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Cessna 210 Makes Emergency Landing In Seattle Park  
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3543 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

Surprised to see that nobody seems to have posted anything about this yet, so here it is from The Seattle Times:

The pilot of a Cessna 210 made a safe emergency landing at Genesee Park in South Seattle after radioing a mayday call to Boeing Field at about 4:20 p.m., saying he was having engine problems.

Sgt. Ian Foster of the Seattle Police Department said the pilot first thought he was going to have to ditch the plane in Lake Washington but managed to land it near the playfield.

"It looks like he brought it down pretty safely, all things considered," Foster said. To land safely at a busy park on a sunny day with so many people around "... he had to have skills," Foster said.

No one was injured. The plane touched down on its wheels, Foster said.

Rest of the story is here: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...alnews/2009261247_webplane25m.html

More pictures of the plane from the Seattle P-I: http://www.seattlepi.com/photos/popu...20Genesee%20Park&pubdate=5/25/2009

Pretty impressive that nobody was hurt and the plane appears to be relatively undamaged. Kudos to the pilot!

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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

I am a little surprised that Genessee park would have been easier to make than BFI, but that airport is one of the toughest GA airports to use in the country. SEA is only 4 miles away from BFI, so there are very strict requirements on altitude. On top of that it is a very busy airport, so it is completely nonstandard with its approach and departure sequences. The west departure involves flying over busy neighborhoods at 400 AGL, which is never what you want to do as a VFR pilot, but even with that, you have to deal with wake vortices of commercial traffic only a few hundred feet above you!

Congratulations to the pilot. It is a testament to his skill that he landed safely with engine problems and everyone made it off with no injuries.

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