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(Fox News)   Plane crashes in Florida panhandle, no pilot found. Well there's your problem   (foxnews.com ) divider line
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2009-01-12 10:52:22 AM  
I LOL'ed, would LOL again.
 
2009-01-12 11:00:11 AM  
Not really a problem, it's all ball-bearings these days.
 
2009-01-12 11:01:31 AM  
+1. Nice work subby.
 
2009-01-12 11:09:11 AM  
Was the flight number 404?
 
2009-01-12 11:40:31 AM  
Was it perhaps a remote drone looking for Bin Laden? He might be in Florida since he's an old guy with kidney problems.
 
2009-01-12 11:51:28 AM  
new keyboard, laughing at work, boss asking why, etc.

+1, would read again
 
2009-01-12 11:53:18 AM  
Maybe the Pilate wanted to wash his hands of the whole matter.
 
2009-01-12 12:14:24 PM  
Almost killed that 2 year no-fatality streak.
 
rmz
2009-01-12 12:55:04 PM  
According to other sources, the guy apparently was trying to fake his own death or something -- he put the plane on autopilot at 2,000 feet, and was later seen checking into a nearby hotel under a false name.

oops
 
2009-01-12 01:11:25 PM  

rmz: According to other sources, the guy apparently was trying to fake his own death or something -- he put the plane on autopilot at 2,000 feet, and was later seen checking into a nearby hotel under a false name.

oops


Yea saw that on CNN, mu first thought he was trying to collect life insurance.
 
2009-01-12 01:15:26 PM  
Oh god, so simple. +1
 
2009-01-12 01:15:56 PM  

labman: Was the flight number 404?


clever sir. clever.
 
2009-01-12 01:16:52 PM  
Paging Mr. Cooper, Mr. DB Cooper to the white courtesy phone..
 
2009-01-12 01:17:23 PM  
... and stop calling me Shirley.
 
2009-01-12 01:18:18 PM  
He was last seen throwing a t-shirt out of the plane that says "Don't tell my mom I'm an NFA dealer, she still thinks I play piano in a whorehouse".

/Obscure
 
2009-01-12 01:19:15 PM  
Yes, I too will jump on the bandwagon. Simple is best.

/Ok. Mod mins. Admit you farked up. No way this should have been greenlit and you know it.
 
2009-01-12 01:19:27 PM  
Looks like someone...went on aut-no-pilot.

l.yimg.com

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 
2009-01-12 01:19:37 PM  
Looks like the FAA gets to reset this clock to 0 again.

www.compliancesigns.com
 
2009-01-12 01:21:25 PM  
icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com

/hotlinked 'cause imageshack is down
 
2009-01-12 01:21:31 PM  
Wasn't this the plotline for the first 2 hours of '24' last night?
 
2009-01-12 01:22:46 PM  

rmz: According to other sources, the guy apparently was trying to fake his own death or something -- he put the plane on autopilot at 2,000 feet, and was later seen checking into a nearby hotel under a false name.

oops


My first thought at reading this story before the update... It's a fake!

Now someone post the Romulan, please.
 
2009-01-12 01:22:54 PM  
I came in for the D.B. Cooper references. Leaving satisfied.
 
2009-01-12 01:23:17 PM  
If the windshield had blown in, wouldn't all the rest of his radio transmission in the 500mph slipstream be "Wharrgarbl?"
 
2009-01-12 01:23:33 PM  
amysrobot.com
 
2009-01-12 01:23:37 PM  

Psumek: Looks like the FAA gets to reset this clock to 0 again.


That was for commercial flights only, snapperhead.

Private pilots die at a pretty good clip every year.
 
2009-01-12 01:25:45 PM  
Next time, make sure your plane has enough fuel to make it to the Gulf so there's a plausible reason for why your body can't be found. Dumbass.
 
2009-01-12 01:26:00 PM  

O-Face: Not really a problem, it's all ball-bearings these days.


Well...then I guess his Fetzer valve is the problem.

/just bill the rescue effort to the Underhill's account.
 
2009-01-12 01:27:09 PM  
Jeez....they lost contact with him near Gadsden and they found the plane in Florida? That's 300 miles or so, a good chunk of the range of a Piper Malibu. How do you lose track of a 40 foot long airplane for an hour and a half and 300 miles?

Almost sounds to me like the guy might have bailed out and the thing flew itself out of gas...

Although I don't know why the hell he'd be wearing a parachute.
 
