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(WNBC NYC)   Small plane crashes into sand trap on golf course, blows double eagle and invitation to Masters   ( divider line
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8041 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Jun 2004 at 5:36 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-06-10 02:24:35 PM  
if nothing else, the pilot should be content with the fact that he hit the green in one shot. oh wait -- he didn't ...
2004-06-10 05:16:50 PM  
No no! Nice landing! Right on the beach.
2004-06-10 05:41:23 PM  
The question is, did he get up and down in two?
2004-06-10 05:43:04 PM  
Was there mass panic?

/reference to another thread
2004-06-10 05:43:12 PM  
Looks like he picked the wrong day to quit sniffin glue.

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2004-06-10 05:44:00 PM  
at least no golf carts were hurt
2004-06-10 05:44:01 PM  
I'd use the sand wedge from here.
2004-06-10 05:45:12 PM  
Ozzy Osbourne's Roadies wanted for questioning...
2004-06-10 05:45:35 PM  
Those mean pilots scaring the rich, white men.
2004-06-10 05:46:56 PM  
there is more story in the headline, than the whole article
2004-06-10 05:47:15 PM  
damn, thats actually a pretty nice plane too. likes like a fairly new cessna 172

good chunk of change to drop...
2004-06-10 05:48:31 PM  
2004-06-10 05:52:01 PM  
I'm no golf pro, but isn't one better than an eagle called an albatros?
2004-06-10 05:54:48 PM  
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2004-06-10 05:58:47 PM  
Hole in One?
2004-06-10 06:00:39 PM  
dAMN! That's a nice course. I'd play that hole with a little bit of tail...
2004-06-10 06:02:35 PM  
There's something about a plane crash that always cracks me up.

No, wait, there isn't. What the hell's up with the [amusing] tag?
2004-06-10 06:06:50 PM  
100 dollars to whoever hits the plane
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2004-06-10 06:06:56 PM  
Personally, I wouldn't hit it
2004-06-10 06:07:01 PM  
Wow. Informative article. All of 4 sentences there, and one is about how little the article says. It's probably because it's on WNBC, which is owned by NBC, which has a MSNBC division, which is influenced by M$, which is evil. Yes, that's it.

/still getting over the peecee vs mac flamewar
2004-06-10 06:08:07 PM  
d'art, the article states "The pilot was the only person in the plane and he was not injured in the 8:30 a.m. crash, police said."

Since no one died it can be considered funny. If someone had died, this being Fark, I'm sure it would be considered freakin' hilarious. :)
2004-06-10 06:27:48 PM  
Are they going to install a windmill on the 18th hole?
2004-06-10 06:36:59 PM  
Isn't that like a two stroke penalty, or something?
2004-06-10 06:53:33 PM  
I hope he raked the sand afterwards.
2004-06-10 06:58:33 PM  
at least no golf carts were hurt

Don't be so sure. My friends think the golf cart makes a great dune buggy. Hopefully they weren't playing there at the time.
2004-06-10 07:00:54 PM  
ten keys of columbian seriously shaken
2004-06-10 07:07:56 PM  
I'd say the pilot's flying abilities were below par.
2004-06-10 07:10:20 PM  
USGA Rule 24-2
Immovable Obstruction

b. Relief
Except when the ball is in a water hazard or a lateral water hazard, a player may take relief from interference by an immovable obstruction...

Whew, good news. Free drop to within one club length of nearest point of relief. No penalty. Play on fellas.
2004-06-10 07:39:20 PM  
Shooter McGavin surrenders.
2004-06-10 07:42:00 PM  
Yeah I think a small airplane would definitely qualify as an immovable obstruction.

I'm no golf pro, but isn't one better than an eagle called an albatros?

Correct. That's 3 under par, which is very unlikely. Albatrosses are rare (and unlikely) birds, hence the term.

Considering that an albatross is 3 under par, and a par 6 is the maximum rating for a hole (601+ yards), it would be a damn impressive score by any measure.
2004-06-10 07:56:32 PM  
An albatross is most commonly seen on a par 5. Sink your 2nd shot and you've got one.

A course I play alot has a 290 yard par 4. A few people over the years have gotten a hole-in-one on it, which also qualifies as an albatross.

It's much more common that a par 5 is reachable in two, than a par 4 in one though.
2004-06-10 07:57:26 PM  

/Stern rocks
2004-06-10 08:27:05 PM  
Man, some people can find the trap from anywhere.
2004-06-10 08:38:11 PM  
I've never heard anyone with enough skill to actually get 3 under par on one hole use the term albatross seriously. It's usually called a double eagle.
2004-06-10 10:00:34 PM  
Sorry to hear the small plane didn't make it to the Masters... better luck next year?

\didn't RTFA
2004-06-10 11:23:06 PM  
I found actual footage of the plane crash:

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