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(Huffington Post)   What happens when a plane meets a car on the road? Well watch   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 81
    More: Scary, Frank Laudo, SUV, WFAA, East Hartford, TWICE, Oregonians, florida  
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2012-11-05 11:15:41 PM  
I've driven that exact road many times. There are multiple "Yield to Aircraft" and "Aircraft Crossing" signs. The pilot was a bit too low but FFS you are on airport crossing a runway, how about you farking look?
 
2012-11-05 11:20:31 PM  
Y Kant Kandy Operate A Kamera?
 
2012-11-05 11:24:32 PM  
Video isn't working for me, oddly, even after giving the page temporary allow all.
 
2012-11-05 11:27:34 PM  
Ah, there we go. Saw this on the news last night; didn't know there was a video. The conversation at the end was funny.
 
2012-11-05 11:34:51 PM  

Shocktopus: I've driven that exact road many times. There are multiple "Yield to Aircraft" and "Aircraft Crossing" signs. The pilot was a bit too low but FFS you are on airport crossing a runway, how about you farking look?


That's as bad as the deer crossings the DNR puts up. Move the damn crossing to someplace else, and drivers won't have to worry about it. Why do they put these crossing in high traffic areas, anyway?
 
2012-11-05 11:35:39 PM  
"why did you pull in front of an air plane"

"I didn't pull in front of an air plane"

"YES YOU DID!"
 
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2012-11-05 11:37:32 PM  
When my car encounters a plane I either use more gas or decelerate.
 
2012-11-05 11:37:44 PM  
So this suddenly makes the guy realize he has a family and flying might be dangerous so he needs to give it up. I've never understood these people. Have one accident and then you realize crap can go wrong. Learn from it and don't trust people to stop and wait for you. If you survive the mistake it should teach you something. But don't just give up.
 
2012-11-05 11:40:57 PM  

Vexed Thespian: "why did you pull in front of an air plane"

"I didn't pull in front of an air plane"

"YES YOU DID!"

 
2012-11-05 11:46:21 PM  
What an idiot driver. Aircraft aren't quiet. How the hell did she not see and hear that?
 
2012-11-06 12:02:33 AM  

Iplaybass: What an idiot driver. Aircraft aren't quiet. How the hell did she not see and hear that?


Maybe this
www.hometheatersworld.com

but most likely because the plane's throttle was on idle and the windows of the SUV were rolled up.
 
2012-11-06 12:21:58 AM  
Count me in the "don't put a road and the end of a runway that close together" demographic
 
2012-11-06 12:22:44 AM  

Iplaybass: What an idiot driver. Aircraft aren't quiet. How the hell did she not see and hear that?


lol...my thoughts
 
2012-11-06 12:25:22 AM  
MMM. car should have stopped and looked, but plane is too low on approach, and landing (according to the wind sock in the frame) downwind instead of the more common way. You can see the pilot sees the car and starts to try to evade but he's too low and hasn't got the power.
Asshat award to whoever allowed the runway-road proximity like that in the first pace. The road is practically a farking taxiway itself.
 
2012-11-06 12:26:28 AM  
I'll just leave this here:

cdn-www.cracked.com
 
2012-11-06 12:29:41 AM  

Iplaybass: What an idiot driver. Aircraft aren't quiet. How the hell did she not see and hear that?


Speaking from experience, I travel daily on a road that is positioned under the flight path of small aircraft (but larger than this one) as they land at an airport. They come in low (the runway starts a few hundred feet from the road). Occasionally I will cross under a plane at the exact moment it's flying over me. I never hear them until they're past me, even if there are no other sounds going on, beyond the noise of the road.
 
2012-11-06 12:30:59 AM  

Modguy: Video isn't working for me, oddly, even after giving the page temporary allow all.


Huffington puffington post can't post videos that can be played on iPad without first downloading their worthless ap. I thought these people were progressives?
 
2012-11-06 12:33:36 AM  
According to ABC, this is the fourth accident linked to the airport in the past six weeks. The previous accidents all involved crashes after takeoff, and have killed a total of six people and injured one.

Six deaths in six weeks?
 
2012-11-06 01:04:21 AM  

Iplaybass: What an idiot driver. Aircraft aren't quiet. How the hell did she not see and hear that?


A little Cessna being pretty much glided to the runway could be fairly quiet. That was not a good approach angle.

The problem is that it's a little uncontrolled POS under a layer of Class B airspace. A real airport wouldn't have a road above the level of the runway its in front of.
 
2012-11-06 01:19:28 AM  
"Whatever that is, it's in our car."

"That's the landing gear. You got hit by an airplane."

/lolz
 
2012-11-06 01:29:45 AM  
After assessing injuries, the first question airport manager Glen Hyde had for the Laudos was, "Why did you pull out in front of an airplane?"

