Hangar flying time, OK, I like hangar flying!
Now, I don't know where this happened so the terrain is questionable for sure but since it was known that conditions were looking ugly at the airport, why race back to a landing where the shizz is hitting the fan?
The concept is not new, it's called "landing out" and it happens all of the time. It's a sailplane (glider
), and the wings come off and there is a chase crew and trailer.
IMHO, without a lot of details, he/she took a hell of a chance racing into known bad conditions, probably just to make it back to the field (get-home-itis), when there was possibly/probably a wheat or cornfield that would have been suitable.
What happens at the edge of each storm like that .... yep ... massive downdrafts (sink) and a change in the tail wind component and that was probably what he was reacting to by coming in at the edge of the yellow arc and pointing it at the ground.
Not tossing stones here, I did my solo in a 2-33 with a major boomer heading towards me across the Pennsylvania corn fields. Some dance close to the edge and live to tell about it and that's the difference between plain stupid and incredibly stupid.