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User currently offlineCOTPARampguy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 228 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7867 times:

http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2...makes+emergency+landing+on+street+

Damn he's lucky that road was empty.

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User currently offlineKlemmi85 From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7849 times:

Wow Big grin Now that would be pretty scary if I was in one of those cars on the other road side.

However, great landing by the pilot!!

nice!


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7826 times:
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Quoting COTPARampguy (Thread starter):
Damn he's lucky that road was empty.

And that he was able to avoid any power lines...

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User currently offlineSeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1325 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7801 times:

Wow! It really gives you an idea about how much time you have to make a decision in an emergency at low altitude ...

User currently offlineFlyin5glow From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7797 times:

Just imagine what the driver of the pick up truck in other side of the highway may have think after watching a plane running down the highway. Great landing, I'm no pilot but I figure it may have been really hard, I have tried landing a plane on a highway in the Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and It is hard, so I imagine that landing for real must be loco!


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7764 times:



Quoting Flyin5glow (Reply 4):
Just imagine what the driver of the pick up truck in other side of the highway may have think after watching a plane running down the highway.

I knew some guys who put a Cessna 172 down safely on I-10 at night, between DMN and LRU, and had the plane totalled by a semi, because as they were pushing it off onto the shoulder, the 18 wheeler driver wasn't expecting a wing poking out into the traffic lane  Sad

Quoting COTPARampguy (Thread starter):
Damn he's lucky that road was empty.

Yeah, most drivers don't expect traffic merging from above...  Wink

For an example, see: http://www.405themovie.com/

Happy viewing  Wink It launched a career (Hollywood special effects) for the two gentlemen who made it.



Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineFlyin5glow From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7748 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):

I knew some guys who put a Cessna 172 down safely on I-10 at night, between DMN and LRU, and had the plane totalled by a semi, because as they were pushing it off onto the shoulder, the 18 wheeler driver wasn't expecting a wing poking out into the traffic lane

Sad to hear that because of a careless truck driver a bird was lost.  Sad



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User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7566 times:

Holy Crap! Nice work though. What are the odds that the guys who rigged the plane with cameras would lose an engine... fantastic outcome.

Meister



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User currently offlineSeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1325 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7498 times:



Quoting Flyin5glow (Reply 6):
Sad to hear that because of a careless truck driver a bird was lost.

It's kind of hard to fault a truck driver for hitting the wing of an aircraft when the truck driver is on the interstate ... I know you're an aviation buff, but I think you're being a bit unfair here ... LOL


User currently offlineAerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2827 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7433 times:

that is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. It all happened so quickly, so scary! And he even managed to pull over-bravo to the pilot.


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User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1807 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

wow. Nice skill. One thing that bothers me though, when it first failed, he did not head immediately for the lake, but kept going in the same direction instead. If the engine hadnt restarted, I dont really know where he could have made a clean landing.... What do you think?


rolf
User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7224 times:

Many years ago, (I think the late 1960's), a small airplane (C152/172) made a dead stick landing on the George Washington Bridge. This was before the road was divided with the center barriers. He lost power over the Hudson, turned in over Manahattan then west bound, throught the east tower, and landed in the westbound lanes right around center span. It was early on a Sunday morning, and little to no traffic was on the bridge at the time. It would have been perfect, but the driver of an oil truck saw him in his rear view mirror after he had touched down, and slammed on his brakes. The wing clipped the truck as he went past, and spun him around, damaging the plane. But everyone walked away.

User currently offlineB595 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2009, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7139 times:

Wow, amazing video.

Right before the first engine restart (about the 24:00 mark) it looked like they were in a bit of a pickle and might not make it over the trees along the water, but the engine restarted and they got out of it.


User currently offlineDingDong From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7098 times:

Looks like this is where they came to a stop after exiting "the active" Wink

3199 Havendale Blvd, Winter Haven, Polk, Florida 33881

Enter that into http://maps.google.com
Then click on 'Street View'
Then click and drag the mouse towards the left side of the street view about 3 times or so

Ta-da. You'll recognize the buildings as well as the red sign to the right from the video. I matched up this from landmarks seen on the video and Google Maps' satellite view of the ground, then via street view when I was close enough to look at buildings and signs from the ground.

The referenced link says it occurred on Sunday April 18, 2009. Didn't see anything in the NTSB database yet, so check back later. Will be interesting to see what the eventual reason given for engine quitting is.



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User currently offlineSSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6392 times:



Quoting Aerdingus (Reply 9):
that is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. It all happened so quickly, so scary! And he even managed to pull over-bravo to the pilot.

It was very dangerous considering the possibility of power lines, traffic, light poles, bridges - however their only option, and very well executed. Notice how they didn't "stop" necessary emergency protocols to pray...

I was very impressed by how calm they were. Did the instructor leave the student in control of the A/C, though? I don't think that is the correct choice.



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User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6271 times:



Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 14):
I was very impressed by how calm they were. Did the instructor leave the student in control of the A/C, though? I don't think that is the correct choice.

I might be mistaken but, as far as I understand the story, the guy sitting on the right was just there to film the flight and never touched the controls.



