Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Holy Cow !


  1. #1
    Taildragger726's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    N Ft Myers, FL
    Posts
    1,232
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    Holy Cow !

    I was flying into an area airport today and heard on the radio another airplane in distress. I broke off my approach and started searching. Sure enough, there was a C-150 in a small pasture, intact and no ground scars. The pilot was on the radio and was just fine. I circled the site for about ten minutes until people started showing up. He did a great job with a forced landing,, it was a tiny spot to land. Not sure what the problem was, but glad he was OK!

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Apple Valley, CA
    Posts
    854
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Holy Cow !

    Nothing makes a pilot feel great like helping another pilot in trouble, nice work. Norm

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    1,731
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Holy Cow !

    That''s great news!
    Tact is for people not witty enough to use sarcasm.

  4. #4
    Stick40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Escanaba, MI
    Posts
    235
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Holy Cow !

    Glad he is ok. Have you found out the cause of the forced landing yet?

    Stick40
    92% of teens have switched to rap music if you are part of the other 8% put this in your sig
    I am the Master of Puppets

  5. #5
    Rotorwrench's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Abbeville, LA
    Posts
    50
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Holy Cow !

    You should have stuck around and watched the rest of the show. Not very good judgement on the pilot''s part.


    NTSB Identification: NYC08CA080.
    The docket is stored in the Docket Management System (DMS). Please contact Records Management Division
    14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
    Accident occurred Friday, January 11, 2008 in Labelle, FL
    Probable Cause Approval Date: 2/28/2008
    Aircraft: Cessna C-152, registration: N48251
    Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
    The pilot of the Cessna 152 fueled the airplane to full tanks, prior to departure. He planned for his flight to take approximately 3 hours, and his past experience led him to estimate a 4-hour endurance for the airplane. After approximately 2.7 hours, the engine began to run rough, and the pilot diverted to a nearby airport. The engine continued to lose power, and the pilot decided to land in a field, when he realized he would not be able to make it to the airport. After landing, the pilot observed that the left fuel tank was empty. The right fuel tank contained fuel, and its fuel gauge indicated 1/4 tank full. The pilot then decided to add fuel to the airplane and take off from the field. During the attempted takeoff, the airplane struck a rut in the grass and nosed over, substantially damaging the wings and fuselage.

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

    The pilot''s improper decision to takeoff from an inadequate field after a forced landing.

  6. #6
    Taildragger726's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    N Ft Myers, FL
    Posts
    1,232
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Holy Cow !

    So much for the praise,,
    Seems like he was determined to break that airplane.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:30 PM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.