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Old 03-21-2013, 11:54 PM
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Default RV lands on soccer field

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Anybody know this guy? Great job, no one hurt, plane's intact!
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:53 AM
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Sounds like he did a great job of turning lemons into lemonade.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:46 AM
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Wow. only a very few other airplanes can land on a soccer field?

+ 1 for Van's RV's.

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:53 AM
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Great job! Can't wait to hear the story from him...
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:42 AM
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that was great airmanship. impressive.

the hero in the book i was reading last night escaped off the mountain in a ultralite and landed in a soccer field at night. clive cussler devils gate.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:23 AM
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They do say in the story, and you can see in the video, that the right wing struck a sign on the way in. Looks like minor damage to the leading edge near the outboard end of the fuel tank.

Nice work getting it down safely in a tight area. Makes me want to go practice short field landings...
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:44 AM
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I've always wondered how a plane is recovered from an area like that. Will they allow you to take back off once fixed or do you have to disassemble and trailer back to the airport? A rural road is one thing, but a soccer field in town?
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:10 AM
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Bill, that really varies by area. A pilot of mine ran an Air Tractor out of fuel, a couple years ago, next to a 4-lane highway in our rural area and landed on it.

The sheriff's deputy was a kind, considerate sort and he stopped traffic for us to take off...what little traffic there was.

More than likely, this one will probably have to have its wings removed and trailered back. A soccer field is really short, even diagonally.

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:14 AM
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And no bent nosewheel. Nice job!!!

Thanks for taking one for the team. Now we all know that soccer fields are a viable place to put it down if need be...if, there are no soccer players present!
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:29 AM
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I've landed my plane on a soccer field hundreds of times with room to spare.

(RC glider, but can't be much different )
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