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(New York Daily News)   Bad: Man mowing grass has hand cut off. Fark: By propeller of plane that crashed into him   (nydailynews.com) divider line 35
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2014-04-27 03:22:36 AM
84 year old pilot. Probably got rubber stamped through his license renewal.
 
2014-04-27 03:35:59 AM
assets.nydailynews.com

You missed a spot.
 
2014-04-27 03:46:46 AM
Very sad.  If the picture was taken soon after the incident I think it's fair to say it can't be blamed on the weather.
 
2014-04-27 07:07:32 AM
But the good news is that the chances of this happening again are astronomical.
 
2014-04-27 07:09:40 AM
Poor guy, mistaken for a farmer's market.
 
2014-04-27 07:09:50 AM
And I thought I was having a bad day.

/There's an Al Queda joke in here somewhere
 
2014-04-27 07:14:42 AM
must have over shot the farmers market.
 
2014-04-27 07:27:23 AM
unless the person on the mower had just started to mow the lawn, the pilot should have seen this going on as you are supposed to be looking at the area where you are going to land.  problem on final is with a taildragger, you do not have as good a forward visibility as you do in a nosewheel plane.
 
2014-04-27 07:33:03 AM
"Sisson is an experienced pilot who was flying in from Crossville, Tenn., to visit family in Taylorsville..."

Well, he's not THAT experienced obviously.
 
2014-04-27 07:33:34 AM
How long before the HOA send the poor guy a nasty letter about not finishing the lawn?
 
2014-04-27 07:36:42 AM
If a plane crashes into you, I would consider losing just your hand to be lucky.
 
2014-04-27 07:37:21 AM
I thought only farmers' markets were dangerous, now we have to watch the skies while in our own backyards?
 
2014-04-27 07:42:50 AM
Well, that's not something you see every day.


/something something grass is always greener something something
 
2014-04-27 07:57:41 AM
"This is going to be hard to figure out. I don't see any skidmarks."

"Oh, there are two sets, but you really don't want to see them."

media.cmgdigital.com
 
2014-04-27 08:01:32 AM
High-five!
 
2014-04-27 08:06:38 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: 84 year old pilot. Probably got rubber stamped through his license renewal.


Pilot licenses never expire. Medical certificates do, every 2 years for a 3rd class. There's also a biannual flight review to make sure you're capable.

Of course, about the only time your credentials are checked is when you're applying to do something new or after an accident.
 
2014-04-27 08:15:38 AM
For those who DNRTFA, the guy on the lawnmower was mowing the grass runway.  He was headed upwind so he didn't see the plane coming.  Sounds like a lack of basic safety precautions on both the pilot and guy cutting the grass.
 
2014-04-27 08:33:57 AM
Now he's monogamous.
 
2014-04-27 09:12:02 AM
So, rich old guy gets a pass.  Other than not being capable of seeing a man and a lawnmower on the grass runway in front of his face, he seemed fine!
 
2014-04-27 09:14:51 AM

beefoe: For those who DNRTFA, the guy on the lawnmower was mowing the grass runway.  He was headed upwind so he didn't see the plane coming.  Sounds like a lack of basic safety precautions on both the pilot and guy cutting the grass.


From the appearance of the photo, the mower was either at the end of the runway or off to the side, which makes me wonder if the pilot had a bad approach that made it harder to avoid the collision. Which would also mean that the guy mowing wouldn't be expecting the plane to be there.
 
2014-04-27 09:20:56 AM
Wow on an 84 year old pilot, it's hard enough to find 84 year old drivers but a pilot?!?

Cars can kill a few, but planes can take down buildings *innocent look*
 
2014-04-27 09:36:37 AM
Reminds me of GRA: San Andreas.
 
2014-04-27 10:17:54 AM
For some reason my brain parsed the headline as "bad man mowing grass has hand cut off", and I thought "Why is a bad man mowing the grass?".
 
2014-04-27 10:18:27 AM
On the bright side, now he can get promoted to trimming hedges.

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2014-04-27 10:46:21 AM
another missed opportunity for proper use of irony tag...
 
2014-04-27 11:35:49 AM
Not quite sure how the pilot didn't see the dude.... unless he was out there mowing in a full set of camo.

/looking at that picture I think everybody can be quite grateful that a hand was the only thing lost
 
2014-04-27 11:35:52 AM
And this is why all aircraft and ground personel should use fraking radios.
 
2014-04-27 11:55:59 AM
You know who else liked dive bombing people?
 
2014-04-27 12:29:13 PM

fusillade762: [assets.nydailynews.com image 850x637]

You missed a spot.


That right there is funny, I don't care who you are
(Lord, I apologize, and be with the starvin' Pygmies down there in New Guinea.)
 
2014-04-27 02:26:21 PM

numbone: Now he's monogamous.


I hope he wasn't left handed.
 
2014-04-27 03:46:26 PM

SpdrJay: But the good news is that the chances of this happening again are astronomical.


Headline: Man who had hand cut off by plane has leg crushed by meteor.
 
2014-04-27 05:12:51 PM
This is why I make a point of avoiding lawn mowers. They attract the Wrath of God.

And old white men, who either want you to stay off of their lawn or want you to work on it. Either way, old white men with lawnmowers are to be avoided like the plague.
 
2014-04-27 07:41:06 PM
Curse you Red Barron!!!
 
2014-04-27 07:43:26 PM
Cub Cadet now exempt from saluting.
 
2014-04-28 12:47:38 PM
As someone who lives under the flightpath from a major metropolitan airport, I am not getting a kick.

/can see the runway from my front yard.
 
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