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(KIRO-7 Seattle)   Pilot walks six miles for help after plane crash. And boy, were his arms tired   (kiro7.com) divider line
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3028 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Nov 2022 at 7:05 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-29 7:15:17 PM  
Was he carrying his big leather suitcase and his garment bag and his tenor saxophone and his twelve-pound bowling ball and his lucky, lucky autographed glow-in-the-dark snorkel?
 
2022-11-29 7:16:49 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Was he carrying his big leather suitcase and his garment bag and his tenor saxophone and his twelve-pound bowling ball and his lucky, lucky autographed glow-in-the-dark snorkel?


Just his hot air hairdryer.  And his matched luggage.
 
2022-11-29 7:18:13 PM  
I see what his problem was. He should have crashed closer to where the people are.
 
2022-11-29 7:18:49 PM  
Hmm. It is the "unexpected-direction-of-an-old-Henny-Youngman-routine meme." You don't see it so much in the wild these days, but when it pops up out of the weeds, it is reliable for a good chuckle. A hearty smirk.

You get whiffs of nostalgia for the older crowd, with undertones of wry wit for the edgier codgers, but there is bemused befuddlement for the youngsters, and whimsy for all. A solid effort. Take one word away, and the structure collapses. Add a word, and the headline is burdensome. Masterful care and composition!

Juxtaposed with the danger faced by the story's protagonist, and the achievement of overcoming his own boner for crashing the plane in the first place, one is enticed into clicking the link, just to see how this one brave aviator was gobsmacked by his cockup, then brassed it out with a can-do spirit.

Kudos, and well played!
 
2022-11-29 7:19:42 PM  
Magic underwear come through again.

That's what she said.
 
2022-11-29 7:19:55 PM  
Nice headline. Lulz were had.
 
2022-11-29 7:21:55 PM  
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2022-11-29 7:23:52 PM  
So you're saying it was a good landing, but not a great one?
 
2022-11-29 7:25:04 PM  
the aircraft went down into a canyon near Durst Mountain

Burp.

Also, was the radio damaged?
 
2022-11-29 7:26:21 PM  
That's why they called him Captain Walker

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2022-11-29 7:32:41 PM  
Skilled pilots don't miraculously walk away from rough landings. Be they at the airport or not. That's why they are considered "skilled"
 
2022-11-29 7:33:23 PM  
They say any landing you can walk away from.. but i bet the insurance company will disagree..
 
2022-11-29 7:33:57 PM  
Where did they bury the survivors?
 
2022-11-29 7:39:17 PM  
What kind of plane is that? Something amphibious?
 
2022-11-29 7:41:39 PM  

2fardownthread: Hmm. It is the "unexpected-direction-of-an-old-Henny-Youngman-routine meme." You don't see it so much in the wild these days, but when it pops up out of the weeds, it is reliable for a good chuckle. A hearty smirk.

You get whiffs of nostalgia for the older crowd, with undertones of wry wit for the edgier codgers, but there is bemused befuddlement for the youngsters, and whimsy for all. A solid effort. Take one word away, and the structure collapses. Add a word, and the headline is burdensome. Masterful care and composition!

Juxtaposed with the danger faced by the story's protagonist, and the achievement of overcoming his own boner for crashing the plane in the first place, one is enticed into clicking the link, just to see how this one brave aviator was gobsmacked by his cockup, then brassed it out with a can-do spirit.

Kudos, and well played!


I read this whilst smoking my pipe and sitting upon my davenport.
 
2022-11-29 7:42:27 PM  

dammit just give me a login: What kind of plane is that? Something amphibious?


Not anymore.
 
2022-11-29 7:47:23 PM  
Why is he proclaiming that he's walked all these miles? What about the other 994 miles?
 
2022-11-29 7:52:05 PM  

Mcavity: They say any landing you can walk away from.. but i bet the insurance company will disagree..


The insurance company will happily pay the hull value agreed upon. Never seen aircraft insurance fight over the hull, they just pay, unless pilot severely fudged their qualifications on the application. Fights usually go on for a while over dead bodies but there wasn't any in this case.
 
2022-11-29 7:53:01 PM  
Used to walk to the mall. In Texas heat. 5 miles each way.
🙄
 
2022-11-29 7:54:13 PM  
Silly pilot. He should have just embedded himself in a power pole.
 
2022-11-29 7:54:27 PM  

dammit just give me a login: What kind of plane is that? Something amphibious?


Looks like Velocity or Long EZ.
 
2022-11-29 8:01:58 PM  

Mcavity: They say any landing you can walk away from..


I hate it when the captain announces that over the intercom.
 
2022-11-29 8:06:04 PM  
my CSB about the plane crash I survived

back in the early 80s my Dad flew a Piper Tripacer (PA-20) when i was about 7 i joined him and my Sisters Brother for a quick trip to drop my uncle off.  It was a very cold winter.  Fuel lines froze and we lost power which forced an emergancy landing.  During the roll out in a farm field the plane hit a snow bank and flipped the plane 180.  I still have a vivid memory of seeing the tail rudder scrunched like an accordian.  only injury was my dad had a bloody nose.  he walked me to the nearby farmhouse waking up the Lady there to report the crash. I spent the next several hours  recovering from the Trauma just watching TV, but not really watching it.

