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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Pilot practicing touch-and-go landings needs more practice, clean pants   (chicago.suntimes.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, Southwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines Flight 1248, small private plane, runway Tuesday morning, Chicago Midway International Airport, long Cavs frontcourt, pilot lands, site of a fatal plane crash  
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2021-12-09 5:23:42 AM  
And there was a prior accident in 2005.  Coincidence?  I think not.
 
2021-12-09 5:45:33 AM  
Over Midway?
 
2021-12-09 6:16:26 AM  

moulderx1: Over Midway?


I don't think I'll ever get over Midway.
 
2021-12-09 6:48:54 AM  
Well, that's why you practice those. If you're going to crash, do it near the airport. It's a real Catch 22.
 
2021-12-09 7:02:23 AM  
I used to do this all the time after taking off from Meigs thanks to Mr. Artwick.
 
2021-12-09 7:28:38 AM  
 
2021-12-09 7:48:23 AM  
Actually he's cursing the fact his insurance is going to go up.

He went into the grass and (possibly) torqued something, no injuries. This is like banging your car hard against a curb, and it damages the rim and/or other parts.
 
2021-12-09 7:49:00 AM  

Sexy Jesus: I used to do this all the time after taking off from Meigs thanks to Mr. Artwick.


I miss Meigs. Good place to land and go downtown.
 
2021-12-09 7:57:09 AM  

inglixthemad: Sexy Jesus: I used to do this all the time after taking off from Meigs thanks to Mr. Artwick.

I miss Meigs. Good place to land and go downtown.


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2021-12-09 8:01:29 AM  

Desert Tripper: Emerson, Lake and Powell - Touch and Go

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The Cars - Touch and Go (Official Music Video)
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2021-12-09 8:05:19 AM  
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2021-12-09 8:38:43 AM  
A reportable loss of directional control incident/accident like this is a more than once-a-day occurrence in the US (on average). Not newsworthy unless it injures or kills someone.
 
2021-12-09 8:42:46 AM  

moulderx1: inglixthemad: Sexy Jesus: I used to do this all the time after taking off from Meigs thanks to Mr. Artwick.

I miss Meigs. Good place to land and go downtown.

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2021-12-09 9:21:49 AM  
 
2021-12-09 9:38:29 AM  
Why I don't miss Chicago newspapers..

Next up on the same page.

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2021-12-09 9:56:35 AM  

GOSH BARN IT: Why I don't miss Chicago newspapers..

Next up on the same page.

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Those are just the feel good stories.
 
2021-12-09 10:01:20 AM  

inglixthemad: Actually he's cursing the fact his insurance is going to go up.

He went into the grass and (possibly) torqued something, no injuries. This is like banging your car hard against a curb, and it damages the rim and/or other parts.


Except the repair bill will be $3000.
 
2021-12-09 10:12:13 AM  

Sexy Jesus: I used to do this all the time after taking off from Meigs thanks to Mr. Artwick.


Flight Simulator back in the 8-bit days...
 
2021-12-09 10:12:39 AM  

GOSH BARN IT: Why I don't miss Chicago newspapers..

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Well, it was a quite, everybody picked the same day to reload.
 
2021-12-09 10:13:25 AM  

edmo: inglixthemad: Actually he's cursing the fact his insurance is going to go up.

He went into the grass and (possibly) torqued something, no injuries. This is like banging your car hard against a curb, and it damages the rim and/or other parts.

Except the repair bill will be $3000.


That would be cheap. Why? If the prop is even nicked they're going to want to do prop strike inspection. Basically they do that to check the engine for damage.
 
2021-12-09 10:18:47 AM  
Flight instructor was Chinese. His name was Wong Wing Lo
 
2021-12-09 12:47:23 PM  
Not a repeat from a time when gas prices were low.
 
2021-12-09 2:28:23 PM  

Charlie Freak: A reportable loss of directional control incident/accident like this is a more than once-a-day occurrence in the US (on average). Not newsworthy unless it injures or kills someone.


Perhaps, but it's worth noting that MDW is in the middle of a residential neighborhood, so it doesn't take much of a miss to get scary for a lot of people.
 
2021-12-09 3:56:05 PM  

Sir_Farkalot: Charlie Freak: A reportable loss of directional control incident/accident like this is a more than once-a-day occurrence in the US (on average). Not newsworthy unless it injures or kills someone.

Perhaps, but it's worth noting that MDW is in the middle of a residential neighborhood, so it doesn't take much of a miss to get scary for a lot of people.


Ground-handling incidents like these are amongst the most common and are almost always confined to the airport proper. If it were another stall/spin that could impact, literally, outside the airport fences, like what happened a few months back in San Diego, or this week in Visalia or Medford, you'd have a good point.

This is a non-story
 
2021-12-09 4:23:49 PM  

Sir_Farkalot: Charlie Freak: A reportable loss of directional control incident/accident like this is a more than once-a-day occurrence in the US (on average). Not newsworthy unless it injures or kills someone.

Perhaps, but it's worth noting that MDW is in the middle of a residential neighborhood, so it doesn't take much of a miss to get scary for a lot of people.


MDW, if you're not use to it can be a little disconcerting. About 15 years ago I was in DC for a meeting and was flying back just before Thanksgiving. I had the window seat and the other two guys were students flying home to LA for break. I asked them if they had ever flown into Midway before and they said "No", and I told them that it would be different. It was about 9:00 PM and we were coming in through heavy cloud cover, when the plane popped out of the clouds almost directly over Cicero Ave. There's a White Castle on Cicero that you fly right by. The guy next to me saw the White Castle and yelled "WHERE'S THE RUNWAY" in a panicked voice. I told him we were already over it and would soon be down. I don't think he will ever be taking any more flights that connect through MDW.
 
2021-12-09 10:05:59 PM  

Charlie Freak: Sir_Farkalot: Charlie Freak: A reportable loss of directional control incident/accident like this is a more than once-a-day occurrence in the US (on average). Not newsworthy unless it injures or kills someone.

Perhaps, but it's worth noting that MDW is in the middle of a residential neighborhood, so it doesn't take much of a miss to get scary for a lot of people.

Ground-handling incidents like these are amongst the most common and are almost always confined to the airport proper.


Almost.  Although this guy's little plane would've had a much harder time getting through the perimeter fencing than, say, a 737...

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