Aviation Photo #1657583 Cessna 172(TW) - Untitled

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What a sight to see, a Cessna 172 on Interstate 80 westbound just past the Sparks Boulevard overpass after having an engine failure that forced the pilot to land there despite the RNO airport just being a few miles away. Thankfully the pilot and three passengers were able to escape injury and no cars were hit with and with the only damage to the plane a damaged tail wheel. Although due to obvious spectacle a few fender-benders did occur after the incident with no injuries.
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    Cessna 172(TW)
    Cessna 172 Skyhawk/Cutlass/Hawk XP (T-41/Mescalero)
    Cessna 172 Skyhawk/Cutlass/Hawk XP (T-41/Mescalero)
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    29599
    N7499A
    Sparks
    Nevada
    USA
    February 22, 2010
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Anonymous
7 years ago
There so much snow yet the police office seems to be comfortable in half sleeve shirts......
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very good capture - but does C-172 have tail wheel?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow, the last week this plane land here in Nogales, Sonora, is operated for "Doctores Voladores" this company help people in Mexico in Medical Atentions.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Yeah, Nevada State Troopers don't take any S***, even from ma nature. - rsa
Anonymous
7 years ago
Yeah, I noticed that too! Maybe he was so excited to get there that he forgot his jacket!
Anonymous
7 years ago
To me, it looks like a remarkable forced landing, well done pilot, to see the full details of the actual approach, would be very interesting.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Yes, there is a conversion kit to make a C-172 a tail-dragger.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I wish I was on I-80 that day!

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