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(WMUR New Hampshire)   Yesterday the Connecticut River was fatally mistaken for a parking lot, today it was mistaken for an airport   (wmur.com) divider line
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2022-06-22 4:51:47 PM  
Whew! I was worried we had a repeat of the Hudson River.
 
2022-06-22 7:39:07 PM  
Why do they put rivers where people need to go?
 
2022-06-22 7:44:23 PM  
So... my first thought is someone didn't do their maintenance.  Random engine failure is pretty damn rare.  Small craft pilots who don't do their checks and maintenance less so.
 
2022-06-22 7:45:33 PM  
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2022-06-22 7:48:50 PM  
I'm guessing that Cub wasn't a floatplane or amphibious.

Ouch.
 
2022-06-22 7:49:12 PM  

Unsung_Hero: So... my first thought is someone didn't do their maintenance.  Random engine failure is pretty damn rare.  Small craft pilots who don't do their checks and maintenance less so.


They did say it was going south.
 
2022-06-22 8:02:22 PM  
Any landing you can swim away from is a good landing.
 
2022-06-22 8:03:05 PM  
Brings us back to that age old question, where will they bury the survivors?
 
2022-06-22 8:04:40 PM  
Apparently he couldn't withstand the tension.
 
2022-06-22 8:06:06 PM  
I like how the article was written.

Not good in the "conventional" sense that something is well written...

But I could see the cop on the shoreline shouting words of encouragement in between bites of his doughnut.

And the firefighter with the rope. "I don't see any liquid leaking into this large body of water, but I bet I can rope this idiot."

I'm sure they were more helpful, but the article makes it sound like they were just stopped to gawk at the moron.
 
2022-06-22 8:13:28 PM  
From the fish fin sticking out of the water it looks like a J-3 Piper Cub, only stick plane I ever flew. At 17 years old I threw up after touching down on the runway I was so nervous.
 
2022-06-22 8:17:02 PM  
"He reported to the officer on scene that the engines failed," said Charlestown Police Chief Patrick Connors.

Well, that's his first mistake. It's not a multi-engine aircraft.
 
2022-06-22 8:55:10 PM  

Unobtanium: "He reported to the officer on scene that the engines failed," said Charlestown Police Chief Patrick Connors.

Well, that's his first mistake. It's not a multi-engine aircraft.


Well, not with that attitude, mister.
 
2022-06-22 8:57:53 PM  
These kids these days and their street mods, throw another motor under the hood...
OTOH, the old Cub is a tail dragger, so it probably cuts some sweet 360s. Not much smoke, though.
 
2022-06-22 9:23:54 PM  

Nirbo: I like how the article was written.

Not good in the "conventional" sense that something is well written...

But I could see the cop on the shoreline shouting words of encouragement in between bites of his doughnut.

And the firefighter with the rope. "I don't see any liquid leaking into this large body of water, but I bet I can rope this idiot."

I'm sure they were more helpful, but the article makes it sound like they were just stopped to gawk at the moron.


Isnt it like 6-10 ft deep with a muddy bottom? Not like this guy was at risk of dying. He could've just held onto the plane...
 
2022-06-22 9:38:05 PM  
Oops!
 
2022-06-22 9:56:30 PM  
No one has asked where they will bury the survivors?
 
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