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Author Topic: Seneca College Instructor (Toronto) Lands Plane On NY I-87 - 09/03/08  (Read 24396 times)

kea001

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Globe and Mail (Toronto) -

"The plane (C-GSCZ) was gliding only 15 metres above two transport trucks before Mr. Denning brought the plane down safely on Interstate 87, close to the town of North Hudson, near Lake Placid."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080904.wsenecaflight0904/BNStory/National/home


Photo: T.J. HOOKER THE POST-STAR


Firemen and state troopers were able to move the aircraft off one lane, allowing traffic to flow past the disabled plane.
"They just pushed it off to one side," Bessey said.
As they waited for NTSB officials, the pilot and passengers leaned against the side of the plane, Bessey said.
"They were chuckling, everybody was chuckling with them. His instruments told him he was 15 minutes from Burlington.
He said at least he got to see Vermont. We told him he wasn't in Vermont."
 
http://www.pressrepublican.com/homepage/local_story_248000048.html?keyword=topstory





Original Audio File: BTV-App-Sep-03-2008-2000-2030Z
Download is edited, removing great whopping gaps of dead air
« Last Edit: September 04, 2008, 07:15:30 PM by kea001 »



Offline KSYR-pjr

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Re: Seneca College Instructor (Toronto) Lands Plane On NY I-87 - 09/03/08
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 07:53:20 AM »
Excellent clip.  Great job with the clip and the pictures.

Awesome outcome and incredible coincidence that the CAP flight was on approach during the emergency and was able to work it so quickly.

edit:  Thankfully the weather was VMC.  That area where the aircraft landed is pretty remote, made up of foothills and mountains of the Adirondacks.  Other than the main road and lots of lakes, the rest of the area is nothing but trees.   
« Last Edit: September 05, 2008, 07:57:13 AM by KSYR-pjr »

Offline keith

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Re: Seneca College Instructor (Toronto) Lands Plane On NY I-87 - 09/03/08
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 10:14:02 AM »
It's so nice to read a story about an engine failure that ended well. Thank goodness for VMC.

Thank you for posting, nice job.

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Re: Seneca College Instructor (Toronto) Lands Plane On NY I-87 - 09/03/08
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008, 02:54:34 PM »

Another perspective



from: So, You Want To Be A Pilot, Eh?

http://piloteh.blogspot.com/2008/09/seneca-flight-instructor-lands-on-ny.html

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Re: Seneca College Instructor (Toronto) Lands Plane On NY I-87 - 09/03/08
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008, 08:22:49 PM »
One of the students on the plane is a member on another aviation forum I'm a member of.  First hand account was pretty interesting.

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Re: Seneca College Instructor (Toronto) Lands Plane On NY I-87 - 09/03/08
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008, 09:02:10 PM »
One of the students on the plane is a member on another aviation forum I'm a member of.  First hand account was pretty interesting.

Have a link to it?  Be interested in reading it.  If not, could you ask his permission to repost the account here?