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(Denver Channel)   It's always awkward when the previous owner of your house drops in unannounced. It's even more awkward when he drops in via plane. Through your roof   (thedenverchannel.com) divider line 40
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2014-05-06 09:30:25 AM  
Occam's Razor will need some sharpening after this one..
 
2014-05-06 10:15:10 AM  
His plane was dragging a GEICO banner, too.

And the pets that escaped unharmed included a lizard.

The awesome this story delivers JUST DOESN'T STOP
 
2014-05-06 10:56:35 AM  
And he's a firefighter, and the house started on fire!
 
2014-05-06 10:57:26 AM  
I hope he was insured.
 
2014-05-06 10:58:07 AM  
And he just saved 15% on his insurance!
 
2014-05-06 11:02:21 AM  
I can see my old house from up here.  It's bigger than I remembered
 
2014-05-06 11:04:19 AM  
The story just keeps getting weirder.  He crawled out of the plane, walked out the front door and helped with putting out the fire?  Really?

And all like 6 blocks or so from my house...
 
Skr
2014-05-06 11:06:32 AM  
"He also said the planes that pull banners aren't equipped with parachutes."
No chute for you!
 
Ab3
2014-05-06 11:06:34 AM  
At least the Chicken Lady stopped showing up.

"Scarred for life!"
 
2014-05-06 11:10:05 AM  

Skr: "He also said the planes that pull banners aren't equipped with parachutes."

No chute for you!


They should fix that. When the plane has bad trouble you could point it at a lake or something and jump out.

I hope the two dogs and lizard were their only pets.
 
2014-05-06 11:11:00 AM  

unlikely: His plane was dragging a GEICO banner, too.

And the pets that escaped unharmed included a lizard.

The awesome this story delivers JUST DOESN'T STOP


R.O.U.S: And he's a firefighter, and the house started on fire!


And he was flying an airplane, that would not stay in the air!
 
2014-05-06 11:12:28 AM  

Skr: "He also said the planes that pull banners aren't equipped with parachutes."
No chute for you!


I would have gone with 'No chute Sherlock"
 
2014-05-06 11:13:24 AM  
Get a cameraman and director STAT
 
2014-05-06 11:18:03 AM  
He meant to hit that house.  It always pissed him off.  The angles just off square.  The toilet that always clogged and over ran when company was over.  The constant flooding in the basement.  How do 14 sump pumps fail in 10 years?  And the drafts!  My god how he searched for holes and openings.  The money he poured into weather stripping and insulation.  Yes he sold that house but it still nagged at him and mocked him.

It had to die.

And in the end he could not do it.  The regret lead him to the hose.  But the house did not let the water flow well.  It wanted to die.

Thankfully it is insured by Geico.  But Geico never pays out unless they are made to.  They mock him as the house had done.
 
2014-05-06 11:20:26 AM  

Grapple: The story just keeps getting weirder.  He crawled out of the plane, walked out the front door and helped with putting out the fire?  Really?

And all like 6 blocks or so from my house...


My youngest son was at baseball practice over at the Northglenn open space fields.  Kept wondering why that helicopter was circling the same spot for an hour or so, ex finally told me a plane had crashed into a house over in that area.
 
2014-05-06 11:20:58 AM  
That looked pretty gnarly. How the hell did he survive that?
 
2014-05-06 11:31:22 AM  
I'm flying a plane with a banner over an occupied neighborhood right now, so getting a kick, etc.
 
2014-05-06 11:32:30 AM  
He once owned the house, but didn't realize it at the time?

House flipper.
 
2014-05-06 11:32:59 AM  
I want this house. What are the chances another plane will ever hit it?
 
2014-05-06 11:33:47 AM  
 
2014-05-06 11:34:07 AM  

Skr: "He also said the planes that pull banners aren't equipped with parachutes."
No chute for you!


But the pilot might want to be equipped with a parachute.
 
2014-05-06 11:41:03 AM  

SJKebab: Get a cameraman and director STAT


It's been done already.
cdn5.movieclips.com
 
2014-05-06 11:41:06 AM  

Grumpy Cat: I want this house. What are the chances another plane will ever hit it?


Same chances as lightning striking the same spot twice? (Which is a lot, really.)
 
2014-05-06 11:43:04 AM  

Grumpy Cat: I want this house. What are the chances another plane will ever hit it?


fanaticscope.files.wordpress.com

'We'll be safe here.'
 
2014-05-06 11:47:53 AM  

The One True TheDavid: Skr: "He also said the planes that pull banners aren't equipped with parachutes."

No chute for you!

They should fix that. When the plane has bad trouble you could point it at a lake or something and jump out.

