04 May 2014

Up (Updated)

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This.



A small aircraft crashed into a tree in Wasilla shortly after takeoff, troopers say.

Alaska State Troopers spokesman Timothy Despain says a small plane crash-landed in a tree near Meadow Lakes Drive just after taking off from a nearby airstrip. The plane is reportedly stuck nearly 30 feet off the ground.

The pilot was not injured during the crash, according to Despain, but was unable to exit the aircraft. Emergency responders were initially unable to use heavy equipment in the area because the ground was soft from breakup.

UPDATE:  How did they get him down?  The local electric co-op sent a boom truck. Good on ya, MEA!

15 comments:

PioneerPreppy said...

Note to self. Bring rappelling gear in survival bag when flying in small aircraft.

And lots of rope....

Rev. Paul said...

Or at least a rope ladder. :)

Murphy's Law said...

Hopefully most of that'll buff out.

Rev. Paul said...

I'm not so sure, ML; looks to me like the starboard wing is bent. But then I'm no airframe mechanic.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I see serious sums of money being spent.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

UP.....great kids movie!!!!

Air Plane, needs balloons, lol

Rev. Paul said...

WSF & Sandy, you're both right. :)

Old NFO said...

Oopsie... and yeah, ROPE, bring rope...

Rev. Paul said...

LOL!

Teresa said...

Um... wow. That's amazing. Y'all have strong trees up there. LOL.

Oh yeah, I agree - rope and lots of it.

Rev. Paul said...

Hadn't thought about the trees being so strong, but ... yes. On both counts!

Cathy said...

NO way!

Gotta show this pix to my hubby :)

Rev. Paul said...

'Fraid so, Cathy. :)

ProudHillbilly said...

Whoa! But still better than some of the recent wrecks...

Rev. Paul said...

True enough, PH - it sure beats the alternative.