Plane lands in NYC

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  1. TommyG

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    Wait... why aren't its gear down?
     
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    Three people passengers,glad everyone is ok.
     
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    Tom, you're quick. First thing I noticed is no Q-tips.
     
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    That went pretty well, considering... pretty sure the PIC would have had to go under an overpass to pull that off. With weekday rush hour traffic on that stretch of road, it would have been a disaster.
    Maybe they left the gear up to make sure it stopped before the next onramp...:D
     
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    Never mind, answered my own question by looking at the other thread.

    This looks like an Archer, and the gear collapsed on landing. OUCH!
     
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    They're calling it a miracle?
     
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    Miracles are a dime a dozen these days.
     
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    Wow, glad that worked out ok!

    My wife used to live right over there, on the Mosholu Parkway. Small world.
     

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    Great job by the pilot. Hope we can learn from this one.
     
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    In the Landings.com database, it shows he is a student pilot as of April 2013. I don't know when their info was last updated. The plane was registered to him as of June 2013.
    Maybe he wasn't the PIC or he let a friend borrow the plane and wasn't in it.
     
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    Being it was a Saturday, maybe that helped him in traffic, but that area is usually pretty bust any day.
     
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    FAA site only shows him as a student pilot as well
     
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    Prop doesn't look bent so must not have been spinning when nose gear collapsed.
     
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    Oh oh, I really hope it wasn't an illegal student pilot flight.

    Wait a second!
    Could it be that Bob the Pilot couldn't handle the unruly passengers this time? :yikes:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    On the DEEGAN!?! Very lucky to not get creamed by a car or 18-wheeler.

    I notice the tires and wheels are intact - he's far enough north that it was stripped in minutes.... :rofl:
     
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    The landing was probably perfect, the pot holes ripped off the landing gear.
     
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    Hope he got his PPL already, because he had passengers.
     
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    Could be the FAA backlog due to the shutdown. They were down 2 weeks and got 2 months behind. :) I passed my commercial checkride in September and only got my license a few days ago -- just a couple days left on the 120 temp certificate.
     
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    But did the FAA Airmen database take that long to update too?
    I would think the system would get updated in a couple of days at most, even though they don't send the card for a while.

    Could be he just got his certificate, in which case more kudos to him for the landing.
     
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    The FAA database updated only within a couple of days of getting the certificate - so the database too was lagging almost just as long as getting the certificate issued - Sept to December delay for me.


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    The FAA database is not updated until the paperwork is processed. Even with the electronic 8710 it's taking 100 days+ to process. I tell my students, when you see it in the database, give it a week for the snail mail.
     
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    Huh... my club had a hudson fly-out today... glad that wasn't any of our planes.
     
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    NY Times reports that a pothole repair crew had blocked two of three lanes of traffic, fortuitously creating artificially light traffic for the pilot landing downstream from the trucks.

    -Skip
     
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    A lot of good luck involved here. I wonder what the bad luck was that made all the good luck so needed.
     
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    That's really funny becsuse today I'm sittin here saying wow how are all these people flying today what airports are they taking off from, none the less landing at. We just got hit with a big storm of snow and it's all ice now .. At least I know where they were landing today! Glad everyone was ok!
     
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    Will be interesting to see the what caused the bad luck. Seems like the odds-on favorite is fuel starvation. Amazing how many times that comes up browsing the NTSB database.
     
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    Yep. Basically, when you are flying over hostile terrain in a single engine plane and the engine quits, luck really plays a big hand in your survival. Best to do whatever you can to ensure the motor keeps going and to avoid hostile terrain whenever possible.
     
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    Was this plane sold by Aircraft ownership solutions in Indiana?
     
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    I flew on Saturday in the NJ area two days after the storm with a CFI. The runway was clear, but had packed snow and some icy patches, but was passable. As long as you had a usable rumway the conditions in air were nearly perfect.
     
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    Here is some speculation posted to me by a member of our flying club. This doesn't mean the information is correct. So... continue with the speculations! -Skip

     
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    He might be in serious trouble......not with FAA, but his wife who wasn't one of the two women passengers.:no::hairraise:
     
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    Hmm, you are right:
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...-plane-on-nyc-highway-has-a-cryptic-response/

    I recall an off-field landing near here where the pilot was flying a girlfriend, not his wife, when he ran out of gas. Then he tried to avoid paying for the rental plane, which he totaled. A truly bad character.
     
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    http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20140105X41404&key=1