View Full Version : A penny for the pilots thoughts.....

3rd May 2009, 08:02
Taken from the BBC......

A US pilot was in luck when his falling aeroplane made a soft landing, thanks to a row of portable toilets.
The Cessna 182 suffered apparent engine failure after taking off from Thun Field airfield south-east of Tacoma in Washington state.
As it fell, the plane hit a fence, flipped upside down and landed on toilets being stored near the runway by the Northwest Cascade company.
A company employee said the toilets had "kind of cushioned things".
Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the county sheriff, told the News Tribune newspaper that the pilot had reached an altitude of about 150ft (45m) when the engine "quit running".
"He tried to turn around and come back and land, but he didn't quite make it," said Mr Troyer.
The 67-year-old pilot, who was reported to have been flying alone, has not been identified.

Story and video here.

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US plane crash lands on toilets (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8030898.stm)

Just as well it wasn't Glastonbury. They would still be trying to dig the pilot out.

3rd May 2009, 12:30
See Here... (http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/372411-another-caption-contender.html)

Standard Noise
3rd May 2009, 14:27
Ring, ring.....
Pilot - 'Hello?'
Pilot's wife - 'How's it going dear, enjoying yourself?'
Pilot -'Can I call you back love, I'm on the shitter.'

3rd May 2009, 14:41
I hope he remembered to wash his hands afterwards.

3rd May 2009, 17:27
Just another pilot trying to cut the toilet paper with his prop

Captain Stable
3rd May 2009, 17:29
"He tried to turn around and come back and land, but he didn't quite make it,":mad: stupid pilot.

3rd May 2009, 17:31
Aye ,land straight ahead, somewhere, field preferably, road, damnit somewhere flat. Never turn.