Coincidences like this happen often. Years ago, early 1980's, I was circling over Virginia City in my SGS 1-26 when a big slide let go on Slide Mountain on the other side of Washoe Valley. I watched as the slide came down and IIRC, it did wipe out several homes.
I also remember talking to friends that were CFI-G's and tow pilots at Sky Sailing in Fremont, CA who happened to be in the air when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit. They came down and landed to find all manor of chaos, asking what the big deal was.
Nothing at all like this slide in Washington, but amazing that things happen on the ground while we are flying.
"The Magic Carpet" Flying since Sept. 2009
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