A few years later my Dad bought a Cessna 175 (Easy to remember call sign N6666E) and I had no problem flying with him, as we took it to fly in breakfasts and even a Washington Island fly in fish boil

my only wish would be that my Dad would have been a better teacher and he could have helped me get a pilots license instead of paying for Martial arts classes.
 
2022-11-29 8:06:48 PM  

skinink: Why is he proclaiming that he's walked all these miles? What about the other 994 miles?


Doo doo doo doo do
Doo doo doo doo do
Doo doo doo doo do
 
2022-11-29 8:22:00 PM  

astelmaszek: Looks like Velocity or Long EZ.


Long EZ
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2022-11-29 8:24:08 PM  
6 miles?

So - all the way over to baggage claim.
 
2022-11-29 8:30:34 PM  

brilett: 6 miles?

So - all the way over to baggage claim.


Uphill both ways too.
 
2022-11-29 8:36:26 PM  

kkinnison: my CSB about the plane crash I survived

back in the early 80s my Dad flew a Piper Tripacer (PA-20) when i was about 7 i joined him and my Sisters Brother for a quick trip to drop my uncle off.  It was a very cold winter.  Fuel lines froze and we lost power which forced an emergancy landing.  During the roll out in a farm field the plane hit a snow bank and flipped the plane 180.  I still have a vivid memory of seeing the tail rudder scrunched like an accordian.  only injury was my dad had a bloody nose.  he walked me to the nearby farmhouse waking up the Lady there to report the crash. I spent the next several hours  recovering from the Trauma just watching TV, but not really watching it.

A few years later my Dad bought a Cessna 175 (Easy to remember call sign N6666E) and I had no problem flying with him, as we took it to fly in breakfasts and even a Washington Island fly in fish boil

my only wish would be that my Dad would have been a better teacher and he could have helped me get a pilots license instead of paying for Martial arts classes.


Fuel lines or carb icing? 100LL doesn't freeze unless it's like 70 below. Carb icing would be much more common.
 
2022-11-29 8:50:42 PM  

dammit just give me a login: What kind of plane is that? Something amphibious?


Fun fact: There are significantly more airplanes in the ocean than submarines in the sky.
 
2022-11-29 8:55:15 PM  

Somaticasual: skinink: Why is he proclaiming that he's walked all these miles? What about the other 994 miles?

Doo doo doo doo do

The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Official Music Video)
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Doo doo doo doo do
Doo doo doo doo do


Drop an ear-worm? Drop the needle!
 
2022-11-29 9:29:39 PM  

bucket_pup: Somaticasual: skinink: Why is he proclaiming that he's walked all these miles? What about the other 994 miles?

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Drop an ear-worm? Drop the needle!


Score one for misremembering!

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2022-11-29 9:35:59 PM  
"Normally with these situations, we have a great deal of difficulty of finding the aircraft or the people,"

Isn't there a emergency transponder beacon thingy on all planes?
 
2022-11-29 9:58:33 PM  

Billy Liar: That's why they called him Captain Walker

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but Capt Walker didn't come home

Data East Tommy Pinball - Captain Walker Video Mode
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2022-11-29 11:36:54 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Was he carrying his big leather suitcase and his garment bag and his tenor saxophone and his twelve-pound bowling ball and his lucky, lucky autographed glow-in-the-dark snorkel?


Thank you. Adding you to green 3, reserved for weird Al fans
 
2022-11-30 1:00:04 AM  

Charlie Freak: kkinnison: my CSB about the plane crash I survived

back in the early 80s my Dad flew a Piper Tripacer (PA-20) when i was about 7 i joined him and my Sisters Brother for a quick trip to drop my uncle off.  It was a very cold winter.  Fuel lines froze and we lost power which forced an emergancy landing.  During the roll out in a farm field the plane hit a snow bank and flipped the plane 180.  I still have a vivid memory of seeing the tail rudder scrunched like an accordian.  only injury was my dad had a bloody nose.  he walked me to the nearby farmhouse waking up the Lady there to report the crash. I spent the next several hours  recovering from the Trauma just watching TV, but not really watching it.

A few years later my Dad bought a Cessna 175 (Easy to remember call sign N6666E) and I had no problem flying with him, as we took it to fly in breakfasts and even a Washington Island fly in fish boil

my only wish would be that my Dad would have been a better teacher and he could have helped me get a pilots license instead of paying for Martial arts classes.

Fuel lines or carb icing? 100LL doesn't freeze unless it's like 70 below. Carb icing would be much more common.


Maybe water In the lines? IDK i never read the report. It was cold. And the engine stopped in flight. And that is what my dad told me.

I seem to also remember he used autogas when flying at least when using the Cessna
 
2022-11-30 8:33:48 AM  
Quality headline, Subby.
 
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