Spectacular Beech crash landing!!!

There seems to be a spate of incidents at the moment, none more spectacular than this crash from California over the weekend:

According to the report, the Beech 18 landed on a grassy swale(whatever that is!!) right next to oncoming traffic.

Thankfully the pilot Robert Robinson survived, although some question how he did so looking at the crash site!!!

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3 Responses to Spectacular Beech crash landing!!!

  1. Marco Venzelaar 24 September, 2007 at 12:49 pm #

    There is actual footage of the site on the CNN website: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2007/09/22/pilot.survives.crash.wfor if the clip does not come up immediately type in the words “pilot survives crash” in the search.

  2. James 24 September, 2007 at 2:33 pm #

    Yowch! Impressive looking destruction.

  3. malcolm petty 25 September, 2007 at 3:54 pm #

    It would help if you got the correct State, at least. The crash occurred in Florida.
    A “swale” is sort of like a British “verge”.

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