Monday, 1 December 2014

Plane Crashlands On Highway!

A pilot who was forced to make an emergency landing on a Connecticut road walked away from the crash unscathed, surviving his second incident in six years.

According to the Daily Mail, 48-year-old Danny Hall, from Torrington, Connecticut, was forced to crash land his plane in West Hartford after it lost power on Saturday afternoon. Hall’s plane, a small Cessna, experienced engine problems while he was flying from Robertson Field in Plainville to Hartford-Brainard Airport. Hall radioed an air traffic controller in an effort to find a place to land the plane safely.

“I said, ‘Tell my kids I love them if I don’t make it.’ He said, ‘OK. Good luck,'” Hall recalled.

While looking for a place to land, Hall spied a road that didn’t appear to have any traffic on it. What he thought was an empty road was actually a bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain that is under construction, due to open in March.

“I was kind of questioning why there were no cars on it, but I figure if I’m going to land a plane, I’m going to try to put it somewhere where no one is going to get hurt.”

The plane narrowly missed several homes and local businesses, losing a wing during the crash, according to NBC News. After the crash, Hall noticed smoke coming from the engine of the plane.


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