bigphilnyc
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Offramp Landing

Mon Jan 21, 2002 1:38 pm

This is going back a decade or more ago I believe, but....

...there was once an emergency landing made on the offramp of the Union Turnpike Exit on the Clearview Expressway in Queens, New York.

This took place in either the late 80's or the early 90's.

It was a small tiny aircraft that just needed to land. No one was hurt, and I believe there were only one or two passengers onboard.

Can anyone link me to an article, refresh my memory of exactly what happened, or better yet (oh boy!) show me a picture of it?

This would be me a very happy boy.

Thank you in advance.
Phil Derner Jr.
 
bigphilnyc
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RE: Offramp Landing

Tue Jan 22, 2002 11:36 am

No one knows ANYTHING for me?  Sad
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flightsimfreak
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RE: Offramp Landing

Tue Jan 22, 2002 2:52 pm

Many of these happen all the time all over the US... go to www.ntsb.gov and find out there
 
bigphilnyc
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RE: Offramp Landing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 8:04 am

But that's just it, I want you folks to do the work FOR me. lol (kidding)

I'll check it out. Thank you for your help.
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Jean Leloup
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RE: Offramp Landing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 8:09 am

Something very similar happened near where i lived in Montreal in the mid-to-late 70's, i think. the plane landed on the SErvice Road of the Main Highway, very near the airpor (less than 2 miles from a runway). I believe someone on the ground was killed, though.  Sad
Next flight.... who knows.
 
bigphilnyc
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RE: Offramp Landing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 9:48 am

This has got to be it:

NTSB Identification: NYC92LA057 . The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46537.

Accident occurred Sunday, February 09, 1992 at NEW YORK, NY
Aircraft:PIPER PA-32R-301, registration: N9147J
Injuries: 1 Serious.
THE AIRPLANE ENGINE LOST POWER DURING A CLIMB AND THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING ON A ROADWAY. THE ENGINE WAS TEST RUN AND THE FUEL SERVO TEST FLOWED SATISFACTORILY. NO EVIDENCE OF CONTAMINATION OR BLOCKAGE WAS FOUND WITH THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE PILOT REPORTED THE POWER LOSS HAD OCCURRED ONCE BEFORE 2 WEEKS EARLIER. WHEN THE AIRPLANE AND ENGINE WERE CHECKED BY A MECHANIC NO ANOMALIES WERE FOUND AND THE AIRPLANE WAS RETURNED TO FLYING STATUS. THE CAUSE OF THE POWER LOSS COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows.

A POWER LOSS OF UNDETERMINED ORIGIN OVER UNSUITABLE TERRAIN.
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wannabe
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RE: Offramp Landing

Wed Jan 23, 2002 11:26 am

Here's one you may want to try to find. Back in the 60's or early 70's, a small Cessna landed on the George Washington Bridge in NYC. He lost power while cruising down over the Hudson River, made an approach THROUGH THE ARCH of the east tower, and landed westbound in the center lanes (thats RWY 27 on the George Washington Bridge). This was before there were concrete barriers dividing the east and west bound lanes. He ran into an oil truck that hit the brakes when the driver saw the plane in the mirror. (this was before "405 The Movie", where people were taught to speed up when you see an airplane in the mirror). I don't recall if anyone was hurt, but I don't think there were injuries. I'm sure there is an NTSB report somewhere on it.