Somebody buy this man a beer.
 
2012-11-06 01:57:40 AM  
This is what happens when you meet a stranger in the Alps.
 
2012-11-06 01:59:57 AM  
That's a whole lotta fail for such a short video.
 
2012-11-06 02:30:18 AM  

Iplaybass: What an idiot driver. Aircraft aren't quiet. How the hell did she not see and hear that?


Woman driver. She's lucky she didn't fall off the planet
 
2012-11-06 03:28:22 AM  
According to the end of the article, the airport has attempted to purchase that road way several times and has always been rejected. There are apparently stop signs, yield to aircraft, and other assorted signs telling drivers that there are low flying aircraft that cross that road. In the video, there is another car that crosses that same stretch of road before the plane arrives.

Either way, there's a whole lot of fail involved there. My suggestion would be to put flashing yellows that change to red when an airplane is coming in - kinda like what they do in front of fire stations - since the idiots that own that stretch of road don't want to deal with the mess.
 
2012-11-06 03:44:00 AM  
Yeah its the drivers fault when a plane hits them while they are legally driving down a public road.
 
2012-11-06 04:21:58 AM  
It's stuff like this that make me realize I'm kind of a jerk.
Yesterday sometime I was probably all "WTF would film that instead of going to help?!? Jesus fark, some people are inconsiderate farking assholes!"

Now I'm "WTF wouldn't you keep the camera on the plane? Jesus fark, some people probably want to see what happens!"
 
2012-11-06 04:24:57 AM  
"Both Frank and Heather Laudo, however, are adamant they never saw the plane until about a second before it hit them."
are completely incompetent and should never be allowed to drive again.
 
2012-11-06 05:05:02 AM  

hodge-podge: Y Kant Kandy Operate A Kamera?


oh gods so much farking this.
 
2012-11-06 06:48:56 AM  

henryhill: Yeah its the drivers fault when a plane hits them while they are legally driving down a public road.


In this case, it is. There are multiple signs warning of approaching aircraft.
 
2012-11-06 07:04:07 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: In this case, it is. There are multiple signs warning of approaching aircraft.


Not seeing much of a warning at all.
 
2012-11-06 07:13:55 AM  
Something is about to happen. Quick! Point the camera away!

Also,
Just four weeks away from getting his pilot's license

yeah, about that.
 
2012-11-06 07:25:11 AM  
Wow, now the FAA has its own TV station!
 
2012-11-06 07:35:29 AM  
Shouldn't there be like some sort of gate that goes up when a plane is coming in for an approach to prevent stupidity? I mean we have it for trains, how hard would it be to have some sort of radar system installed if your going to put a road that close to a runway.
 
2012-11-06 07:59:38 AM  
I have occasion to drive near a major military base/airfield where you can occasionally get this kind of action, only instead of Cessna aircraft you'll get B-52s. I wonder how the crash would look then....

oh wait there'd be nothing left of the car.
 
2012-11-06 08:01:42 AM  

Bio-nic: I wonder how the crash would look then....


ltbrin.typepad.com
 
2012-11-06 08:15:44 AM  
What's the deductible on something like that?
 
2012-11-06 08:24:29 AM  

sarconic: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: In this case, it is. There are multiple signs warning of approaching aircraft.

Not seeing much of a warning at all.


Wow.... exactly right. Nobody can reasonably blame the driver for the accident here. The airport and the pilots have more responsibility in this case, at any rate. It's not like they don't know the road is there, or that it is used by vehicles on a regular basis.

Even with warning signs, why should a driver think a pilot would be dumb enough to make such a low approach? I'll also add that the aircraft's engine noise isn't that loud, and that the driver's approach puts the aircraft out of sight right up until the accident.

It's an unfortunate accident, which might have been prevented with better measures in place - the airport has a large part of the responsibility here, as does the pilot. IS the runway really so short that light aircraft need to touchdown at the vary edge, putting themselves so low over that road? Pilots also have to be a lot more aware of their surroundings, and in particular the environment they are taking off/landing in... as for the driver, why is he supposed to look for low flying aircraft in an empty field, rather than watch the road? Who is to say the driver is familiar with the area? Why all the vitriol toward them?!?

Not posting any signs, or visual warnings for drivers, is pure negligence, at any rate.
 
2012-11-06 08:43:27 AM  

Vexed Thespian: "why did you pull in front of an air plane"

"I didn't pull in front of an air plane"

"YES YOU DID!"


I enjoyed that exchange as well
 
2012-11-06 08:43:54 AM  

LesserEvil: sarconic: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: In this case, it is. There are multiple signs warning of approaching aircraft.

Not seeing much of a warning at all.

