It wasn’t a field of dreams. Pilot Charlene Fulton and her passenger managed to walk away after an emergency landing of her Cessna 172 in an alfalfa field outside of California’s Modesto City-County Airport, reports the Patterson Irrigator. The accident happened when Fulton and her passenger were taking pictures and the plane lost power.
The only one missing was President Obama! Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport found itself at the center of the presidential campaign when aircraft from Mitt Romney, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Vice President Joe Biden all landed at nearly the same time, reports Reuters. The visits were part of last-minute campaigning in the battleground state of Ohio.
Blommberg Businessweek: how to de-Romneyize an airplane. Now that the election is over, the McDonnel Douglas MD-83 that presidential candidate Mitt Romney used for his campaign has been returned to USA Jet Airlines, reports the magazine. The aircraft will get a thorough cleaning, a new livery and reconfigured seats. Romney also used a Hawker 400, a Learjet 35, a Cessna Citation, and an Embraer Phenom 300 during the campaign.
He’s now a hall of famer. Former Livonia, Ohio, police officer Jim Work has become the latest inductee into the White Castle Hall of Fame after he used a helicopter in the late 1980s to deliver the chain’s addictive hamburgers to a fellow retired officer, reports Michigan Live. More than 700 people applied for entry into the hall for 2102, but only 11 were selected.
Can’t she afford to buy her own aircraft? Singer Lady Gaga took to Twitter to rave about the Boeing 757 given to her by her concert promoter Live Nation, reports ABC News Radio. She waxed poetic about the 757’s Internet acces and custom seats.