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6036 times:

That was a great job. Yes power lines are just one of the dangers of landing in a road but I much rather give it a shot and land in a road than say, ditch in a lake or land in somebody's back yard.

WARNING: Armchair NTSB report follows:
My guess would be the engine somehow overheated and seized. The prop stops very abruptly, a normal shutdown doesn't look like that at all. This is just me hypothesizing here, but it sounded like it has one of the smaller 2 stroke Rotax engines, which is what you'd expect on some of the smaller homebuilt A/C. Also these engines are typically water cooled. So the only thing I can think of that could cause such a seizure due to overheating would be a coolant leak or an oil leak.


User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5659 times:

What an amazing landing. Picture perfect and then he puts the plane in a parking lot. The best is when the guy on the right tells him to watch the wing. He drove that plane on the road better then a lot of people drive there cars. Damn, what a great video.


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User currently offlineSacamojus From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

I grew up in Winter Haven and had driven on that road many times. I surprised at how very little traffic there was on Havendale Blvd. Usually, it is packed with cars as it is one of the primary roads connecting two cities. Great landing and a great video.

User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5492 times:

That was a great landing.

I would have gone straight for the lake though. I think he was quite lucky not hitting a car/lampost/wire.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5469 times:



Quoting Flyin5glow (Reply 4):
Great landing, I'm no pilot but I figure it may have been really hard, I have tried landing a plane on a highway in the Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and It is hard, so I imagine that landing for real must be loco!

Grand Theft Auto is not like real life (on many levels). The only thing difficult about this landing was not hitting the poles on the right of the road, and keeping your cool. He did both of those very well, but it's not like he had to struggle with the controls at all - the plane flew as it normally does.

Quoting SeeTheWorld (Reply 8):
Quoting Flyin5glow (Reply 6):
Sad to hear that because of a careless truck driver a bird was lost.

It's kind of hard to fault a truck driver for hitting the wing of an aircraft when the truck driver is on the interstate ... I know you're an aviation buff, but I think you're being a bit unfair here ... LOL

 checkmark  You really don't expect an airplane to be on a highway, especially at night. I can't blame the trucker for that. A shame that the airplane was lost, but the important thing is that the crew of the airplane was safe.

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 10):
One thing that bothers me though, when it first failed, he did not head immediately for the lake, but kept going in the same direction instead.

Landing in the lake would have been a bad idea.

-Mir



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User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5433 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 20):
Quoting Rolfen (Reply 10):
One thing that bothers me though, when it first failed, he did not head immediately for the lake, but kept going in the same direction instead.

Landing in the lake would have been a bad idea.

Why, ditching a light aircraft has a very high survival rate?


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

I can only imagine the look on the people inside the building when the plane pulled up.   Check the oil, clean the windshield, and fill er up please. Kudos to the pilot for doing such a great job.

KH

[Edited 2009-04-22 17:51:03]


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User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1807 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5400 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 20):
Landing in the lake would have been a bad idea.

I wonder if you read the whole post before answering. I said landing in the lake looked much better then landing wherever he would have ended up had the engine refused to start again. It looked like he was heading for the trees.



rolf
User currently offlineTrojanAE From Lithuania, joined May 2006, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 5039 times:

A lot of people both on Youtube and on a different aviation forum have remarked that it looks rather fake. How calm they look, them having cameras rigged, the emptiness of the road, how long it takes him to stop upon landing, them starting the engine back up seemingly at will, it really does seem somewhat staged. Then again, I'm sure there is no way they would get permission to just pull this off as a stunt. What do you guys think?


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25 DingDong : 1) Looking calm is most assuredly NOT the same thing as feeling calm. The pilot was probably mentally discharging bricks... but was most likely far t
26 Doona : It's not like they had alot of time to slow down whilst airborne, is it? And like you said, it's most likely impossible to stage such a landing, and
27 Rolfen : It is dangerous, but not impossible. All they need is a hidden fuel cutoff switch somewhere. If the road is empty at that hour, they can stage the wh
28 NCB : It's a fake or bad emergency management. He has an airfield on his left(according to co-pilot), his engine restarts, so why does he turn to the right
29 Post contains images 2H4 : NCB: - You don't know if the "co-pilot" is certified and/or qualified to practice good judgment in a situation like this. - You don't know if the airf
30 Rolfen : I agree. On thing is sure, when the engine first fails, the lake on the left is clearly within gliding distance. Instead of turning left, he keeps go
31 TrojanAE : Yea I think it was just "field", as in a field of grass or something, I don't think it was an airfield. The link on flightglobal that points to the vi
32 Post contains links Mir : Trees are not the worst thing in the world, actually. They'll slow you down gradually if you try and stay up in the tops instead of slamming it in (a
33 Cytz_pilot : IMO, I think the pilot made a bad call in landing on a road as opposed to the lake. They had an engine out, which means they didn't have any choice wh
34 NCB : So why does he restart it at the 3rd attempt? Second, it is not appropriate for a pilot sitting in the left seat to randomly choose to turn to the ri
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