Wow.... exactly right. Nobody can reasonably blame the driver for the accident here. The airport and the pilots have more responsibility in this case, at any rate. It's not like they don't know the road is there, or that it is used by vehicles on a regular basis.

Even with warning signs, why should a driver think a pilot would be dumb enough to make such a low approach? I'll also add that the aircraft's engine noise isn't that loud, and that the driver's approach puts the aircraft out of sight right up until the accident.

It's an unfortunate accident, which might have been prevented with better measures in place - the airport has a large part of the responsibility here, as does the pilot. IS the runway really so short that light aircraft need to touchdown at the vary edge, putting themselves so low over that road? Pilots also have to be a lot more aware of their surroundings, and in particular the environment they are taking off/landing in... as for the driver, why is he supposed to look for low flying aircraft in an empty field, rather than watch the road? Who is to say the driver is familiar with the area? Why all the vitriol toward them?!?

Not posting any signs, or visual warnings for drivers, is pure negligence, at any rate.


Ahem - "Image Date: November 2007"
 
2012-11-06 08:50:04 AM  
that's a good one. pull out in front of an airplane.

the plane was too low.

if that road is too close to the landing zone, then the road should be shut down. simple.

yield to plane?


dumb. dumb.
 
2012-11-06 08:51:58 AM  

KidneyStone: Count me in the "don't put a road and the end of a runway that close together" demographic




you would think. something as obvious as 'don't put roads so close to landing zones' would get someone's attention.

guess not.

now i have to not only look out for car traffic, but look out for plane traffic too.
 
2012-11-06 08:53:15 AM  

henryhill: Yeah its the drivers fault when a plane hits them while they are legally driving down a public road.




lol

that'll teach her!

the moron who built the road there should be spanked.
 
2012-11-06 08:54:36 AM  

thesharkman: What's the deductible on something like that?



Like a good neighbor, state farm is going to say 'wtf?'
 
2012-11-06 09:21:30 AM  

deffuse: LesserEvil: sarconic: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: In this case, it is. There are multiple signs warning of approaching aircraft.

Not seeing much of a warning at all.

Wow.... exactly right. Nobody can reasonably blame the driver for the accident here. The airport and the pilots have more responsibility in this case, at any rate. It's not like they don't know the road is there, or that it is used by vehicles on a regular basis.

Even with warning signs, why should a driver think a pilot would be dumb enough to make such a low approach? I'll also add that the aircraft's engine noise isn't that loud, and that the driver's approach puts the aircraft out of sight right up until the accident.

It's an unfortunate accident, which might have been prevented with better measures in place - the airport has a large part of the responsibility here, as does the pilot. IS the runway really so short that light aircraft need to touchdown at the vary edge, putting themselves so low over that road? Pilots also have to be a lot more aware of their surroundings, and in particular the environment they are taking off/landing in... as for the driver, why is he supposed to look for low flying aircraft in an empty field, rather than watch the road? Who is to say the driver is familiar with the area? Why all the vitriol toward them?!?

Not posting any signs, or visual warnings for drivers, is pure negligence, at any rate.

Ahem - "Image Date: November 2007"


What does that prove? Do you have anything more recent? I just see a sharp right turn with no stop at the three-way intersection; scrub bushes are probably enough to obscure a visual of an approaching aircraft, even if it isn't likely in the driver's blind spot at the point they are turning the corner (as for noise, who doesn't expect the buzzing of aircraft at an airport?

What I also see is that the runway is very long for a light aircraft. I see absolutely ZERO reason for the pilot to make his approach as he did. I doubt he'd need more than a half of that runway to land, even in the worst possible conditions. The truth is that the pilot was less than 4ft off the ground before he was even over the runway, and given the rise int he ground on the other side fo the road, the clearance was probably less earlier in his approach. If you look at the video, the pilot was lucky to even clear the fence.

The airport should put a berm up at the end of the runway to insure aircraft give proper clearance to the roadway on their approach. I find it odd that "Airport Rd", obviously part fo the original layout, was even placed there (or at least, that the runway was put that close).
 
2012-11-06 09:26:47 AM  
Dude, chill out, fark man. I was merely pointing out that there might be massive signs somewhere that we can't see - 5 years is a long time.
 
2012-11-06 09:28:13 AM  
Oh and was pointed out, the pilot was learning to be a pilot (possibly why it was being recorded).... He won't be on the landing stripes everytime while he is learning, just like everyone wasn't a F1 racer when the were learning to drive.
 
2012-11-06 09:32:26 AM  
So it is the driver's responsibility to try and guess the descent rate, speed, altitude of an approaching aircraft when there are no visual references to judge it by?
 
2012-11-06 09:33:33 AM  
I'm just saying that there might be other factors that should be taken into account. That's all.
 
2012-11-06 09:48:10 AM  
Regardless of fault, there's plus side - they all have a hell of a party story.....
 
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