28 February 2013

Any Landing You Can Walk Away From

is a good one.  From KTUU Channel 2 in Anchorage:

A Yute Air Cessna 207, seen here in an older photo, made a forced landing after an engine failure near Tuluksak Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (from www.ktuu.com)

Yute Air Flight Makes Forced Landing Near Tuluksak

Channel 2 News
1:13 p.m. AKST, February 28, 2013



NTSB investigator Chris Shaver says the Yute Air Cessna 207 was en route from Bethel to Tuluksak when its engine failed one to two miles short of Tuluksak’s airport, just before 4 p.m. Wednesday. Shaver says there weren’t any weather issues reported at the time.

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Dan Knesek, Yute Air’s operations manager, credited the plane’s pilot with averting a crash.
“(The) pilot did an excellent job getting it on the ground safely and all the passengers taken care of,” Knesek said.

Shaver says villagers from Tuluksak went to the crash site and picked up the plane’s occupants. According to Knesek, everybody on board initially refused medical treatment but they were subsequently given “a clean bill of health” at the local clinic.

Go here for the rest of the story.

7 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

I wonder how many needed clean under where?

Sandy said...

When you can walk away from a landing it's a good thing.

Probably all of them needed clean under wear.

Rev. Paul said...

I'm detecting a theme here ... :^)

Cathy said...

Oh yeah. Can you imagine the relief of that pilot and passengers. I have to look away when hubby is bring his 'simulator two-prop' in for a landing. I've never been in a small plane. . . and don't have any plans to do so :)

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, I've ridden helicopters, but not small planes. Flight Simulator just ain't the same; no consequences for bending the plane. :)

3boxesofbs said...

forced landing after an engine failure

Nothing forced about it. Neither the pilot or anyone else had to hold a gun to the plane to make it land.

I think they wanted "emergency landing" -- a little different concept.

Unless they are thinking gravity forced the plane down.

Rev. Paul said...

3boxes, I took it to mean "the plane was forced down short of the runway due to engine failure." But you may be right.