2009-01-12 01:27:48 PM  

michaeld55: Psumek: Looks like the FAA gets to reset this clock to 0 again.

That was for commercial flights only, snapperhead.

Private pilots die at a pretty good clip every year.


snapperhead. Never heard that one before.

/just watched Gran Turino and wondering if it has anything to do w/ the zipper one
 
2009-01-12 01:28:28 PM  
www.nytmare.org


www.nytmare.org
 
2009-01-12 01:28:47 PM  

dbwill: If the windshield had blown in, wouldn't all the rest of his radio transmission in the 500mph slipstream be "Wharrgarbl?"


a Malibu can do 500 mph?
 
2009-01-12 01:28:58 PM  

labman: Was the flight number 404?


Well played.
 
2009-01-12 01:29:36 PM  
Best part is he left Indiana (which needs its own tag) and the plane crashed in Florida. Two idiot states 1 article.
 
2009-01-12 01:31:30 PM  

EliWho: Looks like someone...went on aut-no-pilot.

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


I'll never get over macho grande.
 
2009-01-12 01:31:44 PM  

Psumek:
snapperhead. Never heard that one before.

/just watched Gran Turino and wondering if it has anything to do w/ the zipper one


You can't be serious, and no.
 
2009-01-12 01:31:53 PM  
I thought maybe it was The Rapture.

I guess the plane was "Destin'ed to crash.

www.q45.org
 
2009-01-12 01:33:15 PM  

jaylectricity: Almost killed that 2 year no-fatality streak.


Applies to air carriers only. Not General Aviation.

NTSB Query (new window)

Set the start date to 1/1/2007 and Injury Severity to Fatal. 700+ records.
 
2009-01-12 01:33:56 PM  
You know who else had to panhandle?
 
2009-01-12 01:33:58 PM  

Byno: "Destin'ed


i see what you did there.
 
2009-01-12 01:33:59 PM  
Came here for some mythbusters, disappointed.
 
2009-01-12 01:38:08 PM  
www.encadenados.org

Pilot?
 
2009-01-12 01:38:27 PM  
CNN Reporting he faked the distress call, parachuted out, and CHECKED INTO A HOTEL

Was wet from the knees down, explained that was from being in a "canoeing accident with friends". Canoeing accident?? And wouldn't that tend to make a person wet all over. And he was still wearing skydiving goggles.

He had "contacted air traffic controllers and told them the plane's windshield had imploded and that he was bleeding profusely". When the plane ran out of gas and came down the cockpit was largely intact. Including the windshield. And, uh, I mean you don't wonder if the body was thrown far away or carried off by predators or burned completely into nothing when the cockpit's right there. Door and everything.

YOU ARE NOT DB COOPER
 
2009-01-12 01:39:02 PM  
I used to live by there when I was in the military. The locals ate him. I am sure of it.

\\redneck riviara
 
2009-01-12 01:39:31 PM  
they found the pilot in the sidebar of your CNN article about how it has been 2 years since the commercial airlines have had any deaths...
 
2009-01-12 01:40:39 PM  
I'll put money on trying to get insurance or just wanting to evade the grasp of the biatch of a wife.

Go flying just at night, nobody will be looking up for parachutes.

crash somewhere where carnivores could take care of your body.

full moon though. Don't know if that is good or bad. Maybe that is to his advantage to try to land.
 
2009-01-12 01:43:18 PM  

Oldiron_79: Came here for some mythbusters, disappointed.


img55.imageshack.us

Approves of headline.

and ImageShack is bloody useless.
 
2009-01-12 01:43:43 PM  
Must have been one hell of a bender
 
2009-01-12 01:44:54 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Next time, make sure your plane has enough fuel to make it to the Gulf so there's a plausible reason for why your body can't be found. Dumbass.


Why would he fly out over the Gulf if he just told everyone that his windshield failed?
 
2009-01-12 01:46:19 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: I'll put money on trying to get insurance or just wanting to evade the grasp of the biatch of a wife.

Go flying just at night, nobody will be looking up for parachutes.

crash somewhere where carnivores could take care of your body.

full moon though. Don't know if that is good or bad. Maybe that is to his advantage to try to land.


It's a shame he didn't calculate fuel burn properly, or else the plane might've made it to the gulf. Oh well. Dumbass made a second mistake by talking to an officer after his skydive and didn't bother to take off his gear.

/Deserves what he gets
//Ruining a perfectly good plane like that...
 
2009-01-12 01:46:38 PM  
You don't suppose...

www.global-air.com
 
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