I hope the two dogs and lizard were their only pets.


According to the article, the plane was flying at 200 feet. At that altitude, I'd guess the plane could glide about 2000 feet in a straight line, much less if he tried to turn. And definitely not enough time or elevation to parachute.
 
2014-05-06 11:48:17 AM  
Good thing the plane was a Piper! Those things are essentially paper airplanes with engines.

Glad to see he was unharmed, looked like quite a rough landing.
 
2014-05-06 11:53:44 AM  

dryknife: And he just saved 15% on his insurance!


You can't buy free advertising like this!

The One True TheDavid: They should fix that. When the plane has bad trouble you could point it at a lake or something and jump out.


Without a military style zero-zero seat these small craft generally fly too low for a manual parachute to be effective for the 'average' user.  Heck, most pilots aren't in good enough shape for military seats.  That or the chutes that basejumpers use, but keeping those up is a surprising amount of maintenance.

For small planes like this there are actually whole-plane chutes.
 
2014-05-06 12:09:59 PM  
sheesh and he didn't ask if he could crash at his old pad, some people the nerve of them
 
2014-05-06 12:10:32 PM  
The records also indicate -- and Veatch confirmed -- that he owned the house where he crashed, although he said he didn't realize it until someone asked him about it after the crash.

Bullshiat, plain and simple, some kind of racket is going on here.  Insurance fraud through some obscure loophole or something.
 
2014-05-06 12:15:46 PM  

Firethorn: dryknife: And he just saved 15% on his insurance!

You can't buy free advertising like this!

The One True TheDavid: They should fix that. When the plane has bad trouble you could point it at a lake or something and jump out.

Without a military style zero-zero seat these small craft generally fly too low for a manual parachute to be effective for the 'average' user.  Heck, most pilots aren't in good enough shape for military seats.  That or the chutes that basejumpers use, but keeping those up is a surprising amount of maintenance.

For small planes like this there are actually whole-plane chutes.


It makes me wonder if whole-plane chutes are compatible with pulling banners. Like, the weight of the banner would pull down the tail and raise the propeller towards the chute lines, potentially severing them.
 
2014-05-06 12:16:34 PM  

Firethorn: For small planes like this there are actually whole-plane chutes.


Dayyum.

Too bad he didn't point it at an office building. Say, a GEICO one.
 
2014-05-06 12:28:13 PM  

cgraves67: It makes me wonder if whole-plane chutes are compatible with pulling banners. Like, the weight of the banner would pull down the tail and raise the propeller towards the chute lines, potentially severing them.


It'd be complex and expensive(explaining why they don't do it), but you'd have to set it up so that when the parachute triggers the banner is cut if it hasn't already been.
 
2014-05-06 12:46:21 PM  

abhorrent1: That looked pretty gnarly. How the hell did he survive that?


The Pawnee was designed for crop dusting. As such, it has a massive engine out front, a roll bar, a reinforced cockpit area, and an airframe designed to with stand highg Gs. The engine breaks trail, the airframe coccoons the pilot. Unless the plane dives straight into the ground the pilot will survive. Not necessarily unscathed, but survive he/she will. A few 2x4s and a layer of asphalt shingles are not going to change that.
 
2014-05-06 01:27:52 PM  
Robert Stack?
 
2014-05-06 01:33:41 PM  

Firethorn: That or the chutes that basejumpers use, but keeping those up is a surprising amount of maintenance.


If you're able to keep a parachute up, you're doing it wrong.
 
2014-05-06 03:13:49 PM  

trappedspirit: The records also indicate -- and Veatch confirmed -- that he owned the house where he crashed, although he said he didn't realize it until someone asked him about it after the crash.

Bullshiat, plain and simple, some kind of racket is going on here.  Insurance fraud through some obscure loophole or something.


I'm thinking ex-wife got the house.
 
rka
2014-05-06 03:46:17 PM  
Saw this guy coming over Lowes at 104th and I-25 right before the crash.

"Hmm...that's a bit low for a banner"
 
2014-05-06 05:47:48 PM  
I don't understand.  For instance, maybe he's in depression because that was the house he had with his ex or something.  If he was like that, I think he wouldn't be able to pull off the whole "oh, I didn't realize it was my old house" thing.
 
2014-05-06 08:27:46 PM  
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Randy Rhoads lives!
 
2014-05-06 08:50:41 PM  

unlikely: His plane was dragging a GEICO banner, too.

And the pets that escaped unharmed included a lizard.

The awesome this story delivers JUST DOESN'T STOP


They must be doing this country-wide or something, because I saw one today too, up here in Massachusetts.
 
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