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Old 12th Jul 2022, 14:48
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Sully Jr?

100-hour PPL lands fuel-starved 1967 Aero Commander 100 on mountain highway in Swain County, North Carolina after first preparing to land in river. No injuries, no damage.

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Old 12th Jul 2022, 18:07
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 21:09
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I like the way he vacated the runway next exit.
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Old 14th Jul 2022, 19:24
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He was a lucky, lucky man his engine didn't quit 15 seconds later as those wires were just oh-so predictably waiting to completely ruin his day.

But wtf was he doing wazzing at that sort of level in a mountainous valley in the first place? In a single?

More like Silly Jr.
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Old 14th Jul 2022, 23:02
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo View Post
He was a lucky, lucky man his engine didn't quit 15 seconds later as those wires were just oh-so predictably waiting to completely ruin his day.

But wtf was he doing wazzing at that sort of level in a mountainous valley in the first place? In a single?

More like Silly Jr.
Good point. I did think that too.

Altitude is money in the bank - but hadn't he just recently done the TO - so hadn't had time to accrue that.
Definitely - whatever it was - it was a lucky escape - doesn't get any better than that. Doesn't need to.

Bloody good Landing - bloody good use of Rudder.

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Old 14th Jul 2022, 23:25
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo View Post
He was a lucky, lucky man his engine didn't quit 15 seconds later as those wires were just oh-so predictably waiting to completely ruin his day.

But wtf was he doing wazzing at that sort of level in a mountainous valley in the first place? In a single?

More like Silly Jr.
And with no fuel!
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Old 15th Jul 2022, 07:47
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Originally Posted by ve3id View Post
And with no fuel!
Aren't we hearng the engine reving up / down ? He maight have been very low on fuel but not out.
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