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A small plane made a hard landing at the Santa Barbara Airport on Friday in an incident that temporarily closed one of the facility’s secondary runways, according to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department.

At about 11:20 a.m., personnel in the airport tower observed a single-engine Piper Czech Sport landing on Runway 15-right, fire Battalion Chief Jon Turner told Noozhawk.

“The plane made a rough landing, and came to an abrupt stop, nose down,” Turner said.
The pilot, whose name was not released, was not injured, Turner said, and was able to extricate himself from the aircraft, which is registered out of Santa Monica.

Airport operations were shut down for about 25 minutes, Turner said, and the affected runway was closed for about two hours.

Runway 15-Right is one of two that run north-south, and are mostly used by smaller aircraft. The longer main runway — 7/25 — runs east-west.

The incident was under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Aviation Audio Clips / DAL291 From CDG Diverts to KMSP
« Last post by RonR on Today at 10:27:55 AM »
On September 22, DAL291 from Paris' Charles de Gaulle (France) was over Canadian airspace at FL360 when the crew decided to divert to Minneapolis because of an onboard medical emergency.  The medical issue involved one of the flight crew members.  The crew member was taken to the passenger cabin where a doctor that was onboard tended to his condition.  Another flight crew member who was resting at the time took over for the other crew member.  The rest of the flight proceeded normally and landed safely a short time later at KSMP.
Aviation Audio Clips / Stinson 108 landing crash at San Diego Gillespie
« Last post by KB4TEZ on Today at 06:04:43 AM »

Busy little airport got real busy.  Thankfully, he'll be ok.

The aircraft was landing on Runway 27L with a slight southern crosswind, the aircraft appears to have ground looped to the left, ending up skidding the right wing on the runway until the aircraft came to arrest on the left side of 27L around 1,700 feet down the runway. There were only minor injuries(s) to an occupant of the aircraft.
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Aviation Audio Clips / Small plane makes emergency Grand Junction
« Last post by KB4TEZ on September 27, 2023, 10:46:48 AM »

Safe landings are always a great thing at an airport — even those that land in the dirt.

That’s what happened at the Grand Junction Regional Airport shortly after noon on Tuesday.

At approximately 12:05 p.m. a single engine private Cessna 150 contacted the airport tower with an emergency call that the plane had lost engine power and was going to make an emergency landing.

The pilot was on a final decent to the airport with Runway 11 the goal. Flying from west to east, it became apparent to the pilot that Runway 11 was out of the question, so the plane touched down safely in the dirt northwest of the Grand Junction Regional Airport, but within the boundaries of the airport.
Airport Director Angela Padalecki said the pilot was the only occupant and sustained no injuries.

Padalecki said once the emergency call came in, there was a large response from emergency responders that included the airport firefighter department, Grand Junction Fire Department, Grand Junction Police, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Land Management.

As those emergency crews arrived on the scene and saw the pilot standing uninjured next to the plane sitting in the dirt, they determined the emergency was officially over.

Padalecki said the National Transportation Safety Board was contacted and conducted its investigation, and the plane was removed from where it made the emergency landing.

The airport director said small incidents like this — where emergency calls come into the airport — are more frequent than one might thing.

“It happens on an average of once a month, sometimes a couple of times month,” she said.

The calls from pilots in small planes in these types of situations report some kind of problem and ask the airport to be ready in case something happens, and emergency crews are at the ready, she explained.
Aviation Audio Clips / Interesting Pilot Exchange on 123.45
« Last post by RonR on September 27, 2023, 09:43:12 AM »
I stumbled across this exchange between two pilots yesterday.  They were apparently doing some kind of maneuvers in the vicinity of Poughkeepsie, New York.  Unfortunately, the receiver that picked this up was located on Long Island so there are sadly some portions that are harder to hear than others.  Also, I missed the first couple of minutes of their exchange.  They were doing these maneuvers for a little over 30 minutes.  The attached recording is condensed to about six minutes.  To me this sounds military (national guard maybe?); Stewart Airport (KSWF) is very close to where this was taking place.  But if it is military, wouldn't they have used a uniform frequency instead of a victor frequency?  Curious if anyone has some more insight into this...

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