ft. out, and eded up planting it into the grass. The grass caught it, and no damage was done. Turns out the engine mount was loose also, causing more vibration than we cared for.