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    Small plane crashes in Riverwest area of Milwaukee
    From the Journal Sentinel
    Posted: Nov. 12, 2005



    A single-engine plane crashed into the Riverwest neighborhood about 6 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses said the pilot was moving in the cockpit as the plane dangled from electrical wires.


    Firefighters use a bucket lift to rescue a pilot from a plane after it crashed into power lines at Humboldt Ave. and Clarke St.
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    A single-engine plane crashed into the Riverwest neighborhood about 6 p.m. today, knocking out power to the immediate area.

    Firefighters used a bucket lift to rescue the pilot from the plane, which was dangling in power lines near Humboldt Ave. and Clarke St. His condition was not immediately known.

    It was not known whether anyone else was on the plane. It wasn’t known whether anyone on the ground was injured.

    The lights on the plane were still on and the plane’s nose was pointing into the ground. The plane came to rest about three feet off the ground.

    This story will be updated as it develops

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/nov05/370162.asp
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    DAMN! I wish I would have been working tonight...

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    Wonder if Jasper made it to this one?

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    Quite fortunate for the pilot there eh?

    Perhaps Capt. Gonzo can learn from this. When you are going to crash land, find a bunch to telphone wires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie
    Quite fortunate for the pilot there eh?

    Perhaps Capt. Gonzo can learn from this. When you are going to crash land, find a bunch to telphone wires.

    Gravity: You just can't beat it.

    From the looks of it, he came about 4 feet from certain death. I'll bet he needs to change pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie
    Quite fortunate for the pilot there eh?

    Perhaps Capt. Gonzo can learn from this. When you are going to crash land, find a bunch to telphone wires.

    Gravity: You just can't beat it.
    Maybe the pilot had a "Top Gun" flashback and thought he could catch the three wire on the deck of the aircraft carrier!

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    Well, you don't see that everyday.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nail200
    Wonder if Jasper made it to this one?

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    Nail, yes, I did manage to make it there. We were special called for shoring/stabilization and extrication of the trapped party.
    You never do really know what you will get.
    It was an interesting incident, to say the least.

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    "Perhaps Capt. Gonzo can learn from this. When you are going to crash land, find a bunch to telphone wires."

    Here's one we had in Seattle- I heard about two years later the pilot managed to kill himself in another aircraft accident-
    I think I would have quit while I was ahead-

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    Well his number of takeoffs equals his number of landings, so he is still ahead of the game.

    And I can't see a problem with his delivery, he could have jumped from that height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfd4life
    DAMN! I wish I would have been working tonight...

    Is that the fire alarm unit bringing him in? That would be pain with a regular stick.

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    Two things to say:

    1) Any "landing" you can walk away from is a good landing.

    2) Now that's a really silly place to park your a/c.
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    We were special called for shoring/stabilization
    That's a whole bunch of cribbing....
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    Unfortunately, once you actually start piloting an aircraft and have some financial stake in the matter, that phrase doesn't apply any more.

    Any landing you can walk away from and the plane can be immidiately flown again wasn't a terrible one. Any landing you can walk away from and wouldn't mind other people seeing is a good one. Any landing that nobody is there to witness will probably be your best landing ever. And finally, if at the end of the day, your logbook shows 1 less landing than takeoffs, there was probably a bad landing.
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    [QUOTE=nmfire]Unfortunately, once you actually start piloting an aircraft and have some financial stake in the matter, that phrase doesn't apply any more.

    After 10 years in the industry, and seeing the bills I agree wholeheartedly-
    When I started, I thought about owning my own plane, but now, I am content to work on other people's for a price

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    I'm still intent on either owning my own plane, or having use of someone else's. One way or another, not paying $100/hr to rent one!
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    I used to fly very often with a buddy when I was in high school. I've spent more than my fair share of time "looking for a suitable landing area outside the regulated airport" on more than one occasion. Kinda gives new meaning to the fan up front that keeps the pilot cool. and I learned the easy way that getting excited from the right seat doesnt help matters. Better to be useful looking for a nice flat farmers field.
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    Do you mean looking for suitable off-airport landing sites to keep occupied... or did his engine fail that often?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire
    I'm still intent on either owning my own plane, or having use of someone else's. One way or another, not paying $100/hr to rent one!
    If you are determined, I would be looking into a homebuilt- it has several advantages, not the least, after completion, if you were the builder, you recieve a repairman certificate which is in essence, an A&P for your aircraft.
    Also there are some fantastic kits out there-
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    One of our deputy chiefs just turned his basement into a hanger for an RV-10 I think. I haven't actually seen him to talk to him about it. But that isn't a bad idea. I should look into it, probably cheaper than buying a plane.

    I want to be able to carry 4 people comfortably though. That is my main thing.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    I think you will get a better plane, and you will be able to work on it and sign off your own inspections. (homebuilts use a condition inspection- it is an annual, but can be signed off with either a repairman certificate by the builder, or an A&P {not IA)) Read up on the Experimental category in the FARs.
    Once a year, Kitplanes magazine has an issue showing what is available in kits and plans, some might suprise you.
    EAA is also a great resource, and is worth a membership, and a trip to one of their airshows near you- I live near Arlington Washington, and the show here has vendors, as well as workshops for homebuilding.
    Another good move is to order catalogs from WagAero, and Aircraft Spruce and Specialty, both cater to homebuilders.
    The kits can range from very basic to everything you need, and you can have about as much fun as flying one.
    When I see Cessna getting $275,ooo new for a 172, or buying one that has been flown for 20 years, there are a lot nicer planes available for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire
    Do you mean looking for suitable off-airport landing sites to keep occupied... or did his engine fail that often?
    Just a few wee cases of carburator icing is all, although in 6 years of flying with Dave, that only happened maybe 3 times I think. No it was not a common event, but at the same time, he used to drill me (as the "right seat guy) to look and know/be aware in case fecal matter hit the wrong side of the fan. When I flew with his dad who is former Air Force, I got the same drills from him too.
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    Oh, ok. I was a little worried there. Giving passengers a job is a great tool. Keeps them occupied and gives you the upper hand in case of 'problems'.

    Was it by chance a Cessna?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Had a friend make a forced landing in a Long-EZ at the container terminal at Terminal Island.
    It could occur in any weather, and it did- a clear spring day! By the time he identified what it was, it was all over.
    Some of the carb heat arraingements leave a lot to be desired, especially in pusher aircraft.
    Had yo pull the outer wing panels and truck it to the airport.
    Not the plane to make a forced landing in.

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    Well at least he made it in once piece. Ever since I started solo'ing, I find myself paying much more attention to where I could land. It seems that in my area, it is more likely to be an aquatic landing.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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