Bestpilot From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 100 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2848 times:
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Question: Has anyone ever witnessed a plane crash?
I was driving home on the highway and noticed a low-wing aircraft getting very low, flying towards us. The airplane was out of fuel and decided to go for an emergency landing on the busy 6 lane highway! He touched down in the grass center divide. After touching down, the plane jerked to the right, across 3 lanes of traffic, managing to miss every single car and plowed into the hill at the side of the road. Fortunately for the two occupants, the airplane lost enough energy that it was a survivable impact. Quite startling. Everyone pulled to the side and watched.
When this "Vintage Pair" of Meteor and Vampire trainers collided, the Meteor's tail was damaged severly enough that it spun in and the two people aboard were unable to get out. The two in the Vampire successfully ejected and the plane continued in wobbly flight for a few seconds before stalling and then plunging straight down.