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Aren't You Glad This Wasn't You?!?!  
User currently offlineLax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Quite a dilemma, huh?

How do you suppose he got into this predicament??

There's a low-flying jet on the right of the picture (B737 I think), so he (or she) must have been pretty close to an aerodrome.



Anybody have a clue as to HOW on Earth they retrieved this plane??

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User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1019 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

Isn't this a pic of the Cessna that crashed into wires right off the end of the runway at Renton a few years back? I imagine the 737 in the pic is inbound to SeaTac.

No idea how the pilot managed to get it where it was, but I gather a fairly big crane was needed to get it down again.

Last I heard, the city was sueing the pilot of damage to the wires, and the pilot was sueing the city for putting the wires where they were.

Andy


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

Mmm...emmm...that was me! Big grin


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

So let me get this straight. This dumbo "pilot" is suing because of "inconveniently placed wires" that 1. Probably saved his life and 2. HE crashed into?

Man, talk about rooting for the City on this one.

This guy has no business being in a cockpit.


User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1091 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!


"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

DOH! Nuts


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User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Just one more thing though, it is quite common to see light a/c get tangled up in power lines. They really can be killers and you have to watch out for them!

User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1019 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

OK,

Did a search on the rego N39AA at:

http://nasdac.faa.gov/asp/fw_fids.asp

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.

Oh well!  Smile

Andy


User currently offlineBoeingrulz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 481 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 975 times:
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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.

See these links for more info.
http://www.ladder54.com/photosplane.htm
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis/web/vortex/display?slug=cras&date=19980409

Carolyn


User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 914 times:

unlss this was a mechanical that is one crappy pilot


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