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Unlike most of the off-road clubs in UAE, who don't post such tragic videos to scare offroaders we believe in sharing such videos and understanding the risk involved so that every offroader can drive safely in UAE.

This unfortunate tragedy happen yesterday at Al faya and police have to airlift the driver and he is stable now (Thank god)

https://gulfnews.com/uae/video-sharjah-police-rescue-man-from-burning-vehicle-1.1542997678900

Please start listing the reasons of below accident with best of your off-road knowledge and once the list is fully complete I will edit this post and add all the reasons here:

 

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you can never fully learn from watching until unless its you in that shoe

some wise guy said practice makes perfect 

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Just now, shadow79 said:

you can never fully learn from watching until unless its you in that shoe

some wise guy said practice makes perfect 

Totally agree but one should learn from others mistakes or experiences as life is too short to do all mistakes by yourself unless you have nine lives.

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Driving in 2wd plus descending at a high pace. Must have hit the brake which worsened the fish tailing situation

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Unfortunately when genuine people like us need a proper mod to be done with all safety consideration we are sent back without permission. And just because some people are in a certain position and get permission they do these over the top mods where it catch fire after a roll like that.

The roll is simply because this dude has mod the vehicle beyond his control. He was trying to throw some sand by trying to drift, but there was too much weight on the front left tire and no counter steer, thus the flip.

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Very well said everyone and good points highlighted.

@Rahimdad this seems like a motorsport highly modified Patrol and not street legal one, that's why there is no hood and number plate. And after the impact, you can see the huge intercooler in front and it might be having twin turbo's from the sound it seems.  They must be making to Faya on the trailer for testing for a desert challenge.

We have seen similar highly modified 4x4's practicing but not all catches fires nor flip.

Here the main reason for flip was to create a sand fountain for the spectators.

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Here is my list of observation from this video:

  • Creating sand fountain for the spectators
  • Driving in two wheels to have a sand fountain
  • Excessive acceleration while going downhill and in 2WD to have the biggest sand fountain
  • Fishtailing to continue the splash and eventually losing the control and causing a flip
  • "Maybe" using special fuel that caused the fire after the flip
  • "Maybe" boosted the turbo to the max to cause the explosion after the flip

Lesson to take away for all "REGULAR" offroaders:

  • Never climb or descend the dune in 2WD
  • If still car fishtail, slow down and counter steering
  • Never do excessive acceleration while coming down
  • Have fun splashing the sand or do donuts in 2WD but on a flat ground
  • Always drive RTA approved modifications as safety is paramount than a little bit of fun

Please feel free to add any more reason/lessons if I have missed any.

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Indeed a heavily overpowered vehicle, fully on 2WD which was indeed an accident waiting to happen. Makes me wonder if he had NOS or some sort on board on the passenger side, causing the immediate fire and subsequent explosion.

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1 hour ago, Frederic Nuyttens said:

Makes me wonder if he had NOS or some sort on board on the passenger side, causing the immediate fire and subsequent explosion.

 

Probably Yes, you are right with your guess. Maybe NOS or High octane special race fuel must have caused that explosion

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God bless the authorities here for taking such an instant action to control such accidents in the desert.

Very well laid out and this needs to be properly shared, advertised and enforced to every offroader in UAE.

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/sharjah/police-intensify-patrolling-of-deserts-mountain-areas-in-sharjah

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