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Landing on a street

Post by lexon » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:42 am

Since this is Open chat. He walked away with his plane. I think the car on the right was concerned about what he or she saw in the rear view mirrors. You can Google the issue. Cop saw plane, did a quick U turn, lights on.

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Re: Landing on a street

Post by lsemmens » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:55 pm

Saw this on the news yesterday, a great piece of piloting and keeping a clear head whilst everything could rapidly become a huge fertilizer heap. It is a miracle that no-one was hurt or any real damage occurred.
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Re: Landing on a street

Post by RollyShed » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:45 pm

And he stopped at the red light as he should, especially with a cop behind him.

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Re: Landing on a street

Post by all41 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:55 am

RollyShed wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:45 pm
And he stopped at the red light as he should, especially with a cop behind him.
8) :wink:

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Re: Landing on a street

Post by smurphos » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:31 am

I love the way the cop wonders up and just knocks on the canopy. Shame there is no audio I'd love to hear the first interaction.
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Re: Landing on a street

Post by Pjotr » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:59 am

Reality is, once again, crazier than fiction. They should lock up that moron for a good long period. :shock:
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Re: Landing on a street

Post by rumpus » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:14 am

The plane had a fuel problem.

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Re: Landing on a street

Post by lexon » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:57 am

For one thing, the pilot is not a MORON if he had plenty of fuel and had checked out the plane properly before taking off.
The aircraft had a fuel system issue.
The FAA will do a full investigation and make the results public.
Then we can state our opinions.

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Re: Landing on a street

Post by Pjotr » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:06 pm

lexon wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:57 am
For one thing, the pilot is not a MORON if he had plenty of fuel and had checked out the plane properly before taking off.
The aircraft had a fuel system issue.
The FAA will do a full investigation and make the results public.
Then we can state our opinions.

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You have a point there.

Nevertheless, he might have caused a major road accident with other victims. Oh well.
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Re: Landing on a street

Post by lexon » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:53 pm

Having worked for a helicopter company company for many years, a couple pilots also had single engine aircraft and did comment that a small plane going down was some times was pilot error. There are components that can act up, fail. On a car, might not be a big deal but on an aircraft will be a big deal. Just look at the big ones.
The FAA will give detailed results.
Google aircraft crashes incidents. This is very minor. Almost every day some aircraft has an incident.

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Re: Landing on a street

Post by Portreve » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:18 pm

Obviously this was a desperation move for the pilot. I can't imagine any reasonable person wanting to set down on a street, particularly one with active traffic.
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Re: Landing on a street

Post by lsemmens » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:39 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:06 pm
lexon wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:57 am
For one thing, the pilot is not a MORON if he had plenty of fuel and had checked out the plane properly before taking off.
The aircraft had a fuel system issue.
The FAA will do a full investigation and make the results public.
Then we can state our opinions.

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You have a point there.

Nevertheless, he might have caused a major road accident with other victims. Oh well.
I am unfamiliar with the area but, to me, it might have been the lesser of two evils. A plane that wants to "land" doesn't give the pilot much choice, blame gravity for that. HE might have missed the highway and landed on a building killing himself and all of the building occupants. Here, he, at least, saw a gap and potential to perform a controlled landing with far less potential risk. As Lexon has stated, the FAA will investigate and rule accordingly.
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Re: Landing on a street

Post by RollyShed » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:52 pm

Not the first to land on a street.

Drunk pilot -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Fi ... ck_(pilot)

Small Airplane Casually Lands On A City Street - 24 Sept 2015
http://digg.com/video/plane-landing-street

Scary scene as small plane crash lands on Florida street, runs into cars
https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/uekplpjn

Texas man lands small plane on Illinois street - Friday, 11 May 2007
https://www.myplainview.com/news/articl ... 696179.php

Plane lands in middle of major Alaska street - 9 January 2014
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/plan ... ka-street/

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Re: Landing on a street

Post by Tomgin5 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:36 pm

At least the pilot was able to avoid the telephone/power lines and the street lighting. Also fortunately the traffic going the other way, noticed the plane, and gave him an extra lane. The 42 foot wingspan does take up a bit more than 3 lanes. 8)

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Re: Landing on a street

Post by lsemmens » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:25 pm

Given that list RollyShed, it looks like America has just given us another reason to stay away.;)
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Re: Landing on a street

Post by TLMAC » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:11 pm

lsemmens:

I think you may be under a false assumption!!!

Why do you believe that any American would care if "you stayed away or not"? Perhaps, some tourists industries or relatives might - assuming your rich. However, as an American I find it odd that a person living with some of the nastiest varmints on the planet - would wish to remain there (now it's Drop Bears - seriously). ROTFL

I truly believe it's wonderful when individuals can laugh "with" each other. Not everything needs to be a political or social commentary/confrontation. Seems that's all we hear anymore - how sad...

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Re: Landing on a street

Post by lsemmens » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:58 pm

I'm with you there, mac, every country has its "issues" and like all "issues" they can be used as an excuse.

I've always been a firm believer in seeing your own country first, but, given the opportunity, I have/would also visit other countries. So far I've been to PNG (as a child) and China (for my son's wedding), to me they don't seem all that different from home. Yes, the living standards are different, but the people are just as friendly and welcoming as those at home. Given a reason, I'd happily visit any country on Earth. :D
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Re: Landing on a street

Post by TLMAC » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:54 pm

lsemmens:

What a wonderful world we live in. I so tire of those who just can't help but princess all the time (between work and family - I never had time).

As a electron microscope field engineer, then a process control engineer. I've traveled all over the US, parts of S. America and Canada. I even traveled to Europe (France) for work, but I've never been to China or New Guinea. You definitely have me beat there.

I really do enjoy traveling and it's been my experience that people everywhere (I've been) have very similar lives. Some have more/some have less, but it seems most all enjoyed sharing a meal and conversation with visitors. The most amazing aspect of my travels is the family values and morals. No matter where I went, family was important and included. One of my favorite things is visiting local museums and getting to know the culture/history of the region. I've also learned (by traveling) to listen to locals and go where they go. Found some great eating establishments, by following the advice of locals. None of which were labeled with 5 stars. LOL

Recently, we had a visit from an ex-client who lives in Panama. Had a great time and I think both he & his wife really enjoyed their visit. We spent time jeeping the rockies (I live at the base of Monarch Pass in Colorado), fishing, sightseeing, etc. The ladies (both about the same age) really hit it off. Just another reminder of how much we all have in common. :)

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Re: Landing on a street

Post by lsemmens » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:15 am

Thanks, mac, I agree with you completely. We had always wanted to see inland China (not the tourist traps) but, owing to my wife's health, never expected to. She, sadly, could not go for that reason. Our Eldest (nearly 40) met a lovely young lady in Darwin (where he lives) and they married (both, their first marriage). As she was from China and her parents could not afford to travel, they paid for me to fly there for the wedding. A traditional Chinese wedding is a spectacular that puts our weddings to shame! It was great, because I and another of my sons, got to experience the "real" China.

My sister had spent time in Oregon when her then husband was doing his Doctorate and her time there was incredible, too. Or world is growing smaller by the day. Time was when travelling across the world was a once in a lifetime thing, now, some people commute!
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Re: Landing on a street

Post by lexon » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:46 pm

Light planes, not uncommon. About ten miles from me in Northampton, Ma is a small airfield. Plane with tricycle landing gear ran off end on strip into cornfield.
Few days ago in Croatia, a plane with tricycle landing gear landed on a highway and found a spot between two cars. Little damage on a wingtip.
One near Poughkeepsie NY not so lucky. into a house.

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