FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1217 times:
Some years ago,a Cessna 206 seaplane ended up in a similar situation here in Norway.Difference was that it ended up in power lines spanning a fjord some 300 feet above the sea.Pilot was lifted out by helicopter,but they had to call the Army,who shot the plane down with a cannon!
The accident was at Seattle Boeing Field, not Renton (sorry!) on 04/09/1998.
This is what it says in the accident summary:
UPON LANDING AIRCRAFT PILOT LOST CONTROL (UNKNOWN REASON) AND RECOVERY POSITIONED AIRCRAFT PERPENDICULAR FROM RUNWAY, HEADING WEST OVER A STREET AND HEAVY INDUSTRIAL AREA. AIRCRAFT FLAPS WERE LEFT IN THE LANDING POSITION AND COULD NOT CLEAR POWER LINES. AIRCRAFT RECOVERY FROM YAW/ROLL DURING LANDING AND EXECUTION OF MISSED APPROACH GO AROUND NOT FOLLOWED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AIRCRAFT FLIGHT MANUAL AND PILOT FLIGHT TRAINING PROCEDURES.
Pilot was apparently a Commercial Pilot Flight Instructor with 2400hrs total time, 1200 on type.
Boeingrulz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 520 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
For anyone in the Seattle area at the time will remember the continuous live coverage of the incident. At one time the authorities had to tell the news helicopters to move back because they were causing turbulance and putting the rescue in jeopardy. It was quite a story.