777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 18 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4644 times:
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A rare De-Havilland DH-104 Dove crash landed at the Ohakea Air Force base near Palmerston North this morning while flying to WLG with 10 passengers on board. A news reporter at a media release asked the pilot, what can he tell his mates? The pilots reply while laughing was "I crashed a plane, have you?"
MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5604 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4283 times:
When I was teenager a commuter airline used to shuttle Doves between the downtown airports in Detroit and Cleveland. They had comparatively huge windows and, especially at the speed they flew, provided a great view of the cities and the US and Canadian islands in Lake Erie on the half-hour flight.
Sorry to hear of another one gone.
I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
Ukair From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4055 times:
Just saw this in the Feb issue of TNT. Includes a photo of it covered in foam with broken nose, undercarriage and also the cockpit roof seems to be smashed. Paul Jones the pilot says he had no idea he was about to crash land as he hit the runway. The landing gear was down and there was nothing technically wrong. "It was just a precautionary landing and it did'nt work out for the best."
Sounds like something out of a biggles novel!