Iboam From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 9723 times:
Wow! I am surprised that no one got hurt. I live about an hour away from there in Milwaukee, and that is a pretty busy HWY this time of year. Traffic must be a mess now as HWY 41 is the main HWY through Fond Du Lac.
Skibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9483 times:
Unfortunately, every year during EAA AirVenture at KOSH a few crashes/events happen. It is not uncommon to hear of a few people that died either going to or coming from KOSH. Given the high number of aircraft that fly into KOSH, which is the busiest airport in the world during the show, it is not surprising that there is a few instances. Sun-n-Fun in April at KLAL is the same way. Glad this one ended well.
Mke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2520 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9336 times:
Wow, that's pretty cool. Must've been pretty startling for some of those drivers to see a plane come landing right in front of them on the freeway. I'm surprised all the cars managed to avoid the oncoming aircraft.
Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
MidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 656 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8862 times:
Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 7): Unfortunately, every year during EAA AirVenture at KOSH a few crashes/events happen.
Yeah, with an event this large, naturally some of the people heading to or from will be involved in incidents. Luckily this turned out better than most.
I remember in recent time:
Of course, the pilot of the single-engine in BSL, attempting a record-breaking flight which ended shortly after takeoff
Last year a TBF Avenger chewed up an RV during taxi, killing one person in the rear seat of the RV
In 2003 a Hughes H-1 replica crashed on it's way home, killing the pilot;
2003 a single-engine turboprop crashed short of rwy 27 for landing;
2003 an ultralight lost power on takeoff from the Ultralight Field, clipped a tree, and spun around in air as it fell towards the road below. Both occupants survived.
Those are all that come to mind. I was actually there to see the ultralight lying in the road, the emergency vehicles off of rwy 27, the H-1 that wouldn't make it home, and the Avenger that wouldn't stop soon enough, but unfortunately more are sure to come. May Hans Georg Schmid rest well, and may that T-6 see the earth from higher up again.
Smcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8709 times:
The one incident I remember most from AirVenture was August 1, 2004. A Lancair Legacy crashed about 2 nm from MSN on its way back to Tennessee (If I remember right). The pilot told MSN tower he was having engine problems and was going to circle to see if he could correct him. He lost power as he was coming lower, and tried landing on High Crossing Blvd. (4 lane divided business thuroughfare) he clipped a light pole, flipped, and burst into flames against a car dealership sign. The pilot died in the accident.
Arffguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8662 times:
Quoting MidEx216 (Reply 10): Last year a TBF Avenger chewed up an RV during taxi, killing one person in the rear seat of the RV
I'm not trying to be rude here but, to be technically correct it was an RV-6 that had side by side seating. The person killed was in the right seat. It was damn lucky that both of them weren't killed. Makes you think about who is taxiing behind you.
Scottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8199 times:
Yeah, I was listening to the scanner one morning at airventure last year when a homebuilt went down. It really puts a damper on the week... just knowing that not everyone makes it here. And already this year, a pilot died in a crash on takeoff out of France. His flight was supposed to be direct to Oshkosh, celebrating Lindbergh's flight.
We were heading in again this year through Fon Du Lac a few hours before this emergency landing... that woulda made an interesting addition to the database =)