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Plane Lands On Wisconsin Highway (video)  
User currently offlineNikeshashar From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 53 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 9794 times:

Just saw this on CNN

FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin (AP) -- A World War II-era plane made an emergency landing on a southeast Wisconsin highway Sunday, snarling traffic as authorities worked to remove it.

No injuries were reported after the plane landed on U.S. Highway 41 near Fon du Lac County Airport shortly before 8 p.m., authorities said.

"A person called and said that there was smoke as the plane came down," said Andy Dothone, a state patrol dispatcher.
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The highway was closed in both directions as authorities worked to move the plane from the highway, but vehicles were eventually able to pass on the shoulder, he said.

The Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper reported that a man and his son were flying the plane to an air show in Oshkosh.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/23/pla....highway.ap/index.html#cnnSTCVideo

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User currently offlineGh123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 9470 times:

Thanks for posting. Obviously it's great when these things end like this. At least those drivers on the road had something to tell their friends and families when they got home.

User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2749 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 9349 times:

Hahaha a T6 Texan on the side of the highway...Glad it ended nicely.  Smile

KPDX  Smile



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User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 9297 times:

Nice work by the pilot to put it down safely without hitting anyone. Wish they could all end this way.

Wannabe


User currently offlineIboam From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9115 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.

User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9086 times:

Quoting Nikeshashar (Thread starter):
The Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper reported that a man and his son were flying the plane to an air show in Oshkosh

So this is the second incident of people flying their planes to that airshow after an ex-Swissair pilot crashed after departure form BSL today. He was headed to that exact airshow aswell.

Plane Crashes Into Building Near BSL (by Pilatusguy Jul 23 2007 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6907 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 9014 times:

I was at an airshow years ago where the announcer described the T6 as the most efficient machine known to convert money into noise; I guess this one fell down on the job.


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User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8875 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.


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User currently offlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8781 times:

Local story and RAW VIDEO here..

http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/8653861.html


User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8728 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.  wideeyed  I'm surprised all the cars managed to avoid the oncoming aircraft.


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User currently offlineMidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8254 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.



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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8101 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.

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20040804X01144&key=1

[Edited 2007-07-24 07:46:47]


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User currently offlineArffguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8054 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.

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20060804X01093&key=2

It's really depressing to hear of the accidents going to/from/at Oshkosh every year. If you have been there, you know what an awesome show it is.



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User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7591 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 =)

-Mike


User currently offlineNEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5100 times:

Plane Lands On Wisconsin Highway


You might find this BBC video a little easier to enjoy...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/new...13136.stm?bw=bb&mp=rm&asb=1&news=1



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User currently offlineMidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

Quoting Arffguy (Reply 12):
it was an RV-6 that had side by side seating.

Not being rude, I was not aware. I didn't think RVs had rear seats, but I assumed that was the only way one could survive and the other not.



"Cue the Circus Music!"
User currently offlineDeC From Greece, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4289 times:

Pilot Talks About His Highway Landing.





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